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Open any kind of application with BASH

I have made a Java program that could open any application. Suppose there is a file name "*.jpg", the it would allow the OS to recognize the type of application and then open the default application. ...
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How do I list all installed programs?

How do I list both programs that came with my distribution and those I manually installed?
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Should I put application into /usr/local or /usr/local/share?

What are the "standards" -- should I put application (not just binary, but entire distribution) to /usr/local or /usr/local/share. For example scala or weka -- it contains examples, binaries, ...
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Does quiesce exist for Linux?

Quiescing a file system allows you to make a backup of the database while it is still running and other programs and their data as well. The application generally needs to be notified of the quiesce ...
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How do I create an Xfce application menu containing only the contents of one category?

I want to create an application menu in Xfce that contains no submenus, rather just contains application launchers for all .desktop files in the virtualization category. If you are uncertain as to ...
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Colorized `cat` for source and script files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I display syntax highlighting on a file? Is there any application like cat, but with color output? I'd like to view my files with colors like in any IDE's editor.
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set packet rate limit via iptables

I have a packet rate limit (max. 10 per seconds) which is set by my internet provider. This is a problem if I want to use the AceStream player, because if I exceed the limit I get disconnected. How ...
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Registering a Standalong app in the Application Launcher of KDE

First off, I am using Kubuntu 12.04. I've just downloaded and unpacked a standalone installation of some software (Intellij's Phpstorm IDE, but I don't think it matters). I've copied the unpacked ...
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What are considered utilities and applications?

Commands like cp, ls, chmod, pwd etc are called as utilities. I seem to not able to define what kind of things are called applications. Let's abandon GUI to make the definition more precise.
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How do we know what applications are installed in Linux?

I'm trying to understand the following in Linux. In windows we have the services that run or "startup". When we install an application it could be installed as a service so that it starts ...
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If I open konsole it opens non-stop more windows of konsole

If I open konsole it opens non-stop more windows of konsole and the gui hangs because of overload, I tried apt purge konsole && apt install konsole, I tried to restart but to no avail. EDIT: @...
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Context menus and dropboxs opening in wrong screen

I'm on Linux Mint 17.2 using a FullHD laptop and a FullHD external screen. Ocasionally, some apps, namely Firefox, will open dropdowns in the wrong screen, for instance, trying to open the menu in ...
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“fuse: failed to exec fusermount: Permission denied” on attempt to run ICIJ neo4j AppImage on Centos

On Oracle Linux Server (similar to Centos/RHEL 6) I am trying to run the ICIJ Offshore Leaks neo4j AppImage (download link). The image has the name neo4j-desktop-for-icij-1.0.0-x86_64.AppImage. After ...