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Monolingual french offline commandline dictionary?

As the title says, I'm looking for a monolingual french dictionary that I can query on the commandline, ideally offline. For example to have a low latency way to check the gender of nouns. I looked at ...
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What would you recommend for Voice Dictation in Linux? [closed]

Ok, so I'm looking for a simple live-dictation tool that will run natively in linux, not a web-based app. For context, I've looked around on Google, Checked out other SE posts asking the same thing in ...
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Simple GUI app for showing touchscreen activity / coordinates?

Per the title, I have a touchscreen system (raspberry-pi based) that I need to test/diagnose the touchscreen behaviour of and demonstrate functionality to a customer. All I need is a simple GUI ...
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Cartesian application software recommendation in Debian [closed]

Is there a software recommendation for an application for the Cartesian field in Debian?
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20+ backup directories, I'd like to dedupe all files to 1 "master directory"

As the title suggests, I have inherited a file structure where there are about 30 "complete or partial backups" of a fileserver full of text files. This obviously makes no sense, and I'd ...
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Markdown viewer for file list

I'm looking for a command line Markdown viewer for many .md files somehow similar to image viewers. I need: simple/fast navigation: preferably left, right arrows (no combinations like :n, :p), and a ...
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Solaris-compatible password managers

I am working on a Solaris machine (Solaris 11.4.26.75.4, sun4v architecture) and would like to use a password manager to centralize storing various passwords. The password manager has the following ...
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install app from xxxlinux64.zip manjaro

I need to install an app, betaflight-configurator_10.3.1_linux64.zip, on manjaro os. I have the most recent version installed via Aur and the software manager but need an old version which i ...
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Is there any Linux text editor application that supports windows-style KB shortcuts?

I am mainly a Windows user who occasionally uses Linux via ssh terminals. Currently, I am using nano as the text editor. However, I am so fed up that I am planning to write my own text editor ...
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Any free vncs with relative mouse input?

I have a gentoo tigervnc-server that I use to connect to my pc from work to slack off, the main problem is that I cannot play anything 3D, this is due to tigervnc using a absolute mouse input, It ...
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Is there a terminal-based image viewer that enables directory browsing after viewing a single file?

I am searching for a lightweight terminal image viewer like feh,meh, sxiv, pqiv, or qiv, with the end objective of having a terminal image viewer that allows you to explore all pictures in a folder ...
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Any tool to do ioctl() from bash?

I try to make an ioctl() call from bash. This is very easy to do in C, so there are tools ( https://github.com/jerome-pouiller/ioctl ) which wrap this functionality. But it would make the distribution ...
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CLI utility to search and download YouTube videos in wav format

I have a text file contains about 50 song titles. I'm searching for a CLI utility that can take each title from the text file, search for it on YouTube, get the top 4 video links then download the ...
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Terminal with advanced copy paste capabilites

Kitty terminal has a feature where one can run a python script that captures text via regex and allows copying directly to clipboard (see https://sw.kovidgoyal.net/kitty/kittens/hints/) The matches ...
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Alternative to LibreCMC/OpenWRT that is easier to upgrade?

I use LibreCMC (based on OpenWRT) for my wifi router, and I really hate it. Every time I upgrade, everything breaks, and I have to manually log in and fix everything, by hand, and remember what I did ...
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Recommended solutions, libraries or frameworks to build a repeatable copy/mirror tool

I'm looking to satisfy the following use cases Occasionally automatically copy all data from a removable storage to fixed folder (and in reverse) Occasionally automatically sync a folder with a ...
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Any 'cat' colorized tool? [duplicate]

I sometimes cat a c file or a JSON file, there is no colorful format text. Is there any command line tool that can show colorful format text as it is in ex: gedit?
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Any foss apps on Linux that contain the print booklet feature of Adobe Acrobat Reader?

I have been using the Print Booklet -function of Adobe Acrobat Reader on Windows. However the program does not have a Linux version, see download page. Also I don't see the option on Evince. Are there ...
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What POSIX utility can I use to decompress files with the .xz extension?

Instead of using non-POSIX tools such as unxz, what POSIX utility can I use to decompress files with the .xz extension? Neither xz nor unxz is a POSIX command, so if I want to run only POSIX commands, ...
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Command similar to ascii for ascii extended and/or for unicode?

ascii command in Linux is fast and great. It allows us to search for a character or for a code point and returns all relevant results for a given search. Is there something similar for ASCII extended (...
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Is there a GUI linux application that shows per mounted disk i/o transfer rate in a graphic?

Is there a GUI linux application that shows per mounted disk i/o transfer rate in a graphic? (Like gnome-system-monitor do for the swap mount but for each mounted drive) I'm looking for an application ...
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What software alternatives are there to ECC storage under Linux Mint and Linux Mint Debian Edition LMDE to protect against a bit flip problem?

It is known that there are other approaches besides ECC memory that can help avoid data loss due to e.g. flipping of RAM memory cells by cosmic rays (bit flip problem): What the Bit Flip Problem is: ...
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WizTree equivalent for ext2/3/4

There are many applications for visualizing the files/directories that take up the most space, for example all of these: How to understand what's taking up disk space?, and other similar ones for ...
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Linux command for moving, merging and renaming duplicates

I am trying to move directories (with sub-directories and files) to another directory. With mv some folders are not merging because the same directory exists with files. This is no good because even ...
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Formatting multiline comments in source code (also for documentation)?

What I'm looking for can be stated simply as: Are there any existing tools/approaches, that would allow me to (at least partially) automatically format C source code comments for documentation? I'm ...
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Is there an SSD Benchmark Tool for Linux to measure speed vs time or speed vs space usage?

