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Is there a file manager with Mac Os like column view for Linux? [migrated]

Is there a file manager that supports navigating the folders and sub folders in the same window as finder does in OSX?
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What are the linux alternatives to skype? [closed]

Specifically a program that can run smoothly on debian.
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Making a list of user-installed software using terminal [duplicate]

I have been wondering if it's possible to use terminal to make a list of all user-installed software. I have backed up all my files in preparation for an upgrade to ubuntu 16.04, and I used tree to ...
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Convert image based subtitle to text based subtitle inside MKV file

How do I convert a hdmv_pgs_subtitle (which is image based) to a text based subtitle in a MKV file? I have tried ffmpeg -i in.mkv -c:v copy -c:a copy -c:s mov_text out.mkv but that results with the ...
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Command line tool for easy multiline regex search and replace

I use PCRE regular expressions for search and replace very often when working with a text editor and I was left quite unhappy after I found out that in powerful Unix command line tools like perl, awk ...
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Equation solver for the shell?

Is there an equation solver for the shell? For example, I enter input 1000=x^(1.02) and the shell solves for x.
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Monitor temperature/IO of NVMe drive

Is there a way to monitor temperature or reads/writes of and NVMe drive (in this case Intel 750). hdparm, udisksctl, smartctl, and hddtemp all seem to lack this capability, google searches have been ...
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Monitoring a GPU cluster

I have 10 servers running on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. Each server has a few Nvidia GPUs. I am looking for a monitoring program that would allow me to view the GPU usage on all servers at a glance.
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Alternative installer for Debian GNU/Linux

After several days looking for an alternative Debian installer I couldn't find an answer. I want an easier installer for Debian GNU/Linux, more specifically Jessie. Maybe something like Ubuntu's ...
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Both the Software Updater and apt-get update gives me this error. I've tried changing my primary server which didn't work

I believe I may have fiddled with the sources.. Is there any way to fix this issue. W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/versable/elementary-update/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-amd64/...
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Is there a gui options for passwordstore

So while I personally prefer to use passwordstore via the commandline as it is intended. I am pushing for my co-workers to use it. It works perfect for what we need, which is a centralized place to ...
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May recurring X server issues be a hardware problem?

This is my first time asking a question here. Please correct me if I don't follow the process correctly. I also know that a similar question has been asked here - It was said though that the problem ...
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Compare two audio files

I would like to make sort kind of "speech recognition" system. The goal is to compare a new recording with an original audio file, and if the sound is > x% similar, do something. Is there already a ...
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Inline sound effect using command line

I found a while ago a way to modify recorded sound (pitch and such) and playing it through speaker in a single command line, involving "rec", piped to another command... But silly me, I didn't save it ...
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Decent speech recognition software for Linux

The short version of the question: I am looking for a speech recognition software that runs on Linux and has decent accuracy and usability. Any license and price is fine. It should not be restricted ...
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Opening PDFs in existing window

At the moment, I can open a PDF in Evince (say) by typing $ evince document1.pdf Then the command $ evince document2.pdf starts a second instance of Evince and opens the new document in that ...
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How do I convert PKGBUILDS to ebuilds for the Deepin Desktop Environment?

I have a mammoth task in front of me, converting the Arch PKGBUILDS for the Deepin Desktop Environment to Gentoo ebuilds and I was wondering if there are any tools (like command-line programs) that ...
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linux equivalent to geomagic

I'm rebuilding nasal cavity geometries from ct scans, and need to be able to edit the stl files nicely. I've found meshlab to be close to my needs, but it lacks alot of the editing features of ...
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What's the equivalent of “rmtrash” on Centos Linux?

On Mac OS X, I use rmtrash package and command to more safely delete files. Is there an equivalent of that on Centos Linux?
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Is there a web based file manager for linux?

I need a filemanager for user space (i.e. /home) for my users that is accessible using a web browser. It doesn't have to be super featured, just the basic folder browsing, click to view / download a ...
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Play videos in a different screen without showing desktop environment and cursor interactions in Gnome

I'm editing videos for a live music event. There's a video for each song. I'll have a projector and each song will have a video playing in a big screen behind the artists. I have the length for each ...
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Is there a Linux keylogger which records the timestamp at which every input was given? If not how would one go about doing this?

In the end I want it so that I have a list of time steps which record, at each time step, what key was pressed (or what was the last key pressed in the given interval). I'm not sure such software ...
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Alsa mixer for assigning specific apps to a specific soundcard?

I am looking for a Alsa mixer GUI for Xfce (or better yet, desktop-independent) to replace PulseAudio Mixer. While I'm happy with the latter, my USB DAC is very poorly handled by PulseAudio and I need ...
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Configure multiple monitors with a desktop independend gui

Since my upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 gnome-control-center display is broken. It could not get any screen information. According to this bug report: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?...
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How can I comfortably highlight PDF files without KDE?

