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Questions tagged [software-rec]

recommendations for software for a particular purpose

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A tool for monitoring progress and ETA of an arbitrary process

I'm looking for a tool that takes two arguments: a command to execute, and a target value The tool should then run the command continuously, look for a number in the output of the command, and ...
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Tool for searching across branches and through history in a Git repository

I'm looking for a tool, or for suggestions towards a script, that would be able to search a Git repository for files based on both filenames and file contents (find/grep-like). It would need to be ...
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Linux software for taking verbal notes? [duplicate]

Is there any software that will listen on the audio inputs of my PC/laptop and will record what I say (in English) into a text file on my computer ? I need it to be in a format that I can then ...
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Where is metadata for PDF files? Can I insert metadata into any PDF file?

I have many files of music; with the program mp3Tag, I had organized all of it. I have the correct metadata as it allows. I am looking for a free software that does the same, but for PDF files.
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How do I get a 30 minute break while working or doing anything on computers? [closed]

I am running Debian. Many times I get cramped (or something) for being on the computer for to long. Is there a tool which will tell me after 30-40 minutes to take a break? I remember seeing something,...
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Installing software in home partition instead of root partition?

/home (the rest) / (100GiB) /swap (6GiB) /boot (200MiB there are vital basic operating system packages like the coreutils and binutils, then there's the "optional" like virtualbox or okular thing ...
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Webcam and Desktop composite with v4l2loopback?

Is there anyway to do a composite video setup where the webcam is overlain onto the desktop and output as a video device (simulated webcam)?
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Searching a tool to visualize memory

I am searching a program which can show the memory as a colorful grid in console. For example showing used, unused and changed stuff. This is not for monitoring, its simply for a screen which is ...
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Is there any decent alternative for Launchy? [closed]

For many years I was using Launchy for Windows and Linux. I notice that launchy is having issues with popping up and losing focus on the input field. This happened on Linux Mint 18, and in Debian ...
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Fast way to get checksum for all files within a huge nested directory

We have a requirement to screen user-uploaded content. However, I've noticed that most of our user-uploaded content has actually originated from our own system: for example someone downloads a pdf ...
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PDF editor to highlight text on Lubuntu

I would need a PDF editor that works well on Lubuntu to highlight some sections of a PDF and save the changes.
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Can the ThinkVantage button still bring up ThinkVantage Management on Linux Mint?

So I don't know much about terminals or code. I just want to be able to run diagnostics on my comp (the battery stays at 0% no matter how long it's plugged in). Is there a simple way to run ...
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Which free compiler implements C++14 new features? [closed]

I want to use the new features of C++14 on Linux. Which free compiler grants these features?
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Is there a GPU system monitor for Debian?

I use a system monitor to watch CPU, memory and network usage on my Debian 8: I need a GPU (graphic) monitor. I tried differentes monitors with and without GIU but they don't show GPU. Why the ...
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Using OpenSUSE 'Skype for Linux' gives audio problems, any solutions?

I interact with a person overseas who only uses Windows OS (10, 7) and when Windows was my sole operating system we used Skype on Windows OS. Now I mainly use Linux, but Skype for Linux has many audio ...
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Music Production Software For Linux

Before I switched to Linux as my main OS, I used to make music just for fun. I was making EDM (Dubstep/Drum and Bass). I'm on Fedora 27. I wanted to start making it again because I can. What DAWs are ...
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Ways to run old programs made for IRIX on MIPS?

I have a small collection of old, custom programs for IRIX on SGI MIPS, some of which I need to run for work related reasons because there are no modern alternatives available and we need to access ...
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Which tools/scripts to do directory thinning based on time gaps?

A directory contains several backup subdirectories named after their creation date and time [format: YYYY-MM-DD-HHMMSS], like: 2017-12-17-211627 2017-12-17-231437 2017-12-18-001330 2017-12-18-...
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Looking for a terminal download manager

I am looking for a download manager running in CLI (terminal). Tool should solve the following purpose. Take a list of YouTube URL as input / take a URL-list from a file. Should pause and resume ...
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What is the difference between dd_rescue and ddrescue, when to prefer which one?

There are two similar tools for a dd on bad hardware: Kurt Garloff's dd_rescue GNU ddrescue What is the difference between dd_rescue and ddrescue, when to prefer which one?
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When Authorization is Required, Fedora is asking me for the password for the wong user's password

I have a shared Fedora machine. There are two of us. I'm Bob and she's Mary. (pretend names) Forever and a day, when I am logged in and attempt to install something with the application called "...
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What is the Linux equivalent of Inno Setup on Windows?

Looking to create a Linux installer that will work similar to Inno Setup on Windows (which is a great little tool to create installers on Windows). My project is really simple (just a couple of ...
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Using redshift without geoclue: why doesn't it allow me to specify how I'd like to have my screen color temp changed / set my position manually?

I'd like to use the redshift to change the screen color temperature before I intend to go to sleep. Now it looks like redshift requires me to install geoclue. But I don't want to have that package ...
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Switch ISP on connection failure (redundant Internet connection)

I'm looking for software to manage redundant Internet connections before writing my own. I'm sure a lot of people have written quick hacks to do this, but there are a lot of weird corner cases… We ...
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Installing Ubuntu Software Applications in Qubes OS

Is it possible to install the Ubuntu Software Applications, such as LibreOffice and others in Qubes OS? Thanks.
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How to get a full screenshot of a page that goes off screen?

