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tmpreaper: keep your temp files under control

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 22/11/2009 - 5:00am
The tmpreaper utility will clean out your temporary file directories by recursively removing files that haven’t been accessed in some amount of time. You can configure exclusions and it will not dive into symlinks, or remove symlinks, sockets, FIFOs, or special files unless specifically told to. However, the package description contains this: WARNING: Please do not [...]

tmpreaper: keep your temp files under control

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 22/11/2009 - 5:00am
The tmpreaper utility will clean out your temporary file directories by recursively removing files that haven’t been accessed in some amount of time. You can configure exclusions and it will not dive into symlinks, or remove symlinks, sockets, FIFOs, or special files unless specifically told to. However, the package description contains this: WARNING: Please do not [...]

lbzip2: parallel bzip2 utility

Debian Package of the Day - Thu, 12/11/2009 - 1:31pm
lbzip2 is a multi-threaded bzip2 compressor/decompressor utility that can be used on its own, in pipelines, or passed to GNU tar with the –use-compress-program option (or with the –use shorthand). The main motivation for writing lbzip2 was that I didn’t know about any parallel bzip2 decompressor that would exercise multiple cores on a single-stream bz2 file [...]

lbzip2: parallel bzip2 utility

Debian Package of the Day - Thu, 12/11/2009 - 1:31pm
lbzip2 is a multi-threaded bzip2 compressor/decompressor utility that can be used on its own, in pipelines, or passed to GNU tar with the –use-compress-program option (or with the –use shorthand). The main motivation for writing lbzip2 was that I didn’t know about any parallel bzip2 decompressor that would exercise multiple cores on a single-stream bz2 file [...]

Backupninja: the ultimate data defender

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 01/11/2009 - 2:00pm
Everyone knows they should do regular backups. Sooner or later, your hardware will fail, or you will accidentally delete a directory, or something else will happen. Many people, however, ignore periodic backups because they find it too much of a hassle. That’s why, the backup procedure must be fully automated and require no user intervention, at [...]

Backupninja: the ultimate data defender

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 01/11/2009 - 2:00pm
Everyone knows they should do regular backups. Sooner or later, your hardware will fail, or you will accidentally delete a directory, or something else will happen. Many people, however, ignore periodic backups because they find it too much of a hassle. That’s why, the backup procedure must be fully automated and require no user intervention, at [...]

leafpad: a graphical text editor that starts really fast

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 27/09/2009 - 5:00am
Article submitted by Emmanuel Kasper. Guess what? We still need you to submit good articles about software you like! Sometimes you know you just need to change a single line or a only a few things in a file, but for sure you don’t need syntax highlighting, Gnome VFS integration, or a plugin manager. Then you [...]

leafpad: a graphical text editor that starts really fast

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 27/09/2009 - 5:00am
Article submitted by Emmanuel Kasper. Guess what? We still need you to submit good articles about software you like! Sometimes you know you just need to change a single line or a only a few things in a file, but for sure you don’t need syntax highlighting, Gnome VFS integration, or a plugin manager. Then you [...]

timeout: send a signal to a process after some time

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 20/09/2009 - 5:00am
Article submitted by Carsten Aulbert. Guess what? We still need you to submit good articles about software you like! timeout (part of the SATAN package) is a nice little tool to terminate/send a signal to a process after a given time. It usually takes two arguments, the first one is the time limit in seconds and the [...]

timeout: send a signal to a process after some time

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 20/09/2009 - 5:00am
Article submitted by Carsten Aulbert. Guess what? We still need you to submit good articles about software you like! timeout (part of the SATAN package) is a nice little tool to terminate/send a signal to a process after a given time. It usually takes two arguments, the first one is the time limit in seconds and the [...]

yeahconsole: a dropdown terminal emulator wrapper for X

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 13/09/2009 - 5:00am
Article submitted by Pete Daniels. Guess what? We still need you to submit good articles about software you like! yeahconsole is a “quake-like” dropdown terminal emulator wrapper for X. Originally written to complement the author’s window manager (yeahWM), it can be used anywhere, and is lightweight and dependency-free. yeahconsole can be invoked by itself (in which case [...]

