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== Utilities ==
 
== Utilities ==
=== Package management ===
 
{{Box||See also: [[AUR Helpers]] and [[Pacman GUI Frontends]]|#E5E5FF|#FCFCFC}}
 
* {{App|pacman-color|A patched version of [[Pacman|pacman]] that has a color enabled output.|http://www.archlinux.org/pacman/|{{AUR|pacman-color}}}}
 
* {{App|pacman-contrib|A set of utilities for use with the pacman package manager.|http://www.archlinux.org/pacman/|{{Pkg|pacman-contrib}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Pacmatic]] |A pacman wrapper to check Arch News before upgrading, avoid partial upgrades, and warn about configuration file changes.|http://kmkeen.com/pacmatic|{{Pkg|pacmatic}}}}
 
* {{App|[[pkgfile]]|A tool that finds what package owns a file.|http://github.com/falconindy/pkgfile|{{Pkg|pkgfile}}}}
 
* {{App|[[pkgtools]]|A collection of scripts for Arch Linux packages. |https://github.com/Daenyth/pkgtools|{{Pkg|pkgtools}}}}
 
* {{App|srcpac|A simple tool that automates rebuilding packages from source.|https://projects.archlinux.org/srcpac.git|{{Pkg|srcpac}}}}
 
  
=== Disk usage display programs===
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=== Terminal ===
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Disk Usage Analyzer|Disk Usage Analyzer]] (Baobab)|A disk usage analyzer for the [[GNOME]] desktop.|http://www.marzocca.net/linux/baobab|{{Pkg|gnome-utils}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Filelight|Filelight]]|A disk usage analyzer that creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.|http://methylblue.com/filelight/|{{Pkg|kdeutils-filelight}}}}
 
* {{App|GdMap|A disk usage analyzer that draws a map of rectangles sized according to file or dir sizes.|http://gdmap.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|gdmap}}}}
 
* {{App|gt5|A diff-capable "du-browser".|http://gt5.sourceforge.net|{{AUR|gt5}}}}
 
* {{App|ncdu|A simple ncurses disk usage analyzer.|http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu|{{Pkg|ncdu}}}}
 
  
=== CD/DVD burning tools ===
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==== Command shells ====
{{Moveto|CD Burning}}
 
  
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of disc authoring software}}
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See the main article: [[Command-line shell]].
  
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:AcetoneISO|AcetoneISO]]|An all in one ISO tool (supports BIN, MDF, NRG, IMG, DAA, DMG, CDI, B5I, BWI, PDI and ISO).|http://www.acetoneteam.org/|{{Pkg|acetoneiso2}}}}
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See also [[Wikipedia:Comparison of command shells]].
* {{App|BashBurn|A lightweight terminal based menu frontend for CD/DVD burning tools.|http://bashburn.dose.se/|{{Pkg|bashburn}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Brasero (software)|Brasero]]|A disc burning application for the GNOME desktop that is designed to be as simple as possible.
 
|http://projects.gnome.org/brasero/|{{Pkg|brasero}}}}
 
* {{App|cdw|An ncurses frontend to cdrecord, mkisofs, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format, xorriso.|http://cdw.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|cdw}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GnomeBaker|GnomeBaker]]|A full featured CD/DVD burning application for the GNOME desktop.|http://gnomebaker.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|gnomebaker}}}}
 
* {{App|Graveman|A GTK+-based CD/DVD burning application.|http://graveman.tuxfamily.org/|{{AUR|graveman}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:K3b|K3b]]|A feature-rich and easy to handle CD burning application.|http://www.k3b.org/|{{Pkg|k3b}}}}
 
* {{App|Recorder|A simple frontend to cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs with limited options and preferences.|http://code.google.com/p/recorder/|{{Pkg|recorder}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:X-CD-Roast|X-CD-Roast]]|A lightweight cdrtools front-end for CD and DVD writing.|http://www.xcdroast.org/|{{AUR|xcdroast}}}}
 
* {{App|Xfburn|A simple frontend to the libburnia libraries with support for CD/DVD(-RW), ISO images and BurnFree.|http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfburn|{{Pkg|xfburn}}}}
 
  
=== Clipboard managers ===
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==== Terminal emulators ====
* {{App|Anamnesis|A clipboard manager that stores all the clipboard history and offers an interface to do a full-text search. It has both a commandline and GUI mode available.|http://anamnesis.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|anamnesis}}}}
 
* {{App|ClipIt|A fork of Parcellite with additional features and bugfixes.|http://sourceforge.net/projects/gtkclipit/|{{AUR|clipit}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Glipper|Glipper]]|A clipboard manager for the GNOME desktop with many features and plugin support.|https://launchpad.net/glipper|{{AUR|glipper}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Klipper|Klipper]]|A full featured clipboard manager for the KDE desktop.|http://userbase.kde.org/Klipper|{{Pkg|kdebase-workspace}}}}
 
* {{App|Parcellite|A lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager.|http://parcellite.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|parcellite}}}}
 
  
=== Compression tools ===
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Terminal emulators show a GUI Window that contains a terminal. Most emulate Xterm, which in turn emulates VT102, which emulates typewriter. For further background information, see [[Wikipedia:Terminal emulator]].
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of file archivers}}
 
  
==== Console ====
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For a comprehensive list, see [[Wikipedia:List of terminal emulators]].
* {{App|atool|A script for managing file archives of various types.|http://www.nongnu.org/atool/|{{Pkg|atool}}}}
 
* {{App|[[p7zip]]|A port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. The commandline tool is called '''7z'''.|http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|p7zip}}}}
 
  
==== Graphical ====
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* {{App|Alacritty|A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator.|https://github.com/jwilm/alacritty|{{Pkg|alacritty}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Ark (software)|Ark]]|An archiving tool included in the KDE desktop.|http://kde.org/applications/utilities/ark/|{{Pkg|kdeutils-ark}}}}
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* {{App|aterm|Xterm replacement with transparency support. It has been deprecated in favour of urxvt since 2008.|http://aterm.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|aterm}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:File Roller|File Roller]]|An archive manager included in the GNOME desktop.|http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|file-roller}}}}
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* {{App|Cool Retro Term|A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display.|https://github.com/Swordfish90/cool-retro-term|{{Pkg|cool-retro-term}}}}
* {{App|[[p7zip]]|A port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. The GUI requires wxGTK and is called '''7zFM'''.|http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|p7zip}}}}
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* {{App|Eterm|Terminal emulator intended as a replacement for xterm and designed for the [[Enlightenment]] desktop.|http://eterm.org|{{AUR|eterm}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:PeaZip|PeaZip]]|An open source file and archive manager.|http://www.peazip.org/peazip-linux.html|{{AUR|peazip-gtk2}} {{AUR|peazip-qt}}}}
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* {{App|Gate One|Web-based terminal emulator and SSH client.|https://github.com/liftoff/GateOne|{{AUR|gateone-git}}}}
* {{App|Squeeze|A featherweight front-end for commandline archiving tools.|http://squeeze.xfce.org/|{{AUR|squeeze-git}}}}
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* {{App|Hyper|A terminal with JS/CSS support.|https://github.com/zeit/hyper|{{AUR|hyper}}}}
* {{App|Xarchive|A generic GTK+ front-end that uses external wrappers around commandline archiving tools.|http://xarchive.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|xarchive}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Konsole|Konsole]]|Terminal emulator included in the [[KDE]] desktop.|https://www.kde.org/applications/system/konsole/|{{Pkg|konsole}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Xarchiver|Xarchiver]]|A lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+.|http://xarchiver.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|xarchiver}}}}
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* {{App|[[kitty]]|A modern, hackable, featureful, OpenGL based terminal emulator|https://github.com/kovidgoyal/kitty|{{Pkg|kitty}}}}
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* {{App|mlterm|A multi-lingual terminal emulator supporting various character sets and encodings in the world.|https://sourceforge.net/projects/mlterm/|{{AUR|mlterm}}}}
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* {{App|[[PuTTY]]|Highly configurable ssh/telnet/serial console program.|https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/|{{Pkg|putty}}}}
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* {{App|QTerminal|Lightweight Qt-based terminal emulator.|https://github.com/qterminal/qterminal|{{Pkg|qterminal}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Rxvt|rxvt]]|Popular replacement for the xterm.|http://rxvt.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|rxvt}}}}
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* {{App|shellinabox|A web-based SSH Terminal|https://github.com/shellinabox/shellinabox|{{AUR|shellinabox-git}}}}
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* {{App|[[st]]|Simple terminal implementation for X.|http://st.suckless.org|{{AUR|st}}}}
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* {{App|Terminology|Terminal emulator by the Enlightenment project team with innovative features: file thumbnails and media play like a media player.|https://www.enlightenment.org/about-terminology|{{Pkg|terminology}}}}
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* {{App|[[urxvt]]|Highly extendable (with Perl) unicode enabled rxvt-clone terminal emulator featuring tabbing, url launching, a Quake style drop-down mode and pseudo-transparency.|http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/rxvt-unicode.html|{{Pkg|rxvt-unicode}}}}
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* {{App|[[xterm]]|Simple terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can't use the window system directly.|http://invisible-island.net/xterm/|{{Pkg|xterm}}}}
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* {{App|[[Yakuake]]|Drop-down terminal (Quake style) emulator based on Konsole.|https://yakuake.kde.org/|{{Pkg|yakuake}}}}
  
=== File managers ===
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===== VTE-based =====
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of file managers}}
 
  
==== Console ====
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[http://developer.gnome.org/vte/unstable/ VTE] (Virtual Terminal Emulator) is a widget developed during early GNOME days for use in the GNOME Terminal. It has since given birth to many terminals with similar capabilities.
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Dired|Dired]]|The directory editor integrated with [[Emacs]].|http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Dired.html|{{pkg|emacs}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Midnight Commander|Midnight Commander]]|A console-based, dual-paneled file manager.|http://www.midnight-commander.org|{{Pkg|mc}}}}
 
* {{App|Pilot|A file manager that comes with the [[Alpine]] email client.|http://re-alpine.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|re-alpine}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Ranger]]|A console-based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features.|http://nongnu.org/ranger|{{Pkg|ranger}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Vifm]]|An ncurses-based two-panel file manager with vi-like keybindings.|http://vifm.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|vifm}}}}
 
