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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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Lightweight outgoing SMTP server

What do you use as a lightweight SMTP for outgoing e-mails only? I am running an app that sends e-mails via SMTP when events occur once in a while, and I don't need a fully featured e-mail server. ...
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Which GUI diff viewer would you recommend, with Copy-to-Left/Right functionality?

I've hardly ever used anything other than Meld. Can you recommend anything else? It would be extra nice if you give a reason for your recommendation (as a Comment). [note] I want an alternative ...
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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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Need advice in choosing a tiling WM

I've used GNOME's default window manager for some years, but now I want to try a tiling window manager. I want it to satisfy these two criteria: WM must be lightweight WM should not be complicated ...
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Simplest way of forwarding all mail from server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lightweight outgoing SMTP server I am looking for a minimal mail solution (MTA) for a headless server which generate e-mails for local users and and fully qualified ...
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How to remove Ctrl-M from files where dos2unix, perl, tr, and sed are not present?

Suppose you are working on a very old unix server where dos2unix, perl, tr, and sed are not present. How can you convert files from dos to unix format?
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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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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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Command line expression solver?

I'm looking for a Linux-compatible TTY-based calculator. For example: user@host:~$ calculate > 2 2 user@host:~$ calculate > 8*6-4 44 user@host:~$ calculate > 8*(6-4) 16 Is there anything ...
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2answers
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Recommended reverse firewall applications for linux? [closed]

I'm looking for a reverse firewall, something like Little Snitch for Linux, but my google-fu is failing me. Does something like this exist on Linux?
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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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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 ...
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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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Light, easy-to-use presentation software

I am looking for a Linux presentation software and the main features I need are: Light on dependencies and resource consumption (I use GTK+) Easy to use Align & Distribute information on slide ...
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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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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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sticking stickies to windows

I'm looking for a sticky notes/knotes/etc type program with one difference: I can stick a note on a window, rather than the desk top, and it will remain attached to the window. Basically, I want 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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Where can I find Software for Unix/Linux that does X?

I'm looking for a program that does X and runs on unix (or at least on my particular unix system). Where can I look? Is there a more efficient way than a generic web search?
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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 is the most complete MS Word alternative? [closed]

I need to edit *.doc and *.docx files on Linux. What should I use? Emulation + MS Office OpenOffice OpenOffice variants Alternatives?
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How do you write specific bytes to a file?

Given a file myfile with the following contents: $ cat myfile foos A hexdump of the file gives us the contents: $ hexdump myfile 6f66 736f 000a Currently, I can create the file by specifying the ...
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Linux server monitoring software

The dedicated server I'm looking after started to crash occasionally, I suspect because of overload, so I need some performance/resource based monitoring software, preferably with web interface, ...
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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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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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Fastest RDP client on linux

I currently use KRDC on CentOS, but mouse pointer is a little slow and I'm sure that this is not caused by my internet line speed, because the windows RDP client works and everything is fine. Which ...
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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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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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vector images in linux

Gimp cannot create vector images, is there a good linux application for this?
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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: ...