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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
locale : specific information.
watch : execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen
which : locate a command
gnome-terminal : is a terminal emulation application.
startpar : start runlevel scripts in parallel
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filesystem

resize2fs : ext2/ext3/ext4 file system resizer
chown : change file owner and group
passwd : change user password
mkfs : build a Linux filesystem
fsck.ext4 : check a Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 file system
rename : renames multiple files
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programming

strace : trace system calls and signals
MAKEDEV : create devices
startpar : start runlevel scripts in parallel
busybox : The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux
kmk : framework for writing simple makefiles for complex tasks
time : run programs and summarize system resource usage
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file

su : change user ID or become superuser
egrep : , fgrep, rgrep print lines matching a pattern
mkfs.ext2 : create an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem
hexdump : , hd ASCII, decimal, hexadecimal, octal dump
airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng
apachectl : Apache HTTP server control interface
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graphic manipulation

gimp : an image manipulation and paint program.
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
ls : list directory contents
mkntfs : create an NTFS file system
pbmtomda : convert a portable bitmap to a Microdesign .mda
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
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database

mysqlimport : a data import program
mysqld_safe : MySQL server startup script
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
pm-powersave : Put your computer into low power mode
nm-tool : utility to report NetworkManager state and devices
time : run programs and summarize system resource usage
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X

xfreerdp : FreeRDP X11 client
gnome-terminal : is a terminal emulation application.
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
bluez-test-discovery :
zenity : display GTK+ dialogs
svlc : , nvlc, rvlc, cvlc the VLC media player
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package management

bzip2 : recover recovers data from damaged bzip2 files
dh_installdeb : install files into the DEBIAN directory
pk2bm : create a bitmap from a TeX pkfont
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
update-java-alternatives : update alternatives for jre/sdk installations
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
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printer

ghostscript : Ghostscript (PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer)
iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
ppmtolj : convert a portable pixmap to an HP LaserJet PCL 5 Color file
xmllint : command line XML tool
2to3-3.2 : Python2 to Python3 converter
foomatic-datafile : Generate a PPD file for a given printer/driver combo
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text manipulation

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
unwrapdiff : demangle word-wrapped patches
awk : pattern scanning and processing language
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
fmtutil-sys : utility for maintaining TeX format files system-wide
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
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privacy

ssh-add : adds private key identities to the authentication agent
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
gzexe : compress executable files in place
iptables-apply : a safer way to update iptables remotely
avconv : avconv video converter
passwd : change user password
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sound manipulation

gst-launch-1.0 : build and run a GStreamer pipeline
audacity : Graphical cross-platform audio editor
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng
jack_samplerate : JACK toolkit client to print current samplerate
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file compression

ogmdemux : Extract streams from OGG/OGM files into separate files
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
znew : recompress .Z files to .gz files
dvdrip : GUI for copying DVDs
zipsplit : split a zipfile into smaller zipfiles
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Access Control List

su : change user ID or become superuser
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
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text editor

2to3-3.2 : Python2 to Python3 converter
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
fmtutil-sys : utility for maintaining TeX format files system-wide
cpp : The C Preprocessor
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
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font

loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
afm2tfm : convert Adobe font metrics to TeX font metrics
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
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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boot settings

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
erb1.8 : an embedded Ruby language interpreter
gst-launch-1.0 : build and run a GStreamer pipeline
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
showkey : examine the codes sent by the keyboard
dbus-send : Send a message to a message bus
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Media Player

cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng
avifix : fix header of AVI-file
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
python2.7 : an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
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mail

cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
find : search for files in a directory hierarchy
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
logrotate : rotates, compresses, and mails system logs
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
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virtualization

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

a2ensite : enable or disable an apache2 site / virtual host
spd-conf : A simple tool for basic configuration of Speech Dispatcher and problem diagnostics
gst-launch-1.0 : build and run a GStreamer pipeline
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
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