  
==== Graphical ====
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* {{App|Deepin Terminal|Terminal emulation application for Deepin desktop.|https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-terminal/|{{Pkg|deepin-terminal}}}}
* {{App|Andromeda|A Qt-based cross-platform file manager.|https://gitorious.org/andromeda|{{AUR|andromeda-git}}}}
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* {{App|evilvte|Very lightweight and highly customizable terminal emulator with support for tabs, auto-hiding and different encodings.|http://calno.com/evilvte/|{{AUR|evilvte-git}}}}
* {{App|Dino|An easy to use and powerful file manager built in Qt.|http://dfm.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|dino-dfm}}}}
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* {{App|Germinal|Minimalist terminal emulator which provides a borderless maximized terminal, attached to a tmux session by default, hence providing tabs and panels.|http://www.imagination-land.org/tags/germinal.html|{{AUR|germinal}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Dolphin (file manager)|Dolphin]]|A file manager included in the KDE4 desktop.|http://dolphin.kde.org/|{{Pkg|kdebase-dolphin}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GNOME Terminal|GNOME Terminal]]|A terminal emulator included in the [[GNOME]] desktop with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Terminal|{{Pkg|gnome-terminal}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:emelFM2|emelFM2]]|A file manager that implements the popular two-panel design.|http://emelfm2.net/|{{Pkg|emelfm2}}}}
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* {{App|[[Guake]]|Drop-down terminal for the GNOME desktop.|http://guake-project.org/|{{Pkg|guake}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Konqueror|Konqueror]]|A file manager for the KDE desktop.|http://www.konqueror.org/|{{Pkg|kdebase-konqueror}}}}
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* {{App|LXTerminal|Desktop independent terminal emulator for [[LXDE]].|http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTerminal|{{Pkg|lxterminal}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Krusader|Krusader]]|An advanced twin panel (Midnight Commander style) file manager for the KDE desktop.|http://www.krusader.org/|{{Pkg|krusader}}}}
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* {{App|MATE terminal|A fork of [[Wikipedia:GNOME terminal]] for the [[MATE]] desktop.|http://www.mate-desktop.org/|{{Pkg|mate-terminal}}}}
* {{App|[[Nautilus]]|An extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts.|http://projects.gnome.org/nautilus/|{{Pkg|nautilus}}}}
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* {{App|Pantheon Terminal|A super lightweight, beautiful, and simple terminal emulator. It's designed to be setup with sane defaults and little to no configuration.|https://github.com/elementary/terminal|{{Pkg|pantheon-terminal}}}}
* {{App|[[PCManFM]]|A lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and can optionally manage the desktop background.|http://pcmanfm.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|pcmanfm}}}}
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* {{App|ROXTerm|Tabbed terminal emulator with a small footprint.|http://roxterm.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|roxterm}}}}
* {{App|QtFileMan|A file manager similar to PCManFM from LXDE.|http://gitorious.org/qtfileman|{{AUR|qtfileman-git}}}}
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* {{App|sakura|Terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE.|http://www.pleyades.net/david/projects/sakura|{{Pkg|sakura}}}}
* {{App|qtFM|A small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt.|http://www.qtfm.org/|{{Pkg|qtfm}}}}
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* {{App|[[Terminator]]|Terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panels.|https://gnometerminator.blogspot.com/|{{Pkg|terminator}}}}
* {{App|[[ROX]]|A small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels.|http://rox.sourceforge.net|{{Pkg|rox}}}}
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* {{App|[[Termite]]|Keyboard-centric VTE-based terminal, aimed at use within a window manager with tiling and/or tabbing support.|https://github.com/thestinger/termite|{{Pkg|termite}}}}
* {{App|SpaceFM|A GTK+ multi-panel tabbed file manager.|http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/|{{Pkg|spacefm}}}}
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* {{App|[[Tilda]]|Configurable drop down terminal emulator.|https://github.com/lanoxx/tilda/|{{Pkg|tilda}}}}
* {{App|Sunflower|A small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins.|http://code.google.com/p/sunflower-fm/|{{AUR|sunflower}}}}
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* {{App|Tilix|Tiling terminal emulator for GNOME.|https://gnunn1.github.io/tilix-web/|{{Pkg|tilix}}}}
* {{App|[[Thunar]]|A file manager that can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times.|http://thunar.xfce.org/index.html|{{Pkg|thunar}}}}
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* {{App|tinyterm|Very lightweight terminal emulator based on VTE.|https://github.com/lahwaacz/tinyterm|{{AUR|tinyterm-git}}}}
* {{App|Tux Commander|A windowed file manager with two panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers.|http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/description.php|{{Pkg|tuxcmd}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Terminal (Xfce)|Xfce Terminal]]|Terminal emulator included in the [[Xfce]] desktop with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface.|https://docs.xfce.org/apps/terminal/start|{{Pkg|xfce4-terminal}}}}
* {{App|Worker|A fast, lightweight and feature-rich file manager for the X Window System.|http://www.boomerangsworld.de/worker/|{{AUR|worker}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Xfe|Xfe]]|A Microsoft Explorer-like file manager for X (X File Explorer).|http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/index.php/|{{Pkg|xfe}}}}
 
  
=== Merge tools ===
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===== KMS-based =====
{{Wikipedia|Comparison of file comparison tools}}
 
  
* {{App|Diffuse|A small and simple text merge tool written in Python.|http://diffuse.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|diffuse}}}}
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The following terminal emulators are based on the [[kernel mode setting]] that could be invoked without X.
* {{App|KDiff3|A file and directory diff and merge tool for the KDE desktop.|http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|kdiff3}}}}
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* {{App|[[KMSCON]]|A KMS/DRM-based system console(getty) with an integrated terminal emulator for Linux operating systems.|https://github.com/dvdhrm/kmscon|{{Pkg|kmscon}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Kompare|Kompare]]|A GUI front-end program for viewing and merging differences between source files. It supports a variety of diff formats and provides many options to customize the information level displayed.|http://www.caffeinated.me.uk/kompare/|{{Pkg|kdesdk-kompare}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Meld (software)|Meld]]|A visual diff and merge tool that can compare files, directories, and version controlled projects.|http://meld.sourceforge.net|{{Pkg|meld}}}}
 
[[Vim]] and [[Emacs]] provide merge functionality with [[Vim#Merging_Files_.28Vimdiff.29|vimdiff]] and {{ic|ediff}}.
 
  
=== Taskbars ===
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===== framebuffer-based =====
* {{App|[[Avant Window Navigator]]|A lightweight dock which sits at the bottom of the screen.|http://wiki.awn-project.org/|{{AUR|avant-window-navigator-bzr}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Bmpanel]]|A lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for the X11 system.|http://nsf.110mb.com/bmpanel/|{{AUR|bmpanel}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Cairo-Dock]]|A highly customizable dock and launcher application.|http://www.glx-dock.org/|{{AUR|cairo-dock}}}}
 
* {{App|Docker|A docking application which acts as a system tray.|http://icculus.org/openbox/2/docker/|{{Pkg|docker}}}}
 
* {{App|[[fbpanel]]|A lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel.|http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|fbpanel}}}}
 
* {{App|KoolDock|A KDE3 docker with great effects that tries to resemble the Mac OS X dock.|http://sourceforge.net/projects/kooldock|{{AUR|kooldock}}}}
 
* {{App|LXPanel|A lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE desktop.|http://lxde.org/lxpanel|{{Pkg|lxpanel}}}}
 
* {{App|pancake|A highly configurable, modular panel for the X11 system.|http://www.failedprojects.de/pancake/|{{AUR|pancake}}}}
 
* {{App|[[PyPanel]]|A lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C.|http://pypanel.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|pypanel}}}}
 
* {{App|qtpanel|A project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt|https://gitorious.org/qtpanel/qtpanel|{{AUR|qtpanel-git}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Stalonetray]]|A stand-alone system tray.|http://stalonetray.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|stalonetray}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Tint2]]|A simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox.|http://code.google.com/p/tint2/|{{Pkg|tint2}}}}
 
* {{App|Trayer|A lightweight GTK+-based systray.|https://gna.org/projects/fvwm-crystal/|{{Pkg|trayer}}}}
 
* {{App|[[wbar]]|A quick launch bar developed with speed in mind|http://freecode.com/projects/wbar/|{{Pkg|wbar}}}}
 
* {{App|Xfce Panel|A panel included in the [[Xfce]] desktop.|http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/start|{{Pkg|xfce4-panel}}}}
 
  
=== Batch renamers ===
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In GNU/Linux world, the [[Wikipedia:Framebuffer|framebuffer]] could be refered to a virtual device in the Linux kernel ('''fbdev''') or the virtual framebuffer system for X ('''xvfb'''). This section mainly lists the terminal emulators that based on the in-kernel virtual device, i.e. '''fbdev'''.
  
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GPrename|GPRename]]|A GTK2 batch renamer for files and directories|http://gprename.sourceforge.net|{{Pkg|gprename}}}}
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* {{App|yaft|A simple terminal emulator for living without X, with UCS2 glyphs, wallpaper and 256color support.|https://github.com/uobikiemukot/yaft|{{aur|yaft}}}}
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:KRename|KRename]]|A very powerful batch file renamer for the KDE desktop.|http://www.krename.net|{{Pkg|krename}}}}
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==== Terminal pagers ====
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See also [[Wikipedia:Terminal pager]].
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:More_(command)|more]]|A simple and feature-light pager. It is a part of util-linux.|https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/util-linux/util-linux.git/about/|{{Pkg|util-linux}}}}
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* {{App|[[Core_utilities#Essentials|less]]|A program similar to more, but with support for both forward and backward scrolling, as well as partial loading of files.|https://www.gnu.org/software/less/|{{Pkg|less}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Most_(Unix)|most]]|A pager with support for multiple windows, left and right scrolling, and built-in colour support|http://www.jedsoft.org/most/|{{Pkg|most}}}}
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* {{App|mcview|A pager with mouse and colour support. It is bundled with midnight commander.|http://midnight-commander.org/|{{Pkg|mc}}}}
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* [[Vim]] can [[Vim#Vim as a pager|also be used as a pager]].
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==== Terminal multiplexers ====
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See also [[Wikipedia:Terminal multiplexer]].
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* {{App|abduco|Tool for session attach and detach support which allows a process to run independently from its controlling terminal.|http://www.brain-dump.org/projects/abduco/|{{Pkg|abduco}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Byobu (software)|byobu]]|An GPLv3 licensed addon for tmux or screen. It requires a terminal multiplexer installed.|http://byobu.co/|{{AUR|byobu}}}}
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* {{App|[[dtach]]|Program that emulates the detach feature of [[GNU Screen]].|http://dtach.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|dtach}}}}
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* {{App|dvtm|[[dwm]]-style window manager in the console.|http://brain-dump.org/projects/dvtm/|{{Pkg|dvtm}}}}
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* {{App|[[GNU Screen]]|Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal.|https://www.gnu.org/software/screen/|{{Pkg|screen}}}}
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* {{App|mtm|Simple terminal multiplexer with just four commands: change focus, split, close, and screen redraw.|https://github.com/deadpixi/mtm|{{AUR|mtm-git}}}}
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* {{App|[[tmux]]|BSD licensed terminal multiplexer.|http://tmux.github.io/|{{Pkg|tmux}}}}
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=== Files ===
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==== File managers ====
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See also [[Wikipedia:Comparison of file managers]].
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===== Console =====
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* {{App|Clex|File manager with full-screen user interface|http://www.clex.sk/|{{Aur|clex}}}}
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Dired|Dired]]|Directory editor integrated with [[Emacs]].|https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Dired.html|{{pkg|emacs}}}}
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* {{app|dired|Ancient DIRectory EDitor since 1980.|http://fossies.org/linux/misc/old/|{{aur|dired}}{{Broken package link|package not found}}}}
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* {{App|Last File Manager|Powerful file manager written in Python 3 with a curses interface.|https://inigo.katxi.org/devel/lfm/|{{AUR|lfm3-hg}}}}
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* {{App|lf|Terminal file manager written in Go using server/client architecture.|https://github.com/gokcehan/lf|{{aur|lf-git}}}}
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* {{App|[[Midnight Commander]]|Console-based, dual-paneled file manager.|http://www.midnight-commander.org|{{Pkg|mc}}}}
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* {{App|nffm|"Nothing Fancy File Manager", a mouseless ncurses file manager written in C.|https://github.com/mariostg/nffm|{{AUR|nffm-git}}}}
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* {{App|Pilot|File manager that comes with the [[Alpine]] email client.|https://www.washington.edu/alpine/|{{AUR|alpine}}}}
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* {{App|[[Ranger]]|Console-based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features.|https://ranger.github.io/|{{Pkg|ranger}}}}
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* {{App|[[Vifm]]|Ncurses-based two-panel file manager with vi-like keybindings.|http://vifm.info|{{Pkg|vifm}}}}
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===== Graphical =====
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* {{App|Caja|The file manager for the MATE desktop.|https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja|{{Pkg|caja}}}}
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* {{App|Deepin File Manager|File manager developed for [[Deepin]].|https://www.deepin.org/en/original/dde-file-manager/|{{Pkg|deepin-file-manager}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Dolphin]]|File manager included in the KDE desktop.|https://userbase.kde.org/Dolphin|{{Pkg|dolphin}}}}
 +
* {{App|Gentoo|A lightweight file manager for GTK.|https://sourceforge.net/projects/gentoo/|{{AUR|gentoo}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[GNOME Files]]|Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Files|{{Pkg|nautilus}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Konqueror|Konqueror]]|File manager and web browser for the KDE desktop.|http://www.konqueror.org/|{{Pkg|konqueror}}}}
 +
* {{App|Liri Files|The file manager for Liri.|https://github.com/lirios/files|{{Pkg|liri-files}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Nemo]]|Nemo is the file manager of the Cinnamon desktop. A fork of Nautilus.|http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/|{{Pkg|nemo}}}}
 +
* {{App|Pantheon Files|File browser designed for elementary OS.|https://github.com/elementary/files|{{Pkg|pantheon-files}}}}
 +
* {{App|PathFinder|File browser that comes with the [[Wikipedia:Fox_toolkit|FOX toolkit]].|http://fox-toolkit.org/|{{Pkg|fox}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[PCManFM]]|Very fast and lightweight file manager which can also optionally manage the desktop icons and background.|http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM|{{Pkg|pcmanfm}}}}
 +
* {{App|qtFM|Small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt.|http://www.qtfm.eu/|{{AUR|qtfm}}}}
 +
* {{App|ROX|Small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels.|http://rox.sourceforge.net|{{Pkg|rox}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Thunar]]|File manager that can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times.|http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/start|{{Pkg|thunar}}}}
 +
 
