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busybox : The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux

gnome-terminal : is a terminal emulation application.

startpar : start runlevel scripts in parallel

usermod : modify a user account

xargs : build and execute command lines from standard input

locale : specific information.

watch : execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen

which : locate a command

find : search for files in a directory hierarchy

setxkbmap : set the keyboard using the X Keyboard Extension

ttfread :

chroot : run command or interactive shell with special root directory

groupadd : create a new group

mkpasswd : Overfeatured front end to crypt(3)

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

cal : displays a calendar and the date of Easter

tload : graphic representation of system load average

grub-install : install GRUB to a device

visudo : edit the sudoers file

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

shasum : Print or Check SHA Checksums

grpconv : , grpunconv convert to and from shadow passwords and groups

a2ensite : enable or disable an apache2 site / virtual host

install-sgmlcatalog : maintain transitional SGML catalog

rbash : restricted bash, see bash (1)

tty : print the file name of the terminal connected to standard input

cp : copy files and directories

adduser : add a user or group to the system

nice : run a program with modified scheduling priority

iptables-apply : a safer way to update iptables remotely

dd : convert and copy a file

time : run programs and summarize system resource usage

dvdrip-thumb :

cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX

mkfs.ext2 : create an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem

swapoff : enable/disable devices and files for paging and swapping

amidi : read from and write to ALSA RawMIDI ports

wine-preloader :

dpkg-gensymbols : generate symbols files (shared library dependency information)

setsid : run a program in a new session

printenv : print all or part of environment

jack_midisine :

pkexec : Execute a command as another user

pnmcomp : composite (overlay) two portable anymap files together

update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig

cpanp : The CPANPLUS launcher

qmlmin :

faillog : display faillog records or set login failure limits

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

apache2ctl : Apache HTTP server control interface

loginctl : Control the systemd login manager

ls : list directory contents

pidof : - find the process ID of a running program.

wipefs : wipe a filesystem signature from a device

alias :

lockfile-remove : command-line programs to safely lock and unlock files and mailboxes (via liblockfile).

strace : trace system calls and signals

mandb : create or update the manual page index caches

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest

avconv : avconv video converter

fusermount : mount and unmount FUSE filesystems

uptime : Tell how long the system has been running.

cut : remove sections from each line of files

stat : display file or file system status

dvdrip : GUI for copying DVDs

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

fsck : check and repair a Linux filesystem

showrgb : display an rgb color-name database

shuf : generate random permutations

pm-powersave : Put your computer into low power mode

mount.vboxsf : x86 virtualization solution

ss : another utility to investigate sockets

chacl : change the access control list of a file or directory

arch : print machine hardware name (same as uname -m)

cancel : cancel jobs

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

mawk : pattern scanning and text processing language

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

dialog : display dialog boxes from shell scripts

unlink : call the unlink function to remove the specified file

apg : generates several random passwords

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

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

chcon : change file security context

dir : list directory contents


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