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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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Is there any CLI/terminal slideshow app?

I'm asking myself: is there, on linux, any software that can build and show simple slides on terminal, like the slides you make on Libreoffice Impress (but way more simple)? This would be a great ...
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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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Are binaries portable across different CPU architectures?

My goal is to be able to develop for embedded Linux. I have experience on bare-metal embedded systems using ARM. I have some general questions about developing for different cpu targets. My questions ...
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How can I read CD-Text information from CDs

What applications are available for GNU/Linux that allow read-out of CD-Text data from CDs? Command-line programs would be preferred.
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How can we trace problems of crashing programs in Linux?

If an application crashes in Windows we can check the Event Viewer in the Administration tools to see what has crashed. Sometimes it has useful information others not, but it is a start. In linux if ...
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Program to show keystrokes (shortcuts) on display

I'm going to make a presentation about a software product and it has some key shortcuts, that I want to show. Is there a program, which displays the keyboard-shortcuts, that I have used?
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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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run Mac OS X applications on Linux

According to this Wikipedia article: OS X is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. so i was thinking: is there any similar ...
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Personal health records software

Does anybody know personal health records software for Linux? I want to record blood pressure, pulse, temperature, feel to analyze later. I will write information manually, as my measuring ...
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Where to start creating CLI applications? [closed]

After using linux for a month or two, I know what I'm doing now. When creating programs, using whatever language, I've obviously been using code like this: $ python test.py And so if I wanted test....
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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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Amplify quiet passages in an mp3 file

I have an mp3 file where is a dialog with two voices and one of the voices is very quiet. Is there a command or application that is able the detect the quiet passages and amplify them? The two voices ...
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Custom desktop launcher search path in Ubuntu

I know I can write a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications, but can I add new folders to the search path similar to the $PATH environment variable? For example, I ...
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How do get an html file to open in preferred html application from command line on linux?

How do get an html file to open in preferred application from command line on linux? I have an xterm window open and an html file I want to do something like open test.html and that will start my ...
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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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Debugging a Segmentation Fault

I have an application that runs on an embedded Linux device that I am expanding with new features. The new features require GLib so, I am dynamically linking the required libraries to the application. ...
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How are mutually untrusted app's files protected in Linux

I am running a Ubuntu Linux machine. When I run applications written by different vendors like Chrome and Firefox, I notice that they all are running with my uid. But if that's the case, any file they ...
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Will GNOME and GTK libs bloat up my KDE?

I want to use Shutter. I installed it previously under Kubuntu and it needed a lot of libs. What bothered me most was that Kubuntu wanted me to restart, that is rare for OS's nowadays and in general ...
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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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Is there a command line tool for image manipulation?

I'm searching for a tool for command line image manipulation. I want something similar to pinpoint presentation tool where I edit a file and can directly see the results on another window. I can get ...
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Is there a file search engine with a webserver?

I connected a huge USB HD to my linux server. I installed samba and the files can now be accessed over network. I can search for files over network but the samba search is slow. Do you know of any ...
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Bash script - run application and show live output

I've got a bash script that sets up some environment parameters and then runs a c++ application. The c++ application outputs information showing it's current state as it runs. Currently, I only see ...
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Icon not showing in applications on OSX

I just re-installed Firefox, but the thumbnail is not showing in the dock applications folder. The icon DOES show both in dock and in finder. I have tried to re-install Firefox again but without ...
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How to programmatically control X11 forwarded apps?

I'd like to set-up X11 Forwarding to run remote X applications on the server and the X11 client can handle the UX interaction. However, I would like to configure the X11 client or fake it to actual ...
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Universal inbox application?

I am looking for an application that would allow me to read (summaries of) all kinds of inboxes and social media such as Gmail, Facebook, Disqus, StackExchange, Twitter etc. Is there such a thing?
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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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What is the name of the app displaying custom text in fullscreen size?

I have seen years ago a very handy application: the command displayed it's first argument enlarged to fit the whole screen. For example... thiscommand AA ...then you could see two very big A letters ...
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How to stop a stickied application from launching new instance if already running?

