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Recommended Linux Applications and How to Install Them


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 05:43 PM

Kdenlive 15.04 (Free Multi-Track Video Editor )
 

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Kdenlive 15.04 is a free and open source video editor for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD. It supports DV, AVCHD and HDV editing. You can check our user’s camcorder database to see a list of supported camcorders. Kdenlive relies on several other open source projects, such as FFmpeg, the MLT video framework and Frei0r effects.

Kdenlive can be used to mix mutiple video, audio and images to unleash your creativity. It is one of the few free multi-track video editors with support for a wide range of camcorders and cameras, including low resolution camcorder (Raw and AVI DV editing). It also supports Mpeg2, mpeg4 and h264 AVCHD (small cameras and camcorders) and high resolution camcorder files, including HDV and AVCHD camcorders.

 

Since Kdenlive 15.04 is now based on Qt5/KF5, you will KDE Frameworks 5 to run Kdenlive. The latest release of Kdenlive 15.04 now auto save new projects and the download new render profile feature is now fixed. The release also features fixed video stabilization.

Versions of Kdenlive in official repositories may be deprecated. You can install the latest stable release using Sunab’s alternative repository:

You can check what versions this repository will install from here https://launchpad.net/~sunab/+archive/kdenlive-release

To use the Sunab’s alternate repository:

  1. type ‘Software Sources’ in Unity Dash > Other Software ; or use your favoutite System Menu and look for Software Sources > Other Software ;
  2. click add and paste this line in:
ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release
  1. close software source and click reload.

Install Kdenlive with the Software center or your favourite package manager.

Alternatively you can do all the process typing the following command line in a terminal :

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kdenlive


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Posted 21 April 2015 - 05:49 PM

Fotoxx 15.04.1 – Image Editor & Viewer

 

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Fotoxx is an open source photo editing software for Linux Ubuntu systems. It can be used to edit images/photos and manage a large collection.
It includes thumbnail image browser and navigator, RAW file import, a comprehensive set of edit functions working in deep color, fast full-image visual feedback, multiple undo/redo, select/copy/paste, batch transforms, HDR and panorama composites, metadata edit and fast search and display.
Fotoxx 15.04 is released with the following changes:

  • New: Zonal Flatten: enhance contrast in dull areas, even if overall brightness and contrast is already well optimized (powerful, try it).
  • New: Directed Blur: 1-dimensional image blur in direction of mouse drag.
  • Properly extract thumbnails from RAW files enclosing .ppm thumbnails.
  • Album edit: View any image full size while adding and arranging images.
  • Slide Show: Support for stop show, jump to a new position, resume show.
  • Slide Show: New image transitions: implode, explode, Japanese fan.
  • Print dialog accepts margin inputs in either inches or centimeters.
  • New user setting: show or hide hidden directories in gallery view.
  • Bugfix: print dialog: displayed print size was not always correct.

 

To install Fotoxx run the following command in Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fotoxx

To uninstall and remove Fotoxx 15.04.1

sudo apt-get remove fotoxx

Fotoxx can be downloaded from many places. The current release is here:

  • Tarball (source code, make file, user guide)
  • DEB package  (for Ubuntu, Debian and derivatives) 

Packages for many other Linux flavors:  http://pkgs.org/search/fotoxx 
Instructions for Fedora:  kornelix.com/fotoxx-fedora

A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement.



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 04:47 PM

uGet

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Image: from uGet official website
uGet is a very popular open source download manager for Linux and other major platforms including mobile OSes. It is a lightweight and yet feature rich application that has always been ranked among the best download managers for Linux. uGet’s latest stable version 2.0 brings several changes to the table. Before we see how to install uGet 2.0 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other distributions, first let’s have a look at main features of uGet.
 
uGet main features

  • Queue Downloads
  • Pause/Resume
  • Clipboard Monitor
  • Multi-Connection
  • Multi-Mirror
  • Multi-Protocol
  • Batch Downloads
  • Global Defaults
  • Categorized Defaults
  • Speed Limits