 +
====== Twin-panel ======
 +
 
 +
Note that some of these twin-panel file managers can also be set to have only one pane.
 +
 
 +
* {{App|Double Commander|File manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.|http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net//|GTK+: {{Pkg|doublecmd-gtk2}}, Qt5: {{Pkg|doublecmd-qt5}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:emelFM2|emelFM2]]|File manager that implements the popular two-panel design.|http://emelfm2.net/|{{Pkg|emelfm2}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GNOME Commander|GNOME Commander]]|A dual-paned file manager for the GNOME Desktop.|http://gcmd.github.io/|{{AUR|gnome-commander}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Krusader|Krusader]]|Advanced twin panel (Midnight Commander style) file manager for the KDE desktop.|http://www.krusader.org/|{{Pkg|krusader}}}}
 +
* {{App|muCommander|A lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface written in Java.|http://www.mucommander.com/|{{AUR|mucommander}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[SpaceFM]]|GTK+ multi-panel tabbed file manager.|http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/|{{AUR|spacefm}}}}
 +
* {{App|Sunflower|Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins.|http://sunflower-fm.org/|{{AUR|sunflower}}}}
 +
* {{App|trolCommander|Lightweight, dual-pane file manager written in Java. Fork of muCommander.|https://github.com/trol73/mucommander|{{AUR|trolcommander}}}}
 +
* {{App|Tux Commander|Windowed file manager with two panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers.|http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/description.php|{{Pkg|tuxcmd}}}}
 +
* {{App|Worker|Fast, lightweight and feature-rich file manager for the X Window System.|http://www.boomerangsworld.de/worker/|{{AUR|worker}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Xfe|Xfe]]|Microsoft Explorer-like file manager for X (X File Explorer).|http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/|{{AUR|xfe}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Trash management ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|trash-cli|A command-line interface implementing FreeDesktop.org's Trash specification.|https://github.com/andreafrancia/trash-cli|{{Pkg|trash-cli}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== File synchronization ====
 +
 
 +
{{Merge|Synchronization and backup programs#Data synchronization|There's a dedicated article.}}
 +
 
 +
See also [[Synchronization and backup programs#Data synchronization]] and [[Wikipedia:Comparison of file synchronization software]].
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:FreeFileSync|FreeFileSync]]|Folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.|https://www.freefilesync.org/|{{AUR|freefilesync}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:git-annex|git-annex]]|Manage files with git, without checking the file contents into git.|https://git-annex.branchable.com/|{{Pkg|git-annex}}}}
 +
* {{App|hsync|Command line program to sync only those files that have been renamed/moved but otherwise unchanged. It works by issuing simple move operations at the destination without actually transferring the files, and is meant to be used in conjunction with other synchronization programs that lack this capability.|https://ambrevar.bitbucket.io/hsync/|{{AUR|hsync}}}}
 +
* {{App|rclone|Command line program to sync files and directories to and from Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Yandex Disk and many other cloud storage services as well as between local paths.|https://rclone.org/|{{Pkg|rclone}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[rsync]]|File transfer program that uses the "rsync algorithm" which provides a very fast method for bringing remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand.|https://rsync.samba.org/|{{Pkg|rsync}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:SparkleShare|SparkleShare]]|File sharing and collaboration application written in C#. It can sync with any Git server over SSH.|http://sparkleshare.org/|{{Pkg|sparkleshare}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Syncthing]]|Continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in a simple way without advanced configuration.|https://syncthing.net/|Web: {{Pkg|syncthing}}, GTK+: {{Pkg|syncthing-gtk}}}}
 +
* {{App|Syncany|Cloud storage and filesharing application with a focus on security and abstraction of storage.|https://www.syncany.org/|{{AUR|syncany}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Synkron|Synkron]]|Application that helps you keep your files and folders always updated. You can easily sync your documents, music or pictures to have their latest versions everywhere.|http://synkron.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|synkron}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Unison]]|File synchronization tool that allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.|https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/|{{Pkg|unison}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Archiving and compression tools ====
 +
 
 +
For archiving and compression command-line tools, see [[Archiving and compression]].
 +
 
 +
===== Archive managers =====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Ark (software)|Ark]]|Archiving tool included in the KDE desktop.|https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/ark/|{{Pkg|ark}}}}
 +
* {{App|Engrampa|Archive manager for [[MATE]]|https://github.com/mate-desktop/engrampa|{{Pkg|engrampa}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:File Roller|File Roller]]|Archive manager included in the GNOME desktop.|http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|file-roller}}}}
 +
* {{App|p7zip-gui|The GUI belonging to the p7zip software.|http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|p7zip-gui}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:PeaZip|PeaZip]]|Open source file and archive manager.|http://www.peazip.org/peazip-linux.html|GTK+: {{AUR|peazip-gtk2}}, Qt: {{AUR|peazip-qt}}}}
 +
* {{App|Squeeze|Featherweight front-end for commandline archiving tools.|http://squeeze.xfce.org/|{{AUR|squeeze-git}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Xarchiver|Xarchiver]]|Lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+.|https://github.com/ib/xarchiver|GTK+ 3: {{Pkg|xarchiver}}, GTK+ 2: {{Pkg|xarchiver-gtk2}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Comparison, diff, merge ====
 +
 
 +
See also [[Wikipedia:Comparison of file comparison tools]].
 +
 
 +
For managing ''pacnew''/''pacsave'' files, specialised tools exist. See [[Pacnew and Pacsave files#Managing .pacnew files]].
 +
 
 +
* {{App|colordiff|A Perl script wrapper for 'diff' that produces the same output but with pretty 'syntax' highlighting.|http://www.colordiff.org/|{{Pkg|colordiff}}}}
 +
* {{App|Diffuse|Small and simple text merge tool written in Python.|http://diffuse.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|diffuse}}}}
 +
* {{App|KDiff3|File and directory diff and merge tool for the KDE desktop.|http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|kdiff3}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Kompare|Kompare]]|GUI front-end program for viewing and merging differences between source files. It supports a variety of diff formats and provides many options to customize the information level displayed.|https://www.kde.org/applications/development/kompare/|{{Pkg|kompare}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Meld (software)|Meld]]|Visual diff and merge tool that can compare files, directories, and version controlled projects.|http://meldmerge.org/|{{Pkg|meld}}}}
 +
* {{App|xxdiff|A graphical browser for file and directory differences.|http://furius.ca/xxdiff/|{{AUR|xxdiff}}}}
 +
 
 +
[[Vim]] and [[Emacs]] provide merge functionality with [[Vim#Merging_files|vimdiff]] and {{ic|ediff}}.
 +
 
 +
==== Batch renamers ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GPRename|GPRename]]|GTK+ batch renamer for files and directories.|http://gprename.sourceforge.net|{{Pkg|gprename}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:KRename|KRename]]|Very powerful batch file renamer for the KDE desktop.|http://www.krename.net|{{Pkg|krename}}}}
 +
* {{App|metamorphose2|wxPython based batch renamer with support for regular expressions, renaming multimedia files according to their metadata, etc.|http://file-folder-ren.sourceforge.net|{{AUR|metamorphose2}}}}
 +
* {{App|pyRenamer|Application for the mass renaming of files.|https://github.com/SteveRyherd/pyRenamer|{{AUR|pyrenamer}}}}
 +
* {{App|rename.pl|Batch renamer based on perl regex.|http://search.cpan.org/~pederst/rename/bin/rename.PL|{{Pkg|perl-rename}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Thunar]] Bulk Rename|Change the name of multiple files at once using some criterion that applies to at least one of the files. Run with {{ic|thunar -B}}.|https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/bulk-renamer/start|{{Pkg|thunar}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== File searching ====
 +
 
 +
This section lists utilities for file searching based on filename, file path or metadata. For full-text searching, see the next section.
 +
 
 +
See also [[Wikipedia:List of search engines#Desktop search engines]].
 +
 
 +
===== Console =====
 +
 
 +
See [[find]] and its alternatives.
 +
 
 +
===== Graphical =====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|Catfish|Versatile file searching tool by Xfce, can be powered by find, locate and Zeitgeist.|https://launchpad.net/catfish-search|{{Pkg|catfish}}}}
 +
* {{App|GNOME Search Tool|GNOME utility to search for files, depends on [[GNOME/Files]].|https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-search-tool|{{Pkg|gnome-search-tool}}}}
 +
* {{App|KFind|Search tool for KDE to find files by name, type or content. Has internal search and supports locate.|https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kfind/|{{Pkg|kfind}}}}
 +
* {{App|MATE Search Tool|MATE utility to search for files.|https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils|{{Pkg|mate-utils}}}}
 +
* {{App|regexxer|Interactive search and replace tool featuring Perl-style regular expressions.|http://regexxer.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|regexxer}}}}
 +
* {{App|Searchmonkey|Powerful GUI search utility for matching regex patterns.|http://searchmonkey.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|searchmonkey}}}}
 +
 
 +
====== File indexers ======
 +
 
 +
These programs index your files to allow for quick searching.
 +
 
 +
* {{App|Basenji|Volume indexing tool designed for easy and fast indexing of CD/DVD and other type of volume collections.|https://github.com/pulb/basenji|{{AUR|basenji}}}}
 +
* {{App|fsearch|A fast file search utility for Unix-like systems based on GTK+3.|https://github.com/cboxdoerfer/fsearch|{{AUR|fsearch-git}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Full-text searching ====
 +
 
 +
[[Grep]] and its alternatives provide non-indexed [[Wikipedia:Full-text search|full-text search]].
 +
 
 +
===== Full-text indexers =====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Baloo]]|KDE's file indexing and search solution, has a CLI and is used by [[KRunner]].|https://community.kde.org/Baloo|{{Pkg|baloo}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:DocFetcher|DocFetcher]]|Graphical Java desktop search application.|http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net|{{AUR|docfetcher}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Recoll|Recoll]]|Full text search tool based on Xapian, has CLI and GUI.|https://lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/|{{Pkg|recoll}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Tracker (search software)|Tracker]]|All-in-one indexer, search tool and metadata database, used by [[GNOME]] Documents, Music, Photos and Videos.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Tracker|{{Pkg|tracker}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Zeitgeist]]|Event aggregation framework for the user's activities and notifications (files opened, websites visited, conversations had, etc.), has several third-party front-ends.|https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-project|{{Pkg|zeitgeist}}}}
 +
 
 +
=== Development ===
 +
 
 +
==== Version control systems ====
 +
 
 +
See also [[Wikipedia:Comparison of revision control software]].
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Bazaar]]|Distributed version control system that helps you track project history over time and to collaborate easily with others.|https://bazaar.canonical.com/|{{Pkg|bzr}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[CVS]]|Concurrent Versions System, a client-server revision control system.|http://cvs.nongnu.org/|{{Pkg|cvs}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Darcs|Darcs]]|Distributed revision control system that was designed to replace traditional, centralized source control systems such as CVS and Subversion.|http://darcs.net/|{{Pkg|darcs}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Fossil (software)|Fossil]]|Distributed VCS with bug tracking, wiki, forum, and technotes.|https://www.fossil-scm.org/|{{Pkg|fossil}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Git]]|Distributed revision control and source code management system with an emphasis on speed.|https://git-scm.com/|{{Pkg|git}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Mercurial]]|Distributed version control system written in Python and similar in many ways to Git.|https://www.mercurial-scm.org/|{{Pkg|mercurial}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Subversion]]|Full-featured centralized version control system originally designed to be a better CVS.|https://subversion.apache.org/|{{Pkg|subversion}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Build automation ====
 +
 
