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Software to run on the Linux operating system.

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Program to write “math” logic for code semantics

Tldr; Allows the user to define valid program state, valid program interactions, and then looks for sequences of interactions that would violate the valid program state. Requirements Runs on linux ...
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Looking for Open Source OPC UA Web Server

I am looking to log tags from PLC into a database. I have software called 'ogamma logger' that will be used to connect to the OPC UA server. Ogamma logger will log data to postgreSQL database. I am ...
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Possible to download the past 12 month of Slashdot frontpage stories?

I haven't read Slashdot and SoylentNews for the past year, and would like to catch up of what I missed. Question Is there a Linux program that can fetch/download the past 12 months of front pages ...
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RSS aggregator to be used with cron for downloading feeds in background?

I would like to find a command line RSS aggregator that I can put in my crontab, so it downloads feeds locally. The purpose is that I would like to download the feeds locally, so I can use standard ...
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Is there any simple graphical text editor with syntax highlighting?

I was wondering if there was a lightweight text editor that also had syntax highlighting. Depending on one's definition of lightweight some that could qualify could be gedit, Kate or even Geany for ...
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Terminal editor/pager that allows jumping to particular line based on external command or file?

(First asked on Unix & Linux Stack Exchange.) I'd like to script something so that an existing process viewing a listing file jumps to a particular line. The process might be less or nano or, if ...
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Is there any software in which I can manage my project and project ideas+simulation software?(Scientific/Engineering)

I am searching for a software in which I can manage my project and project ideas (project management too) . Projects are scientific/engineering type. Also I need a simulation software if both project ...
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Is there a software in which I can make my website's pages layout?

I am searching for a software in which I can easily make my website's pages layout by drag n drop type of way. Is there any? OS: Windows or Linux Preference: FOSS/Free
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Is there a software similar to sudo but to drop capabilities while creating a new process?

I am looking for a software - preferably packaged - which allows me to execute a program with fewer capabilities than a full superuser context would grant. Yes, this is mainly about dropping ...
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Jumpserver/Bastion host for SSH connections

I'm looking for a rather simple implementation/software to control ssh access to multiple servers. I've tried software like Teleport but it's way over-engineered for my requirements, and I find the ...
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Online presentation for one presenter, multiple viewers

I am looking for a software that has some server-side mechanism to run a presentation, which is then delivered as a HTML website. The idea is: anyone can go to a specific URL, like an invitation ...
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System tray app that toggles between two (or more) icons

The system tray application I want is simple, yet I've had no success finding one. It should alternate between two (or, as a bonus but not a requirement, more) icons depending on input it received. ...
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Sound over (TCP)IP (NO streaming question)

I search for software / software parts that allow to: 1.) interprete data packages (sent by IP, TCP or HTTP from other machines) to be "sound information" and play it. i.e. there will be data like "...
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Program to fetch updated packages

I have a huge environment that contains Windows & Linux (CentOS) servers. I am looking for a free GUI based tool that can fetch the list of recently updated/ installed packages from these servers.
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Linux distribution for beginners that does not need PPA repositories to install up to date software

On my Dad's older laptop, I had KUbuntu installed for him. I had choosen the KDE desktop environment because I believed it was relatively easy to use for people coming from the Windows world. BTW : ...
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Containerization Cluster Solution for many public facing apps on the same port

Preface So I'm not one to jump aboard Kubernetes just because it's become really popular. I don't have a business, it's literally just me, so I'm not interested in making things as complicated as ...
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Backup software with support for WOL

I am searching a backup software that is free or low cost (no subscription) and is capable of sending a WOL signal to my NAS before starting a scheduled backup. I want to have this ability, because I ...
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Googlecast receiver for Linux

I have a Linux nettop that's connected to my TV via HDMI. I'd love to cast videos of Youtube, dailymotion, vimeo, OK.ru apps (or from any site supported by youtube-dl) from my smartphone to my Linux ...
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Chat program that can be run on a linux desktop and does not require phone number

I'm looking for a chat program to replace messenger. I have four hard requirements: It has to be possible to run on a linux desktop. Preferably native, but web based chats, clients that can be run ...
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Ruler which follows mouse pointer (Linux)

I asked this question in the Unix-forum and got the suggestion to ask it here as well. I am currently reading a lot of texts on my computer, some which have wide rows, and shifting focus to write ...
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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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Ubuntu PDF reader/editor to fill advanced PDF forms

Scenario I have to fill a PDF form made with Adobe LiveCycle Designer that I suppose to contain some sort of scripts: It connects to a remote server to check to be the latest version of the form It ...
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Open-source Alternatives to MS Teams for Video Conferencing

In the presence of current wave of COVID-19, we all are forced to work-from-home and attend online group meetings. In this context, my organization is currently using MS Teams for such meetings. ...
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Program to help synchronize folder structures, with a twist

I am looking for a "file-synchronization" tool (you'll understand the quotes shortly) with the following properties: cross-platform (Linux and Windows at a minimum) this implies that it should be ...
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Software to colorize matching patterns? (like grep, but showing everything, just with matches colored)

I am looking for a FLOSS tool for the Linux terminal that acts similar to grep, but it should output everything, not just matching lines. But the twist is that the matching terms should be colorized (...
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Lossless image compression using optical character recognition ocr?

