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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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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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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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How to display my data (molecules)?

In my code I generate a .dat file which is of the format: x \t y \t z \t charge \t type \t ID There are about 3000 lines in the file and I want to display sphere (of radius 1 in my units). I ...
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Logging in using voice commands with GDM

Is there a program capable of doing such thing? Something that would wait for me to either supply a username and a password, or select my username and a voice command that does the same thing.
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appendable and greppable archive on CentOS to hold many log files (logrotate on steroids)

I have a bunch of applications on a CentOS 6.3 box, which generate daily logs (text files with a very similar content) in this vein: /data/logs/app/my-2014-06-29.log ...
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Chromakey -video-editing in Unix?

My friends are recommending me to use OSx for video-editing but trying to use old good OSs such as Debian and Ubuntu. How can I do chromakey -video-editing in some Unix or Linux?
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Tool to watch latest software releases from upstream?

Does anyone know of a program/framework to watch latest software releases from upstream? For example for wordpress, apache/nginx, and so on. The program should just retrieve respective software ...
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How to record a flash movie from a live cam on the Internet?

I am watching some webcams live from the Internet, showing some big cities around the world. I'd like to record some to show to my friends at home. Is it possible?
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Linux Distro and Media Server Software choice

I'm going to be building a computer and setting it up as a media center for the guys I live with. The things I would like it to do are show up in iTunes as a shared library, and probably be able to ...
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X-based email for reading mail from cron jobs

Can anyone give a recommendation for a simple X-based equivalent of mail / mailx for reading the mail I get from cron jobs?
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Is there any remote GUI for ffmpeg?

I'm looking for some software with both Linux and Windows versions that can remotely run FFMPEG commands on my Linux server. Just like what transmisson-remote-gui does for Transmission. In summary, I ...
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Checking integrity of my server data

I want to make a log to detect the nature of intrusions into my Unix/Linux based server. For that I want to learn some tools like Open Source Tripwire and OSSEC. Please suggest to me similar tools. ...
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Debian Lenny, Which mailserver to setup?

I want to setup a Debian box to handle all email for my domain. I can point my mx record to the box but... what software do I need on there.. I've seen Postfix and Courie.. are these okay for what I ...
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Is there a tool that lets me exaggerate audio levels?

It often happens that a movie I'm watching has audio loudness levels set too low. Since I use a typical laptop, I can't just go raise the volume level of my speakers. I've raised all knobs offered by ...
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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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ASCII art generator

I'm looking for an ASCII art generator (text is preferred, but images will do too) in the sl style, but with text instead of trains. Any suggestion?
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How to setup a local POP3 server?

I'm developing a Thunderbird extension and I would like to setup a fake POP3 account to play with. What's the easiest way to setup a local POP3 server? It doesn't need to be particularly ...
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Alternative to Miro Video Converter for Linux?

Back in the Windows/Mac days, I used the wonderfully easy to use Miro Video Converter to convert videos I have into either the more open and Freerer Theora or WebM formats. Two problems: (1) No Linux ...
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Command line utility for reading tabular data

I am looking for a command line utility that would allow me to quickly investigate structure of a large dataset. Right now I am doing it by using: head -n 2 dataset but the problem is that the width ...
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I'm looking for a free database package for Ubuntu

I need to operate a database for personal use. Now I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, as opposed to Windows operating system, I'm wondering if there's a dBase, Lotus123 or Access equivalent for Linux? ...
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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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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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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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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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3D drawing program to pose human figures (like Windows Poser)

Are there any good Linux-alternatives to the Windows-program Poser - a program that allows you to manipulate human-figures (dressed in skins) in a humanly way (ie. with the restriction a human body ...
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Quicktime-like video trimming in Linux? [closed]

One thing I loved about Quicktime 10 in Mac OS X (despite all its other shortcomings) was the ability to very easily trim a video file. I.e., I open the video in Quicktime drag two sliders to indicate ...
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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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Shift every mode by a constant factor of an audio signal

Is there any tool for linux which can shift every frequency of the spectrum of a sound signal by a constant factor and output the resulting sound? Especially I am looking for a way to simulate the ...
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Accessing the iPhone file system via Linux/Unix

My old iPhone is semi-bricked. It turns off after a few minutes and doesn't get past the load screen. It has important data on it which wasn't backed up. I'm trying to access the hard-drive's ...
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How to improve quality of microphone input

I am both new to linux and "sound processing" and I'm sorry if this looks like a question being answered with the first entry on Google. Because I don't even know what to google for. A friend of mine ...
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Program for choosing computers to run X clients on - what are such programs called?

At my college some 20 years ago they ran HPUX and had several X-terminals (terminals with graphic-cards that ran an X server, but left the running of X clients to the main computer). The college had ...
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Is there a command line tool for validating RDF files?

I am looking for a substitution of the W3C RDF Validator, as it is broken, in addition I want something a bit more automated, such as a command line tool. I have been using xmllint for checking XML ...
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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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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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Program to track and analyze usage

I would like to get my computer usage statistics (what programs I ran, for how long and etc. More is better). I used to use wakoopa but I'm not willing to throw statistics out to the web. I've tried ...
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Reroute one URL

I am looking to reroute one particular URL to another, for example : http://website.com/page1.html to http://website.com/page2.html on a third party server only on my machine. But I still want it to ...
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Missing/broken dependancies on OpenSUSE, normal?

Re-installing our little LAMP server at work, a bit tired of Ubuntu server so I had a look around and decided on OpenSUSE, nicely supported, well maintained blah blah however pretty much every package ...
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Looking for App - Productivity measurement

I'm looking for an application which logs my productivity, i.e. logging how long I've been working using LibreOffice, Firefox, or whatever. My request is similar to this: ...
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Are there any GUI test suites for Linux?

I'm looking to automate some software testing that's currently done manually by a person. Are there any regression test suites for testing GUIs that run on Linux? I'm looking for a way to record and ...
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get free string genre id3-tag and not only genre number in bash script

I'd like to read the id3-genre tag within a bash script. I tried id3tool, eyeD3, etc -- but these tools just support the genre number. How to get the free string genre tag? My music players (Amarok, ...
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GUI for find which can show video thumbnails

Is there a GUI for find (or just a graphical search tool which supports regex searches on filenames starting from a specific directory) which is able to show thumbnails found video and image files? I ...
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Bandwidth usage monitoring [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out network traffic per IP I want to monitor my bandwidth usuage for wired as well wireless devices on my network. Is there any tool, preferably one that does not ...
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Is it possible to get specific information about how a file is compressed?

File compression works on the basic idea of assigning commonly recurring chains of strings to a common index of a table where the full string is stored. For example: Input file: foo bar bash baz foo ...
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How to install SMS Servers and Phone Servers?

If we want our servers to email, we know that we should install sendmail or qmail. If we want our servers to send sms or robot calling (e.g voice confirmation [insecure method] ), what should we ...
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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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Pretty tail -f for log files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to have tail -f show colored output Is there a bash/awk script or utility that pretty formats and colors tail -f from log files? At the moment I am specifically ...
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Do you know any campaign manager running on linux?

I'm searching for a RPG (roleplaying game) campaign manager running on Linux. The main features are mapping capabilities and intuative layout. Does any of you know one?
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Problems with vuze plugins

I needed a torrent client that supports feeds and mailing me when stuff is finished. Vuze supports feeds and a plugin was supposed to do the trick about mailing me. But I have encountered great ...
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Edit mp3 tags remotely from Windows

I have a Windows desktop at home. My mp3's are on a dedicated Debian server. How do I edit the mp3 tags on the Linux server from my windows PC with a GUI software? Is there a GUI software that can ...