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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

sftp : secure file transfer program

openssl : OpenSSL command line tool

whois : client for the whois directory service

aircrack-ng : a 802.11 WEP / WPA-PSK key cracker

usermod : modify a user account

mtr : a network diagnostic tool

apache2ctl : Apache HTTP server control interface

arping : send ARP REQUEST to a neighbour host

rsync : a fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool

dnsmasq : A lightweight DHCP and caching DNS server.

find : search for files in a directory hierarchy

update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig

lpinfo : show available devices or drivers

nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty

pdb3.3 : the Python debugger

dhclient : Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Client

kismet : Wireless sniffing and monitoring

ss : another utility to investigate sockets

ssh-add : adds private key identities to the authentication agent

grub-mkdevicemap : generate a GRUB device map file automatically

wpa_cli : WPA command line client

avahi-autoipd : IPv4LL network address configuration daemon

unity : wrapper for starting the unity shell and handling fallback

avahi-browse : Browse for mDNS/DNS-SD services using the Avahi daemon

setkeycodes : load kernel scancode-to-keycode mapping table entries

gcore : Generate a core file for a running process

iwconfig : configure a wireless network interface

python2.7 : an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language

mysqlimport : a data import program

empathy : GNOME multi-protocol chat and call client

alsactl : advanced controls for ALSA soundcard driver

tcpdchk : tcp wrapper configuration checker

ls : list directory contents

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest

route : show / manipulate the IP routing table

loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table

gst-launch-1.0 : build and run a GStreamer pipeline

opera : Fast and secure web browser and Internet suite

avconv : avconv video converter

tuxpaint-import : Import image files into Tux Paint(1)

resolvconf : manage nameserver information

fping : send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts

kerneloops : program to collect and submit kernel oopses to

fsck : check and repair a Linux filesystem

ps2pdf14 : Convert PostScript to PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5-and-later compatible) using ghostscript

jack_rec :

smbcquotas : Set or get QUOTAs of NTFS 5 shares

metaflac : program to list, add, remove, or edit metadata in one or more FLAC files.

update-alternatives : maintain symbolic links determining default commands

chrt : manipulate the real-time attributes of a process

apachectl : Apache HTTP server control interface

iwlist : Get more detailed wireless information from a wireless interface

unpaper : Post-processing tool for scanned sheets of paper.

iptables-apply : a safer way to update iptables remotely

ncurses5-config : helper script for ncurses libraries

airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng

start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs

crda : send to the kernel a wireless regulatory domain for a given ISO / IEC 3166 alpha2

tgatoppm : convert TrueVision Targa file into a portable pixmap

dconf-editor : Graphical editor for dconf

insmod : Simple program to insert a module into the Linux Kernel

passwd : change user password

bluetooth-sendto : GTK application for transferring files over Bluetooth

xfreerdp : FreeRDP X11 client

airbase-ng : multi-purpose tool aimed at attacking clients as opposed to the Access Point (AP) itself

nm-online : ask NetworkManager whether the network is connected

MAKEDEV : create devices

a2ensite : enable or disable an apache2 site / virtual host

animate : animates an image or image sequence on any X server.

scp : secure copy (remote file copy program)

ifconfig : configure a network interface

glib-compile-resources : GLib resource compiler

filezilla : FTP client

winbindd : Name Service Switch daemon for resolving names from NT servers

lame : create mp3 audio files

pdffonts : Portable Document Format (PDF) font analyzer (version 3.03)

iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another

a2dismod : enable or disable an apache2 module

xgamma : Alter a monitor’s gamma correction through the X server

fax2tiff : create a TIFF Class F fax file from raw fax data

lpoptions : display or set printer options and defaults

strace : trace system calls and signals

synclient : commandline utility to query and modify Synaptics driver options.

xmllint : command line XML tool

tor : The second-generation onion router

watch : execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen

VBoxClient : x86 virtualization solution

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