 +
See also [[Wikipedia:List of build automation software]].
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Apache Ant|Apache Ant]]|Java library and command-line tool whose mission is to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other.|http://ant.apache.org/|{{Pkg|ant}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Apache Maven|Apache Maven]]|Build automation tool used primarily for Java.|http://maven.apache.org/|{{Pkg|maven}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:CMake|CMake]]|Family of tools designed to build, test and package software.|https://cmake.org/|{{Pkg|cmake}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Make (software)|GNU make]]|GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs.|http://www.gnu.org/software/make|{{Pkg|make}} (part of {{Grp|base-devel}})}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Gradle|Gradle]]|Powerful build system for the JVM.|https://gradle.org/|{{Pkg|gradle}}}}
 +
* {{App|Phing|PHP program designed to automate tasks of all kinds.|https://www.phing.info/|{{AUR|phing}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Integrated development environments ====
 +
 
 +
See also [[Wikipedia:Comparison of integrated development environments]].
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Anjuta|Anjuta]]|Versatile IDE with project management, an application wizard, an interactive debugger, a source editor, version control support and many more tools.|http://anjuta.org/|{{Pkg|anjuta}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Aptana#Aptana_Studio|Aptana Studio]]|IDE based on Eclipse, but geared towards web development, with support for HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Adobe AIR and others.|http://www.aptana.com/|{{AUR|aptana-studio}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Bluefish (software)|Bluefish]]|Powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. It supports many programming and markup languages.|http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/|{{Pkg|bluefish}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Code::Blocks|Code::Blocks]]|C, C++ and Fortran IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.|http://codeblocks.org/|{{Pkg|codeblocks}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:JetBrains#CLion|CLion]]|A cross-platform IDE for C and C++.|http://www.jetbrains.com/clion|{{AUR|clion}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:CodeLite|CodeLite]]|Open source and cross-platform C/C++/PHP and Node.js IDE written in C++ .|http://www.codelite.org/|{{AUR|codelite}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Cloud9 IDE|Cloud9]]|State-of-the-art IDE that runs in your browser and lives in the cloud, allowing you to run, debug and deploy applications from anywhere, anytime.|https://c9.io/|{{AUR|c9.core}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Eclipse]]|IDE for Java, C/C++, PHP, Perl and Python with subversion support and task management.|https://www.eclipse.org/|Java EE: {{Pkg|eclipse-jee}}, Java: {{Pkg|eclipse-java}}, C/C++: {{Pkg|eclipse-cpp}}, PHP: {{Pkg|eclipse-php}}, JavaScript and Web: {{Pkg|eclipse-javascript}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Eric (software)|Eric]]|Full-featured Python and Ruby IDE written in PyQt5.|https://eric-ide.python-projects.org/|{{Pkg|eric}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Gambas]]|IDE based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions.|http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html|{{Pkg|gambas3-ide}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Geany|Geany]]|Small and lightweight IDE with many supported many programming and markup languages including C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, Pascal.|https://geany.org/|{{Pkg|geany}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GNOME Builder|GNOME Builder]]|Tool to write and contribute to great GNOME-based applications.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Builder|{{Pkg|gnome-builder}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:KDevelop|KDevelop]]|Feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++ and other programming languages.|https://www.kdevelop.org/|{{Pkg|kdevelop}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Komodo_Edit|Komodo Edit]]|A free, multi-language editor.|http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit|{{AUR|komodo-edit}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Lazarus (IDE)|Lazarus]]|Delphi (Object Pascal) compatible IDE for Rapid Application Development. It has variety of components ready for use and a graphical form designer to easily create complex graphical user interfaces.|https://www.lazarus-ide.org/|{{Pkg|lazarus}}}}
 +
* {{App|LiteIDE|Simple Go IDE.|https://github.com/visualfc/liteide|{{Pkg|liteide}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:MonoDevelop|MonoDevelop]]|Cross-platform IDE targeted for the Mono and .NET frameworks.|http://monodevelop.com/|{{AUR|monodevelop-git}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:MPLAB|MPLAB]]|IDE for Microchip PIC and dsPIC development.|http://www.microchip.com/mplabx|{{AUR|microchip-mplabx-bin}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Netbeans]]|IDE for developing with Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Groovy, C, C++, Scala, Clojure, and other languages.|https://netbeans.org/|{{Pkg|netbeans}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[PHPStorm]]|JetBrains PhpStorm is a commercial, cross-platform IDE for PHP built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform, providing an editor for PHP, HTML and JavaScript with on-the-fly code analysis, error prevention and automated refactorings for PHP and JavaScript code.|https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/|{{Aur|phpstorm}} {{Aur|phpstorm-eap}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Qt Creator|Qt Creator]]|Lightweight, cross-platform C++ integrated development environment with a focus on Qt.|https://www.qt.io/ide/|{{Pkg|qtcreator}}}}
 +
 
 +
===== Java IDEs =====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:BlueJ|BlueJ]]|Fully featured Java IDE used mainly for educational and beginner purposes.|https://bluej.org/|{{AUR|bluej}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:IntelliJ IDEA|IntelliJ IDEA]]|IDE for Java, Groovy and other programming languages with advanced refactoring features.|http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/|{{Pkg|intellij-idea-community-edition}}}}
 +
 
 +
===== Python IDEs =====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Ninja-IDE|Ninja-IDE]]|IDE for Python development.|http://ninja-ide.org/|{{AUR|ninja-ide}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:PyCharm|PyCharm]]|Python IDE with support for code analysis, debugging, unit testing, version control and web development with Django.|http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/|{{Pkg|pycharm-community-edition}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Spyder (software)|Spyder]]|Scientific Python Development Environment providing MATLAB-like features.|https://github.com/spyder-ide/spyder|{{Pkg|spyder2}} (Python 2) or {{Pkg|spyder3}} (Python 3)}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Thonny|Thonny]]|Python IDE for beginners.|http://thonny.org/|{{AUR|thonny}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Wing IDE|WingIDE]]|Proprietary Python development environment. It is fully featured and meant for professional use.|http://www.wingware.com|{{Aur|wingide}}}}
 +
 
 +
===== Educational IDEs =====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Etoys (programming language)|Etoys]]|Educational tool and media-rich authoring environment for teaching children.|http://squeakland.org/|{{AUR|etoys}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:KTurtle|KTurtle]]|Educational programming environment that aims to make learning how to program as easily as possible. Part of {{Grp|kdeedu}}.|https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kturtle/|{{Pkg|kturtle}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Processing (programming language)|Processing]]|Playground for teaching non-programmers the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context.|https://processing.org/|{{Pkg|processing}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Scratch (programming language)|Scratch]]|Programming system and content development tool for educational and entertainment purposes, such as creating interactive projects and simple sprite-based games. It is used primarly by unskilled users (such as children) as an entry to [[Wikipedia:Event-driven_programming|event-driven programming]].|https://scratch.mit.edu/|{{Pkg|scratch}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Debuggers ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|Accerciser|Interactive Python accessibility explorer. It uses the AT-SPI library to inspect, examine, and interact with widgets, allowing you to check if an application is providing correct information to assistive technologies and automated testing frameworks.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Accerciser|{{Pkg|accerciser}}}}
 +
* {{App|Alleyoop|Find memory-management problems in your programs using the valgrind tool.|http://alleyoop.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|alleyoop}}}}
 +
* {{App|Bustle|Draws sequence diagrams of D-Bus activity. It shows signal emissions, method calls and their corresponding returns, with time stamps for each individual event and the duration of each method call.|https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Bustle/|{{AUR|bustle-git}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Data Display Debugger|Data Display Debugger]]|Graphical front-end for command-line debuggers such as GDB.|https://www.gnu.org/software/ddd/|{{AUR|ddd}}}}
 +
* {{App|D-Feet|Easy to use D-Bus debugger to inspect D-Bus interfaces of running programs and invoke methods on those interfaces.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DFeet|{{Pkg|d-feet}}}}
 +
* {{App|GammaRay|Qt-application inspection and manipulation tool.|https://www.kdab.com/development-resources/qt-tools/gammaray/|{{Pkg|gammaray}}}}
 +
* {{App|KCachegrind|Profile data visualization tool, used to determine the most time consuming execution parts of program.|https://www.kde.org/applications/development/kcachegrind/|KDE: {{Pkg|kcachegrind}}, Qt: {{Pkg|qcachegrind}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:KDbg|KDbg]]|Graphical user interface to GDB, the GNU debugger. It provides an intuitive interface for setting breakpoints, inspecting variables, and stepping through code.|http://kdbg.org/|{{Pkg|kdbg}}}}
 +
* {{App|Massif-Visualizer|Visualizer for Valgrind Massif data files.|https://phabricator.kde.org/source/massif-visualizer/|{{Pkg|massif-visualizer}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Nemiver|Nemiver]]|Easy to use standalone C/C++ debugger (GDB front-end) that integrates well in the GNOME environment.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Nemiver|{{Pkg|nemiver}}}}
 +
* {{App|Qt QDbusViewer|Tool to introspect D-Bus objects and messages.|http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qdbusviewer.html|{{Pkg|qt5-tools}}}}
 +
* {{App|scanmem|Debugging utility designed to isolate the address of an arbitrary variable in an executing process.|https://github.com/scanmem/scanmem|CLI: {{Pkg|scanmem}}, GUI: {{Pkg|gameconqueror}}}}
 +
* {{App|Sysprof|Profiling tool that helps in finding the functions in which a program uses most of its time.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Sysprof|{{Pkg|sysprof}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Lexing and parsing ====
 +
 
 +
[[Wikipedia:Lex (software)|Lex]] and [[Wikipedia:Yacc|Yacc]] are part of POSIX.
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Flex (lexical analyser generator)|flex]]|A tool for generating text-scanning programs, alternative to Lex.|https://github.com/westes/flex|{{Pkg|flex}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Berkeley Yacc|Berkeley Yacc]]|Berkeley reimplementation of the Unix parser generator Yacc.|https://invisible-island.net/byacc/|{{Pkg|byacc}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GNU bison|GNU Bison]]|The GNU general-purpose parser generator, alternative to ''byacc''.|https://www.gnu.org/software/bison/|{{Pkg|bison}}}}
 +
 
 +
And then there are also:
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:ANTLR|ANTLR]]|Parser generator, written in Java, for parsing structured text or binary files.|http://www.antlr.org/|{{Pkg|antlr4}}}}
 +
* {{App|LPeg|Pattern-matching library, based on PEGs, for Lua.|http://www.inf.puc-rio.br/~roberto/lpeg/|{{Pkg|lua-lpeg}}, {{Pkg|lua52-lpeg}}, {{Pkg|lua51-lpeg}}}}
 +
* {{App|peg/leg|Recursive-descent parser generators for C.|http://piumarta.com/software/peg/|{{Pkg|peg}}}}
 +
* {{App|Ragel|Compiles finite state machines from regular languages into executable C, C++, Objective-C, or D code.|http://www.colm.net/open-source/ragel/|{{Pkg|ragel}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== GUI builders ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:FLUID|FLUID]]|FLTK GUI designer.|http://www.fltk.org/|{{Pkg|fltk}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Glade Interface Designer|Glade]]|Create or open user interface designs for GTK+ applications.|https://glade.gnome.org/|{{Pkg|glade}}}}
 +
* {{App|KUIViewer|Quick viewer for Qt Designer UI File.|https://userbase.kde.org/KUIViewer|{{Pkg|kde-dev-utils}}}}
 +
* {{App|Qt Designer|Tool for designing and building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with Qt Widgets.|http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtdesigner-manual.html|{{Pkg|qt5-tools}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Hex editors ====
 +
 
