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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

openssl : OpenSSL command line tool

sftp : secure file transfer program

mtr : a network diagnostic tool

apache2ctl : Apache HTTP server control interface

whois : client for the whois directory service

usermod : modify a user account

arping : send ARP REQUEST to a neighbour host

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

dnsmasq : A lightweight DHCP and caching DNS server.

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

avahi-autoipd : IPv4LL network address configuration daemon

MAKEDEV : create devices

update-alternatives : maintain symbolic links determining default commands

ls : list directory contents

lpinfo : show available devices or drivers

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

tgatoppm : convert TrueVision Targa file into a portable pixmap

fping : send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to network hosts

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

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

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

iwlist : Get more detailed wireless information from a wireless interface

route : show / manipulate the IP routing table

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

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

fsck : check and repair a Linux filesystem

iwconfig : configure a wireless network interface

tor : The second-generation onion router

VBoxClient : x86 virtualization solution

ifconfig : configure a network interface

ncurses5-config : helper script for ncurses libraries

ss : another utility to investigate sockets

grub-mkdevicemap : generate a GRUB device map file automatically

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

xfreerdp : FreeRDP X11 client

update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig

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

avconv : avconv video converter

wpa_cli : WPA command line client

unity : wrapper for starting the unity shell and handling fallback

lpoptions : display or set printer options and defaults

nm-online : ask NetworkManager whether the network is connected

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

tcpdchk : tcp wrapper configuration checker

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest

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

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

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

a2ensite : enable or disable an apache2 site / virtual host

apachectl : Apache HTTP server control interface

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

dhclient : Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Client

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

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

watch : execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen

scp : secure copy (remote file copy program)

iptables-apply : a safer way to update iptables remotely

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

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

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

a2dismod : enable or disable an apache2 module

bluetooth-sendto : GTK application for transferring files over Bluetooth

jack_rec :

empathy : GNOME multi-protocol chat and call client

find : search for files in a directory hierarchy

filezilla : FTP client

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

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

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