// useful software

Requirements for this list:

  1. Useful
  2. I can’t remember its name
  • feh: super-fast image viewer
  • byobu: excellent pre-built screen profile for Ubuntu
  • pavucontrol: volume control that allows per-program loopback (useful for recording output sound)
  • inno setup: windows installer creation
  • ksnapshot: screen-capture utility that is more full-featured than the default gnome one.
  • pdfmod: edit PDFs by moving pages around and deleting them. It’s in apt.
  • gobby: collaborative, real-time text editor with syntax highlighting. It’s in apt.
  • file libutil_la-utils.o
    libutil_la-utils.o: ELF 32-bit LSB relocatable, ARM, version 1 (SYSV), not stripped
  • tex4ppt: latex plugin for powerpoint
  • xev: event tester for X Windows.
  • PDF-XChange Viewer: PDF markup via wine, works perfectly on Linux.
  • xte: Simulate keypresses in Linux, e.g.:
    xte "keydown Control_L" "keydown Alt_L" "key Down" "keyup Control_L" "keyup Alt_L"
  • shutter: One of the best screenshot tools for linux. It’s in apt.
  • kazam: One of the best screen recorders for linux. It’s in apt.
  • callgrind: A nice profiler. See Jenny’s howto here: Profiling Code in ROS
  • file: Returns information about a file, such as its arcitecture if it’s a binary library:
  • kpartx: Used to mount multiple paritions from the same dd image. Howto.
  • yakuake: Dropdown shell from the top of your screen.