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dh_auto_test : automatically runs a package’s test suites

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

dpkg-shlibdeps : generate shared library substvar dependencies

dh_auto_build : automatically builds a package

dpkg-architecture : set and determine the architecture for package building

dh_installcron : install cron scripts into etc/cron.*

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

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

MAKEDEV : create devices

aptd : package managing daemon proving a D-Bus interface

lame : create mp3 audio files

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

pnmenlarge : read a portable anymap and enlarge it N times

dpkg-deb : Debian package archive (.deb) manipulation tool

dpkg-maintscript-helper : works around known dpkg limitations in maintainer scripts

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest

make : GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs

dpkg-reconfigure : reconfigure an already installed package

apt-config : APT Configuration Query program

passwd : change user password

cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX

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

dh_installdeb : install files into the DEBIAN directory

update-java-alternatives : update alternatives for jre/sdk installations

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

update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig

pk2bm : create a bitmap from a TeX pkfont

dvdrip : GUI for copying DVDs

pdb3.3 : the Python debugger

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

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