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Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)

Ok, I realise that I risk a religious war asking a question about text editors, but here goes. Requirements Mostly used for config file edits Text based not GUI Available for Raspian flavour of ...
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Is there a command like head but for line truncation?

Linux's head selects a number of lines from the top of a file. Is there a command that selects a number of characters from the front of a line? The use case behind the question is this: I want to ...
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.lit reader for Linux

Is there any reader for ebooks in .lit format for Linux? Or is there one for Windows that I can run on my Linux with Wine? Distro: openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 and Linux Mint 12 x86_64
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Music management software that sync playlists onto Android device

I am trying to find a music management software that can sync playlists onto my Android phone running Cyanogenmod 9. BTW, this handset does not have an Internet connection. Specifically, I want the ...
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Define length and scale picture

Is there any program under linux where I can do the following: Suppose I have for example a scan of a drawing on a squared paper and suppose that the squares of the original paper have any distance ...
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PDF editor with regular expressions for bookmarks?

Are there any Unix-based PDF editors with automatic bookmark creation?
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How do you truncate all columns in a file to a specific length?

Given columned text in a file that is delimited by a certain character, how do you truncate the width of either a specific column(s) or all columns? The use case is that I am reading some log files ...
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A simple hierarchical task list (that lets you cross out tasks) for linux in the Ubuntu repositories?

I just spent way too much time looking for this. Treeline is very close, but it doesn't allow marking a task as done with a single key press. It's a powerful data organizer and one has to change ...
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Convert audio to text

I heard about existence of some speech recognition systems, and it seems I need one of those. Basically, I have an audio file with speech (only one person is speaking most of the time), and I want to ...
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E-Mail client in linux which allows to search encrypted mail

Is there an E-Mail client for linux which allows to search old gpg encrypted mails (i.e. find all mails which contain a particular keyword in the body, including the encrypted ones).
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What is a good alternative to iTunes on Linux?

I use iTunes primarily to sync music to my iPod, but other than that I use it to play music as opposed to streaming like Pandora or Spotify. I'm trying to completely convert from Win7 to Fedora and if ...
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good Ubuntu/Debian distro for a development/coding VM?

I have a Windows laptop, but I like to use Linux as a development/coding environment. Currently I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest OS with VirtualBox. Some of the issues with this setup ...
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Anyone know a dynamic lyric display application for mpd that works on Arch Linux?

I'm looking for a dynamic lyric display app, not like in sonata, static display in a tab, but dynamic ones, show corresponding lines as the music plays
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Wiki for emacs users

I am looking for a new wiki software for a small private network. Since all users are very addicted to emacs, it would be nice to make everything "emacs compatible". What wiki software is most ...
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Which wiki software does CentOS.org use? [closed]

Like the title says, if you goto CentOS.org and hit up the wiki, I am trying to figure out which wiki software it is. Usually I can scroll to the bottom and get the wiki software name and version from ...
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Tool for todo notes and lists for linux which allows tagging

I am looking for a handy (offline) tool to manage todo-notes and lists on linux. As a necessary requirement it should be possible to assign tags and sort, filter and search for tags. It should support ...
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Desktop environment for my grandma

I've an old laptop sitting around and I'm moving abroad. My grandma is kinda sad about that so I was thinking of installing some Linux distro on the old laptop and tailor it to her needs. What would ...
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A Calendar/Scheduling application

I'm looking for a program to use as a calendar. The first observation that I would make is that Google apps would be perfect except for two things: it is online, and it is online. The first ...
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PNG viewer that can display text chunks metadata

Is there a PNG viewer that can display text chunk metadata? Ideally, I'd like a way to view arbitrary chunks.
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Gnome, KDE, XFCE… which is most simple and customizable?

This'll be my first Linux install, so I've never had to choose between a desktop environment (I come from OS X) -- forgive me if I'm not fully literate on where exactly the OS ends and the desktop ...
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Linux/UNIX for older (Pentium 4) laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux for low-end hardware and internet browsing What UNIX or Linux would be the most suitable for my old laptop HP Compaq nx9010 hardware? Hardware specs: Chipset: ...
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What is the best text-mode browser? [closed]

I am looking for one that is updated frequently and has support for many things. Please also state how to install it.
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Lightweight browser for linux

Is there a lightweight, fast browser (for old hardware) for linux which has the following features: supports tags for bookmarks and has a tag search function supports (possibly via plugins) most ...
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Which application to use for a calendar?

I need a calendar that stores everything locally as I work from places that dont have internet sometimes (I'm a virtual office). I really can't figure it out from reading what I can find about the ...
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Workflow management software for Linux

I'm not really sure if the software that I need is a workflow management software. Basically I need something that I can host on a Linux server that will provide the following functionality: ...
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Command-line password manager that uses SSH key to authenticate

I'm looking for a command-line password manager, much like pwsafe, but one that features SSH key authentication. That is, I'd like to be able to add my SSH key to the authentication when opening the ...
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Kompare-like tool that needs no kdelibs dependencies?

