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Is there such a thing as an online mystery unix shell?

I'm wanting to get some hands-on practice and understanding of the various linux/unix command line and file structure. Is there an online tool / practice device that lets you/me practice unix/linux ...
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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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Command line utility to create video thumbnail previews

I'm looking for a utility that will let me create preview images of a video, basically the same behaviour as you can see in Media Player Classic. There, you can save a miniature preview file for the ...
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Is there a tool to create psafe3 (Password Safe, pwsafe) files from command line, without GUI?

An Android program uses "Password Safe V3 database" for storage of data. How do I batch-create or -edit such databases from Linux, from command line? There is pwsafe program available for ...
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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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GPU-accelerated command line image resize app that supports Nvidia GPUs?

I am looking for something that ticks the following boxes: Can resize images to a maximum dimension while preserving aspect ratio Has a command-line interface or other support for scheduled batch ...
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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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Need CLI (command line interface) tool to convert PLT file to PDF file

We want to convert PLT file to PDF file in the background. Our appplication is java based and we are looking for any tool which we can use in the background which provides command line interface to ...
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Where can I download MS-LOGO officially?

Need to download MS-LOGO for school kid. I am trying to avoid 3rd party softwares: since they often come with virus or malicious codes. Contacted Microsoft but they were unable to provide that ...
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CLI-based Disk Speed Checking Utility for Linux

I'm looking for a tool that can check SSD speed from the CLI on Ubuntu 20.04. I've already checked out kdiskmark but it won't run without a GUI.
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An TUI editor of command-lines

I just noticed this terminal-GUI interface project and it gave me an idea. Is there an interactive editor of command-lines? That is, not a "command line editor". I mean a utility which ...
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Open-source command line application to catalog the files of external hard-drives

I'm looking for a maintained open-source application to catalog the files of many external harddrives from the command line. The app should run on macOS and maybe on Linux too. I am thinking of the ...
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Creating ebooks from the terminal in Linux

I'm looking for something that would let me create ebooks containing high-resolution pictures from the command-line. The reason I'm looking for cli is so the process can be scripted. EDIT: The goal is ...
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Linux command-line PDF spellchecker

I am looking for a command line tool that can spellcheck a PDF file, that can run on Linux. If possible, I would like the tool to be able to accept a custom dictionary. I know this question already ...
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Efficient rename detection using partial file hash

I have a bunch of big files that are appendonly, however get renamed quite often. For efficient backup I'd like to detect renames in the source directory using file hashes, and replicate these in the ...
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a CLI music player which supports (or can be configured) to only display filenames

My audio library tags have always been completely broken, I don't have any any desire to manage them manually and Musicbrainz Picard doesn't necessarily retrieve (or have) the specific release I've ...
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Simple AND secure command line HTTP server

A follow-up question to this one from 2012: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/32182/simple-command-line-http-server Does anyone know a simple file webserver that is also secure? Many propose ...
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CLI tool to compare 2 JSON files without regards to order of data objects AND returns an errorlevel environment variable

I'm searching for a CLI (Windows) tool to compare 2 JSON files. The trick is that the data objects within the JSON files may be in different orders (positions). Even if the order of data objects ...
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Which C# command line parser library should I use?

I want to develop a non-interactive command line application in C#. There are some libaries available for command line parsing: Cocona commanddotnet commandline CommandLineUtils CliFx dotnet/command-...
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Markdown formatter that converts inline links to reference-style links

I would like to find a CLI utility that replaces the inline links of a markdown file to reference-style links, a la this example. On this website, I found a pandoc command that does something similar: ...
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Linux zero config file sync or share?

One or two months ago I read an article about an (perhaps) old Linux utility which did backup/sync/folder sharing completely different compared to normal rsync and similar utils. All I remember were ...
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Convert Office Documents to PDF on Ubuntu Server

I need to merge multiple documents into a single PDF in a web application running on Ubuntu Server. I've merged PDFs in the past so that shouldn't be an issue, but the documents can also contain doc, ...
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Is there a non-Google-infested alternative to Tesseract OCR (free command-line OCR software with Windows support)?

I thought I had found exactly what I was looking for: https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tesseract Everything was perfect, until I read: Since 2006 it is developed by Google. I would rather not have ...
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Is there a command-line or Ruby text indexing tool with stopword and connected-word support?