 +
See also [[Wikipedia:Comparison of hex editors]].
 +
 
 +
* {{App|Bless|High quality, full featured hex editor.|https://web.archive.org/web/20170503150524/http://home.gna.org/bless/|{{Pkg|bless}}}}
 +
* {{App|GHex|Hex editor for GNOME, which allows the user to load data from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Ghex|{{Pkg|ghex}}}}
 +
* {{App|hyx|Minimalistic but powerful console hex editor.|https://yx7.cc/code/|{{AUR|hyx}}}}
 +
* {{App|Okteta|KDE hex editor for viewing and editing the raw data of files.|https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/okteta/|{{Pkg|okteta}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== JSON tools ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|gron|gron transforms JSON into discrete assignments to make it easier to grep.|https://github.com/tomnomnom/gron|{{AUR|gron-bin}}}}
 +
* {{App|jid|JSON incremental digger|https://github.com/simeji/jid|{{AUR|jid}}}}
 +
* {{App|jo|A command to create JSON.|https://github.com/jpmens/jo|{{AUR|jo-git}}}}
 +
* {{App|jq|Command-line JSON processor|https://stedolan.github.io/jq/|{{Pkg|jq}}}}
 +
* {{App|jsawk|Like awk, but for JSON.|https://github.com/micha/jsawk|{{AUR|jsawk-git}}}}
 +
* {{App|jshon|A JSON parser for the shell.|http://kmkeen.com/jshon/|{{Pkg|jshon}}}}
 +
* the [[Elvish]] shell has built-in support for JSON
 +
 
 +
==== UML modelers ====
 +
 
 +
See also [[Wikipedia:List of Unified Modeling Language tools]].
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:ArgoUML|ArgoUML]]|UML modeling tool with support for all standard UML 1.4 diagrams.|http://argouml.tigris.org/|{{AUR|argouml}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Eclipse]] Modeling Tools|Tools and runtimes for building model-based applications.|https://www.eclipse.org/|{{AUR|eclipse-modeling-tools}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Modelio|Modelio]]|Modeling environment supporting the main standards: UML, BPMN, MDA, SysML.|https://www.modelio.org/|{{AUR|modelio-bin}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Papyrus (software)|Papyrus]]|Model-based engineering tool based on Eclipse.|https://www.eclipse.org/papyrus/|{{AUR|papyrus}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:PlantUML|PlantUML]]|Tool to create UML diagrams from a plain text language.|http://plantuml.com/|{{AUR|plantuml}}}}
 +
* {{App|PlantUML QEditor|PlantUML editor written in Qt.|https://github.com/borco/plantumlqeditor|{{AUR|plantumlqeditor-git}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Umbrello UML Modeller|Umbrello]]|Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagram program based on KDE Technology.|https://umbrello.kde.org/|{{Pkg|umbrello}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:UML Designer|UML Designer]]|Graphical tool based on Eclipse to edit and visualize UML models.|http://www.umldesigner.org/|{{AUR|umldesigner}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:UMLet|UMLet]]|UML tool with a simple user interface: draw UML diagrams fast, build sequence and activity diagrams from plain text, export diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and clipboard, share diagrams using Eclipse, and create new, custom UML elements.|http://umlet.com/|{{AUR|umlet}}}}
 +
* {{App|UML/INTERLIS-editor|Facilitate the application of the model driven approach to a greater number of users.|http://www.umleditor.org/|{{AUR|umleditor}}}}
 +
* {{App|Violet|Very easy to learn and use UML editor that draws nice-looking diagrams.|https://sourceforge.net/projects/violet/|{{AUR|violetumleditor}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== API documentation browsers ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GNOME Devhelp|Devhelp]]|Developer tool for browsing and searching API documentation.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Devhelp|{{Pkg|devhelp}}}}
 +
* {{App|Doc Browser|API documentation browser with support for DevDocs and Hoogle.|https://github.com/qwfy/doc-browser|{{AUR|doc-browser-git}}}}
 +
* {{App|Qt Assistant|Tool for viewing on-line documentation in Qt help file format.|http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtassistant-index.html|{{Pkg|qt5-tools}}}}
 +
* {{App|quickDocs|Fast developer docs reader for reading Valadoc and DevDocs.|https://github.com/mdh34/quickDocs|{{AUR|quickdocs}}}}
 +
* {{App|Zeal|Offline API documentation browser for software developers.|https://zealdocs.org/|{{Pkg|zeal}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Issue tracking systems ====
 +
 
 +
See [[:Category:Issue tracking systems]].
 +
 
 +
==== Game development ====
 +
 
 +
See also [[Wikipedia:List of game engines]].
 +
 
 +
* {{App|GDevelop|Game creator designed to be used by everyone - no programming skills required.|https://gdevelop-app.com/|{{AUR|gdevelop}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Godot Engine|Godot]]|Advanced, feature-packed, multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine. Create games with ease, using Godot's unique approach to game development.|https://godotengine.org/|{{AUR|godot}}}}
 +
* {{App|LibreSprite|Animated sprite editor and pixel art tool lets you create 2D animations for videogames.|https://github.com/LibreSprite/LibreSprite|{{AUR|libresprite}}}}
 +
* {{App|Tiled|General purpose 2D level editor with powerful tile map editing features. It’s built to be easy to use and is suitable for many type of games.|https://www.mapeditor.org/|{{Pkg|tiled}}}}
 +
 
 +
=== Text input ===
 +
 
 +
==== Character selectors ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|GNOME Characters|Character map application for GNOME.|https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-characters|{{Pkg|gnome-characters}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GNOME Character Map|gucharmap]]|GTK+ 3 character selector for GNOME.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gucharmap|{{pkg|gucharmap}}}}
 +
* {{App|KCharSelect|Tool to select special characters from all installed fonts and copy them into the clipboard. Part of {{Grp|kdeutils}}.|https://utils.kde.org/projects/kcharselect/|{{Pkg|kcharselect}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== On-screen keyboards ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|CellWriter|Grid-entry handwriting recognition input panel.|https://github.com/risujin/cellwriter|{{Pkg|cellwriter}}}}
 +
* {{App|eekboard|Easy to use virtual keyboard toolkit.|https://github.com/ueno/eekboard|{{AUR|eekboard}}}}
 +
* {{App|Florence|Extensible scalable on-screen virtual keyboard for GNOME that stays out of your way when not needed.|https://sourceforge.net/projects/florence/|{{AUR|florence}}}}
 +
* {{App|Onboard|Onscreen keyboard useful for tablet PC users and for mobility impaired users.|https://launchpad.net/onboard|{{Pkg|onboard}}}}
 +
* {{App|qtvkbd|Virtual keyboard written in Qt, a fork of kvkbd.|https://github.com/Alexander-r/qtvkbd|{{AUR|qtvkbd}}}}
 +
* {{App|QVKbd|Virtual keyboard written in Qt.|https://github.com/KivApple/qvkbd|{{Pkg|qvkbd}}}}
 +
* {{App|theShell On Screen Keyboard|Touchscreen keyboard for theShell.|https://github.com/vicr123/ts-kbd|{{AUR|ts-kbd}}}}
 +
* {{App|xvkbd|Virtual keyboard for X window system.|http://t-sato.in.coocan.jp/xvkbd/|{{AUR|xvkbd}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Keyboard layout switchers ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|fbxkb|A NETWM compliant keyboard indicator and switcher. It shows a flag of current keyboard in a systray area and allows you to switch to another one.|http://fbxkb.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|fbxkb}}}}
 +
* {{App|xxkb|A lightweight keyboard layout indicator and switcher.|https://sourceforge.net/projects/xxkb/|{{Pkg|xxkb}}}}
 +
* {{App|qxkb|A keyboard switcher written in Qt.|https://github.com/disels/qxkb|{{AUR|qxkb}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:X Neural Switcher|X Neural Switcher]]|A text analyser, it detects the language of the input and corrects the keyboard layout if needed.|http://www.xneur.ru/|{{AUR|xneur}}, {{AUR|gxneur}} (GUI)}}
 +
 
 +
==== Input methods ====
 +
 
 +
See the main article: [[Internationalization#Input methods]].
 +
 
 +
=== Disks ===
 +
 
 +
==== Partitioning tools ====
 +
 
 +
See [[Partitioning#Partitioning tools]].
 +
 
 +
==== Formatting tools ====
 +
 
 +
See [[File systems#Types of file systems]].
 +
 
 +
==== Cloning tools ====
 +
 
 +
See [[Disk cloning#Disk cloning software]].
 +
 
 +
==== Mount tools ====
 +
 
 +
See also [[udisks#Mount helpers]].
 +
 
 +
* {{App|9mount|Mount 9p filesystems.|http://sqweek.net/code/9mount/|{{AUR|9mount}}}}
 +
* {{App|cryptmount|Mount an encrypted file system as a regular user.|https://sourceforge.net/projects/cryptmount/|{{AUR|cryptmount}}}}
 +
* {{App|KDiskFree|Displays information about hard disks and other storage devices. It also allows to mount and unmount drives and view them in a file manager.|https://www.kde.org/applications/system/kdiskfree/|{{Pkg|kdf}}}}
 +
* {{App|ldm|A lightweight daemon that mounts drives automagically using ''udev''|https://github.com/LemonBoy/ldm|{{AUR|ldm}}}}
 +
* {{App|pmount|Mount ''source'' as a regular user to an automatically created destination {{ic|/media/''source_name''}}.|https://pmount.alioth.debian.org/|{{AUR|pmount}}}}
 +
* {{App|pmount-safe-removal|Mount removable devices as regular user with safe removal|https://mywaytoarch.tumblr.com/post/13111098534/pmount-safe-removal-of-usb-device|{{AUR|pmount-safe-removal}}}}
 +
* {{App|udevil|Mounts removable devices as a regular user, show device info, and monitor device changes. Only depends on ''udev'' and glib.|https://ignorantguru.github.io/udevil|{{Pkg|udevil}}}}
 +
* {{App|ws|Mount Windows network shares ([[Wikipedia:Server Message Block|CIFS]] and [[Wikipedia:Virtual file system|VFS]]).|https://sourceforge.net/projects/winshares/|{{AUR|ws}}}}
 +
* {{App|zulucrypt|A GUI frontend for cryptsetup to create, manage and mount encrypted volumes; supports encfs as well|https://mhogomchungu.github.io/zuluCrypt/|{{AUR|zulucrypt}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Disk usage display ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|duc|A library and suite of tools for inspecting disk usage.|http://duc.zevv.nl/|{{AUR|duc}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Filelight|Filelight]]|Disk usage analyzer that creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.|https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/filelight|{{Pkg|filelight}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Disk Usage Analyzer|GNOME Disk Usage Analyzer]]|Disk usage analyzer for the [[GNOME]] desktop to check folder sizes and available disk space.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DiskUsageAnalyzer|{{Pkg|baobab}}}}
 +
* {{App|Graphical Disk Map|Disk usage analyzer that draws a map of rectangles sized according to file or dir sizes.|http://gdmap.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|gdmap}}}}
 +
* {{App|gt5|Diff-capable "du-browser".|http://gt5.sourceforge.net|{{AUR|gt5}}}}
 +
* {{App|MATE Disk Usage Analyzer|Disk usage analyzing tool for MATE Desktop.|https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils|{{Pkg|mate-utils}}}}
 +
* {{App|ncdu|Simple ncurses disk usage analyzer.|http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu|{{Pkg|ncdu}}}}
 +
* {{App|qdirstat|Qt-based directory statistics (KDirStat/K4DirStat without any KDE - from the original KDirStat author).|https://github.com/shundhammer/qdirstat|{{AUR|qdirstat}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Disk health status ====
 +
 
 +
See [[S.M.A.R.T.#GUI Applications]].
 +
 
 +
==== File recovery tools ====
 +
 
 +
See [[File recovery#List of utilities]].
 +
 
 +
==== Disk cleaning ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:BleachBit|BleachBit]]|Frees disk space and guards your privacy; frees cache, deletes cookies, clears Internet history, shreds temporary files, deletes logs, and discards junk you didn't know was there.|https://www.bleachbit.org/|{{Pkg|bleachbit}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:fdupes|fdupes]]|Program for identifying or deleting duplicate files residing within specified directories.|https://github.com/adrianlopezroche/fdupes|{{Pkg|fdupes}}}}
 +
* {{App|fslint|A utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem.|https://www.pixelbeat.org/fslint/|{{AUR|fslint}}}}
 +
* {{App|gconf-cleaner|cleans up the unknown/invalid GConf keys that still sitting down on your GConf database.|https://code.google.com/archive/p/gconf-cleaner/|{{AUR|gconf-cleaner}}}}
 +
* {{App|rmlint|Tool to quickly find (and optionally remove) duplicate files and other lint.|https://github.com/sahib/rmlint|CLI: {{Pkg|rmlint}}, GUI: {{Pkg|rmlint-shredder}}}}
 +
* {{App|Sweeper|System cleaning utility for KDE.|http://utils.kde.org/projects/sweeper/|{{Pkg|sweeper}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Disk image writing ====
 +
 
