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Software to be used from the command-line or in shell scripts.

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Reusable command-console widget library or app

I'm developing a Windows-based, C++ app, for which I want to add a command console. The app is a toy 3d editor. I have a basic console running using ImGui, but it's got some issues that are difficult ...
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Command-line tool for flattening directories

Examples: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/52366028/auto-overwrite-when-flattening-file-structure-in-osx https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20211911/find-all-files-and-copy-them-to-a-folder-...
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Is there a (command line) tool to calculate percentage change between two files of the same format full of numbers?

Is there a (command line) tool to calculate percentage change between two files of the same format full of numbers? Example: File A: 100 100 File B: 150 70 Invocation: $ calc_perc_change A B +50% -...
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Workflow: git status & git diff in command-line

This question was rejected at in the Software Engineering StackExchange, I was pointed here. I use git entirely in the command-line and I look for ways to speed up my workflow. Many times a day, I ...
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Command line tool to track time spent and traffic volume on visited websites

I am interested in knowing what are the top websites I visit with respect to: the time spent on the website the traffic volume of the website The monitoring should be at the computer level (so ...
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Simple offline translation software with command line control (Windows)

I'm looking for a translation software that I can use completely offline. I have searched the web but most things I found were focused on online translators (google, deepl, ...). The few things I ...
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Is there a Windows command-line utility to convert saved "Webpage. HTML Only" files to "Webpage, Complete" files?

I have many locally-saved .HTML files that have links to remote images. I am looking for a command-line utility that would batch convert these "HTML Only" files to "Webpage, Complete&...
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Recommendations for CLI-based Anki-alternatives?

I need free software, that I can use from my terminal, for learning vocabulary in French and for memorizing famous quotations in English. The closest that I've found is VocabCLI, but it is not exactly ...
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Format HTML file(s) from the command line

I want to format HTML source files from the command line, one file at a time or in bulk. Tool requirements Should be installable on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Must be capable of formatting in place, ...
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Windows CLI tool to take full ownership of a file

I do auditing of Windows Systems, I need a simple and robust CLI tool that can take ownership of any file to the full extent. I've dabbled with takeown and icacls but they seem to be quite limited, ...
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C Library For Quickly Writing CLI Programs

I'm working on porting most of my PHP, Python, and Bash scripts over to C. As a "beginner" with the C language I am overwhelmed with the documentation and all the memory management ...
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What widely-available cross-platform command line program can I use to render a string containing color emoji

I have a program which allows users to create gifs from youtube videos using yt-dlp and ffmpeg. Unfortunately, ffmpeg does not support color emojis. Here's what it looks like when you try: ffmpeg -ss ...
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Generate private key from insecure public key

Supposing I have a 512-bit RSA public key (insecure by modern standards), how can I brute force to obtain a valid, corresponding private key assuming I have infinite time? Suppose: I generate an ...
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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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Commandline config manager

Is there a tool for managing entries of a config file? E.g: by toggling comments, or setting some keys to some values. I know, for a one-time configuration it's easy to just use sed or awk like: awk '/...
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Lightweight CLI Website Uptime Monitoring

I'm looking for a very lightweight, open-source, linux CLI tool for monitoring the uptime of a set of websites. I do not want a tool that includes a web server. I'm thinking of something like mon, but ...
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grep tool that colorizes matches and (C) code comments?

This is somewhat similar to the question in https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/33131/how-to-grep-on-source-code-without-catching-comments - however, what I actually want, is this: provided a C ...
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A database migration/refactoring tool for RDF triple stores?

Is there a refactoring tool that can track changes in database migrations, similar to Flyway or Liquibase, but for RDF triple stores? Triple stores are similar to graph databases. They are used in ...
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Tool for storing and easy executing command lines (Windows)

Do you know any tool that allows you to store command lines and easy execute them (maybe even supporting parameters)? Something like: c:\foo\bar\baz.exe --foo [play] c:\foo\bar\qux.exe --bzz [play] ...
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Programm that can use Inputs from Telegramm to Control a website automatically

I am looking for an AI or non AI Tool with which I can read Out Telegramm Messages (from my PC, Telegramm App) smbdy. or better Said a friend of Mine sends me and which then gives Inputs to a specefic ...
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What framework/library compiles the smallest possible "hello world" application stand-alone executable in 2023?

I'd like to use typescript for creating simple (command-line) applications. But I can't really find a tutorial/guide/docs that show me how to create a small binary. pkg, deno compile etc creates ...
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Where can I fund a Windows OS GUI interface that would be a file manager to results output from the GNU find command?

I am very adept at using the GNU (Unix / Linux) find command. Now I am looking for a GUI UI tool where I can run any find command I want, or point it to a script and have the results displayed in a ...
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Linux CLI Tool to batch convert PDFs to default to Continuous Page Display

I have googled this extensively, but not had any luck. I have a large selection of .pdf files, some of which default to displaying discrete pages or facing pages, and some of which default to ...
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Free terminal based dictionary for Linux

I'm looking for a dictionary that can be used from the terminal. I'm expecting something like dictionary <word-in-double-quotes>. Should be installable from apt and should be free. PS: OS - Kali ...
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Tool to keep duplicate information in source code repository consistent

Sometimes it can't be avoided to duplicate information in a source code repository: E.g. parts of the README file will often be duplicated in the full documentation, the current version will often be ...
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Is there a Linux tool for creating a DataURI of a given file?

