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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How are mutually untrusted app's files protected in Linux

I am running a Ubuntu Linux machine. When I run applications written by different vendors like Chrome and Firefox, I notice that they all are running with my uid. But if that's the case, any file they ...
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How do get an html file to open in preferred html application from command line on linux?

How do get an html file to open in preferred application from command line on linux? I have an xterm window open and an html file I want to do something like open test.html and that will start my ...
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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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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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set packet rate limit via iptables

I have a packet rate limit (max. 10 per seconds) which is set by my internet provider. This is a problem if I want to use the AceStream player, because if I exceed the limit I get disconnected. How ...
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Custom desktop launcher search path in Ubuntu

I know I can write a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications, but can I add new folders to the search path similar to the $PATH environment variable? For example, I ...
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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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What is the name of the app displaying custom text in fullscreen size?

I have seen years ago a very handy application: the command displayed it's first argument enlarged to fit the whole screen. For example... thiscommand AA ...then you could see two very big A ...
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How to programatically control X11 forwarded apps?

I'd like to set-up X11 Forwarding to run remote X applications on the server and X11 client can handle the UX interaction. However I would like to configure the X11 client or fake it to actual do the ...
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Workstation-like environment across Debian clients

At our university we have a workstation-like system. It's windows XP (or Win-7 on some machines) and you can sit to any computer and log in with your credentials. It seems to be pulling some of your ...
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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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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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How can I view an application shortcut's content to find what exact executable line it runs?

I have been wanting to inspect the executable lines from these application shortcuts for several applications as I am having trouble opening each, or would like to know what settings they use by ...
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What is best and secure way to save application settings?

Let's say I have an application which has plugins, daemons, etc. Now It has to save its settings and plugins settings as well as too. Most of all applications use users home folder for it but it is ...
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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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BRMS Giving error when importing repo.xml on other node

BRMS Version 5.3 Jboss 6.0 RHEL 6.4 I have installed BRMS 5.3 On RHEL 6.4 & was able to import the default repository successfully for the first time, but I am unable to import UAT repository ...
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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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Is it possible to start programs (saved in the menu) from the terminal?

Recently I switched over to Linux Mint. I am finally getting the hang of using the terminal, but there is one question that I find myself coming back to: Is it possible to start a program that is ...
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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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Is there a file search engine with a webserver?

I connected a huge USB HD to my linux server. I installed samba and the files can now be accessed over network. I can search for files over network but the samba search is slow. Do you know of any ...
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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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StackApplet doesn't work in Linux Mint 17.1

I installed stackapplet from the official repo, and the applet started fine, but I was not able to add my account using the preferences. When I try to add my username, nothing happens. Even ...
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How much can a bash script interact with a running web browser? [closed]

Here is what I have so far: initiate when a web browser is running download all content from current webpage and scan for "content of interest" output summary/details of said "content of interest" ...
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On shutdown, do un-mounting drives happen before shutdown signal handling?

So based on my understanding of the Unix/Linux shutdown process (which is highly limited I admit), I think at some point these steps happen: 1. mounted drives get unmounted 2. a termination signal ...