What’s new in uGet 2.0
uGet 2.0 is a major release and it brings up several changes both in terms of looks, performance and new features.
Application:

  • Every category has it’s data file. (file format is JSON)
  • Program can set priority for each download in global speed limit mode.
  • Auto classifier by file extension, host, and scheme.
  • User can change category order.
  • All data files use JSON format. (not compatiable with uGet 1)
  • Global speed control can affect all plug-ins.
  • Skip existing URLs from clipboard and command-line.

curl plug-in:

  • support multi-thread downloading.
  • support mirrors.
  • support aria2 control file format ver 1 (aria2 v1.4.1).
  • It can allocate file by its size before downloading.
  • uGet1’s downloaded file can’t be resumed by uGet2. It is not compatiable.

aria2 plug-in:

  • better BitTorrent and metalink support.
  • support JSON-RPC batch request to improve remote aria2 downloading.
  • support aria2 “–out” argument to set output filename.
  • support RPC authorization secret token (Aria2 v1.8.4 new feature)
  • add “split” option to avoid less connections if user specify mirrors.

GTK+ User interface:

  • New setting dialog.
  • Adjust category selector in main window for touch screen.
  • Remember category selection and paned position.
  • Program can sort all downloads by status.
  • Program can launch custom command when download complete.
  • Remove feature: launching app for specified file types.
  • Don’t notify completed if error occurs. It will notify error.
  • Banner can show uGet RSS message.
  • provide uget-1to2 (or uget-gtk-1to2) to convert setting from old uGet files.

Full list of changes can be found here.
Install uGet 2.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint
To install the latest stable version of uGet in Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10, 14.04, 12.04, Linux Mint 17.1, 17 and 13, use the following commands in a terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uget aria2

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 01:23 AM

Birdie (Twitter client)

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Birdie is a Twitter client written with GNU/Linux in mind. It saw it's first release back in March 2013, followed by two incremental updates and is now at 1.1, it's best release ever.
Birdie makes use of native technologies like Gtk and GLib to provide a pleasant experience to the user, while integrating seamlessly with the user's desktop environment.
We believe Birdie is the best Twitter client available for Linux and it is constantly being improved. It's fast, easy to use and beautiful.
As an open source project, Birdie is created by volunteers from all around the world. Birdie is created by people just like you, and we are sure everyone can contribute something to the project. You don't need to know how to code to help.
 

Install Birdie in Ubuntu 14.04
Birdie officially provides a PPA for Ubuntu 14.04. You can use this PPA to install Birdie Twitter client in Ubuntu 14.04 and other distributions based on it such as Linux Mint 17. Use the following commands in terminal:



sudo add-apt-repository ppa:birdie-team/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install birdie
For other versions such as Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04, you can download the .deb executables:
Download Birdie 32 bit
 
Download Birdie 64 bit

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 01:35 AM

Ardour 4 digital audio workstation

 

 

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Ardour, free digital audio workstation application, has reached the 4.0 release for almost one month. The new release brings many technical improvements, as well as new features and over a thousand bug fixes.

Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application intended to be suitable for professional use. The 4.0 release has vastly reduced the memory consumption, brings better OS X support, updated user interface, JACK is no longer required, though it’s still usable with Ardour. For more changes, see the official news page.

 

 To add the PPA, and install/upgrade the software, run below commands one by one in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dobey/audiotools

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ardour

You can also  download the .deb installer from the PPA page.

 

For help, please go to Ardour forums



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Posted 29 May 2015 - 07:37 AM

abcde (A Better CD Encoder)

abcde is a command line CD ripping and encoding application. It is particularly recommended for people that have a large collection of CDs to convert and have some experience using the command line, as well as people who just prefer command line applications to their GUI counterparts. Being a command line application it's fast, uses minimal system resources, and is highly configurable. It can be fully automated so that all you have to do is put a CD in the drive, open a terminal and type abcde.

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On default settings abcde converts CDs to Ogg/Vorbis, and can also be set to convert to other formats; even multiple formats in a single session.

