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Best way to move several files on the same server

I find myself with a lot of files and folders that are not structured well. If they were on a USB drive, I could just move them using my laptop. Unfortunately they are on two raid1 hard drives on a ...
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Tool for sniffing lots of network packets and getting xml content?

I need to sniff and parse/analyze giant incoming traffic on any port of my Debian machine. Traffic contains xml content and somehow I want to grab it. I know about tcpdump and tshark for sniffing. But ...
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Is there a screen keyboard that work on all Linux apps?

Is there a screen keyboard that work on all Linux apps? Am running Debian Bullseye and am searching for a screen keyboard app that work on all apps and show when editing text. The problem with the ...
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Python library to determine the input device (keyboard) used

I have a problem about determining the keyboards. Let me explain what I want. I have a Linux Single Board Computer which has two connected keyboards(readers). Let's say one of them is keyboard_one and ...
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What Linux distributions use KDE Plasma on an Ubuntu base beside Kubuntu and Neon?

Beside Neon and Kubuntu, are there other Linux distros that: are based on Ubuntu (like the above and like Linux Mint or Elementary are), and feature the KDE Plasma desktop? After a lot of ...
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What is an Operating System which runs on a Raspberry Pi and is GNU-free software supported?

I'm looking at this list of fully GNU-backed operating systems https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html And cross-referencing them with this list of Raspberry Pi supported operating systems ...
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Free and Open Source Screen and Audio Recorder for Debian

I need a FOSS software which has following capabilities: Records audio Records external monitor screen Has a feature to pause a video Has shortcut keys to start, stop and pause
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Text/terminal-based screen sharing program

I'm not happy with screen-sharing capabilities of some instant messaging programs used in my company, especially because most of the time I need to share just a terminal, and not images/GUI stuff. ...
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Self hosted speech to text software on linux with gui?

I want to make it so the hours and hours of notes to self I have can be turned into easily searchable text without sending them off to some third party to be processed. Should work on an offline ...
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Looking for Dashboard Shell Linux (Bash)

I am looking for a small dashboard for Linux in the bash shell that I can configure freely. E.g. Fail2Ban blocks, uptime, running services, ClavAM findings, last login. Can anyone recommend me a good ...
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Package to run Mac OS on linux without KVM or QEMU

I'm running linux (debian) on my chromebook. I would like to run Mac OS, but I need suggestions to match this criteria: Not on Qemu Not on KVM App on Linux, not Google Play Is there a package? I'm ...
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Debian software allowing me to make ISOs available as package repo over network?

I have used jigdo to create the dual-layer BD images for Debian (amd64) and I'd like to use those now to make them available to all clients in my home network, if possible, but without duplicating the ...
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Recommended Docker base image

I have noticed recently many people from Alpine back to Ubuntu and Debian after few years of hype around Alpine. Ubuntu appears to have better official support (e.g. GKE, Java). I understand the ...
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On Debian, what software/tool can I use to force a different font onto an application?

I'm using this program Simplenote. Its a note-syncing online application. My problem with it is that i write there a lot of numbers on multiple lines, but their font isn't monospace-type, so it doesn'...
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Move many pictures/etc from Android to Linux, without a USB cable

Every few days, I want to move all pictures from my Android phone to my Linux laptop. In the past I was using the USB cable, it worked great but unfortunately my current phone's USB port is defective ...
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talking face for debian

I'd like to add a talking face to my video tutorial. I've found xface but its install instructions are windows only (though it is wxWidgets based, maybe debian instructions can be written). I've ...
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Tool to support aptitude updates

Running apt-get update can be somewhat painful at times, with error messages like this: Reading package lists... Done E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/ys/emojione-picker/ubuntu bionic ...
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Debian-compatible apps to open Microsoft Access file?

What packages are good for opening a 500+ MB .accdb file? I'm running Debian 9.3 on my computer.
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processor architecture amd64 or arm64? [closed]

I was going through Debian's official website where they had different options for different processor architectures such as amd64,arm64,i386 and so on. I have Intel Xeon processor and I am currently ...
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Well working video editor for Linux with proper feature palette

I want to edit videos, including cutting, cropping, moving, rotating, resizing, overlaying text, changing speed and volume, the usual stuff. Maybe also trapezoidal correction. Keyframes are also ...
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Simple Text Editor for Desktop Environment

Issue Leafpad is the default text editor for the LXDE Desktop environment designed to be lightweight and simple. Although I like this design choice, there are some additional features available in ...
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ICC Color profile for colorblind (deuteranomaly)

I have deuteranomaly, and am looking for an ICC profile or dedicated piece of software which could modify the intensity of the colors green and red. My intention is to use this on my PC which runs ...
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Lightweight Python IDE for ML

I run Debian 9 with 2GB of RAM. I primarily use the machine to access AWS for training models. I use jupyter notebooks to prototype and atom to finalize models.But, Atom is a resource hogging text ...
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Encrypt a flash drive for GNU/Linux (and maybe Windows)

