Questions tagged [utilities]

small programs used on the command line to do a specific job

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ntop versus mrtg

I'm evaluating tools for measuring network activity and although mrtg seems to be the most highly regarded, I'm really impressed by ntop. Are there any reasons that mrtg is preferred to ntop?
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Difference between references of Linux “utilities”, “commands” and “programs”

I read uses of the word "utilities" for commands/programs such as 'ls', 'chmod', 'mv', etc. Is "commands" is Linux referring to the same things as top, ps, etc., or are those something different? ...
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How to use the ul command line utility

I wanted to answer Use _roff to underline words with "just use ul, this command is meant specifically for underlining text", however I just can't grasp how to use it. I thought $ echo "hello _kitty_ ...