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Linux Accessories

GUI

Command-line

  • Archive Manager - archive manager for GNOME
  • Bulk Rename - rename files in bulk
  • Catfish - file search
  • CellWriter - grid-entry handwriting recognition input panel
  • Conky - system monitor tool for X
  • Dasher - text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures
  • Font Manager - preview, compare, and manage fonts
  • Gourmet - collect, search, organize, and browse your recipes
  • KeepassX - password manager
  • iDeviceMounter - a GUI for mounting and unmounting iPhones and iPads
  • luckyBackup - A powerful, fast and reliable backup and sync tool
  • Maps - a simple maps application
  • MultiBootUSB - install multiple live Linux distros on a USB stick
  • Notes - XFCE's quick sticky notes application
  • Onboard - On-screen virtual keyboard
  • pyRenamer - Python-based batch file renamer
  • Qalculate - a powerful and easy to use calculator
  • QJoyPad - translate gamepad input as key strokes or mouse actions
  • Screenkey - screencast your keyboard input
  • Solaar - Logitech Unifying Receiver peripherals manager
  • Synapse - search and run/open programs and files
  • Task Manager - easy to use task manager for XFCE
  • Terminator - multiple terminals in one window
  • Thunar - File Manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment
  • VeraCrypt - create and mount VeraCrypt encrypted volumes
  • wxHexEditor - a free hex editor / disk editor for Linux, Windows and MacOSX
  • xedit - a simple text editor for X
  • xcalc - scientific calculator for X
  • Xfburn - an easy to use CD/DVD burning program
  • Xournal - an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus

      Encryption

    • aircrack-ng - a 802.11 WEP / WPA-PSK key cracker
    • base64 - base64 encode/decode data and print to standard output
    • caesar, rot13 - decrypt caesar ciphers
    • crypt, mcrypt, mdecrypt - encrypt or decrypt files
    • gpg - OpenPGP encryption and signing tool
    • kpcli - a command line interface to KeePass database files
    • rarcrack - password cracker for rar archives
    • steghide - a steganography program
    • stegsnow - whitespace steganography program
    • veracrypt - create and mount VeraCrypt encrypted volumes

      File Management

    • awk - pattern scanning and processing language
    • bashmount - tool to mount and unmount removable media
    • bleachbit - removes unnecessary files
    • bzcat - decompresses files to stdout
    • bzip2, bunzip2 - a block-sorting file compressor
    • bzip2recover - recovers data from damaged bzip2 files
    • cdw - ncurses front-end for cdrecord, mkisofs, growisofs, mkudffs and other tools
    • cp - copy files and directories
    • cut - remove sections from each line of files
    • grep, egrep, fgrep, rgrep - print lines matching a pattern
    • grive2 - open source Linux client for Google Drive
    • hubic-backup - hubiC backup command line tool for linux and OSX
    • jdupes - finds and performs actions upon duplicate files
    • ls - list directory contents
    • lsof - list open files
    • locate - find files by name
    • mapscii - a Braille and ASCII world map renderer for your console
    • mc - GNU Midnight Commander is a directory browser/file manager for Unix-like operating systems.
    • mmv - move/copy/append/link multiple files by wildcard patterns
    • mount - mount a filesystem
    • mv - move (rename) files
    • p7zip - wrapper on 7-Zip file archiver with high compression ratio
    • parted - a partition manipulation program
    • pilot-link - a suite of tools for communicating with Palm handhelds
    • ranger - visual file manager
    • rar - archive files with compression
    • rfcdiff - compare RFCs or Internet Drafts or any other text files
    • rm - remove files or directories
    • sed - stream editor for filtering and transforming text
    • tar - an archiving utility
    • umount - unmount file systems
    • unar - extract archive file contents
    • unrar - extract files from rar archives
    • unsort - reorder file contents semi-randomly
    • unzip - list, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP archive
    • wdiff - display word differences between text files
    • zip - package and compress (archive) files

      Maps

    • mapscii - a Braille and ASCII world map renderer for your console

      Math

    • bc - an arbitrary precision calculator language; however, I recommend using 'python' even for just basic math instead
    • factor - factor numbers
    • gnuplot - an interactive plotting program
    • number - convert Arabic numerals to English
    • octave - a high-level interactive language for numerical computations
    • primes - generate primes
    • python - an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
    • random, srandom, initstate, setstate - random number generator
    • termgraph - a python command-line tool which draws basic graphs in the terminal
    • units - unit conversion and calculation program

      MIDI

    • aconnect - ALSA sequencer connection manager
    • aseqdump - show the events received at an ALSA sequencer port

      Mouse and Keyboard

    • gpm - a cut and paste utility and mouse server for virtual consoles
    • xsetwacom - commandline utility to query and modify wacom driver settings

      Printing and Scanning

    • cups - a standards-based, open source printing system
    • efax - send/receive faxes with Class 1, 2 or 2.0 fax modem
    • lp - print files
    • lpq - spool queue examination program
    • lpr - off line print
    • lprm - remove jobs from the line printer spooling queue
    • sane - Scanner Access Now Easy: API for accessing scanners
    • scanimage - scan an image

      Schedule

    • binclock - prints time in binary format
    • cal, ncal - displays a calendar and the date of Easter
    • chronos - an ncurses stopwatch/timer
    • date - print or set the system date and time
    • taskwarrior (task) - a command line todo manager
    • when - a minimalistic personal calendar program

      Screen Saver

    • rain - animated raindrops display
    • termsaver - a simple text-based terminal screensaver
    • vlock - Virtual Console lock program
    • worms - animate worms on a display terminal

      Translator

    • morse - Translate into morse code
    • pig - eformatray inputway asway Igpay Atinlay
    • trans - Command-line translator using Google Translate, Bing Translator, Yandex.Translate, DeepL Translator, etc.
    • wtf - translates acronyms for you

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