I want to put sensitive data on a flashdrive. Flashdrives are notoriously easy to recover deleted data from, so I want to encrypt the drive first. I'm looking for a free/libre application, preferably ...
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On-premise package repository software for Debian

I'm need to set up an internal debian package repository, and thought I'd see if there are any free, open source alternatives out there. I've used Red Hat Satellite Server (i.e. Spacewalk) in the past,...
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Linux alternative to MS Access

As for most office ultities on Linux I’ve been fine with LibreOffice, with Writer and Base capable of replacing their MS Office equivalent. However, LibreOffice Base can’t even come close to MS ...
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Graphical Network Manager for Debian (like gnome or kde)

I am building a Linux computer from scratch. I am using latest Debian version with OpenBox as window manager. I installed Tint2 as taskbar. I would like to have a network manager, not a command line ...
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What to use to track work time? (Linux)

KTimeTracker is being removed from KDE. Which (Gnome or KDE) program to use instead to track my working hours? I have just a single time-counted project and want a robust and easy program included in ...
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A program to reduce package count and clutter on Debian 9?

I'm running Debian 9 and I've installed several packages, which probably left behind other packages and configuration files (and general clutter). I've already run apt autoremove --purge and apt ...
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Markdown editor that opens local files from relative links

I usually maintain notes with Zim Desktop Wiki. It has a wiki-like GUI (with hyperlinks), and behind the scenes stores text files in a folder. It has it's own markup language. I'm looking for a ...
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Debian apt-available software for dir+database immediate backups of a webserver webapps?

Do you know a Debian apt-available software to make dir and database immediate backups of a webserver webapps? An option to exclude some sub directories should be a feature. Something that works ...
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GUI frontend to extract ar archives

I wonder whether there's a GUI available on Linux (Debian), that allows to me interact with old-style ar archives. For whatever reasons, Xarchiver doesn't recognize one of my ar archives (namely an ...
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Software for back ups that fulfills the listed requirements

I am searching for a back up software that fulfills the following requirements: Compatible for Debian and Windows (Portable version available on Windows) Automated back up as soon as the destination ...
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Debian - limiting access for admin users

I'm small company owner, currently managing about 15 Debian based boxes, providing VoIP and hosted PBX services Company is growing, I have less time to manage all of that machines I'd like to hire ...
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Which free notetaking software allows me to highlight specified words, categorize ideas and organize weblinks?

I'm looking for free and open source notetaking software that allows me to highlight specified words (or preferably whole lines after a specified word) and helps me organize and categorize ideas and ...
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similar package like sloccount but able to count in .deb package

Sloccount is great package to use when you have a directory and group of directories that you want to have sloccount of . You get output such as this - Computing results. SLOC Directory SLOC-by-...
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Python IDE for Debian

I am a Debian "stretch" (now "testing") user. I've recently started a Python3 + Django project. Which IDE would you advise? I prefer software which comes with Debian, but may install something if ...
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VOIP/IM Server most secure software

I want to make a VOIP /IM server in Debain .What is the most secure software i can use? It will be used by a couple of people and running 24/7. can be in beta or alpha should have really good ...
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Like visudo but for XML files?

(Originally asked on Serverfault here ) What do you want to know, exactly? Is there a simple tool which you can call on a filename which: attempts to flock the file you want to edit (and lets you ...
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Linux Management

We are a startup in bootstrap developing code written in Java. We are purchasing custom desktops - not branded desktops - hence they come without an OS. We did insist on TPM chips for our ...
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Xen DomU Remote Management utility

I require a free (as in beer) program or service for accessing and controlling a Xen Hypervisor running on Debian Jessie. Support Xen DomU (the Free Open Source Software hypervisor, NOT the full-...
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Get country from coordinates in linux [duplicate]

I have a file that changes every now and then which contains gps coordinates. I would like to get the country in which those coordinates fall. Software should be running on a headless debian 8 machine ...
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Debian based portable Linux distro

I read about a Porteus, a Linux distro which is designed to be run from USB. I liked everything about it, but I prefer distros that are Debian derivatives. (Like Debian itself, Mint, Ubuntu, etc.) I ...
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Linux backup software (use backup2l?)

Today I've set backing up most important files on my Debian Linux server with backup2l and a Google Drive client. But some files (MySQL dumps) are big and change often. This way I was unable to set ...
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jigsaw-engine splicer for linux?

Does anybody know of good jigsaw splicer for Linux? I know but don't remember a tool which did that, you could tell it how many pieces you wanted the jigsaw to be and other things. Don't remember ...
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Is there a MySQL interface that doesn't use PHP?

phpMyAdmin, SQL Buddy, and Adminer all run on PHP. I'm on a Python Debian server and I'd rather not install PHP. Is there a mySQL interface that doesn't require PHP?
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