To install abcde:

sudo apt-get install abcde
The first recommended step is to make a copy of the configuration file in your home directory:

cp /etc/abcde.conf ~/.abcde.conf
...then edit the configuration file ~/.abcde.conf to adjust any settings.

Please see Andrew's Corner for detailed information including sample configuration files:

andrews-corner.org

Further information can also be found at the current developer's website and Wikipedia

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:39 PM

Linphone 3.8.4 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04
 
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Linphone software allows users to make audio and video calls in HD, Create audio conferences Record and store calls View real-time presence status Manage your address book Communicate securely.
Linphone is an open source SIP Phone, available on mobile and desktop environments (iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Linux, Windows Desktop, MAC OSX) and on web browsers.
Linphone has inside a separation between the user interfaces and the core engine, allowing to create various kinds of user interface on top of the same functionalities.
Main features:

  • Audio & video calls
  • Multiple calls management
  • Call transfer, pause and resume
  • Audio conferencing (merge calls into a conference)
  • Instant Messaging
  • Pictures and files sharing
  • Address Book
  • Call History
  • Display of advanced call statistics
  • Echo Cancellation
  • Quality of Service
  • Secure communications: zRTP, TLS, SRTP
  • Bluetooth headset support
  • Languages: English, French, Japanese, Arabic
  • Account creation assistant
  • Dedicated tablet user interface

To install Linphone open terminal and type the following.

 $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linphone/release
 $ sudo apt-get update
 $ sudo apt-get install linphone

Linphone is also available in software manager.
 
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Gedit

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Gedit is a cross-platform text-editor with a handful of features to aid you in your projects, whether you're writing a simple text, or coding an entire program.

Features:

  • Tabs
  • Search for text within a document
  • Spell check
  • Line numbers
  • Document stats (word count, line count, character count, etc)
  • Highlight current line
  • Highlight modes (for different coding languages like HTML, Javascript, C++, plain text, and etc)

To install Gedit on the Debian family (comes pre-installed on Debian) type the following commands in your terminal:

su root

Enter your root password.

aptitude install gedit

(If the package isn't found or isn't up-to-date, run "aptitude update" before installing, to fetch updates for your package list.)

To install Gedit on the Ubuntu family (comes pre-installed on the desktop edition), Zorin (comes pre-installed), or Linux Mint (comes pre-installed on Linux Mint Cinnamon) type the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install gedit

(If the package isn't found or isn't up-to-date, run "sudo apt-get update" first, to update your package list.)

For other distros, there may be a native binary package, if not, you can get the source code from here.
 



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KRDC

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KRDC is a simple remote desktop client, and part of the KDE application collection. The official site is https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/krdc/ .

Features:
  • VNC support
  • RDP support
  • Bookmarks
  • Scaled connection view
To install KRDC on the Debian family type the following commands in your terminal:
su root
Enter your root password.
aptitude install krdc
(If the package isn't found or isn't up-to-date, run "aptitude update" before installing, to fetch updates for your package list.)

To install KRDC on the Ubuntu family, Zorin, or Linux Mint type the following command in your terminal:
sudo apt-get install krdc
(If the package isn't found or isn't up-to-date, run "sudo apt-get update" first, to update your package list.)

For other distros, there may be a native binary package, if not, you can get the source code from here.

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ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop

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Guide Overview

This guide provides a review of the product, shows how to install it (only includes instructions for Ubuntu 64bit and derivatives), and provides instructions for some basic operations.

Review

I tried this product before a few years back; it was the first anti-malware product for Linux I'd tried that seemed to be comparable to products available for Windows, and as such, it was the first anti-malware for Linux that actually impressed me. This time around I'm still just as impressed, and still consider it to be one of the better tools available from what I've seen. One of the best things about ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop is the graphical interface. However the product is far from perfect. The lack of ability to exclude files and folders becomes highly irritating if you have files, detected as malicious, that you wish to KEEP (eg: a false positive). For this reason I feel that the product is currently only viable for users that will only be doing manual scans of select files/folders. I've never used this product long-term, or bought a license, so my review is purely based on features offered, I've no idea of the quality of the definitions, or pricing.

