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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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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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Linux replacement for Apple Keynote software?

I am trying to migrate from Mac OS X to a Linux distribution, maybe/probably Ubuntu. One of my favorite applications for the Mac was Apple Keynote, which makes amazing sideshow presentations. Is ...
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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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The best Linux Open-source wiki with native support for Windows (NTLM) authentication [closed]

I need to set up a wiki for our engineering group; we are part of an Enterprise-wide Windows Active Directory domain. Most of the corporate IT applications use NTLM to authenticate (automatically via ...
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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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What is a free open source webmail software with pgp support?

I've a virtual server not a ksm but with lighttpd and mysql and postfix. Can I use it to replace my existing free webmail and what is a good software? I also want to use pgp if it's possible?
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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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Which mp3 tagging tool for Linux?

Which app would you recommend for Linux to tag MP3s? Under Windows I used to use tag&rename and liked it a lot; it works well under Wine, but I want something that runs natively
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Secure FOSS alternative to Skype on Linux & OpenBSD?

Criteria: Makes audio/video calls Encrypts the whole traffic (using good encryption) Is cross-platform (including Windows 7, etc.) Runs on modern Linux distributions (Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.) Runs on ...
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Note taking app that can sync both android and Linux

I've been looking high and low for an Evernote alternative for Linux. I know I can use Everpad or Evernote in WINE but they don't work natively. Any note-taking app would be fine as long as it can ...
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GUI for GIT similar to SourceTree

Is there a similar piece of software to SourceTree, a GUI for git, for Linux? I know about Giggle, git cola, etc. I'm looking for a beautiful, easy to use GUI for git.
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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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What is the best text-mode browser? [closed]

I am looking for one that is updated frequently and has support for many things.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Please suggest a music player for cygwin under windows

I have installed cygwin on windows 7. I would like to find a music player for cygwin. However, I am not able to find any on cygwin package. Can you suggest a music player?
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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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Process Monitor equivalent for Linux?

Is there a Unix/Linux equivalent of Process Monitor, whether GUI or CUI? If it makes a difference, I'm looking at Ubuntu, but if there's an equivalent for other systems (Mac, other Linux variants ...
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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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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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Is there a good command line tool for converting to and from FLAC audio format?

Ideally, I want to convert from MP3 to FLAC and back. I also need to be able to script this.
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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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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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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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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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How to visualize time-series data?

I have some time-series data I want to visualize as 2d plot. The input is ISO-date-format and value separated by space, one record per line: 2010-10-21 23 2010-10-22 32 etc. The output should be a ...
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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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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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Is there a robust command line tool for processing csv files?

I work with CSV files and sometimes need to quickly check the contents of a row or column from the command line. In many cases cut, head, tail, and friends will do the job; however, cut cannot easily ...
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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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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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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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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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What are good document organization utilities? [closed]

I'm a graduate student and I have to deal with reading a lot of academic papers. I was wondering if there were any good utilities for linux for organizing documents (pdfs mostly) for reading. Having ...
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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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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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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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What software can I use to do live screen-casting in linux?

I'm looking for a software to do live screen-cast of our local user group meeting. What software can I use to do that? Ideally I'd like to capture the computer screen and speaker's audio and stream it ...