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How to convert Arabic subtitles to utf8 the right way?

Most DVD burners (if not all) ask for subtitles to be encoded in utf8, sure that's easy for file in *.srt; do ◀ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 -o "$file".utf "$file" && mv "$file".utf "$file" ◀ ...
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Internet bandwidth consumption monitor process wise monitoring? [duplicate]

I had some three or four askubuntu pages open in my firefox's tabs, and the pages suddenly started responding extremely slow. I checkd the system monitor, and it showed huge amounts of data being ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Password while file deletion

What are the different ways of encrypting files other than zip compression with password? I also want to get prompted for my password while permanently deleting some files, both password protected ...
3
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1answer
515 views

What is a good alternative to the sux command?

With the coming 14.04 release sux (wrapper around su which will transfer your X credentials) is no longer included in Ubuntu. (I think it is being removed because it is being pulled from Debian, ...
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1answer
100 views

how download mails folder from command line?

I want to download mails (batch download) i have in the "sample" folder from my yahoo mail to local folder. any command-line client for downloading mails from mail? thanks
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1answer
61 views

Is there an alternative for 'ppasearch' in newer versions of Ubuntu?

Is there an alternative for ppasearch (command-line app) in newer versions of Ubuntu? ppasearch is only avaiable for 10.10, 10.04 and 9.10.
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1answer
435 views

Terminal alternative to gnome-keyring [duplicate]

I am currently using gnome-keyring to manage my ssh passwords. I would like to know if there are any alternatives to this, which I can use in situations when I don't have access to the UI. I am ...
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3answers
108 views

is there any way I can run Linux commands in the web? [duplicate]

I am looking for software/application that can help me of checking some Linux commands working in a browser irrespective of OS. I mean Live CLI in the browser. Thank you.
2
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0answers
346 views

Get binary delta-encoded recursive diff of two directories as single patch file in CLI (and online use)

Essentially, I am looking for a GNU/Linux tool, that could recursively iterate through two directories, find file changes/additions/deletions; and for all changed files, output a diff. This can ...
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22answers
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Any command line calculator for Ubuntu?

I am looking for a Calculator which can do calculations in the terminal itself without any other extra prefixes and suffixes. For example: If I typed something like 10000-9000 in the terminal, the ...
0
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0answers
332 views

finger print reader for hp

I have a HP Touch-smart m7, is there any fingerprint reading software that would allow me to use my fingerprint reader? I have tried fprint and fingerprint-gui, neither recognize my device and when I ...
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0answers
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Stock Exchange Application [duplicate]

please tell me any type of Stock Exchange application available into linux like some other os window 7 available software like Odin Diet
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4answers
4k views

Please recommend a hex editor for shell

Can you recommend a hex editor that can be run from shell? I need to be able to edit not only view the content.
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1answer
249 views

Extract text from pdf, MS ofiices file and other document

I need a command line tool that will extract plain text from MS office files(all formats), pdf and other file formats. I looked at libre office command line but was not able to find the filters for ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Anything that converts GUI actions to commands to be sent to remote ubuntu via SSH? [duplicate]

Is there anything that would allow me to run a GUI on client side of SSH(ie on windows)& that would convert the GUI actions made to corresponding commands to be sent via SSH client(in my case ...
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2answers
162 views

search command for packages in Ubuntu terminal to search updates and patches of the package specifically

Can I know what is the command to search any package using the terminal, if I only know the name of the Software like, if I want to search VLC or JDK,JRE.. etc If I do not know what is the url where ...
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1answer
235 views

View GPU processor activity in real time?

I wanted to know if there is such a terminal command or application that allows one to view the progress of the processes running on the GPU in real time. Basically, something like 'top' for the GPU. ...
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0answers
38 views

How to fix ogg tags?

I am searching a command-line tagging tool that supports ogg-tagging and allows to change encoding to the tags.
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3answers
3k views

Minify tool that can be executed through terminal

I am looking for a tool or a way to minify (similar to Compress my code and this question on Stack) all of the code in my .xml, .css, .html and .js files through Ubuntu's terminal. Eventually I will ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Looking for non-gui utility application

I'm searching for application (if exists). It should appear after pressing previously customized keys, and will have non-gui (aka command shell) (but it should be have 'buttons' like in GRUB 2), it ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Software Recommendation Low level, relatively verbose audio libraries

I recently changed window managers to dwm, and one of the things that I've really enjoyed about it is having to figure out a lot more about how exactly ubuntu handles things like wireless connections. ...
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1answer
235 views

Any command to check packets received and transmitted

Is there any command line option to check how many packets my P.C is receiving and transmitting in real time (something like top) ?
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Better terminal for Ubuntu?

Suggest please a terminal application for Ubuntu desktop which meets next requirements: 1. Paste via Right Mouse Click (without showing the context menu) 2. Copy via Mouse selection. 3. Solarized ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Command for reporting free/used space on *unmounted* partitions?

Are there any commands that reports free (or used) space left on unmounted partitions? The partitions will have either NTFS, FAT or Ext2|3|4 filesystems... A bonus would be a program that also ...
6
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2answers
86 views

How can I colorize code sent to STDOUT?

Most text editors - vim, emacs, kate, gedit - have colorizers, so that, depending on the language you're programming in, it will color the text differently. Is there a way to do that for code sent to ...
3
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2answers
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How to optimize whole folder with jpegtran?

back in Windows I would use jpegtran program to process all of the images in a folder. However, there doesn't seem to be an application in Ubuntu with UI for performing the same task. Obviously, I ...
11
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1answer
471 views

Where do I find a terminal lens for Unity?