Most of the SSD benchmarks you see out there use solely Crystal Disk Mark for Windows on an empty SSD. This allows to show speeds of 300~550MB/s (SATAIII), which is amazing compared to most HDDs. ...
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Remote Desktop Solution for Ubuntu 22.04, Wayland, RDP, and session management

I've been looking for a Remote Desktop solution for Ubuntu 22.04. 'gnome-remote-desktop', Ubuntu 22.04's standard RDP solution, automatically quits when the user logs out and it does not support login ...
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Display & edit tabular data in the terminal

I'm looking for an app to display & edit CSV files as a tabular data in cells, similar to GUI spreadsheets like LibreOffice Calc. I just need simple viewing, cell editing & easy navigation ...
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A program to draw on screen in X11

I'm using dwm on Arch Linux. Is there an existing program I can use to draw on the screen? For example, if I'm in a zoom meeting, sharing my screen, I'd like to scribble over the code I'm showing in ...
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Text editor that can hide lines like notepad++

Notepad++ has a feature where you simply right click on a text and select "hide lines", for example a base64 encoded jpeg in a markdown file, which is a large blob of text. I have not ...
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Find a suite Linux open source document management system

I'm looking for a Linux open source document management system (DMS). Ideally I would like to install a Server on my workstation Linux Mint. What I need from this system is: write wiki page to ...
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Music player that allows me to rate my music files

I seek a music player which will let me rate my music and later play highly rated ones. I am aware that rhythmbox can do this, but seek alternatives with better UI. Other features sought: Ability to ...
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Translation (CAT) software that exports bilingual content

I looked at various Open Source translation software (desktop OR web like: weblate, omegaT, pootle, etc.) and I cannot find this 'feature' or I am incorrectly searching to find it or it doesn't exist. ...
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Dummy SSH server?

I'm looking for a dummy SSH server that will simply reject any logins, even if they use the credentials of a real system account. As I search, I'm finding honeypots, but I don't want the hacker to ...
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Is there a user-level utility which offers the features of "cron" or "at" and only within a particular session?

I want to run a some scheduled commands on a timed basis within a manually startedscreen session and only within that screen session, because it uses an ssh authentication tied to that session. ...
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Remote access to Linux graphical session with opensource software behind router without the need for PAT/NAT configuration

I use anydesk on my Linux behind my ISP router and my Dad PC also using anydesk on Linux behind his ISP router. I'd like to use an opensource software to gain remote access to the Linux graphical ...
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Sum sizes of certain folders/files with inclusion and exclusion patterns

I'm looking for a tool that gives me the total size on disk of certain folders and files. It should be able to unambiguously include or exclude items and all of their children (folders and files in it)...
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software recommandation for green screen photo editing

I'm looking for something that would allow me to replace the specific green parts of a still picture (green-screen photo) with another image, all that called from a shell script. Basically, a command ...
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What program is best for outputting an image with my inputted text on it?

I'm looking for a program that is able to output an image with my inputted text on it. Sort of like a template, I would input varying text / numbers and an image, and the program will output the image ...
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I installed wget into my local directory because the system-wide wget was out-of-date. How do I use my updated wget instead of system-wide?

I have a directory on a computer (used by my entire department) that has out-of-date wget software (wget-1.14). I installed a new version into my local directory, where I have write permissions (I'm ...
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Is there a terminal emulator like powershell or Windows Terminal, for Linux?

Say what you will about Windows, but there are a couple of features of powershell that I found immensely helpful: Suggestions for autocompletion: If I type cd my then hit CTRL+SPACE, not only do I ...
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software for editing 2 images at the same time

I am looking to find if possible a tool which can take a area screenshot and let me edit it like so: however I also want an image like this to be created simultaneously after editing the first image: ...
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Is there a nice nftables ruleset visualizer?

I have a rather large firewall ruleset in nftables. nft list ruleset is many pages. It's possible to export the data in machine readable format (JSON), using nft -j list ruleset, but before I write my ...
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What is the *nix parallel to Microsoft front page (HTML page builder)?

Just as LibreOffice is the current parallel to Microsoft Office and just as GIMP is the current parallel to Adobe Photoshop, what is the *nix parallel to Microsoft front page (HTML page builder)? Can ...
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Is there a GUI to handle LVM and software RAID operations?

Are there any free graphical tools to manage advanced Linux storage schemes such as software RAID and LVM arrays in a similar fashion to how GParted handles partitions? Unfortunately, it seems most ...
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Are there any graphical / text-based user interface calendar programs which use the UNIX calendar utility format to store entries?

On some UNIX systems, there is a calendar utility which acts as a reminder service and which reads entries from files specified in tab-separated format, e.g.: 01/01\tNew Year's Day 01/02\tBank holiday ...
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Small TaskQueue shared on two computers

There are two computers with 12 physical cores each. Computer A should accept jobs and distribute them among A and B I want to setup Computers A and B such that A will accept jobs (via ssh) and ...
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is there a multi-tab terminal that accepts being started running one command per tab?

My goal is to start a multi terminal environment with: easy access to all terminals at once, like pressing a keyboard key (I can do that with yakuake and guake) custom named tabs so I know where ...
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OS and addtional software raid is it a good approach?

A friend of mine wants to use a root server for his wordpress pages. His idea is to use one SSD as main drive for the OS and two HDDs for WWW-Root and database data. The idea is to use both HDDs in a ...
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chromium doesn't work with orca on fedora linux

I want to use fedora linux on my main system with the orca screen reader, however I've ran into barriers. First of all, I like using chromium based browsers which, unlike Debian and Slackware based ...
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