4MLinux is a small, independent, general-purpose Linux distribution with a strong focus on the following four "M" of computing: Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), Multimedia (full support for a huge number of image, audio and video formats), Miniserver (DNS, FTP, HTTP, MySQL, NFS, Proxy, SMTP, SSH, and Telnet), and Mystery (meaning a collection of classic Linux games).
GNU nano is a console text editor, modelled after Pico. It is very newcomer-friendly due to on-screen menus with always visible keyboard shortcuts. Keybindings are configurable, and full undo and redo actions are supported. Nano can even be used as STDIN pager, and it provides fast syntax highlighting using regular expressions.
Drawj2d creates technical line drawings using a descriptive language. It writes pdf, svg, eps and emf vector graphics or png images. It runs on all platforms that run Java. It is inspired by Asymptote but with a tcl-like syntax and 2D only.
Tomb is a system to make strong encryption easy for everyday use. A tomb is like a locked folder that can be safely transported and hidden in a filesystem. Its keys can be kept separate; for example, you can keep the tomb on your computer and its key on a USB stick. Tomb is written in code that is easy to review and links shared components: it consists of a ZShell script and desktop integration apps; it uses standard GNU tools and the crypto API of the Linux kernel (dm-crypt) via cryptsetup.
Knocker is a simple and easy to use TCP security port scanner written in C to analyze hosts and all of the different services started on them. It is available for Linux, FreeBSD, HP-UX, and Windows9x/2000/NT and it is licensed under the GNU General Public License GPL
FINAL CUT is a C++ class library and widget toolkit with full mouse support for creating a text-based user interface. The library supports the programmer to develop an application for the text console. It allows the simultaneous handling of multiple text windows on the screen. The structure of the Qt framework was originally the inspiration for the C++ class design of FINAL CUT. It provides common controls like dialog boxes, push buttons, check boxes, radio buttons, input lines, list boxes, sta
git-assembler can perform automatic merge and rebase operations following a simple declarative script. Like “make”, for branches. It can be used to follow remote branches (such as pull requests) conveniently, test multiple patches together, work on interdependent feature branches more easily, and so on…
Powerful terminal utility that allows you to use words coming from the standard input to create a nice selection window just below the cursor. Once done, your selection will be sent to standard output.
Inno Setup is a tool to create installers for Microsoft Windows applications. innoextract allows to extract such installers under non-windows systems without running the actual installer using Wine. innoextract currently supports installers created by Inno Setup 1.2.10 to 6.0.2. In addition to standard Inno Setup installers, innoextract also supports some modified Inno Setup variants including Martijn Laan's My Inno Setup Extensions 1.3.10 to 22.214.171.124 as well as GOG.com's Inno Setup-based game i
A CLI tool to convert CSV/Excel/HTML/JSON/LTSV/Markdown/TSV/Google-Sheets to a SQLite database file. - Create a SQLite database file from: - File(s): - CSV - Microsoft Excel :superscript:`TM` - HTML - JSON - Labeled Tab-separated Values (LTSV) - Markdown - Tab separated values (TSV) - Google Sheets - URL (scrape data from web pages) - Multi-byte character support
Yacas is an easy to use, general purpose Computer Algebra System, a program for symbolic manipulation of mathematical expressions. It uses its own programming language designed for symbolic as well as arbitrary-precision numerical computations. The system has a library of scripts that implement many of the symbolic algebra operations; new algorithms can be easily added to the library.
A simple console frontend to iwconfig/iw
This utility has been written for two purposes: for making high availability clusters; for making backups of them. Consider it a better and faster lsyncd written in C.
Hashrat is a command-line utility that hashes things using md5, sha1/256/512, whirlpool and jh hash algorithms. It's written in C with few dependancies (basically just the standard C library). It can read input from standard in and hash it, either as a complete file, or line-by-line. It can recursively hash files on disk, either outputing hashes to stdout, or storing them in filesystem attributes, or in a memcached server. It can check files against a list of hashes supplied on stdin, or in t
Inadyn is a small and simple DDNS client with HTTPS support, both GnuTLS and OpenSSL are supported. Inadyn is commonly available in many GNU/Linux distributions, used in off-the-shelf routers and Internet gateways to automate the task of keeping your DNS record up to date with any IP address changes from your ISP. It can also be used in installations with redundant (backup) connections to the Internet.
lshw (HardWare LiSter) is a small tool for Linux to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine. It can report exact memory configuration, firmware version, mainboard configuration, CPU version and speed, cache configuration, bus speed, etc.