Pros:

  • ESET uses a "unilicense" which means one license key allows you to protect multiple operating systems on the same computer (whether they be Linux or Windows) using the appropriate installer for that system.
  • Protects against malware for Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX.
  • Small download, only 45.3MB at present date.
  • Heuristic scanning to detect 0 day threats.
  • Graphical interface
  • While not promoted, a direct download link is offered during the download process ( http://download.eset.com/download/unix/eav/eset_nod32av_64bit_en.linux ).
  • No registration required to download the free trial.
  • A free trial is offered.
  • Installer is all-inclusive
  • Installer is built with root in mind, rather than Sudo.
  • Automatic scanning
  • Manual scanning
  • Graphical installer
  • Supports disabling sending data to ESET
  • Supports prompt based actions for dealing with detections.

Cons:

  • Paid product
  • Despite the small download size, the download takes forever, because the server serves it at a slow speed. The fastest rate I got was 48KB/sec, but most of the download process was around 10KB/sec.
  • No commandline interface
  • No web interface
  • Name and email address are required to run the free trial.
  • Depends on some 32bit libraries which means if your using a 64bit OS you'll need to install some 32bit libraries.
  • Installer is not Sudo aware.
  • The installer requires root priviledges, and is graphical so gksu needs to be installed, or a root the root account needs to have a password.
  • No CLI installer
  • By default sends data to ESET
  • Advanced options are hidden by default.
  • The organization of product options is satisfactory at best. I suspect that's why by default most are hidden in advanced mode.
  • Despite having Naultilus actions installed, and the context menu enabled in ESET, ESET didn't make a right-click context menu entry for scanning for me (as described in the manual). However I suspect one could manually create an entry pointing to the ESET scanning sh file (though I didn't attempt it).
  • Does not feature a no-prompt-user just log scanning mode for no cleaning!.
  • When a detection occurs, you can chose no action, but you'll be reprompted for that file anytime it's scanned! While it is possible to exclude by file extension, there does not seem to be an option to exclude files or directores from scan's target. This is very irritiating. I would like to see this implemented, and also like to see a global excludes option to exclude from all scans regardless of their settings. In my eyes this is one of the biggest things holding this product back.

Tools Needed

  • A compatible GNU/Linux operating system (Red Hat, Mandriva, SUSE, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu)
  • Internet access
  • A license key, if you plan to use the product beyond the trial period.

Installation Instructions (for Ubuntu 64bit and derivatives)

  • Open your web-browser, navigate to "http://www.eset.com/me/download/home/detail/family/71/#offline,178,ENU,", choose your download (64bit), and download the file to your user's folder.
  • In terminal type:
    sudo chmod u+x ~/eset_nod32av_64bit_en.linux
  • In terminal type:
    sudo apt-get install libc6-i386
  • In terminal type:
    sudo apt-get install gksu
  • Double-click the downloaded file to run the installer. You'll be prompted for elevated privilidges, enter your password (your user must be a sudoer).
  • Complete the installer. If you don't want to send user data to ESET use "custom" mode, and uncheck the box for "Enable ThreatSense.Net Early Warning System".
  • Restart your computer.
  • Upon rebooting ESET will run automatically, and prompt for product activation. If you have a license you can activate, otherwise choose "Activate later", or "Activate Trial". If you choose "Activate Trial" you will need to provide your name and email address so they can email you a trial username and password. I'd suggest going with "Activate Later".

Usage Instructions

Update Definitions
(Only works if ESET has been activated, and therefore I was unable to test this feature out.)

  • Click on "Update" from the left-hand panel.
  • Click on "Update virus signature database".

Setup A Custom Scanning Profile For Manual Scans
(You can use what-ever settings meet your needs, the settings included here are just a suggestion, and will result in prompts requesting user action for detections.)

