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

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What software do I need to exchange Bitcoins?

I need software to exchange Bitcoins that could run on Ubuntu desktops and server; a command-line one. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit both on the desktop and on the server. What software can I use? ...
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Convert a sentence from passive voice to active voice

I am looking for a library (Python/interpreted language/Java/C++ is preferred in descending order) or a otherwise program (CLI if possible) that can: change the voice of a sentence from passive voice ...
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Improved watch: run command repeatedly, showing differences in output

There is a watch command that runs a program every N seconds, showing you the most-recent output and optionally highlighting characters that have been changed. I'm often using it's --diff mode to see ...
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A software to read xml in command line interface

I'm looking for a command line xml viewer under Linux. What I'm seeking : easy navigation for both classical page up/down as well as through the tree and attribute structures ability to switch ...
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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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Linux command to define ad hoc option/switch overloading in utils

Suppose some favorite util foo has a useful switch -n bar which is almost but not quite what's needed. To get what's needed, one could: Edit the source code to add what's needed. (Usually not ...
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Linux terminal interface/Software for Wiktionary

Basically, I want approximately the same output as below for german words. I haven't found any databases fitting to use with the "dict" protocol/program. Therefore, I thought I'd have the best ...
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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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sudo alternative which supports PCRE

I am missing regular expressions (PCRE syntax) in the linux tool sudo. The solutions provided here do not satisfy me: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/533951/wildcards-in-sudoers-rule Is ...
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Replacement for pydoc showing only function signatures

I want to find alternative for pydoc (command line tool to generate documentation for python modules) which additionally allow optionally (with keyword argument) hide docstring (show only function and ...
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Light modern DNS benchmarking for linux

I'm currently building and setting up my own Linux router, and one of the advantages of this is the ability to run benchmarks on my router directly. I'm currently using 8.8.8.8 with dnsmasq for name ...
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Looking for a free Windows command-line PDF restrictions remover

As the title states I'm looking for a free self-contained portable command-line Windows utility that can remove any PDF's restrictions (such as copying text, printing and so on). Ideally it should ...
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Windows rsync command line

I'm trying to implement remote delta compression for a game updater and have trouble finding a Windows alternative to rsync for patching updpated files. My problem with other implementations I found ...
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Text-based browser with bind-address option

I'm looking for a command line text-based browser like Lynx, but with with the ability to select the network interface (like wget --bind-address=1.2.3.4). I already tried Lynx, links, w3m, elinks ...
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Simple tool for drawing plots to be output as a table of numbers

I want a program for inputting a function defined by table of values in GUI. feedgnuplot can turn a set of text lines with numbers into a graph in one move. I want to do the reverse - turn a graph I ...
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Maven dependencies lister for SVN repository

I'm looking for a free command line tool (Windows or Linux), that walks a given SVN repository, processes all Maven pom.xml files, collects all dependencies (optional: recursive) and creates some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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C# Code Analyzing tools for Linux with Mono framework that work with Command Line

Is there any tool that can dynamic or static analyison C# code and can be executed via Commandline/Terminal on a Linux machine that features the Mono (Open Source .NET) Framework? SonarQube (with its ...
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A "fake" terminal on macOS to use during demos or conference talks

I need to record some terminal sessions which I will be replaying back during demos or at conferences. I want it to look like actual typing, but without the chance of typos or other errors. ...
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Is there any good software to convert (multilayer) DXF to shapefile?

I need to import architecture DWG's (AutoCAD files) into qGIS. However, QGIS imports all layers in the DXF into the same layer in QGIS. I need to create separate shapefiles for every DWG/DXF layer. ...
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See GPU use history as a graph in a Linux shell

I am looking for a program that can display the GPU use history as a graph in a Linux shell, as bmon (sudo apt-get install -y bmon) can do network use per network interface or tload can do for CPU use....
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Command line tool to copy files with verification

Is there any Windows 7 x64 command-line software to copy files (similar to robocopy) which also verifies the copied files, e.g. does a --checksum or --ignore-times comparison after the copy. ...
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Open-source command line tool for grabbing frame from video

I am looking for a 'free' command line tool that can extract frames from videos. I looked into ffmpeg, vlc, libav, avidemux. All of them have GPL 2, requiring the user to include source code of the ...
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Looking for a Command-line Portable ssh server (reverse connect)

I have been searching recently for a command-line server for remote administration on Windows. I have also used ncat, which got the job done but unfortunately it is flagged by antiviruses. I needed a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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