FLoM is a tool for synchronizing shell commands and avoiding complex workarounds. It manages process serialization not unlike "nice" handles their prioritization. It allows shell commands to be serialized and synchronized within a single system or a network. It requires little configuration to easily handle common settings.
AMP is a console text-editor, written in Rust and lightweight. Implements mode-based keyboard interface, similar to VIM. Comes with file management and a few IDE capabilities. Avoids over-configurability, but allows YAML-based key mapping for e.g. macros.
dte is a small and easy to use console text editor. Colors and bindings can be fully customized to your liking. It has some features useful to programmers, like ctags support and it can parse compiler errors, but it does not aim to become an IDE.
MikroLock reads and writes encrypted miniLock files. It is a fast native implementation of the open minilock file format. Despite its name (and in contrast to the original implementation), it can also handle big files. Information about the cryptographic details: https://minilock.io.
sencrypt and sdecrypt are utilities for encrypting and decrypting data with the AES, DES, 3DES, and RC4 algorithms. It can read keys from files or ask for a passphrase and use that together with a salt to derive a key using the PBKDF2 key derivation function. sencrypt and sdecrypt are portable and compatible reimplementations of the encrypt and decrypt utilities in Solaris/Illumos-based operating systems.
DHEX is a more than just another hex editor: It includes a diff mode, which can be used to easily and conveniently compare two binary files. Since it is based on ncurses and is themeable, it can run on any number of systems and scenarios. With its utilization of search logs, it is possible to track changes in different iterations of files easily.
"dl" is a simple file sharing service for quick/one-off file transfers. Upload a file to get a link you can share. Or create a sharing link to receive files from others. The uploaded files are automatically removed when left unused, requiring zero additional maintenance. "dl" is built for your users: easy to use with any browser, integrates smoothly with Thunderbird for large attachments, works on Android, Windows and OSX or straight from the command line for maximum convenience.
mtag is the command-line tool for media files tagging. It can use the text file template to tag the multiply sets of media files. You can apply the same template for Ogg, MP3, and FLAC album versions.
Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management tool. It's lightweight and efficiently handles projects of any size with an easy and intuitive interface.
This is a program for real-time rectangle detection from an image. This program detects *ALL* rectangular shapes viewed from a 3D perspective in real time, utilizing a GPU. The program is purely rule-based.
Crayonizer can color the output of command-line programs. It can also translate keypresses to something the program understands, play sounds, set xterm titlebars, iconify/deiconify/maximize xterm windows, set xterm fonts or foreground color or background color, add various types of statusbar, etc, etc.
Harvest is a compact, fast and portable software that can scan files and folders to recognise their typology. Scanning is based on file extensions and a simple fuzzy logic analysis of folder contents to recognise if they are related to video, audio or text materials. Harvest makes it easy to list folders by type or year, to move them or to categorize them for tagged filesystems. It can process approximately 1GB of stored files per second and is operated from the console terminal. Harvest is de
Xidel is a command line tool to download web pages or JSON-APIs and extract data from them. It can download files over HTTP/S connections, follow redirections, links, (partially) filled-in forms, extracted values, and process local files. The data can be extracted using XPath 2.0, XQuery 1.0, XPath/XQuery 3.0 and JSONiq expressions, CSS 3 selectors, and custom, pattern-matching templates that are like an annotated version of the processed page. The extracted values can then be exported as plain
Picocom is a minimal dumb-terminal emulation program. It is, in principle, very much like minicom, only it's "pico" instead of "mini"! It was designed to serve as a simple, manual, modem configuration, testing, and debugging tool. It has also served (quite well) as a low-tech serial communications program to allow access to all types of devices that provide serial consoles. It could also prove useful in many other similar tasks. It is ideal for embedded systems since its memory footprint is mi
metastore is a tool to store the metadata of files/directories/links in a file tree to a separate file and to later compare and apply the stored metadata to said file tree. It was originally written as a supplement to git, which does not store all metadata, making it unsuitable for e.g. storing /etc in a repository. metastore can also be helpful if you want to create a tarball of a file tree and make sure that "everything" (e.g. xattrs, mtime, owner, group) is stored along with the files.
fIcy is a small icecast/shoutcast stream grabber suite for use under shell environment. Its goal is to automatically rip a stream into user customisable files. It will work with ICY compatible streams, allowing you to either to save the stream to disk or to pipe the output to a media player, or even both. fIcy, among other uses, is ideal for batch/unattended recording of radio programs and stream debugging.
