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Old 05-23-2007, 08:52 PM   #1
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must have command line tools.


What are your must have command line tools that don't come standard with slackware??

I would like everyones opinion on this
 
Old 05-23-2007, 10:14 PM   #2
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Well, these are useful to me:

mcrypt (encryption):
http://mcrypt.sourceforge.net/

nano (command line text editor)
http://www.nano-editor.org/

rkhunter (checks for root kits) (not a 'must have', but almost)
http://www.rootkit.nl/

unrar (if you must deal with rar archives )
http://freshmeat.net/projects/unrar/

pdftk (nice toolkit for PDF manipulation ... merge, split, etc.)
http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/

paco (source package management ... you could use other things like checkinstall, etc.)
http://paco.sourceforge.net/downloads.html
 
Old 05-23-2007, 11:10 PM   #3
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Wink nano comes with Slackware (AP series)

nano: nano (Nano's ANOther editor, an enhanced free Pico clone)
nano:
nano: nano is a small, free, and friendly editor from the GNU project. It
nano: aims to copy Pico's look and feel while providing additional (or
nano: disabled by default) features that are missing from Pico, such as
nano: "search and replace" or "go to line and column number".
nano:
nano: Chris Allegretta is Nano's author.
nano:
nano:
nano:
 
Old 05-24-2007, 07:29 AM   #4
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MPD coupled with mpc and ncmpc, constant music play back, as long as the root file system is mounted
 
Old 05-24-2007, 07:55 AM   #5
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unrar - unpacking .rar archives

dar - making backups
 
Old 05-24-2007, 08:24 AM   #6
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My lifesavers (some of them at least) for the commandline...

Not in any particular order -

mcabber: Jabber client for the console

sendxmpp: send Jabber messages from the commandline (or in cron jobs!)

mp3splt: split huge mp3 and ogg files into separate mp3 songs without decoding/recoding

cryptmount: for handling encrypted container files as a non-root user

truecrypt: for handling encrypted container files that I use in Windows as well

ldapvi: for comfortably changing entries on an LDAP server using vi as the editor

antiword: for reading MS Word documents in a console

setpwc: for configuring my Philips webcam

ifplugd, ifmetric: to manage my wired and wireless network connections on my laptop

mtr: combines traceroute and ping in a curses based diagnose tool

All of the above can be found as Slackware packages in my repository: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/

Cheers, Eric
 
Old 05-24-2007, 09:30 AM   #7
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fm displays text files one screen full at a time, like more, but formats the text, like fmt, following some formatting directions within the text, like man, and displays or prints text with trees and phonetic text written in unicode, optionally creating Postscript or pdf. The source code distribution is fm-1.0j.tar.gz at ftp://ling.lll.hawaii.edu/pub/greg.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 10:17 AM   #8
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truecrypt, nano, rkhunter, rdesktop, and some scripts I wrote for backups,

{runs out and checks AlienBobs mention of mtr)

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Old 05-24-2007, 12:39 PM   #9
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Ah, I remember one more:

wv (convert from '.doc' to other formats)
http://wvware.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 05-24-2007, 01:19 PM   #10
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feh - picture viewer based on imlib
moc - console music player
 
Old 05-24-2007, 02:13 PM   #11
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Sorry, one more must have; screen.
There was a post on here one time where we showed our top 10 most used commands, that would kinda fit nicely into here....I thought that was a cool thread.

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Old 05-24-2007, 02:27 PM   #12
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yeah, but screen is included with slackware.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 04:33 PM   #13
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nload (network monitor)
 
Old 05-24-2007, 07:10 PM   #14
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I would like to add:

htop : http://htop.sourceforge.net
Curses based process monitor

bashburn : http://bashburn.sourceforge.net
Console based burn software.
 
Old 05-25-2007, 12:57 AM   #15
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Don't be put off by the name, it plays libre' oggs which is why I truly like this one:

http://www.slackbuilds.org/repositor...ia/mp3blaster/

Lastly, one of my all time favorites even on my fast pc's for me is "midnight commander" in Slackware. I'm still learning it, there are so many features.

I find it amazing how it can move multiple files on a pc blazing fast. For example, if I have a kernel un-tarred and wanted to move it and there are thousands of files, it just moves them. But in konqueror, or even krusader, you wait for the file count, you get many pauses, etc. Midnight commander just rips thru that stuff. Even over the lan. I also like that you can use 'mcedit' for a quick text file, such as 'mcedit ./slack-desc' for those times you want to make a file in console. I'm not a VI guy
 
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