I have been googling for a terminal lens, i.e. a Unity lens that integrates the terminal into the usual dash replaces the current Alt+F2 functionality. For instance one could have a line of icons ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Is there a command line tool to shrink partition size?

I have searched around and found this page. But is GUi tool. IS there a command line tool I can use to shrink one of my partition size Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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5answers
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Is there a file explorer/manager for the command line?

I would like to know if there is something like DOS interface for Ubuntu. I mean a "GUI" that can run from the console (for example if you are using Ubuntu Server). Some file explorer like Nautilus ...
3
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1answer
522 views

Command line translator

Is there a Command line translator for Ubuntu that has multiple languages? With languages need English, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, etc Also nothing using Google works anymore.
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2answers
456 views

Is there a messenger service implementing something like Windows's “net send”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Send messages between 2 Ubuntu PCs (Net Send Style) In the microsoft universe you can do funny things with the net send command. According to this I have two questions ...
5
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2answers
6k views

System monitor in console mode

Is there a way to start system monitor app, from the console ?? I am not talking about terminal. I am talking about Ctrl + Alt + F1 mode
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3answers
6k views

Is there an offline command-line dictionary?

Is there any command line offline dictionary? I know that there are some like StarDict and Artha but how about one in the command line? Also, I tried dict but it is an online dictionary.
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2answers
147 views

Is there any CLI utility that can convert program written in C to Java? [closed]

Is there any ubuntu program that converts the program written in C to Java. I know there's an utility that can convert awk script to perl script(a2p).
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3answers
2k views

How can I embed a terminal widget on my desktop?

I use the command line a lot and I would like a widget (possibly integrating itself into the desktop) to provide access to a terminal. Like this: ...
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4answers
645 views

Which lightweight Terminal Emulators supports Transparency?

I know that gnome-terminal and the kde terminal both support transparency, but I'm looking for something lighter on resources than those. What other xterminal emulators support transparency?
2
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4answers
2k views

What is the default shell, and are there any other options?

I am new to Ubuntu. Looking for the meaning of shell, I got a list of many different shells. So I'd like to know: Which shell is used by default in Ubuntu? What other shells are available? Is there ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to convert docx to doc with terminal

I looked around in google to see if there was a way to convert docx files to doc through the terminal and I found some potential solutions using perl's xmllib, but I was wondering if there was another ...
4
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3answers
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Are the Linux utilities parts of the kernel/shell?

Such as cp, ls, grep, ps... Are they stand-alone applications pre-installed on the operating system or the innate part of the operating system?
4
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1answer
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Full-screen, transparent, toggle-able terminal for Ubuntu? (Like Quake/Visor)

I want to toggle a full-screen transparent terminal on some hotkey, so that when you close it, it just minimizes in the panel/tray but remains loaded in memory. For example, Visor on Mac OS X:
4
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1answer
146 views

How do I convert only a portion of an MP3 file to WAV at a certain frequency, from the command-line?

This transcodes the entire .mp3 to a .wav mpg123 -w output.wav input.mp3 Is there any way I can transcode a portion from the 10 second mark to the 20 second mark at a 44100hz?
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5answers
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What is the equivalent of Windows System Properties or Device Manager?

I am new to Ubuntu. In Windows, if I want to know my system properties/configuration, I can see it by going to Control Panel and clicking on the System icon. I can also get a detailed list of the ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't htop display the same processes as top?

I have a home server sometimes running at a high CPU usage rate of about 50 to 70 percents. In htop, my favorite process manager, I can sort the processes by CPU usage, but often there isn't any ...
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4answers
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Is there an application that can show memory usage in a similar manner to top?

I would like to leave an application running in my terminal that shows me the memory usage, similar to how top shows CPU and other info, and iotop shows the top I/O users. Does such an application ...
3
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5answers
2k views

Which torrent client has command line arguments to start/stop downloads?

first of all, I want to create shell script to start/stop downloads in torrent client. I don't need CLI but if you know how I can do that with CLI using shell script then it is okay. I use ...
6
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2answers
3k views

How do I remove all metadata from a quicktime movie file?

My camera takes .mov files as movies. How can I remove all metadata from them so I can feel confident sharing them on youtube without accidentally sharing when/where they were filmed, what type of ...
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1answer
672 views

Command-line torrent client that supports multi-tracker extension the way uTorrent does it

I've tried many torrent clients available in the repositories, but haven't found any that support the multi-tracker extension (BEP-012) the way it is implemented in uTorrent. That is, when there is a ...
2
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0answers
136 views

Simple program like ratmenu/9menu that can use images as menu items

I'd like to be able to select an album by looking through album covers and launch any mp3 player on it or select an image album by scrolling through sample thumbnails and launch any image viewer on ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

CLI program to download album art

I'd like to be able to do this: $ pwd /home/$USER/music/ripped_music/Monty_Python-Instant_Record_Collection $ ls 01.The_Executive_Intro.mp3 ... 16.The_Lumberjack_Song.mp3 $ mystery_command_or_script ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Is there a `net` view like command?

net is a windows command line tool that can do a lot of stuff around networking. If you add an argument like view to the net command(new view) it will search everything in your network. Is there a ...