  • Click on "Setup" from the left-hand panel.
  • Click on "Activate advanced mode" from the bottom left corner of the application.
  • Click on "Enter application preferences" in the Setup section.
  • In the Protection window, click on the "Computer Scan" tab.
  • In the Computer Scan tab, click "Edit".
  • In the On-demand Scanner Profiles List window, enter a new profile name in the profile input, for example "custom1", click "Add", and click "OK".
  • In the Protection window, select "custom1" as the "Scan Profile" (not to be confused with the "Smart Scan Profile").
  • In the Protection window, click the "Setup" button beside "ThreatSense Engine".
  • In the ThreatSense Engine Setup window, navigate through each tab entering your desired settings. If you're not sure what settings to use here's my recommendation. Objects tab: Files, Symbolic links, Archives, Self-extracting archives, runtime packers. Options: Virus signature database, Heuristics, Advanced heuristics, Adware/Spyware/Riskware, Potentially unwanted applications, Potentially unsafe applications. Cleaning: No cleaning. Leave the extentions tab empty. Limits: leave as is, except change the Maximum Nesting Level to 20, and uncheck "Exclude system control folders from scanning". Others: scan alternative data stream, preserve last access timestamp.
  • If you are creating a profile for manually scanning different files and folders then you're done, click "OK", then click "Activate standard mode" from the bottom corner, but if you're creating a scanning profile to scan specific locations then In the Protection window, click the "Setup" button beside "Scan Targets".
  • In the Select scan targets window, choose your desired targets, and click "OK". Then click "OK" to close the Protection window, and click "Activate standard mode" from the bottom corner.

Do A Manual Scan Of Select Directory/File
(Setup a custom scan profile, with no targets, first.)

  • Click on "Computer scan" from the left-hand panel.
  • Click on "Custom scan".
  • In the Custom Scan window, choose your custom scanning profile from the Scan Profile drop-down menu.
  • In the Custom Scan window, choose "By profile settings" from the Scan Targets drop-down menu.
  • In the Custom Scan window, select the locations or files you want scanned, and click Scan.

Change Scan Settings for Automatic Startup File Check
When the operating system boots up, ESET can scan the system files being used.

  • Click on "Activate advanced mode" from the bottom left.
  • Click on "Setup" from the left-hand panel.
  • Click on "Enter application preferences".
  • In the "System Protection" tab, click the "Setup" button beside "ThreatSense Engine".
  • In the "ThreatSense Engine Setup" window navigate through each tab entering your desired scanning settings, and then click "OK". If you aren't sure what settings you want, I'd recommend the following. Objects: Files, Archives, Self-extracting archives, Runtime packers. Options: Virus signature database, Heuristics, Advanced heuristics, Adware/Spyware/Riskware, Potententially unwanted applications, Potentially unsafe applications. Cleaning: No cleaning. Leave the extensions tab alone. Limits: Leave as is, except change the "Maximum Nesting Level" to 20, and uncheck "Exclude system control folders from scanning". Others: preserve last access timestamp.

Change Scan Settings for Real-time Protection (or disable it).

  • Click on "Activate advanced mode" from the bottom left.
  • Click on "Setup" from the left-hand panel.
  • Click on "Enter application preferences".
  • In the "Real-Time Protection" tab, click "Enable real-time file system protection" (to turn it on).
  • In the "Protection" window, click the "Setup" button beside "ThreatSense Engine".
  • In the "ThreatSense Engine Setup" window, navigate through each of the tabs entering your desired settings, and click "OK". If you're not sure what settings to use, I'd recommend the following. Objects: Files, Runtime packers. Options: Virus signature database, Heuristics, Advanced heuristics, Adware/Spyware/Riskware, Potentially unwanted programs, Potentially unsafe applications. Cleaning: No cleaning. Leave the extensions tab as is. Limits: leave as is, except change the "Maximum Nesting Level" to 20, and uncheck "Exclude system control folders from scanning". Others: uncheck all.
  • In the "Protection" window, check or uncheck the boxes for "Scan on". If you aren't sure what settings to use, I recommend: File open, File creation, and File execution.
  • In the "Protection" window, click the "Setup" button beside "Advanced Options", enter your desired settings, and click "OK". If you're not sure what settings to use, I'd recommend the checking the boxes for "Self-extracting archives, Runtime packers, Advanced heuristics, Default archive settings, Advanced heuristics (for ThreatSense paramaters for executed files), and Enable clean file cache (set the cache size to 99,999).
  • In the "Protection" window, click "OK".
  • Click "Activate standard mode", from the bottom left corner.

