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network

netcat : NC(1) BSD General Commands Manual NC(1) nc — arbitrary TCP and UDP connections and listens
ping : 6 send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts
nmcli : – commandline tool for controlling NetworkManager
telnet : user interface to the TELNET protocol
openssl : OpenSSL command line tool
sftp : secure file transfer program
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shell

busybox : The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux
watch : execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen
locale : specific information.
startpar : start runlevel scripts in parallel
xargs : build and execute command lines from standard input
gnome-terminal : is a terminal emulation application.
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filesystem

resize2fs : ext2/ext3/ext4 file system resizer
passwd : change user password
fsck : check and repair a Linux filesystem
chown : change file owner and group
rename : renames multiple files
aireplay-ng : inject packets into a wireless network to generate traffic
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programming

strace : trace system calls and signals
MAKEDEV : create devices
busybox : The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux
startpar : start runlevel scripts in parallel
time : run programs and summarize system resource usage
ps2ps : , eps2eps Ghostscript PostScript "distiller"
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file

mkfs.ext2 : create an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem
egrep : , fgrep, rgrep print lines matching a pattern
hexdump : , hd ASCII, decimal, hexadecimal, octal dump
passwd : change user password
su : change user ID or become superuser
diff : compare files line by line
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graphic manipulation

gimp : an image manipulation and paint program.
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
ppmtojpeg : convert PNM image to a JFIF ("JPEG") image
xmllint : command line XML tool
imgtoppm : convert an Img-whatnot file into a portable pixmap
gnome-session-quit : End the current GNOME session
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database

mysqlimport : a data import program
mysqld_safe : MySQL server startup script
dialog : display dialog boxes from shell scripts
pm-powersave : Put your computer into low power mode
ping : 6 send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts
MAKEDEV : create devices
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X

xfreerdp : FreeRDP X11 client
gnome-terminal : is a terminal emulation application.
iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
xsm : X Session Manager
firefox : a free and open source web browser from Mozilla
xlsclients : list client applications running on a display
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package management

bzip2 : recover recovers data from damaged bzip2 files
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
dpkg-trigger : a package trigger utility
avconv : avconv video converter
dh_auto_test : automatically runs a package’s test suites
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
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printer

ppdc : cups ppd compiler
ghostscript : Ghostscript (PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer)
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
ppmtolj : convert a portable pixmap to an HP LaserJet PCL 5 Color file
foomatic-datafile : Generate a PPD file for a given printer/driver combo
ps2ps : , eps2eps Ghostscript PostScript "distiller"
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text manipulation

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
nl : number lines of files
egrep : , fgrep, rgrep print lines matching a pattern
passwd : change user password
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
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privacy

passwd : change user password
tor : The second-generation onion router
iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
chattr : change file attributes on a Linux file system
tor-gencert : Generate certs and keys for Tor directory authorities
lame : create mp3 audio files
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sound manipulation

audacity : Graphical cross-platform audio editor
gst-launch-1.0 : build and run a GStreamer pipeline
jack_evmon :
lame : create mp3 audio files
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
ogmsplit : Split OGG/OGM files into several smaller OGG/OGM files
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Access Control List

su : change user ID or become superuser
usermod : modify a user account
login : begin session on the system
passwd : change user password
MAKEDEV : create devices
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
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file compression

iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
ogmdemux : Extract streams from OGG/OGM files into separate files
znew : recompress .Z files to .gz files
passwd : change user password
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
dvdrip : GUI for copying DVDs
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text editor

kerneloops : program to collect and submit kernel oopses to kerneloops.org
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
gedit : text editor for the GNOME Desktop
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
view : Vi IMproved, a programmers text editor
bibtex.original : make a bibliography for (La)TeX
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boot settings

grub-mkimage : make a bootable image of GRUB
passwd : change user password
spd-conf : A simple tool for basic configuration of Speech Dispatcher and problem diagnostics
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
syslinux : install the SYSLINUX bootloader on a FAT filesystem
iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
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font

lame : create mp3 audio files
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
iwlist : Get more detailed wireless information from a wireless interface
spd-conf : A simple tool for basic configuration of Speech Dispatcher and problem diagnostics
debugfs : ext2/ext3/ext4 file system debugger
ofm2opl : convert Omega and TeX font-metric files to property-list files
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mail

passwd : change user password
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
find : search for files in a directory hierarchy
thunderbird : Mail User Agent (MUA) and newsgroup/RSS client for X11 derived from the Mozilla suite.
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
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Media Player

subtitle2pgm :
svlc : , nvlc, rvlc, cvlc the VLC media player
spd-conf : A simple tool for basic configuration of Speech Dispatcher and problem diagnostics
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
passwd : change user password
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
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webserver

a2ensite : enable or disable an apache2 site / virtual host
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
ping : 6 send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
spd-conf : A simple tool for basic configuration of Speech Dispatcher and problem diagnostics
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virtualization

iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
busybox : The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux
lame : create mp3 audio files
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
innochecksum : offline InnoDB file checksum utility
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