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Command like `column -t` that instead keeps separators in output

I'm editing a simple table. I would like to have it nicely formatted. While I could use tbl, latex, or similar, this seems overkill -- plain text really is sufficient. As it's simple I might as ...
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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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Irfanview alternative

I'm looking for some very simple image viewer with the following functionality: fast start next/previous navigation (in directory) full-screen mode reasonable format support keyboard controllable ...
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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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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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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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Stable H323 Clients?

Are there any H323 clients that are stable (don't crash all the time)? I only found Ekiga, but people in my work group are telling me that it is unusable, because it is crashing all the time. Is ...
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CalDAV command line client?

I'd like to do my CalDAV from the CLI just as I do my IMAP from mutt, what is my best bet as far as clients are concerned?
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proxifier-like software on Unix?

Having some pleasant time with Proxifier, I just wonder if that kind of software is feasible under Unix/Linux? Is it easy to start a project like that, or are there existing projects available? Are ...
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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?
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Terminal-based spreadsheets and wordprocessor?

Are there any (good) terminal based (ie. runs in a VT, not in GUI/X) spreadsheets or wordprocessors for Unix/Linux? Can anybody remember the name of such programs which were popular before (eg. ...
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FTP client with a good GUI?

I love linux because I get control over my system. But I do herald from the school of mac, where things are simple, beautiful, and powerful. I like it that way, as opposed to having lots of knobs and ...
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Is there a usable gui front-end to git on Linux?

I'm a former windows user and just started using ubuntu. On windows, we had two great softwares: TortoiseSVN and TortoiseGit. Both are so good programs that they allow us to do everything like commit, ...
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Typing break with Awesome WM

Is there a program that implements typing breaks that works with the Awesome Window Manager?
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What linux editor can open a 200G file for editing within a minute or two?

I'm looking for an editor that will open the file in chunks (not try to read the whole file into memory) as I'm trying to hand-edit a 200G file.
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Efficient todo / project / task manager application [closed]

I am looking at a todo / project / task management application for Linux that goes beyond making a simple list of tasks with check boxes. What I'm looking for is an application that will also help me ...
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Connecting fetchmail (or another MRA) to Exchange

I currently use fetchmail as my MRA, using IMAP to connect to my office's Exchange 2007 server. Unfortunately, IT is disabling POP3 and IMAP access soon. Does fetchmail support connecting to Exchange ...
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merge that works at word granularity instead of line

The old diff, patch, and merge programs, and their modern descendents in the form of version control systems work great for managing source code that can be edited concurrently by multiple people. ...
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What tools to use to eliminate metadata in graphics files?

What tools can I use to delete all the EXIF, IPTC, XMP, etc metadata from graphics files?
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Email client that understands both HTML and maildir

I'm using Mutt as my main email client, but I'm looking for another one for my work email (because of HTML email). I need one that can handle my existing Maildir email, to be able to switch between ...
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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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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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Which desktop indexer indexes xml file content?

My favorite indexer doesn't have this capability, and I'm looking for an alternative that does.
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Databases for embedded Linux?

I need to choose a database for an application on an embedded linux platform. Any suggestions on which databases are typically used with embedded linux? Please let me know. Regards Radha.
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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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Network monitoring tool

I'm basically looking for a utility that displays which processes are using how much bandwidth, similar to how top displays which processes use how much resources.
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easy-to-use image-editing FLOSS

I'm looking for recommendations for something easy to use that will allow me to edit my images. I fiddled with Inkspace and GIMP and found them not so intuitive (I don't want to have to read a manual ...
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Are there any advanced clipboard managers for Linux?

Are there any "advanced clipboard" managers for Linux that can store several things at one time? For example I might wnat to collect several things in the clipboard: a .jpg file some text etc. ...
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Desktop overlay program showing CPU, HDD, etc. stats

In different screenshots of people's Linux desktops, I've seen different apps that overlay the desktop with information about their computer. Often this gadget/app shows CPU and HDD information. ...
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What tool can I use to sniff HTTP/HTTPS traffic?

I'm looking for a command line tool that can intercept HTTP/HTTPS requests, extract information such as: (content, destination, etc.), perform various analysis tasks, and finally determine if the ...
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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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Software for very simple editing of advanced .psd files

I need a Linux application for very simple editing of advanced .psd files in Linux. Turning on and off layers would be enough. Unfortunately, GIMP has way too many problems with it. It is unable to ...
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is there anything like this web browser in the debian/ubuntu repositories?

It's been a while since my web-browsing has really suited me. What I would really like is: A javascript-enabled web browser with a tab-based browsing system that can be controlled simultaneously ...
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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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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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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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Simple, user-friendly GUI file finder?

simple, user-friendly = as Google search web page, one editbox, one button, nothing to explain, everybody grasps an idea in 1ms fast = finding files and directories by filenames, not by content (!) ...
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Spotlight/Search on Fedora

I apologize for the MacOSX reference, but is there an equivalent of Spotlight-Search in Fedora, specifically FC14 x86_64 ?
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Tilling window manager written in Python

Is there any tiling manager like XMonad but written with Python? I think Haskell was too hard for me. But I know python a little.
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Are there any comic book authoring programs?

Is there any software designed to assist with creating comic books? The basic features needed are pre-drawn frames around the panels and the ability to easily drag and drop characters into the scene, ...
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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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Is there a software like Nokia Ovi Suite for syncing Nokia symbian phones with GNU/Linux?

I have been looking unsuccessfully for many days for a nice linux software similar to the Nokia Ovi Suite or Nokia PC Suite for syncing Messages, Contacts etc in Ubuntu/Fedora. There were rumors ...
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Is there a tool that lets me share internet connection through Wifi?

I really like OS X's ability to share the internet connection through everything within several mouse clicks, but it seems that the Mac is doing something funny that prevents Linux machines from ...
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Is there any Project Management FLOSS that has Resource leveling?

An explanation of what Resource leveling is.
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Audio frequency spectrum of a video at a given time

Is there a simple way to get the audio frequency spectrum at a given time of a video? My motivation is the following: I was wondering if it is possible to "measure" the Doppler shift from YouTube ...
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Recommended mailing list manager for use with Postfix

I have a small VPS (256MB RAM, 12% cap CPU) with Postfix installed that I use to host my mail domains. I want to run a mailing list manager, but would like to avoid Mailman because of its big ...
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How can I check the charge of an Apple iPod Shuffle?

I am using Ubuntu and would like to know the answer to this question: How does one determine whether his/her Apple iPod Shuffle's charge is full in Linux? In Windows it's easy since iTunes shows ...
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What are the differences between rdesktop and xfreerdp?

rdesktop and xfreerdp are both linux clients for RDP. However from their respective websites it is not clear what advantages/drawbacks of using one over other are there. I found one post, which ...
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Alternatives to HUD

Are there alternatives to HUD (from unity) which work together with different window managers (especially with tiling WM's)?
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Looking for a good interactive pdf viewer

I like zathura for its simple UI, very nice for just reading. I like xournal for its rich annotation features. But what I still need is a reader that is interactive, has a "find" feature, is able ...