How can I easily obtain the DataURI of a file in a terminal-based environment? The tool should be installable via apt-get and feature simple syntax. Could you suggest some suitable options? Thank you ...
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Is there an alternative to grc (CLI output colorizer) for Windows?

I'm wondering if there's any Windows CLI tool that can easily colorize popular command output, such as log file contents and some commonly used CLI commands like ping. I'm looking for something that's ...
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CLI or scripting language library of Adobe illustrator

I have tons of Adobe Illustrator files (ai files). These have all same layers structure. I want to create SVG files from each of them. Like, a.ai => a_Layer1.svg, a_Layer2.svg, a_Layer3.svg... b.ai ...
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Web App or command line code to search a wordlist for specific letters

I'm a teacher in primary school. There is a list of words my pupils will have to learn during their first 2 years. But of course in the beginning they only know a handful of letters. So I'm looking ...
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Opening a TCP port and returning an HTTP error

I need a gratis tool for Windows which opens a specific TCP port (configurable, e.g. Port 80) and returns an HTTP error code (configurable, e.g. HTTP 503). It must have a command line version. It ...
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elementwise-diff utility for (simple) structures of data

Suppose I have a data structure made up of, say, a 32-bit floating-point value and a 32-bit integer values. Now suppose I have two files with a million of these structures in each. For simplicity let'...
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Word separation sensitive text replacement CLI tool

I am looking for a Linux command-line utility that can do text replacement (think sed or sd) and is able to automatically extend your search-and-replace pattern to strings that have different word ...
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Less in terminal with fonts (Markdown viewing)?

I have just started looking into options for reading Markdown files in the terminal, and I've consulted these resources: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4140/markdown-viewer https://www....
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A tool to edit .dynsym symbols in ELF files

objcopy(1) can edit .symtab (among many other things), but not .dynsym. elfedit(1) can modify small amount of header values patchelf(1) can modify other dynamic information (interpreter, libraries, ...
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A utility to demultiplex/extract tracks from an MP4 file

I'm using Linux. If I want to demultiplex a Matroska file, I can use mkvextract to do so. But what if I want to do this with an MPEG4 file (.mp4)? Is there an equivalent or similar utility for ...
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Command line tool that validates YAML file against a JSON schema written in YAML

I'm looking for a YAML validator that can validate YAML files against a JSON schema written in YAML. I found Yamale - but this tool does not use the JSON schema standard but its own schema definition. ...
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Command line tools to do a diff of csv/tsv files?

I work on a bioinformatics tool that produces large TSV files with many (~100) and long (~5-200 char) columns. Getting a whole line from a normal diff is overwhelming. It's more important to have the ...
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Render HTML + CSS + JS to Image File

Does there exist a tool that can render HTML code to an image file? I'm writing a scifi novel and I have an idea to include images of social media threads as chapter headings. I have some experience ...
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How to host Java application package similar to Python's pypi.org?

I have a Java application which I would like to host on some sort of free hosting website. Later, users can install that application via a command-line tool and use it easily. While searching, I found ...
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What command-line software is there for fully automatic image morphing? [closed]

I would like to create morphing animations (transition of shape and color) of a set of images and I would like to do it from the command-line. Also, I don't want to specify keypoints or such because I ...
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Is there a modern cross platform task runner, like make, for running simple scripts?

I have some build, test, etc scripts written in various interpreted languages but in Windows Powershell or cmd you cannot invoke a script directly from the command line. # Rather than ./build # On ...
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CLI interactive merge tool

I'm looking for a CLI (or more accurately TUI), interactive merge tool that can work on any arbitrary pair of files. Ideally it would have a UX similar to git add --patch - diff the files, chunk the ...
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Tool to convert HTML entities & numeric code representations of Unicode characters to UTF-8 (Windows CLI)

Please recommend a gratis command-line (CLI) tool for Windows that will convert all HTML entities as well as common Unicode character numeric code representations within ANSI/UTF-7 encoded text files ...
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Seeking a command-line SHA256 bulk hashing tool for Windows

I want to write Windows batch commands that can specify individual files or all files recursively in a folder. Either way, the output should be the full name (including path) of a file and its SHA256 ...
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Script detecting missing articles (a, the) in an English (command line tool for Linux)

Is there some existing offline tool that can be pointed to a file with English text and will complain about missing "a" "the" within the text? Preferably it would be command line ...
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Command line anti virus scanner for offline usage

I want a good anti virus software that should have following requirements: Be able to scan offline. So no upload to cloud etc Be able to be started via command line. Example: "C:\AV\AwesomeAv....
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Windows CLI tool to remove a specified line from a section within an `ini` file

Please recommend a gratis Windows CLI tool that allows one to remove a specified line from a section within an ini file. For example, let's say you have the following ini file: [settings] height=100 ...
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Display logs from multiple scripts on command line

I'm running some node and perl scripts repeatedly and want to see the logs on the command line. I tried writing logs to a corresponding file and following all log files with tail -f *.log but I don't ...
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Set a timed reminder from the terminal

How can I issue a shell command in my terminal that will alert me with a notification once a given time has passed? To make it a bit more specific, some things I am looking for are: I only need one ...
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Linux command line tools to create videos from text

Which Linux command line tool(s) can be used to create videos from text? ffmpeg can be used to make videos from images but can it be used to make videos only from text? I have used ffmpeg for cutting ...
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