I have lots of high quality, high resolution black and white raster images of scanned text with a minimal amount of noise, around 6 Gigapixels or 500 pages per document. They use too much disk space ...
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detect network malicious activity coming from own linux server

I have a VPS provider that is strictly disallows malicious activity like ssh-bruting, ddos, and such. I also have multiple users that use the single VPS machine, each allocated to one docker ...
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simple self-hosted music streaming from flat directory

This question is a derivation of Browser-based music player (self-hosted). I suspect what I'm looking for is some configuration of Icecast and VLC or maybe even JWPlayer but before embroiling myself ...
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WinSCP alternative for Ubuntu

I've always used WinSCP for Windows to keep my directories up to date with the sync option. This is a really useful feature that most FTP clients lack. Now I started programming on Ubuntu and, since ...
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Automatically unlock desktop when approached with mobile

I'm looking for a way to use my mobile to automatically unlock my laptop. Blue Proximity seemed like a good answer, but it's clearly been abandoned as a project and I'm having problems with some of ...
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I need a terminal emulator that can change font size, have a background image, work with i3 and has no border

I am currently using urxvt, which fulfills almost all of these requirements, except it doesn't allow me to change font size. I need a terminal emulator with adjustable font size, in case I need to ...
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Alternative to Margins provided by Fermat's Library

I am looking for a comfortable pdf reader where I can read articles and paper as well as annotate them. For the annotation part I would like markdown or latex support. Fermat's Library offers an ...
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Communication between host and servers in Docker containers

Is there some software/framework/workaround that provide an easy way to exchange messages between the host and a container? More specifically, I have a host running a Python server on Ubuntu. This ...
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File manager for linux with arbitrary large thumnail size

For example nautilus or thunar has very limited thumbnail size. Is there any file manager for linux where you can configure an arbitrary thumbnail size for images (and zoom in and out in thumbnail ...
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Is there a PDF viewer for Linux that supports filling out forms?

I'm looking for a PDF viewer for Linux that I can use to fill out PDF forms and save them as a file. Happy for suggestions!
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Hierarchical todo list for Linux

I'm looking for a self-hosted TODO list, with hierarchy and a notes field for each task. Pretty simple, I think. The closest ones I found were MyLifeOrganized (Windows only and a bit overkill)... ......
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High Availability File Server for Linux (CentOS)

I want to setup a highly available file server which can serve up NFS exports and SMB shares from a linux box (CentOS preferable). The exports and shares need to be highly available (i.e. the needs ...
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What FOSS software can I use to draw DnD battle maps?

I'm a newbie DM in a DnD group and I'm looking for a fast way to draw battle maps. I need a software that: is free ("pro" version does not exist) and open source runs in Ubuntu (or at least in Wine) ...
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Alternative X-Servers for use with X2Go on Windows?

Are there any alternative X-Server implementations for use with X2Go other than vcxsvr and XMing? For tele-working my company has set-up X2Go for accessing our Linux-based PCs remotely. However, ...
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Graphical SSH - SFTP Manager for ubuntu 19.10

I was on windows for a long time. and I installed ubuntu 19.10 now. I was using Bitvise ssh and Mobaxterm for manage my servers in Windows. In Ubuntu I searched a lot, but I can not find application ...
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Linux console text editor with windows/mac style shift-arrow text selection, cut, quit and save

I have a terminal novice user-base who need to do some extremely light text editing from a console (authoring git commits, etc). I'd like to set EDITOR to something that keyboard binding-wise feels as ...
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High throughput pointcloud viewer (tens of millions)

I need to visualize a cloud of 3*10^7 3D points. I need to be able to interactively (>5fps) zoom/move/"fly" through the cloud. Things I don't need / acceptable tradeoffs: the viewer trying to figure ...
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Servers and clients implementing SFTP Protocol version 6

As is, SFTP protocol version 3, which is the most widely used version, especially in OpenSSH which implements it uniformly, does not provide folder size information, and this information can only ...
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Alternative To Greenshot for Linux( With Exporting Screenshots to a file .Eg Word or docx file

I want to take screenshots of window and want to save it in a doc file(or any format in which I can also write few lines later eg Docx) then again when I take a screenshot the second screenshot should ...
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Send live fullscreen video stream from Android device to a Linux computer

I have configured OBS in my Linux Mint and I am able to stream from my computer to Facebook Live, choosing different sources (a video, any of my monitors, any image file..). However, what I want to ...
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Track the static OS changes on Linux (installed package version change etc.)

Is there a Linux way that can be used to track package version change, or any file change? For my own purpose I'm looking for a tool that: takes in a saved status of the entire OS. And takes another ...
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Linux software to record .iso from optical drive multi session disk

Which Linux software can be used to record .iso from optical drive multi session disk? I tried k3b but it said it does not support multi session. Tried brasero and it did not detect the optical drive....
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Audio & Video teleconferencing program, hosted on personal PC

Given the social distancing measures put in place as of late due to COVID-19, and people's distrust of large organisations like Google having access to their data or conversations, I have spent time ...
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software to manage corporate proxy on linux machine

I am hoping for already existing software or scripts which help me manage by corporate proxy better on my linux machine. Usual challenges I face are: Setting/unsetting proxy - when in company ...
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Linux-based detector of files encrypted by ransomware

Today I've had an unpleasant accident at work, one of the users downloaded something infected by Eight ransomware on their Windows computer. Worst part is it encrypted some of the files on the drives ...

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