Check Logs

  • Click on "Activate advanced mode" from the bottom left.
  • Click on "Tools" from the left-hand menu.
  • Click on "Log files".
  • In Log Files, choose a log type from the drop-down menu. You can then view the entries. If you chose "computer scan" then double-click on a log to open it (for more information).

Check Quarantine

  • Click on "Activate advanced mode" from the bottom left.
  • Click on "Tools" from the left-hand menu.
  • Click on "Quarantine".
  • In Quarantine, you can will see a list of files. You can restore, delete, or submit them for analysis.

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Laptop Mode Tools
 
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Laptop Mode Tools saves power by spinning down hard drives, and in addition, it can be configured to tweak all sorts of other power-related things.


The core feature of Laptop Mode Tools is that it controls the "laptop mode" feature of the Linux kernel, which prevents disk accesses and allows hard drives to spin down for longer periods of time. In addition, Laptop Mode Tools can tweak things like readahead settings, hard drive power management settings, CPU frequency scaling settings, CPU throttling settings, DPMS settings, terminal blanking settings, and LCD brightness settings. In addition, it can automatically start/stop services based on whether you're working on battery or on wall power, and it can automatically hibernate your computer when it is low on battery power.
 
 
NOTE: Laptop Mode Tools conflicts with TLP (they are doing the same thing). You have to remove TLP if installed before installing this software!
 
To install in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17. Open terminal and run the following commands one by one

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install laptop-mode-tools

If you don't want the PPA, You can get the .deb installer from this page.

 

After installation, start the GUI by typing :

gksu lmt-config-gui


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Automatic Back Up Software‎ For Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.0 & Ubuntu 14.10

 

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Aptik is an automatic back up software‎ for Linux. Aptik can be used to backup/restore all the Ubuntu PPAs and Ubuntu Apps. Besdies these, Aptik can backup Ubuntu Themes, Icons, and Application Settings.

 

1) Backup and re-install extra applications installed by user
2) Backup and re-add third-party PPAs
3) Backup and restore downloaded packages in APT cache
4) Fix ownership of files in user’s home directory.

 

To install Aptik open terminal and run these commands one at a time.


 $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa
 $ sudo apt-get update
 $ sudo apt-get install aptik

To remove Aptik.

sudo apt-get remove aptik


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:07 AM

Vim Tutor
 

Vim Tutor is an interactive tutorial that teaches you how to use the advanced text editor known as Vim, which stands for Vi iMproved.

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To install Vim Tutor, open a terminal and run this command:

sudo apt-get install vim-runtime

Ubuntu based distributions come with only a minimalistic version of Vim installed, which don't support Vim Tutor. To use Vim Tutor in an Ubuntu based distribution you will also have to install a full version of Vim.

sudo apt-get install vim

To start Vim Tutor:

vimtutor

Edited by Al1000, 23 July 2015 - 05:13 AM.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 08:18 PM

Hashdeep

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Hashdeep is a commandline hashing tool.