 +
See also [[Wikipedia:List of tools to create Live USB systems]].
 +
 
 +
* {{App|Deepin Boot Maker|Tool to make boot disk for Deepin OS.|https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-boot-maker/|{{Pkg|deepin-boot-maker}}}}
 +
* {{App|Etcher|Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily. Based on the [https://electronjs.org/ Electron] platform.|https://etcher.io/|{{AUR|etcher}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Fedora Media Writer|Fedora Media Writer]]|Tool that helps users put Fedora images on their portable drives such as flash disks.|https://github.com/FedoraQt/MediaWriter|{{AUR|mediawriter}}}}
 +
* {{App|GNOME MultiWriter|Write an ISO file to multiple USB devices at once.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/MultiWriter|{{Pkg|gnome-multi-writer}}}}
 +
* {{App|ISOImageWriter|Tool to write a .iso file to a USB disk.|https://community.kde.org/ISOImageWriter|{{AUR|isoimagewriter}}}}
 +
* {{App|LiveUSB Install|Install various Linux distributions and operating systems on removable flash drive or external disk drive.|http://live.learnfree.eu/|{{AUR|live-usb-install}}}}
 +
* {{App|MultiBootUSB|Install multiple live Linux on a USB disk non destructively and option to uninstall distros.|http://multibootusb.org/|{{AUR|multibootusb}}}}
 +
* {{App|MultiSystem|GUI tool to create a USB system that can boot multiple distro's.|http://liveusb.info/|{{AUR|multisystem}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:SUSE Studio ImageWriter|SUSE Studio ImageWriter]]|Utility for writing raw disk images & hybrid isos to USB keys.|https://github.com/openSUSE/imagewriter|{{AUR|imagewriter}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:UNetbootin|UNetbootin]]|Installs Linux/BSD distributions to a partition or USB drive.|https://unetbootin.github.io/|{{AUR|unetbootin}}}}
 +
* {{App|WoeUSB|Simple tool to create USB stick windows installer from an ISO image or a real DVD. (Fork of WinUSB).|https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB|{{AUR|woeusb}}}}
 +
 
 +
=== System ===
 +
 
 +
==== Task managers ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|Deepin System Monitor|Monitor system process status for Deepin desktop.|https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-system-monitor/|{{Pkg|deepin-system-monitor}}}}
 +
* {{App|GNOME System Monitor|System monitor for [[GNOME]] to view and manage system resources.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SystemMonitor|{{Pkg|gnome-system-monitor}}}}
 +
* {{App|GNOME Usage|View information about use of system resources, like memory and disk space.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Usage|{{Pkg|gnome-usage}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:Htop|htop]]|Simple, ncurses interactive process viewer.|http://htop.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|htop}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:KDE System Guard|KSysGuard]]|System monitor for [[KDE]] to monitor running processes and system performance.|https://userbase.kde.org/KSysGuard|{{Pkg|ksysguard}}}}
 +
* {{App|Linux Process Explorer|Graphical process explorer for Linux.|https://sourceforge.net/projects/procexp/|{{AUR|procexp}}}}
 +
* {{App|LXTask|Lightweight task manager for [[LXDE]].|http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask|{{Pkg|lxtask}}}}
 +
* {{App|MATE System Monitor|System monitor for [[MATE]].|https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-system-monitor|{{Pkg|mate-system-monitor}}}}
 +
* {{App|Task Manager|GTK2 process management application for [[Xfce]].|http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-taskmanager|{{Pkg|xfce4-taskmanager}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== System monitors ====
 +
 
 +
See also [[:Category:Status monitoring and notification]]
 +
 
 +
* {{App|[[Conky]]|Lightweight, scriptable system monitor.|https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky|{{Pkg|conky}}}}
 +
* {{App|Collectd|Simple, extensible system monitoring daemon based on [http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/ rrdtool]. It has a small footprint and can be set up either stand-alone or as a server/client application.|https://collectd.org/|{{Pkg|collectd}}}}
 +
* {{App|collectl|Collectl is a light-weight performance monitoring tool capable of reporting interactively as well as logging to disk. It reports statistics on cpu, disk, infiniband, lustre, memory, network, nfs, process, quadrics, slabs and more in easy to read format.|http://collectl.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|collectl}}}}
 +
* {{App|dstat|Versatile resource statistics tool.|http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/dstat/|{{Pkg|dstat}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Fsniper]]|Daemon to run scripts based on changes in files monitored by inotify.|http://projects.l3ib.org/fsniper/|{{AUR|fsniper}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:GKrellM|GKrellM]]|Simple, flexible system monitor package for [[GTK+]] with many plug-ins.|http://billw2.github.io/gkrellm/gkrellm.html|{{Pkg|gkrellm}}}}
 +
* {{App|glances|CLI curses-based monitoring tool in Python.|http://nicolargo.github.io/glances|{{Pkg|glances}}}}
 +
* {{App|netdata|Web-based real-time performance monitor.|https://github.com/firehol/netdata/wiki|{{Pkg|netdata}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Telegraf]]|Agent written in Go for collecting, processing, aggregating, and writing metrics.|https://docs.influxdata.com/telegraf/latest/|{{AUR|telegraf}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[Paramano]]|Light battery monitor and a CPU frequency scaler. Forked from [http://trayfreq.sourceforge.net/ trayfreq]|https://github.com/phillid/paramano|{{AUR|paramano}}}}
 +
* {{app|Sysstat|Collection of resource monitoring tools: iostat, isag, mpstat, pidstat, sadf, sar.|http://pagesperso-orange.fr/sebastien.godard/|{{Pkg|sysstat}}}}
 +
* {{App|xosview|System monitor that resembles gr_osview from SGI IRIX.|http://www.pogo.org.uk/~mark/xosview/|{{AUR|xosview}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== Hardware sensor monitoring ====
 +
 
 +
See [[lm_sensors#Graphical front-ends]].
 +
 
 +
==== System information viewers ====
 +
 
 +
===== Console =====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|alsi|A system information tool for Arch Linux. It can be configured for every other system without even touching the source code of the script.|http://trizenx.blogspot.ro/2012/08/alsi.html|{{AUR|alsi}}}}
 +
* {{App|archey2|Simple python script that displays the arch logo and some basic information. Python 2.x version.|https://github.com/djmelik/archey|{{AUR|archey2}}}}
 +
* {{App|[[archey3]]|Python script to display system infomation alongside the Arch Linux logo.|https://lclarkmichalek.github.io/archey3|{{pkg|archey3}}}}
 +
* {{App|dmidecode|It reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.|http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/|{{Pkg|dmidecode}}}}
 +
* {{App|hwdetect|Simple script to list modules that are exported in {{ic|/sys/}}.|https://projects.archlinux.org/|{{pkg|hwdetect}}}}
 +
* {{App|hwinfo|Powerful hardware detection tool come from openSUSE.|https://github.com/openSUSE/hwinfo|{{pkg|hwinfo}}}}
 +
* {{App|inxi|A script to get system information.|https://github.com/smxi/inxi|{{AUR|inxi}}}}
 +
* {{App|neofetch|A fast, highly customizable system info script that supports displaying images with w3m.|https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch|{{Pkg|neofetch}}}}
 +
* {{App|screenfetch|Similar to archey but has an option to take a screenshot. Written in bash.|https://github.com/KittyKatt/screenFetch|{{Pkg|screenfetch}}}}
 +
 
 +
===== Graphical =====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|hardinfo|A small application that displays information about your hardware and operating system, it looks like the Device Manager in Windows.|http://hardinfo.berlios.de/HomePage|{{Pkg|hardinfo}}}}
 +
* {{App|i-Nex|An application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z.|http://i-nex.linux.pl/|{{AUR|i-nex-git}}}}
 +
* {{App|lshw|A small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine with CLI and GTK interfaces.|http://ezix.org/project/wiki/HardwareLiSter|{{Pkg|lshw}}}}
 +
* {{App|KDE Info Center|Centralized and convenient overview of system information for KDE.|https://www.kde.org/applications/system/kinfocenter/|{{Pkg|kinfocenter}}}}
 +
* {{App|USBView|Display the topology of devices on the USB bus.|http://www.kroah.com/linux/usb/|{{Pkg|usbview}}}}
 +
 
 +
==== System log viewers ====
 +
 
 +
* {{App|GNOME Logs|Viewer for the systemd journal. Part of {{Grp|gnome}}.|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Logs|{{Pkg|gnome-logs}}}}
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* {{App|GNOME System Log|System log viewer for GNOME.|https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-system-log|{{Pkg|gnome-system-log}}}}
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* {{App|KSystemLog|System log viewer tool for KDE.|https://www.kde.org/applications/system/ksystemlog/|{{Pkg|ksystemlog}}}}
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* {{App|MATE System Log|System log viewer for MATE.|https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils|{{Pkg|mate-utils}}}}
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* {{App|Pacman Log Viewer|Tool used to inspect pacman log file, in particular it lists installed, removed and upgraded packages letting you to filter by package's name and/or date.|https://www.opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content&#61;150484|{{Pkg|pacmanlogviewer}}}}
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* {{App|Font Manager|Simple font management for GTK+ desktop environments.|https://fontmanager.github.io/|{{AUR|font-manager}}}}
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* {{App|Fonty Python|Manage, view and find your fonts.|https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/fontypython|{{AUR|fontypython}}}}
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* {{App|GNOME Fonts|Font viewer for GNOME.|https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-font-viewer|{{Pkg|gnome-font-viewer}}}}
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* {{App|KFontview|KDE application to view and install different types of fonts.|https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kde-workspace/kfontview/index.html|{{Pkg|plasma-desktop}}}}
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* {{App|MATE Font Viewer|Font viewer for MATE.|https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-control-center|{{Pkg|mate-utils}}}}
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* {{App|Waterfall|GTK+ application to view all characters of font in all sizes.|https://keithp.com/cgit/gwaterfall.git|{{Pkg|gwaterfall}}}}
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* {{App|FcronQ|Fcron GUI, an advanced periodic command scheduler.|http://fcronq.xavion.name/|{{AUR|fcronq}}}}
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* {{App|GNOME Schedule|Graphical interface to crontab and at for GNOME.|http://gnome-schedule.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|gnome-schedule}}}}
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* {{App|KCron|Tool for KDE to run applications in the background at regular intervals. It's a graphical interface to the Cron command.|https://userbase.kde.org/KCron|{{Pkg|kcron}}}}
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* {{App|KTimer|Little tool for KDE to execute programs after some time. It allows you to enter several tasks and to set a timer for each of them. The timers for each task can be started, stopped, changed, or looped.|https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/ktimer/|{{Pkg|ktimer}}}}
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* {{App|GShutdown|Advanced shutdown utility which allows you to schedule the shutdown or the restart of your computer, or logout your actual session.|https://gshutdown.tuxfamily.org/|{{AUR|gshutdown}}}}
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* {{App|Hsiu-Ming's Timer|Graphical shutdown timer, which enables you to shutdown, turn off monitor, reboot or play sound after a period of time.|https://cges30901.github.io/hmtimer-website/|{{AUR|hmtimer}}}}
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* {{App|KShutdown|Graphical shutdown utility, which allows you to turn off or suspend a computer at a specified time. It features various time and delay options, command-line support, and notifications.|https://kshutdown.sourceforge.io/|{{Pkg|kshutdown}}}}
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See [[pacman tips#Utilities]].

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Contents

Utilities

Terminal

Command shells

See the main article: Command-line shell.

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of command shells.

Terminal emulators

Terminal emulators show a GUI Window that contains a terminal. Most emulate Xterm, which in turn emulates VT102, which emulates typewriter. For further background information, see Wikipedia:Terminal emulator.

For a comprehensive list, see Wikipedia:List of terminal emulators.