I have a book written in Markdown/Markua, separated into chapters. Currently, it consists of about 26 individual *.md files. I'm planning to write an index for the book, but I'm unable to find a ...
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Is there a lightweight SQL-capable database management software that doesn't try to be a server?

I'm looking for a program that's specifically not an SQL server. SQL servers seem to deal with permissions, connectivity, and all that jazz. I just want a command line program that I can give an SQL ...
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Command-line subtitle time shifter with starting position (Linux)

I have a bunch of subtitle files (all .srt) which don't really match the videos they belong to. The problem is two-fold: The video's intro has been cut off, but the subtitles still expect it to be ...
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Grab data (preferably using JSON format) of how much data traffic is leaving and coming into my computer?

Windows 10. Would prefer if this is built-in, but if it's trustworthy and free, I could use a third-party program. I'm looking for something which will let me grab data (preferably in JSON format) ...
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A command line calculator that supports numbers with commas

I often want to copy/paste some numbers from a website into a calculator to do some quick arithmetic. These numbers are typically formatted for display, so they include commas as thousands separators (...
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commands cheatsheet software

I usually save my commands guide in .txt files with notes about these commands, as we cannot remember all commands is really useful for me to have this kind of .txt files for some processes/commands ...
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Command line tool to download via HTTP documents paginated by RFC 5988

I'm using wget at the moment to retrieve a large set of data from a REST API and it is paginated as per RFC 5988, i.e. the body text contains a limited number of records, and the HTTP response header ...
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PDF-File Sanitizer

Do you know a good PDF-file sanitizer? Free would be nice but is not a must-have. The sanitizer should either be a .NET-Core library or a program that can be executed in Windows CMD. It should remove ...
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Is there a usable CLI interface to libsodium?

I am hoping to ditch PGP in favor of a simpler and more modern tool. I understand that libsodium implements symmetric key encryption, non-repudiable signing (I think), authenticated (repudiable) ...
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CLI library manager for Linux

I use Arch Linux. I'm looking for something similar to vifm and ncmpcpp to manage my library of books and videos. I like the CLIs with vim bindings. Must have CLI. I don't want a GUI. Customizable ...
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Can you recommend a command line JavaScript interpreter?

I would like to try out an AES encryption facility: https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/crypto-js/3.1.2/rollups/aes.js But without using a browser, with a command line tool, if it exists at all. ...
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Good (free or paid) command line based Antivirus for Linux

I am using ClamAV for some time now and it is quite okay. But I would like to give some other Antivirus Softwares/tools a try. I am looking for something that: is Command-line based i.e. GUI is ...
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Shell with undo and full cursor support

I spend a lot of time on OSX in Terminal running Bash on SSH. Most of the time it's fine, but when writing commands I miss several "standard" text editor features: undo typing (/redo) cut ...
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Is there a free LOCAL "translation blackbox"?

I'm trying to gain the ability to translate any given string in English, into a bunch of other major languages. Or vice versa. It is completely unacceptable for my data to ever leave my computer, so ...
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check if folder is completely copied

I have a number of folders that may contain duplicated content one of which will be the destination folder. I would like a commandline app to tell me which folders are safe to delete as there is a ...
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CLI tool for instantiating recurring activity templates

I'm looking for a command line tool that I can use for creating templates that I can instantiate, annotate, and view the instantiation's historical annotations. For example, every Sunday I do my ...
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Frequently installed macOS software that can be updated via the command line

What software / package managers are frequently installed on macOS that can be updated via the command line? The software / package managers could either be included with macOS, or they could be ...
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Command line tool to auto generate doxygen skeleton headers

I am looking for a command line tool (Unix/Linux) that given a path to a file will find all classes/functions that are not yet documented and insert a header skeleton. For example: int myFunction(...
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CLI text editor for Linux that supports scrolling bar and stdin reading? [closed]

Is there a CLI text editor for Linux that supports a scroll bar useable with the mouse and that can read from stdin ? If not is there at least a simple GUI text editor that support stdin reading ? I ...
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How can I edit/share the same text file from my Linux laptop (code editor or command line) and my iPhone?

The only way to edit the same file on iPhone and (Linux) laptop that I can find is Google Drive. However, on laptop Google docs don't have code syntax colouring / highlighting. Also with Google docs ...
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Regex Desktop Tool for Offline Use (Cross Platform)

There are a plethora of SO questions a decade old describing cross platform desktop Regex tools. It seems the most popular options were: Kodos (no commits in the past decade, runs off deprecated Qt3) ...
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