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How do I list all installed programs?

How do I list both programs that came with my distribution and those I manually installed?
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Where to start creating CLI applications?

After using linux for a month or two, I know what I'm doing now. When creating programs, using whatever language, I've obviously been using code like this: $ python test.py And so if I wanted ...
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Amplify quiet passages in an mp3 file

I have an mp3 file where is a dialog with two voices and one of the voices is very quiet. Is there a command or application that is able the detect the quiet passages and amplify them? The two voices ...
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Program to show keystrokes (shortcuts) on display

I'm going to make a presentation about a software product and it has some key shortcuts, that I want to show. Is there a program, which displays the keyboard-shortcuts, that I have used?
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Personal health records software

Does anybody know personal health records software for Linux? I want to record blood pressure, pulse, temperature, feel to analyze later. I will write information manually, as my measuring ...
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Does quiesce exist for Linux?

Quiescing a file system allows you to make a backup of the database while it is still running and other programs and their data as well. The application generally needs to be notified of the quiesce ...
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Debugging a Segmentation Fault

I have an application that runs on an embedded Linux device that I am expanding with new features. The new features require GLib so, I am dynamically linking the required libraries to the application. ...
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Colorized `cat` for source and script files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I display syntax highlighting on a file? Is there any application like cat, but with color output? I'd like to view my files with colors like in any IDE's ...
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Should I put application into /usr/local or /usr/local/share?

What are the "standards" -- should I put application (not just binary, but entire distribution) to /usr/local or /usr/local/share. For example scala or weka -- it contains examples, binaries, ...
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Will GNOME and GTK libs bloat up my KDE?

I want to use Shutter. I installed it previously under Kubuntu and it needed a lot of libs. What bothered me most was that Kubuntu wanted me to restart, that is rare for OS's nowadays and in general ...
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Personal Drawing Board

I am a computer science major who has a lot of theoretical classes that involve a lot of math. I hate using pen and paper for scratch work because I keep on losing them so I am planning on getting a ...
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Icon not showing in applications on OSX

I just re-installed Firefox, but the thumbnail is not showing in the dock applications folder. The icon DOES show both in dock and in finder. I have tried to re-install Firefox again but without ...
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Universal inbox application?

I am looking for an application that would allow me to read (summaries of) all kinds of inboxes and social media such as Gmail, Facebook, Disqus, StackExchange, Twitter etc. Is there such a thing?
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Is there a command line tool for image manipulation?

I'm searching for a tool for command line image manipulation. I want something similar to pinpoint presentation tool where I edit a file and can directly see the results on another window. I can get ...
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How can I read CD-Text information from CDs

What applications are available for GNU/Linux that allow read-out of CD-Text data from CDs? Command-line programs would be preferred.
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Open any kind of application with BASH

I have made a Java program that could open any application. Suppose there is a file name "*.jpg", the it would allow the OS to recognize the type of application and then open the default application. ...
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Is there any CLI/terminal slideshow app?

I'm asking myself: is there, on linux, any software that can build and show simple slides on terminal, like the slides you make on Libreoffice Impress (but way more simple)? This would be a great ...
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Get current versions of applications via apt-get

I am new to debian. What bothers me is that apt-get install shows just really old versions of everything. E. g. "Eclipse Galileo" but currently it's "Juno" and imho there was "Helios" and "Indigo" in ...
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sudo: ./server: command not found

I wrote a piece of software called "server" and I am trying to run it on a different linux box. The command I am typing is: sudo ./server I am in the directory with 'sever' in it, and it tells me ...
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How can we trace problems of crashing programs in Linux?

If an application crashes in Windows we can check the Event Viewer in the Administration tools to see what has crashed. Sometimes it has useful information others not, but it is a start. In linux if ...
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Registering a Standalong app in the Application Launcher of KDE

First off, I am using Kubuntu 12.04. I've just downloaded and unpacked a standalone installation of some software (Intellij's Phpstorm IDE, but I don't think it matters). I've copied the unpacked ...
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unrar part of a multipart rar file

Suppose you have a multipart rar file, say file.part1.rar, file.part2.rar, file.part3.rar. I know that I can extract only the first parts using for example unrar e -kb file.part1.rar However ...
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Making applications persist when closed (like on Mac OS X) on Linux

Once an application is first launched in OS X from the dock, it stays open in the background, even after you close all open windows for that application. For example, if I open Google Chrome from the ...
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kernel event listener

I wonder if there is something similar to an event listener in UNIX that a program can subscribe to? Specifically I want to know: Start and end times of a user session Start and end of the ...
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How to execute a script at the start and end of every application?

I am trying to log the applications that a user opens/closes. Is there a way to execute a script (Java,Python,etc) everytime an application (like firefox) is opened and closed?
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What are considered utilities and applications?

Commands like cp, ls, chmod, pwd etc are called as utilities. I seem to not able to define what kind of things are called applications. Let's abandon GUI to make the definition more precise.
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Should I care for applications that increase the system Load in order to prevent overheating?