Are there any Kompare-like tools without KDE dependencies? Can be Qt or GTK based.
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Is there any (good) SQLite GUI for Linux?

I'm looking for a SQLite graphical administration utility for Linux but I can't seem to find any (I found an extension for Firefox I'm not a user of that browser). Is there any that you know of?
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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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Non-KDE alternative to KNotes?

Do you know a KNotes-like program that does not require the whole KDE stuff? To anybody not knowing KNotes, this is what it does and how it looks like:
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List of available fonts with samples

I want to list all installed fonts on my system and view them to choose one for some purpose. How is that possible? Is there a program, which can provide sort of gallery of installed fonts?
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What is the fastest way to view images from the terminal?

The terminal is very fast and convenient way to quickly access directories and files (faster than find and click on the directory). One thing that it cannot show in text-mode is "pictures". What ...
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Manage papers offline on a linux system

Is there any smart way to manage scientific papers for offline use in a linux system. For example: It should be possible to tag papers with customizable tags, sort them by tags and so on if I see ...
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File manager which is able to filter using regular expressions

Is there any graphical file-manager which supports thumbnails for linux like thunar or nautilus, which allows me to filter a directory by a regular expression. For example typing /home/user/*tex ...
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IM client which can turn off notification in a specific conversation window?

So, the problem is that some chat buddies send chat lines a lot or too often. A typical example: Chad McChaddy: Hi mate Me: Hi Chad: Could you take a look at problem XYZ? ABC is not working. Me: K, ...
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ZIP password finders for Linux?

I'm trying to extract ZIP files for an encrypted archive I've forgotten the password for. So far I've found the tool fcrackzip which does what I want, but its own manpage states that it has numerous ...
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Editor for markdown tables

Is there any tool for linux which makes it easier to generate and edit tables for markdown?
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Browser-based front-end to linux

I'd like to ask if anything like this exists. A browser-based tool for looking at a Linux system, managing it, and helping newbies diagnose problems. What I'm thinking of is something like this : ...
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Simple feed aggregation server

I’m looking for a program that runs as daemon, downloads Atom and RSS feeds at least every minute, and provides a paginated Atom feed of all entries of all feeds through a simple HTTP server. It ...
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Software for visually building regular expressions?

I frequently need to create regular expressions for use in scripts (mostly when used in sed), however, I find, sometimes the regular expressions get very complicated and difficult for me to understand ...
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Software for navigating a network diagram

I would like to visualize a large amount of data as a network diagram, such as the one seen in this graph drawing (but much more complex). Is there any software available that can import a huge ...
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Extract pitch information from audio file

Is there a command-line utility which would allow me to extract pitch information from an audio file and store it in a numerical form (i.e. as a list of comma-separated values)?
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Image viewer for multiple images

Is there any image viewer (like eog) for linux which can do the following: Show 2 (3 or 4) images of a directory with maximal possible sizes on one page at the same time. When I click "next", it ...
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What are my options for integrating audacity into shell scripts?

Just generally, I mean. Ideally I want to be able to script the nyquist plugins directly from the Linux command line by means of one-liners. A cursory glance at scripting audacity shows that it's ...
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Will switching from Gnome to LXDE improve battery life?

I currently have Fedora 14 and the battery life is not so good. I am planning to switch to Fedora 16. Will I get significantly more battery life if I go for the LXDE spin instead of GNOME?
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Capturing area of the screen without a Desktop Environment?

I'm running OpenSuse with dwm as a window manager. Since I made the switch from KDE, I haven't found a way to take a screenshot or even capture part of my screen. Is there a way I can do this in a ...
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Looking for an efficient way to display PDFs

I've used several unix tools to display PDFs, like xpdf, evince, epdfview… What I'm looking for is not very complicated. I'd like to display a full page inside the application window with reduced ...
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Linux distribution for a netbook with 7-inch display with 800×480 screen resolution

What distros work well on an eeePC with an 800x480 7-inch non-touch display and a 2GB SSD flash drive? I tried a couple, but they're definitely not optimized for 800x480. I need something for rich ...
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Lightweight feature-rich alternatives to OpenOffice and LibreOffice

I really like LibreOffice however I'm having issues with it freezing up and I can't seem to start a new instance of the writer on multiple desktops (I'm using dwm and want several documents open). ...
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Find links and their positions in a PDF

I need to find all links in a PDF file, along with the page they're on and their X/Y position. Is there any tool or combination of tools I can use to do that?