MP3Blaster is a text console based program for playing mainly mp3 audio files. It is very interactive, and has a great list of features. Its playlist can be divided in albums or categories (called 'groups'), which allows for very sophisticated playback orders.
Naamari is AES&SHA-based crypto-synchronizer for cloud/remote file storage, with cryptographic and transport modules being separate applications. It works with 4 locations. 1st: local dir with original files. 2nd: dir containing folder structure and names of files placed into storage (but not content). 3rd & 4th - storages: local (another local dir) and remote (say, a cloud). In storages, there are no folders, files have pseudo-random names and encrypted content ("flattening"). The main module
top-like cli interface for container monitoring
gpgpwd is a terminal-based password manager. It stores a list of passwords and their associated usernames in a GnuPG-encrypted file, and allows you to easily retrieve, change, and add to that file as needed. It also generates random passwords which you can use, easily allowing you to have one "master password" (for your gpg key), with one unique and random password for each website or service you use, ensuring that your other accounts stay safe even if one password gets leaked. gpgpwd can als
PlayShell is a simple console-based application for playing media files in Linux using known media players like SoX, VLC, MPlayer and FFplay as backend.
xppq is a command-line tool which transforms an XML file to another XML file, following directives inserted directly in the source XML file. This directives allow to handle macros, to affect value to variables and to test their values, to include files… In a glance, xppq aims to be to XML what cpp is to C/C++. It is developed in C++, and uses only system and C/C++ standard libraries, so it doesn't need third party components. It can run on GNU/Linux (and probably most POSIX-compliant operating s
Yamado is a minimal note & journal system with extensions for functioning as a homepage & blog. Forget about databases, additional frameworks and the rest. Primarily intended to be installed on a server, requiring only standard utilities like bash, sed and awk. It uses the file system as a database. All articles are submitted as a file and stored as a file. The file format is YAML + Markdown.
mmu2html is a tool to convert text files with mixed markup and html code into html files. It can be used for static website generation. It has been designed with asciidoc in mind, but with additional support for menu creation, file linking, and other web site specific features.
APCComm is a program to transfer files between an Amiga and a Linux PC using a laplink cable. It's able to transfer files and whole directories.
Rotcelloc is an application that manages your movie, TV-series and games collection. It takes CSV-files, or a Steam username, as its input, and outputs JSON files and a static web application that can be used to view and search a collection. Rotcelloc will download posters for your collection, download metadata (plot summary, developer or director name, metascore) and generate a pretty (static) web application that can be used to view, search, filter and sort your collection in many ways. All f
Suplemon is a modern, slick and intuitive console text editor with multi cursor support. Suplemon replicates Sublime Text style functionality in the terminal with the ease of use of Nano.
Launch commands, one drop at time. The purpose of OcLaunch is to easily launch command one by one. Since it's a command-line tool, you can use it almost everything, from GUI to CRON task. What is it? OcLaunch: Command-line program allowing you to launch program on a human basis. Don't let a clock plan things! For example, here is a typical session (you open a terminal emulator between each item): You open your first terminal, your chat client is opened, On second launch of a termina
FIM is a lightweight universal image viewer, mostly for Linux. It is highly customizable and scriptable, and for users who are comfortable with software like the VIM text editor or the Mutt mail user agent. You can control it using the keyboard. FIM can open many file formats (even using converters) and it can display pictures graphically, with the Linux framebuffer or under X/Xorg, or in a terminal as ASCII Art renderings.
tmcq is a command-line tool which makes timecode conversions. It is developed in C++, and uses only system and C/C++ standard libraries, so it doesn't need third party components. It can run on GNU/Linux (and probably most POSIX-compliant operating systems), OS X and Windows, natively on IA-32, AMD64 and ARM architectures.