I found that my "PCI Adapter" overheats when load is above 4.0 (having 4 cores). It does NOT overheat when the load is below 4.0 (but I had an overclocked memory that was causing trouble as I explain ...
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How to increase the memory used by Java in linux?

I have a program Vuze that is written in Java, which I use to download very large files, and I'm having a problem with it. I need to increase the amount of memory it uses. I've followed the directions ...
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What is MEAN (on Ubuntu)?

This might initially seem like the sort of question that is easy to Google, but it's not. Instead of useful results, you get things like answers to the question "What does Ubuntu mean?", or "what ...
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Changing the default installation directory?

Is there a way to change the directory where applications are installed? I mean instead of /usr/bin can I change the settings to install them at /usr/local/bin or something like that, as long as they ...
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How to automatically add my program to gnome panel

I wrote a program like dropbox seen in pic. I want to add the icon as that of dropbox. How could I do that? How to automatically do that?
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What does the number mean in a man page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do the numbers in a man page mean? If I typeman ls, I seeLS(1) in the top left and top right corners of the manpage. I also see programs on the internet being ...
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Edit Application Menu in Fedora 16 XFCE?

I am running a fully updated Fedora 16 with XFCE in my VirtualBox virtual machine, and just like to know how I can edit the items in its Application Menu? Update: I installed the program alacarte, ...
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How to invoke root privileges from my custom app?

In a GUI-environment, I want to be able to ask the user for the root/sudo password and then execute an app that requires root privileges from within my app. As an example, say I want to run an editor ...
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Quota utilities

Are there any command line utilities that make it easier to read quotas (e.g. showing percentages, approximate size in MB, etc.). Perhaps something like what htop does for top, but for quota?
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How to dock an application installed from terminal to the Launcher panel in Ubuntu

Installed Linux and wanted to set up sublime text. Extracted it in the /opt/ folder and can launch it with "./". I "Lock it to Launcher" but after that I'm not able to launch the program locked. ...
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nm-applet runs fine from the command line but not at startup

If I run nm-applet from the command line, it works fine, and an icon appears in my notification area. But, I have nm-applet in my list of startup applications, and it fails to load when I log in. ...
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Why do all applications go to the 'Others' App Folder in Gnome Shell 3.8?

I just upgraded my laptop to Fedora 19, which comes with Gnome Shell 3.8. Gnome shell 3.8 has got rid of the traditional Categories in favor of something called App Folders. I have been trying to ...
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Create app that launches a local app in Joli OS

Recently (I mean, for the last 30 minutes) I have been playing with Joli OS. I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how local apps are launched within the web browser. After figuring out ...
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Why don't all Mint 12 applications show up in my cairo-dock menu?

I'm running Mint12 with four monitors. Needless to say, the standard Gnome doesn't work well but it does when using Cairo-Dock instead of the default toolbars and menus. The problem is that my ...
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How extreme-coupling in UNIX-like OSs can be acceptable? [closed]

As we know a very basic software engineering principal is loose coupling. But we know that programs in UNIX-like OSs are extremely coupled. How this can be explained/justified? I mean from extremely ...
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How do we know what applications are installed in Linux?

I'm trying to understand the following in Linux. In windows we have the services that run or "startup". When we install an application it could be installed as a service so that it starts ...
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Scripting Language Evolution [closed]

I have an assignment due Monday and I need some help because I have no knowledge on the subject and can't even understand what to search exactly. I am not waiting for an essay or something just some ...
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How i create application B that would be able to communicate with running application A? [closed]

I have background application A. I want to create application B to configure application A on the fly. So, how can I detect if A is running and send some messages to A?
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An alternative to `xdotool type`

Is there an alternative to xdotool type "a string" It will be more useful if it is not an X11 app. Because X11 apps seem to be more vulnerable. Note: I will not use it in a terminal window. So ...
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how to install yoono-desktop-1.8.43.tar.bz2 in linux

I recently yoono-desktop from http://www.yoono.com/desktop_features.html .How to install this file.
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What happens between double-click in file manager and application launch?

What is the chain of apps involved in process of opening a file from a file manager? Consider these two moments, say it's Xfce 4 and a simple plain text file set up to open in Mousepad: I hit ...
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Getting list of installed apps (NOT packages)

How can I get list of installed apps (based at files in /usr/share/applications/) without writing own parser? I need just app name, path to app icon and path to launch app. I'm using C++ with Qt ...
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Gracenote database

I use GRIP to convert compact discs to a format that can be copied to an IPOD using AMAROK. By default, GRIP connects to freedb to get disc and track information. I've been told that the Gracenote ...
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Free way to get financial data as Bloomberg terminal [closed]

I was wondering if there are some free ways (applications or programming) to get financial data (either live data, historical data or both), achieving similar function as Bloomberg terminal? Thanks ...