I have a program that I have written in Python and added to Gnome with a desktop file. When I click the stickied icon in Gnome to launch it, it duplicates the icon on my task bar and opens a new ...
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How do I get my app to appear in the Applications list?

I have created a .deb package that copies files to the /opt/MyAppName directory. However, it does not appear in the Applications list, and I am unsure how to make that happen. How do I make my app ...
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for convention in which folder should I place no-installable applications?

I've just downloaded Eclipse Neon and I don't know in which folder should I place it, also I want to create an entry on Gnome's menu, how can I achieve that?
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unrar part of a multipart rar file

Suppose you have a multipart rar file, say file.part1.rar, file.part2.rar, file.part3.rar. I know that I can extract only the first parts using for example unrar e -kb file.part1.rar However ...
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Changing the default installation directory?

Is there a way to change the directory where applications are installed? I mean instead of /usr/bin can I change the settings to install them at /usr/local/bin or something like that, as long as they ...
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Some apps not opening on CentOS 7

I've some apps on CentOS 7.5 with GNOME that won't open when clicked. The Weather app for example, when clicked, it seems to load, but does nothing.. it doesn't open. I found a similar issue here, ...
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Workstation-like environment across Debian clients

At our university we have a workstation-like system. It's windows XP (or Win-7 on some machines) and you can sit to any computer and log in with your credentials. It seems to be pulling some of your ...
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Get current versions of applications via apt-get

apt-get install shows just really old versions of everything. E. g. "Eclipse Galileo" but currently it's "Juno" and imho there was "Helios" and "Indigo" in between. And gcc is 4.2 but I need at least ...
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sudo: ./server: command not found

I wrote a piece of software called "server" and I am trying to run it on a different linux box. The command I am typing is: sudo ./server I am in the directory with 'sever' in it, and it tells me ...
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Modify desktop application icon after progam opens e.g. in alt-tab

You may tell me I'm a perfectionist, but I am struggling with the following: I have two applications that do not come from the repository for which I have problems with the application icon. I am ...
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What does the number mean in a man page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do the numbers in a man page mean? If I typeman ls, I seeLS(1) in the top left and top right corners of the manpage. I also see programs on the internet being refered ...
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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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Edit Application Menu in Fedora 16 XFCE?

I am running a fully updated Fedora 16 with XFCE in my VirtualBox virtual machine, and just like to know how I can edit the items in its Application Menu? Update: I installed the program alacarte, ...
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run Linux applications on FreeBSD

is it possible at to run Linux applications on a FreeBSD machine? How can I do it? Thank in advance !
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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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StackApplet doesn't work in Linux Mint 17.1

I installed stackapplet from the official repo, and the applet started fine, but I was not able to add my account using the preferences. When I try to add my username, nothing happens. Even ...
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What is best and secure way to save application settings?

Let's say I have an application which has plugins, daemons, etc. Now It has to save its settings and plugins settings as well as too. Most of all applications use users home folder for it but it is ...
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Making applications persist when closed (like on Mac OS X) on Linux

Once an application is first launched in OS X from the dock, it stays open in the background, even after you close all open windows for that application. For example, if I open Google Chrome from the ...
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How does a linux-based operating system handle applications? [closed]

I was trying to learn how to run an application without an operating system, and I kept coming across this piece of information: In order to run a program without an operating system, that program has ...
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Create a (Windows type) Instance of an application in Linux

The background: I have some old Windows Applications that I need to get running in a Wine environment on Linux. I have got to the point where I can start the application and it runs fine. However I ...
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How to update CodeBlocks in Kali Linux?

I installed CodeBlocks on Kali Linux but I got 10.05 version and I want to update it to 13.12, preferably via terminal. Also I would like to know how to update any application this way.
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kernel event listener

I wonder if there is something similar to an event listener in UNIX that a program can subscribe to? Specifically I want to know: Start and end times of a user session Start and end of the ...