A utility to read the contents of the Postfix mail queue and filter according to arguments provided. Loosely based on the command exiqgrep which provides similar functionality for the exim mail server.
mlock reads and writes encrypted miniLock files. It is a fast native implementation of the minilock file format. Despite its name (and in contrast to the original implementation), it can also handle big files. Information about the cryptographic details: https://minilock.io.
ppip is a reimplementation of the venerable CP/M utility PIP - Peripheral Interchange Program
A small Unix command line tool that can be used to extract data from tables in a HTML-encoded text file. Outputs the (stripped from other HTML tags and (possible whitespace) data as a CSV-formatted file/on stdout. Should handle recursive tables and the most common incorrect HTML errors (missing </td>, </th> or </tr> tags.
Tmux is a terminal multiplexer and session manager, and alternative to GNU screen. It allows easy switching between multiple running programs in the same terminal, put them into background mode, or reattach a running process, or arrange them into multiple rectangle views. Different terminal and connection instances can interact with a tmux session, and they are persistent per default, run over ssh and plain telnet.
minimalist password safe with full-screen pager and password generation profiles
Pukcab is a lightweight, single-binary backup system that stores de-duplicated, compressed and incremental backups on a remote server using just an SSH connection.
The WendzelNNTPd is a IPv6-ready NNTP usenet-server with the main goal to be as easy to use as possible. It is portable (Linux/*BSD/*nix), supports AUTHINFO authentication, contains ACL as well as role based ACL and supports invisible newsgroups. It currently supports MySQL and SQLite backends.
Zuper is a minimalist library of extensions for Zsh programming, because believe it or not Zsh is so slick and powerful that it can be used as a programming language. Zuper features load/save of associative maps as key/value storage on filesystem, a native ztcp facility for get/set k/v on consul.io and some more workflow debugging facilities.
relmon is a utility for monitoring websites of software projects for new releases. It crawls websites efficiently via HTTP or HTTPS using a configurable number of simultaneous connections and can parse HTML and XHTML documents as well as RSS 2.0 and Atom feeds. Software releases are detected by extracting the version numbers of links to distribution files from the parsed documents or feeds. In addition to the version numbers, the history of releases consisting of the times new release were initi
rantaiwarna is a tile-matching puzzle game which is also known under the names "Chain Shot!" or "SameGame". It is played on a rectangular board which is initially filled with elements of several different colors. Two or more adjacent elements of the same color may be eliminated, the score resulting from the elimination of elements depends on the number of elements eliminated at once. The goal of the game is to eliminate as many elements as possible until there are no more adjacent elements of th
Posest is a C/C++ GPL library for 3D pose estimation from point correspondences. Pose estimation refers to the computation of position and orientation estimates that fully define the posture of a rigid object in space (6 DoF in total). The computation is based on a set of known 3D points and their corresponding 2D projections on an image. Posest estimates the relative motion between the 3D points and the camera system; single or binocular camera systems are supported. Image points typically orig
ZShaolin unleashes the power of GNU/Linux on your Android phone or tablet by installing a small and powerful shell environment. It comes with applications to edit images, audio and video using batch scripts one can write and upload. It does not require rooting, not even an Internet connection to work.
Rainbowstream is a terminal-based twitter client. It provides a realtime tweetstream, an interactive mode for composing replys or retweets, searching and bookmarking. Its output is themeable and highly colorized and even provides ASCII image previews.
facedetect is a simple face detector for batch processing. It answers the basic question: "Is there a face in this image?" and gives back either an exit code or the coordinates of each detected face in the standard output. The aim is to provide a basic command-line interface that's consistent and easy to use with software such as ImageMagick, while progressively improving the detection algorithm over time.
GPC-Slots 2 is a text-based casino game. Its features include five slot machines, a progressive jackpot added to by all machines, two roulette games, two dice games, and the ability to print status out to HTML.
tblutils complements the usual unix tools like cut and paste by providing enhanced versions that support column labels through-out, so that you can extract columns by name (tblcut), filter data using a mathematical expression (tblfilter), re-order columns without caring about the column index (tblcsort), join multiple files on a common index without having to pre-sort them (tblmerge), and much more.
cencode encodes a stream or file into quoted c-string escape sequences, suitable for use directly in C code. It is an universal alternative to dedicated export formats like XPM, unportable resource forks, linker flags, and Windows resources where dynamic loading of external data is not possible or undesired.
nSnake is a clone of the classic snake game as known from cellphones. Yet this version is played on the terminal. It utilizes ncurses, comes with custom gui-like menus, and recently even animated levels.
n2048 is a console-based game based on the highly addictive sliding puzzle 2048. Slide the tiles together to combine them, until you reach the highest one.