I seem to remember that maybe it was in Chrome or somewhere else that one could right-click on a web page and get a full screenshot of the entirety of the page as though it would fit on the monitor ...
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Editing lines from multiple files as if from one

I'm looking for a program that can read lines from many files at once and allows editing them and saving them back after changes. It may seem a weird idea at first glance, but it's quite simple and ...
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Command line file explorer/manager that displays the number of files for each directory

I am looking for a command line file explorer/manager that displays the number of files for each directory. For example, ncdu displays the folder sizes: I would like to have the same with the ...
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Encrypt & obfuscate filenames

I am looking for a backup solution and while trying to anonymize and protect my data one of the problems I've found is that the filenames leak a lot of information. I am looking for a piece of ...
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Memoize (cache) for command-line programs?

I sometimes wind up running the same, fairly-expensive command over and over again, to get the same output. E.g., ffprobe to get information about a media file. Given the same input, the same output ...
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Audio DiffMaker for Linux?

Is there an equivalent of Audio DiffMaker for Linux? It is a "signal difference extraction software". More from the website: Audio DiffMaker is a freeware tool set intended to help determine ...
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Is resize2fs the only tool to shrink ext4/3/2 filesystems?

I'd like to adjust the partition layout on my SSD a bit. It looks as all the tools (gparted, etc) rely on resize2fs from e2fsprogs. And resize2fs fails me with a (clearly wrong) message about ...
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How to output process stats after completion?

I would like to run a process from bash in Cygwin so that I have some short summary after execution like peak memory usage or average CPU usage, like time but with more information. Are there any ...
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Linux Document Management

I'm looking for a Linux (Freeware preferred) replacement for the Paperport Document Management Software by Nuance. Wants: Scan to PDF. OCR. Simple Indexing and Searching. Data stored locally. ...
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Manage a set of docker container as infrastructure [closed]

I have a set of applications, which rely on each other in containers. I know, to maange multiple docker containers there are tools like: Swarm Kubernetes Rancher Cloudfoundry Which tool would I ...
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Tool to automatically extract sub-images that are inside an image: sub-images separated by whitespace

Is there a tool/script which can extract images (save them as separate image files) inside an image, each sub-image is separated by whitespace? This: Would result in 3x: Image Source
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Closest thing to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7?

I am currently studying for RHCSA and wish to practice on a system (vm) that is as near as possible to RHEL 7. I know about the free development version but as per Appendix 1 (Exhibit 1.C), my ...
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what media browser/player supports bookmarks in a playlist that loops

Sometimes I decide "I want to watch the next video in this playlist". Kodi/xbmc has a check mark that indicates "you have already watched this video" and another icon that indicates "You started ...
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Software reccomendation: diff based restore points

i'm looking for software that lets me create multiple restore points that allow me to go back to these points and have my system be in the exact same state as when these restore points were taken. I ...
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Linux equivalent of Windows Power options, specifically processor management

I am looking for some sort of power management for my old laptop which is running openSUSE Leap. I want to set up maximum usage of processor to 50% or even less. In Windows this is easy with a couple ...
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Native speech recognition software for Linux [duplicate]

I am looking for a user friendly speech-to-text software to run offline on linux. Simon needs a dictionary and training, I need a full dictation-able software, speechpad needs internet access, julius ...
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Automatically downloading subtitles

There is a media player for Windows, BSPlayer, which can automatically download subtitles. The great thing about it is that it kind of magically always picks the right one, contrary to manual ...
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PDF viewer/reader that supports cycling through documents

In my work I generate lot's of eps/pdf files that contain figures and tables. I want to be able cycle through all eps and pdf files in one directory by just clicking next/using a shortcut in my viewer....
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Program to display a grid on screen

Is there any program that can show/display grid lines on the screen. I want use this grid as a ruler for web design and ....
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GUI app for sending emails through specific smtp servers

Anyone know of an application like swaks but with a GUI? Preferably the application would have auto resolve of MX for the recipient domain. The purpose would be to be able to manually send email ...
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Can a program ever receive a software interrupt?

Can a program ever receive a software interrupt? I understand that they can cause interrupts, but can they actually recieve a software interrupt? If so, please can you provide an example?
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What are GNU/Linux tools for checking PDF documents before publishing?

I have to send PDF documents to a professional printing company. The company feeds back with comments about how some text should be overprinted, some logo has been incorporated in RGB instead of CMYK,...
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PDF readers not based on poppler?

It seems that most GNU/Linux PDF readers use poppler for rendering. For testing purposes I would like not to use poppler. Are there any (recent) alternatives ? xpdf doesn't count, since I expect ...
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Which open source software can calculate crystal diffraction diagrams?

Which open source software can calculate crystal diffraction diagrams for neutron and x-ray diffraction? The software should finally create a picture like this by simulation: https://commons....
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Face Tool in Photo Management softwares Linux

Somehow, everywhere in the internet I see that the packages like F-spot, Shotwell and Kphotoalbum can detect faces in the photo library. But I have to say, after 1 day of round the clock research, I ...