Okular is great but has many KDE dependencies. Xournal is not very suitable for highlighting. Evince doesn't have any "editing" functionality.
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Starting with CAD on linux

I would like to do some CAD work on Linux (Fedora). I have no experience in CAD, so I have to learn it from scratch. Do you know an CAD Tool for Linux which is easy to use? I prefer an easy tool over ...
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library for .desktop files [closed]

How can I read .desktop files without having to (re)invent the wheel?  Is there a Python or C library that is available in the Ubuntu repos?  Or something with a command line front-end that could be ...
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Specific distibution recommendation [closed]

I want to ask the distro cosmopolitans of you for a distibution recommendation for my special needs. I'm coming from arch linux, which is really fine I like to be virtually on upstream software and I ...
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Multilanguage keyboard mapping files

I would like to make a web page where the user chooses a language, and depending on the language, show a keyboard with all characters corresponding to that keyboard. I've been told that Unix has ...
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Check writing software for Linux Mint 17

I'm a newbie to Linux trying to switch from Windows. I have check writing software (Avanquest Softcheck) for Windows; unfortunately they don't support Linux. Looked into gnucash and moneydance, but ...
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dmenu-like X program, but with dynamically generated results

I really love the simplicity of dmenu, but unfortunately it's a bit limiting for things that would benefit greatly from (or be impossible without) dynamically generated results. For example, using ...
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remote shell - are there any non-ssh based alternatives?

Are there any alternative SSH servers other than SSHD? One that is not SSH based? Ideally one that can be installed from offical Debian repository, that listens on a port other than port 22. (To ...
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How to make a backup of the data in my Laptop? [duplicate]

I would like to make a backup of all the data in my Fedora Laptop (Pictures, Music, Videos, Documents, etc.) in an external hard drive. Basically I need to know two things: A good software to do ...
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unable to locate package software-centre on chromebook [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu via crouton on my hp chromebook 14, but I need to install software centre as I can't do anything without it. I try to run apt-get install software-centre but it returns ...
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Extremely stable Linux or FreeBSD system for offline workstation [closed]

Recently I ordered a new PC. I'm a computer graphics designer and in my free time I like to write simple programs. Frequently I have some work to be done at home. I am experienced Linux user after ...
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Is there a launcher that features tab-completion?

I'm looking for a "proper" launcher that also allows running raw commands, including tab completion. Hence, it must do two things, at a minimum. It's a "proper" launcher, hence respect ~/.local/...
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What is a Binaries-based installation on Linux? [closed]

can you explain me what a Binaries-based installation is and how does it work? On linux there is the Package-based installation, the Source-Based Installations and the Binaries-based installation. ...
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Linux Network UPS Tools Setup

Power failures have been wrecking my server, so I recently plugged it into a USB UPS (MEISSNER XT1200 (1200VA) UPS). The problem is that the power failures last longer than the UPS battery can handle ...
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Cannot remember the name of a CLI recorder software

I stumbled across a useful command line recorder that allows the user to copy the text when watching the 'recording'. I just cannot remember the name of the project. I just remember you can play and ...
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What happened to ePDFview‽

In my older Fedora installation (It's Fedora 20 right now, but I've been updating it since well before FC18), I'm using a rather minimal PDF viewer, called "ePDFview". It seems to be gone from more ...
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Can I check how much energy a USB device is consuming?

Is there any utility I could use to check how much energy a USB device is consuming, for a given time frame?
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Help finding small graphical file manager

I have a console only debian install. I installed X, and then slim, and now I would like to add a minimal file manager, one step up from the terminal/console... I installed xfe, but noticed that uses ...
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Simple X window manager [closed]

I'm looking for a simple X window manager that : stacks new windows over all others on screen has no window decorations at all (no title, no borders, no min/max buttons) opens all windows in max ...
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Draw the segments from the given points

I have a list of multiple points (>= 10000) in format x y For example 1 2 1.0001 2.003 ... Is there any Linux program to draw segment between the 1st and the 2nd, 2nd and the 3rd, n-th and the (...
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How to set-up a Gnu/Linux distro for kids? [closed]

I will have to repair a computer, which will be used by kids (9-12 years). This computer had Vista, but I will install a Gnu/Linux distro, for security/pedagogic reasons. I just come here to ask if ...
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How good is ARBTT(Automatic Rule Based Time Tracker)? Is there any alternative for it? [closed]

ARBTT is a rule based time tracker. I was able to write small scripts to log what I do in system. But I was not able to understand how effective is it. Is there any good article preferably any blog ...
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Software for image files analysis

Is there some program to analyze files, especially image files, for Linux, with functionality similar to hex editors, which will show what bytes changed after I paint some area of the image and etc.
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Command line utility to learn bit twiddling hacks

I am currently reading Hacker's Delight and would like to practice as I read through the book. Is there any command line *nix tool to perform binary operations and see output in binary?
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Self-contained password manager with CLI [closed]

I'm looking for a password manager that has the following properties: The manager is entirely self-contained. I take and install a directory on a thumbdrive and execute from that drive. It should ...
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File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files

I am a Fedora user and my current file manager is Thunar. The OS is quite nice but I am not satisfied with Thunar. There are a lot of features I think it's lacking but mainly I am missing more ...