  • Alacritty — A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator.
https://github.com/jwilm/alacritty || alacritty
  • aterm — Xterm replacement with transparency support. It has been deprecated in favour of urxvt since 2008.
http://aterm.sourceforge.net/ || atermAUR
  • Cool Retro Term — A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display.
https://github.com/Swordfish90/cool-retro-term || cool-retro-term
  • Eterm — Terminal emulator intended as a replacement for xterm and designed for the Enlightenment desktop.
http://eterm.org || etermAUR
  • Gate One — Web-based terminal emulator and SSH client.
https://github.com/liftoff/GateOne || gateone-gitAUR
  • Hyper — A terminal with JS/CSS support.
https://github.com/zeit/hyper || hyperAUR
  • Konsole — Terminal emulator included in the KDE desktop.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/konsole/ || konsole
  • kitty — A modern, hackable, featureful, OpenGL based terminal emulator
https://github.com/kovidgoyal/kitty || kitty
  • mlterm — A multi-lingual terminal emulator supporting various character sets and encodings in the world.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mlterm/ || mltermAUR
  • PuTTY — Highly configurable ssh/telnet/serial console program.
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ || putty
  • QTerminal — Lightweight Qt-based terminal emulator.
https://github.com/qterminal/qterminal || qterminal
  • rxvt — Popular replacement for the xterm.
http://rxvt.sourceforge.net/ || rxvtAUR
  • shellinabox — A web-based SSH Terminal
https://github.com/shellinabox/shellinabox || shellinabox-gitAUR
  • st — Simple terminal implementation for X.
http://st.suckless.org || stAUR
  • Terminology — Terminal emulator by the Enlightenment project team with innovative features: file thumbnails and media play like a media player.
https://www.enlightenment.org/about-terminology || terminology
  • urxvt — Highly extendable (with Perl) unicode enabled rxvt-clone terminal emulator featuring tabbing, url launching, a Quake style drop-down mode and pseudo-transparency.
http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/rxvt-unicode.html || rxvt-unicode
  • xterm — Simple terminal emulator for the X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that can't use the window system directly.
http://invisible-island.net/xterm/ || xterm
  • Yakuake — Drop-down terminal (Quake style) emulator based on Konsole.
https://yakuake.kde.org/ || yakuake
VTE-based

VTE (Virtual Terminal Emulator) is a widget developed during early GNOME days for use in the GNOME Terminal. It has since given birth to many terminals with similar capabilities.

  • Deepin Terminal — Terminal emulation application for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-terminal/ || deepin-terminal
  • evilvte — Very lightweight and highly customizable terminal emulator with support for tabs, auto-hiding and different encodings.
http://calno.com/evilvte/ || evilvte-gitAUR
  • Germinal — Minimalist terminal emulator which provides a borderless maximized terminal, attached to a tmux session by default, hence providing tabs and panels.
http://www.imagination-land.org/tags/germinal.html || germinalAUR
  • GNOME Terminal — A terminal emulator included in the GNOME desktop with support for Unicode and pseudo-transparency.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Terminal || gnome-terminal
  • Guake — Drop-down terminal for the GNOME desktop.
http://guake-project.org/ || guake
  • LXTerminal — Desktop independent terminal emulator for LXDE.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTerminal || lxterminal
http://www.mate-desktop.org/ || mate-terminal
  • Pantheon Terminal — A super lightweight, beautiful, and simple terminal emulator. It's designed to be setup with sane defaults and little to no configuration.
https://github.com/elementary/terminal || pantheon-terminal
  • ROXTerm — Tabbed terminal emulator with a small footprint.
http://roxterm.sourceforge.net/ || roxtermAUR
  • sakura — Terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE.
http://www.pleyades.net/david/projects/sakura || sakura
  • Terminator — Terminal emulator supporting multiple resizable terminal panels.
https://gnometerminator.blogspot.com/ || terminator
  • Termite — Keyboard-centric VTE-based terminal, aimed at use within a window manager with tiling and/or tabbing support.
https://github.com/thestinger/termite || termite
  • Tilda — Configurable drop down terminal emulator.
https://github.com/lanoxx/tilda/ || tilda
  • Tilix — Tiling terminal emulator for GNOME.
https://gnunn1.github.io/tilix-web/ || tilix
  • tinyterm — Very lightweight terminal emulator based on VTE.
https://github.com/lahwaacz/tinyterm || tinyterm-gitAUR
  • Xfce Terminal — Terminal emulator included in the Xfce desktop with support for a colorized prompt and a tabbed interface.
https://docs.xfce.org/apps/terminal/start || xfce4-terminal
KMS-based

The following terminal emulators are based on the kernel mode setting that could be invoked without X.

  • KMSCON — A KMS/DRM-based system console(getty) with an integrated terminal emulator for Linux operating systems.
https://github.com/dvdhrm/kmscon || kmscon
framebuffer-based

In GNU/Linux world, the framebuffer could be refered to a virtual device in the Linux kernel (fbdev) or the virtual framebuffer system for X (xvfb). This section mainly lists the terminal emulators that based on the in-kernel virtual device, i.e. fbdev.

  • yaft — A simple terminal emulator for living without X, with UCS2 glyphs, wallpaper and 256color support.
https://github.com/uobikiemukot/yaft || yaftAUR

Terminal pagers

See also Wikipedia:Terminal pager.

  • more — A simple and feature-light pager. It is a part of util-linux.
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/util-linux/util-linux.git/about/ || util-linux
  • less — A program similar to more, but with support for both forward and backward scrolling, as well as partial loading of files.
https://www.gnu.org/software/less/ || less
  • most — A pager with support for multiple windows, left and right scrolling, and built-in colour support
http://www.jedsoft.org/most/ || most
  • mcview — A pager with mouse and colour support. It is bundled with midnight commander.
http://midnight-commander.org/ || mc

Terminal multiplexers

See also Wikipedia:Terminal multiplexer.

  • abduco — Tool for session attach and detach support which allows a process to run independently from its controlling terminal.
http://www.brain-dump.org/projects/abduco/ || abduco
  • byobu — An GPLv3 licensed addon for tmux or screen. It requires a terminal multiplexer installed.
http://byobu.co/ || byobuAUR
http://dtach.sourceforge.net/ || dtach
  • dvtmdwm-style window manager in the console.
http://brain-dump.org/projects/dvtm/ || dvtm
  • GNU Screen — Full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal.
https://www.gnu.org/software/screen/ || screen
  • mtm — Simple terminal multiplexer with just four commands: change focus, split, close, and screen redraw.
https://github.com/deadpixi/mtm || mtm-gitAUR
  • tmux — BSD licensed terminal multiplexer.
http://tmux.github.io/ || tmux

Files

File managers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of file managers.

Console
  • Clex — File manager with full-screen user interface
http://www.clex.sk/ || clexAUR
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Dired.html || emacs
  • dired — Ancient DIRectory EDitor since 1980.
http://fossies.org/linux/misc/old/ || diredAUR[broken link: package not found]
  • Last File Manager — Powerful file manager written in Python 3 with a curses interface.
https://inigo.katxi.org/devel/lfm/ || lfm3-hgAUR
  • lf — Terminal file manager written in Go using server/client architecture.
https://github.com/gokcehan/lf || lf-gitAUR
http://www.midnight-commander.org || mc
  • nffm — "Nothing Fancy File Manager", a mouseless ncurses file manager written in C.
https://github.com/mariostg/nffm || nffm-gitAUR
  • Pilot — File manager that comes with the Alpine email client.
https://www.washington.edu/alpine/ || alpineAUR
  • Ranger — Console-based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features.
https://ranger.github.io/ || ranger
  • Vifm — Ncurses-based two-panel file manager with vi-like keybindings.
http://vifm.info || vifm
Graphical
  • Caja — The file manager for the MATE desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja || caja
  • Deepin File Manager — File manager developed for Deepin.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/dde-file-manager/ || deepin-file-manager
  • Dolphin — File manager included in the KDE desktop.
https://userbase.kde.org/Dolphin || dolphin
  • Gentoo — A lightweight file manager for GTK.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gentoo/ || gentooAUR
  • GNOME Files — Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Files || nautilus
  • Konqueror — File manager and web browser for the KDE desktop.
http://www.konqueror.org/ || konqueror
  • Liri Files — The file manager for Liri.
https://github.com/lirios/files || liri-files
  • Nemo — Nemo is the file manager of the Cinnamon desktop. A fork of Nautilus.
http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/ || nemo
  • Pantheon Files — File browser designed for elementary OS.
https://github.com/elementary/files || pantheon-files
  • PathFinder — File browser that comes with the FOX toolkit.
http://fox-toolkit.org/ || fox
  • PCManFM — Very fast and lightweight file manager which can also optionally manage the desktop icons and background.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM || pcmanfm
  • qtFM — Small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt.
http://www.qtfm.eu/ || qtfmAUR
  • ROX — Small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels.
http://rox.sourceforge.net || rox
  • Thunar — File manager that can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/start || thunar
Twin-panel

Note that some of these twin-panel file managers can also be set to have only one pane.

  • Double Commander — File manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.
http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net// || GTK+: doublecmd-gtk2, Qt5: doublecmd-qt5
  • emelFM2 — File manager that implements the popular two-panel design.
http://emelfm2.net/ || emelfm2
http://gcmd.github.io/ || gnome-commanderAUR
  • Krusader — Advanced twin panel (Midnight Commander style) file manager for the KDE desktop.
http://www.krusader.org/ || krusader
  • muCommander — A lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface written in Java.
http://www.mucommander.com/ || mucommanderAUR
  • SpaceFM — GTK+ multi-panel tabbed file manager.
http://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/ || spacefmAUR
  • Sunflower — Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins.
http://sunflower-fm.org/ || sunflowerAUR
  • trolCommander — Lightweight, dual-pane file manager written in Java. Fork of muCommander.
https://github.com/trol73/mucommander || trolcommanderAUR
  • Tux Commander — Windowed file manager with two panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers.
http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/description.php || tuxcmd
  • Worker — Fast, lightweight and feature-rich file manager for the X Window System.
http://www.boomerangsworld.de/worker/ || workerAUR
  • Xfe — Microsoft Explorer-like file manager for X (X File Explorer).
http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/ || xfeAUR

Trash management

  • trash-cli — A command-line interface implementing FreeDesktop.org's Trash specification.
https://github.com/andreafrancia/trash-cli || trash-cli

File synchronization

Merge-arrows-2.pngThis article or section is a candidate for merging with Synchronization and backup programs#Data synchronization.Merge-arrows-2.png

Notes: There's a dedicated article. (Discuss in Talk:List of applications/Utilities#)

See also Synchronization and backup programs#Data synchronization and Wikipedia:Comparison of file synchronization software.

  • FreeFileSync — Folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
https://www.freefilesync.org/ || freefilesyncAUR
  • git-annex — Manage files with git, without checking the file contents into git.
https://git-annex.branchable.com/ || git-annex
  • hsync — Command line program to sync only those files that have been renamed/moved but otherwise unchanged. It works by issuing simple move operations at the destination without actually transferring the files, and is meant to be used in conjunction with other synchronization programs that lack this capability.
https://ambrevar.bitbucket.io/hsync/ || hsyncAUR
  • rclone — Command line program to sync files and directories to and from Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Yandex Disk and many other cloud storage services as well as between local paths.
https://rclone.org/ || rclone
  • rsync — File transfer program that uses the "rsync algorithm" which provides a very fast method for bringing remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand.
https://rsync.samba.org/ || rsync
  • SparkleShare — File sharing and collaboration application written in C#. It can sync with any Git server over SSH.
http://sparkleshare.org/ || sparkleshare
  • Syncthing — Continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in a simple way without advanced configuration.
https://syncthing.net/ || Web: syncthing, GTK+: syncthing-gtk
  • Syncany — Cloud storage and filesharing application with a focus on security and abstraction of storage.
https://www.syncany.org/ || syncanyAUR
  • Synkron — Application that helps you keep your files and folders always updated. You can easily sync your documents, music or pictures to have their latest versions everywhere.
http://synkron.sourceforge.net/ || synkronAUR
  • Unison — File synchronization tool that allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.
https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/ || unison

Archiving and compression tools

For archiving and compression command-line tools, see Archiving and compression.