yeahconsole: a dropdown terminal emulator wrapper for X

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 13/09/2009 - 5:00am
Article submitted by Pete Daniels. Guess what? We still need you to submit good articles about software you like! yeahconsole is a “quake-like” dropdown terminal emulator wrapper for X. Originally written to complement the author’s window manager (yeahWM), it can be used anywhere, and is lightweight and dependency-free. yeahconsole can be invoked by itself (in which case [...]

fcheck: easy-to-use file integrity checker

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 23/08/2009 - 7:49pm
fcheck is a program that emails an alert when important files or directories change. This is useful for change control or detecting unauthorized modifications that may indicate an intrusion. Most sysadmins will agree that having a file integrity checker is a good idea, the problem with them is that they are usually a giant [...]

fcheck: easy-to-use file integrity checker

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 23/08/2009 - 7:49pm
fcheck is a program that emails an alert when important files or directories change. This is useful for change control or detecting unauthorized modifications that may indicate an intrusion. Most sysadmins will agree that having a file integrity checker is a good idea, the problem with them is that they are usually a giant [...]

logcheck: brilliantly simple log monitoring

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 19/07/2009 - 5:00am
Logcheck is a simple yet great idea, an almost set-it-and-forget-it way to monitor your server logs for problems of all kinds. You create three pattern (grep regex) lists: Known bad stuff Looks bad but isn’t Known good stuff Logcheck periodically checks various syslog (or other) log files and picks up where it left off the last time. During each [...]

logcheck: brilliantly simple log monitoring

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 19/07/2009 - 5:00am
Article submitted by JP Vossen. DebADay needs you more than ever! Please submit good articles about software you like! Logcheck is a simple yet great idea, an almost set-it-and-forget-it way to monitor your server logs for problems of all kinds. You create three pattern (grep regex) lists: Known bad stuff Looks bad but isn’t Known good stuff Logcheck periodically checks [...]

nullmailer: simple send-only mail transport agent

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 28/06/2009 - 5:00am
Article submitted by JP Vossen. DebADay needs you more than ever! Please submit good articles about software you like! Nullmailer is a minimal MTA (Mail Transport Agent) that provides mail delivery services to programs (cron jobs, system integrity checkers, log inspectors, etc.) in a host that otherwise does not require a full MTA like Exim or [...]

nullmailer: simple send-only mail transport agent

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 28/06/2009 - 5:00am
Article submitted by JP Vossen. DebADay needs you more than ever! Please submit good articles about software you like! Nullmailer is a minimal MTA (Mail Transport Agent) that provides mail delivery services to programs (cron jobs, system integrity checkers, log inspectors, etc.) in a host that otherwise does not require a full MTA like Exim or [...]

chromium-bsu: fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter

Debian Package of the Day - Wed, 24/06/2009 - 8:00am
Oops, this article was supposed to go live on Sunday, my bad. Article submitted by Paul Wise. DebADay needs you more than ever! Please submit good articles about software you like! Chromium B.S.U. is a top down fast paced high action scrolling space shooter. In this game you are the captain of the cargo ship Chromium B.S.U., [...]

chromium-bsu: fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter

Debian Package of the Day - Wed, 24/06/2009 - 8:00am
Oops, this article was supposed to go live on Sunday, my bad. Article submitted by Paul Wise. DebADay needs you more than ever! Please submit good articles about software you like! Chromium B.S.U. is a top down fast paced high action scrolling space shooter. In this game you are the captain of the cargo ship Chromium B.S.U., [...]

iotop: simple top-like I/O monitor

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 14/06/2009 - 11:02pm
Article submitted by Paul Wise. DebADay needs you more than ever! Please submit good articles about software you like! iotop is a console application for monitoring the I/O usage of processes on your system. It is especially handy for answering the question “Grrr, sloooowness, why is my disk churning so much?” Just type iotop in your terminal [...]

goplay: discover interesting packages

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 12/04/2009 - 5:00am

goplay is a package browser that lets you find interesting packages that you didn’t knew before. It uses DebTags (categories to describe Debian packages) to classify the packages. The package comes with some generic browsers:

screenshot of goplay

cdargs: a browser for cd

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 05/04/2009 - 5:00am

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regexxer: search/replace for the masses

Debian Package of the Day - Sun, 29/03/2009 - 5:00am

Article submitted by David A. Thompson. Guess what? We still need you to submit good articles about software you like!

This thing is great! If you manage a set of files (e.g., a code base) and end up needing to perform a search/replace across the files, or some subset thereof, maybe regexxer will end up being counted among your friends.

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