Features:
  • Supports MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2 (SHA-256), Tiger, and Whirlpool algorithms.
  • Using the "-r" option you can recursively scan files.
  • Compare checksum of file to list of checksums.
Basic Usage:
(This doesn't cover everything Hashdeep can do, it only covers a few useful things.)
  • Hash a file:
/usr/local/bin/hashdeep -c sha256 -e -b /directory/file
Substitute "sha256" for desired algorithm, and "/directory/file" for the path and filename of the file you're hashing.
(The output will be "filesize,checksum,filename".)
  • Export A Checksum:
/usr/local/bin/hashdeep -c sha256 -e -b -W /directory/hashfile /directory/file
Substitute "sha256" for desired algorithm, "/directory/hashfile" for the path and file you're exporting the hash to, and "/directory/file" for the path and filename of the file you're hashing.
(The output will be "filesize,checksum,filename".)
  • Hash File And Compare Checksum To An Exported Checksum:
/usr/local/bin/hashdeep -c sha256 -e -b -k /directory/hashfile -a /directory/file
Substitute "sha256" for desired algorithm, "/directory/hashfile" for the path and file containing exported the checksums, and "/directory/file" for the path and filename of the file you're hashing.
(The output will be "filesize,checksum,filename".)
 

To install Hashdeep on Debian family type the following commands in your terminal:
(Steps tested on Debian 8.0 X86-64.)
su root
aptitude install autoconf
(If the package isn't found, or isn't up-to-date, run "aptitude update" before installing, to fetch updates for your package list.)

exit
cd ~/Downloads
wget -nc https://github.com/jessek/hashdeep/archive/master.zip
unzip -n master.zip
cd ~/Downloads/hashdeep-master
sh bootstrap.sh
./configure
make
su root
(Enter your root password when prompted.)

make install
exit
cd ~/
rm -rf ~/Downloads/hashdeep-master
rm -f ~/Downloads/master.zip
(You may wish to keep "master.zip" for future use.)

To install Hashdeep on Ubuntu family type the following commands in your terminal:
(Steps tested on Ubuntu 14.04 - Desktop X86-64.)

sudo apt-get install autoconf
(If the package isn't found, or isn't up-to-date, run "sudo apt-get update" before installing, to fetch updates for your package list.)

sudo apt-get install g++
(If the package isn't found, or isn't up-to-date, run "sudo apt-get update" before installing, to fetch updates for your package list.)

cd ~/Downloads
wget -nc https://github.com/jessek/hashdeep/archive/master.zip
unzip -n master.zip
cd ~/Downloads/hashdeep-master
sh bootstrap.sh
./configure
make
sudo su
make install
exit
cd ~/
rm -rf ~/Downloads/hashdeep-master
rm -f ~/Downloads/master.zip
(You may wish to keep "master.zip" for future use.)

To install Hashdeep on other distros, there may be a native binary package available, if not, you can get the source code from here.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 06:17 PM

GtkHash

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GtkHash is a graphical hashing utility with a clean simple interface, and huge list of supported hashing algorithms.

Features:
[*]Supports: MD2, MD4, MD5, MD6 (MD6-224, MD6-384, MD6-256, MD6-512), SHA-1, SHA-2 (SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512), RIPEMD (RIPEMD128, RIPEMD160, RIPEMD256, RIPEMD320), TIGER (TIGER128, TIGER160, TIGER192), WHIRLPOOL, HAVAL (HAVAL128-3, HAVAL160-3, HAVAL192-3, HAVAL224-3, HAVAL256-3), GOST, SNEFRU (SNEFRU128, SNEFRU256), CSC32, ALDER32[/*]
[*]Can compare a checksum to the checksum of a file.[/*]
[*]When you get your results, you can double-click in the field you want, and the checksum will be highlighted for easy copying.[/code]
[*]Can hash text directly.[/code]
[*]Supports HMAC.[/code]

To install GtkHash on Debian family type the following commands in your terminal:
(Steps tested on Debian 8.0 X86-64.)

su root
Enter your root password.
aptitude install gtkhash
(If the package isn't found, or isn't up-to-date, run "aptitude update" before installing, to fetch updates for your package list.)
exit

To install GtkHash on Ubuntu family type the following commands in your terminal:
(Steps tested on Ubuntu 14.04 - Desktop X86-64.)
sudo apt-get install gtkhash
(If the package isn't found, or isn't up-to-date, run "sudo apt-get update" before installing, to fetch updates for your package list.)

To install GtkHash on other distros, there may be a native binary package available, if not you can get the source code from here.
 




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