Archive managers
  • Ark — Archiving tool included in the KDE desktop.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/ark/ || ark
  • Engrampa — Archive manager for MATE
https://github.com/mate-desktop/engrampa || engrampa
  • File Roller — Archive manager included in the GNOME desktop.
http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/ || file-roller
  • p7zip-gui — The GUI belonging to the p7zip software.
http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/ || p7zip-guiAUR
  • PeaZip — Open source file and archive manager.
http://www.peazip.org/peazip-linux.html || GTK+: peazip-gtk2AUR, Qt: peazip-qtAUR
  • Squeeze — Featherweight front-end for commandline archiving tools.
http://squeeze.xfce.org/ || squeeze-gitAUR
  • Xarchiver — Lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+.
https://github.com/ib/xarchiver || GTK+ 3: xarchiver, GTK+ 2: xarchiver-gtk2

Comparison, diff, merge

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of file comparison tools.

For managing pacnew/pacsave files, specialised tools exist. See Pacnew and Pacsave files#Managing .pacnew files.

  • colordiff — A Perl script wrapper for 'diff' that produces the same output but with pretty 'syntax' highlighting.
http://www.colordiff.org/ || colordiff
  • Diffuse — Small and simple text merge tool written in Python.
http://diffuse.sourceforge.net/ || diffuse
  • KDiff3 — File and directory diff and merge tool for the KDE desktop.
http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/ || kdiff3
  • Kompare — GUI front-end program for viewing and merging differences between source files. It supports a variety of diff formats and provides many options to customize the information level displayed.
https://www.kde.org/applications/development/kompare/ || kompare
  • Meld — Visual diff and merge tool that can compare files, directories, and version controlled projects.
http://meldmerge.org/ || meld
  • xxdiff — A graphical browser for file and directory differences.
http://furius.ca/xxdiff/ || xxdiffAUR

Vim and Emacs provide merge functionality with vimdiff and ediff.

Batch renamers

  • GPRename — GTK+ batch renamer for files and directories.
http://gprename.sourceforge.net || gprename
  • KRename — Very powerful batch file renamer for the KDE desktop.
http://www.krename.net || krename
  • metamorphose2 — wxPython based batch renamer with support for regular expressions, renaming multimedia files according to their metadata, etc.
http://file-folder-ren.sourceforge.net || metamorphose2AUR
  • pyRenamer — Application for the mass renaming of files.
https://github.com/SteveRyherd/pyRenamer || pyrenamerAUR
  • rename.pl — Batch renamer based on perl regex.
http://search.cpan.org/~pederst/rename/bin/rename.PL || perl-rename
  • Thunar Bulk Rename — Change the name of multiple files at once using some criterion that applies to at least one of the files. Run with thunar -B.
https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/bulk-renamer/start || thunar

File searching

This section lists utilities for file searching based on filename, file path or metadata. For full-text searching, see the next section.

See also Wikipedia:List of search engines#Desktop search engines.

Console

See find and its alternatives.

Graphical
  • Catfish — Versatile file searching tool by Xfce, can be powered by find, locate and Zeitgeist.
https://launchpad.net/catfish-search || catfish
  • GNOME Search Tool — GNOME utility to search for files, depends on GNOME/Files.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-search-tool || gnome-search-tool
  • KFind — Search tool for KDE to find files by name, type or content. Has internal search and supports locate.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/kfind/ || kfind
  • MATE Search Tool — MATE utility to search for files.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils
  • regexxer — Interactive search and replace tool featuring Perl-style regular expressions.
http://regexxer.sourceforge.net/ || regexxer
  • Searchmonkey — Powerful GUI search utility for matching regex patterns.
http://searchmonkey.sourceforge.net/ || searchmonkeyAUR
File indexers

These programs index your files to allow for quick searching.

  • Basenji — Volume indexing tool designed for easy and fast indexing of CD/DVD and other type of volume collections.
https://github.com/pulb/basenji || basenjiAUR
  • fsearch — A fast file search utility for Unix-like systems based on GTK+3.
https://github.com/cboxdoerfer/fsearch || fsearch-gitAUR

Full-text searching

Grep and its alternatives provide non-indexed full-text search.

Full-text indexers
  • Baloo — KDE's file indexing and search solution, has a CLI and is used by KRunner.
https://community.kde.org/Baloo || baloo
  • DocFetcher — Graphical Java desktop search application.
http://docfetcher.sourceforge.net || docfetcherAUR
  • Recoll — Full text search tool based on Xapian, has CLI and GUI.
https://lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/ || recoll
  • Tracker — All-in-one indexer, search tool and metadata database, used by GNOME Documents, Music, Photos and Videos.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Tracker || tracker
  • Zeitgeist — Event aggregation framework for the user's activities and notifications (files opened, websites visited, conversations had, etc.), has several third-party front-ends.
https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-project || zeitgeist

Development

Version control systems

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of revision control software.

  • Bazaar — Distributed version control system that helps you track project history over time and to collaborate easily with others.
https://bazaar.canonical.com/ || bzr
  • CVS — Concurrent Versions System, a client-server revision control system.
http://cvs.nongnu.org/ || cvs
  • Darcs — Distributed revision control system that was designed to replace traditional, centralized source control systems such as CVS and Subversion.
http://darcs.net/ || darcs
  • Fossil — Distributed VCS with bug tracking, wiki, forum, and technotes.
https://www.fossil-scm.org/ || fossil
  • Git — Distributed revision control and source code management system with an emphasis on speed.
https://git-scm.com/ || git
  • Mercurial — Distributed version control system written in Python and similar in many ways to Git.
https://www.mercurial-scm.org/ || mercurial
  • Subversion — Full-featured centralized version control system originally designed to be a better CVS.
https://subversion.apache.org/ || subversion

Build automation

See also Wikipedia:List of build automation software.

  • Apache Ant — Java library and command-line tool whose mission is to drive processes described in build files as targets and extension points dependent upon each other.
http://ant.apache.org/ || ant
  • Apache Maven — Build automation tool used primarily for Java.
http://maven.apache.org/ || maven
  • CMake — Family of tools designed to build, test and package software.
https://cmake.org/ || cmake
  • GNU make — GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs.
http://www.gnu.org/software/make || make (part of base-devel)
  • Gradle — Powerful build system for the JVM.
https://gradle.org/ || gradle
  • Phing — PHP program designed to automate tasks of all kinds.
https://www.phing.info/ || phingAUR

Integrated development environments

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of integrated development environments.

  • Anjuta — Versatile IDE with project management, an application wizard, an interactive debugger, a source editor, version control support and many more tools.
http://anjuta.org/ || anjuta
  • Aptana Studio — IDE based on Eclipse, but geared towards web development, with support for HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Adobe AIR and others.
http://www.aptana.com/ || aptana-studioAUR
  • Bluefish — Powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. It supports many programming and markup languages.
http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/ || bluefish
  • Code::Blocks — C, C++ and Fortran IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.
http://codeblocks.org/ || codeblocks
  • CLion — A cross-platform IDE for C and C++.
http://www.jetbrains.com/clion || clionAUR
  • CodeLite — Open source and cross-platform C/C++/PHP and Node.js IDE written in C++ .
http://www.codelite.org/ || codeliteAUR
  • Cloud9 — State-of-the-art IDE that runs in your browser and lives in the cloud, allowing you to run, debug and deploy applications from anywhere, anytime.
https://c9.io/ || c9.coreAUR
  • Eclipse — IDE for Java, C/C++, PHP, Perl and Python with subversion support and task management.
https://www.eclipse.org/ || Java EE: eclipse-jee, Java: eclipse-java, C/C++: eclipse-cpp, PHP: eclipse-php, JavaScript and Web: eclipse-javascript
  • Eric — Full-featured Python and Ruby IDE written in PyQt5.
https://eric-ide.python-projects.org/ || eric
  • Gambas — IDE based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions.
http://gambas.sourceforge.net/en/main.html || gambas3-ide
  • Geany — Small and lightweight IDE with many supported many programming and markup languages including C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, Pascal.
https://geany.org/ || geany
  • GNOME Builder — Tool to write and contribute to great GNOME-based applications.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Builder || gnome-builder
  • KDevelop — Feature-full, plugin extensible IDE for C/C++ and other programming languages.
https://www.kdevelop.org/ || kdevelop
http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit || komodo-editAUR
  • Lazarus — Delphi (Object Pascal) compatible IDE for Rapid Application Development. It has variety of components ready for use and a graphical form designer to easily create complex graphical user interfaces.
https://www.lazarus-ide.org/ || lazarus
  • LiteIDE — Simple Go IDE.
https://github.com/visualfc/liteide || liteide
  • MonoDevelop — Cross-platform IDE targeted for the Mono and .NET frameworks.
http://monodevelop.com/ || monodevelop-gitAUR
  • MPLAB — IDE for Microchip PIC and dsPIC development.
http://www.microchip.com/mplabx || microchip-mplabx-binAUR
  • Netbeans — IDE for developing with Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Groovy, C, C++, Scala, Clojure, and other languages.
https://netbeans.org/ || netbeans
  • PHPStorm — JetBrains PhpStorm is a commercial, cross-platform IDE for PHP built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA platform, providing an editor for PHP, HTML and JavaScript with on-the-fly code analysis, error prevention and automated refactorings for PHP and JavaScript code.
https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/ || phpstormAUR phpstorm-eapAUR
  • Qt Creator — Lightweight, cross-platform C++ integrated development environment with a focus on Qt.
https://www.qt.io/ide/ || qtcreator
Java IDEs
  • BlueJ — Fully featured Java IDE used mainly for educational and beginner purposes.
https://bluej.org/ || bluejAUR
  • IntelliJ IDEA — IDE for Java, Groovy and other programming languages with advanced refactoring features.
http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/ || intellij-idea-community-edition
Python IDEs
http://ninja-ide.org/ || ninja-ideAUR
  • PyCharm — Python IDE with support for code analysis, debugging, unit testing, version control and web development with Django.
http://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/ || pycharm-community-edition
  • Spyder — Scientific Python Development Environment providing MATLAB-like features.
https://github.com/spyder-ide/spyder || spyder2 (Python 2) or spyder3 (Python 3)
  • Thonny — Python IDE for beginners.
http://thonny.org/ || thonnyAUR
  • WingIDE — Proprietary Python development environment. It is fully featured and meant for professional use.
http://www.wingware.com || wingideAUR
Educational IDEs
  • Etoys — Educational tool and media-rich authoring environment for teaching children.
http://squeakland.org/ || etoysAUR
  • KTurtle — Educational programming environment that aims to make learning how to program as easily as possible. Part of kdeedu.
https://www.kde.org/applications/education/kturtle/ || kturtle
  • Processing — Playground for teaching non-programmers the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context.
https://processing.org/ || processing
  • Scratch — Programming system and content development tool for educational and entertainment purposes, such as creating interactive projects and simple sprite-based games. It is used primarly by unskilled users (such as children) as an entry to event-driven programming.
https://scratch.mit.edu/ || scratch

Debuggers

  • Accerciser — Interactive Python accessibility explorer. It uses the AT-SPI library to inspect, examine, and interact with widgets, allowing you to check if an application is providing correct information to assistive technologies and automated testing frameworks.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Accerciser || accerciser
  • Alleyoop — Find memory-management problems in your programs using the valgrind tool.
http://alleyoop.sourceforge.net/ || alleyoop
  • Bustle — Draws sequence diagrams of D-Bus activity. It shows signal emissions, method calls and their corresponding returns, with time stamps for each individual event and the duration of each method call.
https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Bustle/ || bustle-gitAUR
https://www.gnu.org/software/ddd/ || dddAUR
  • D-Feet — Easy to use D-Bus debugger to inspect D-Bus interfaces of running programs and invoke methods on those interfaces.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DFeet || d-feet
  • GammaRay — Qt-application inspection and manipulation tool.
https://www.kdab.com/development-resources/qt-tools/gammaray/ || gammaray
  • KCachegrind — Profile data visualization tool, used to determine the most time consuming execution parts of program.
https://www.kde.org/applications/development/kcachegrind/ || KDE: kcachegrind, Qt: qcachegrind
  • KDbg — Graphical user interface to GDB, the GNU debugger. It provides an intuitive interface for setting breakpoints, inspecting variables, and stepping through code.
http://kdbg.org/ || kdbg
  • Massif-Visualizer — Visualizer for Valgrind Massif data files.
https://phabricator.kde.org/source/massif-visualizer/ || massif-visualizer
  • Nemiver — Easy to use standalone C/C++ debugger (GDB front-end) that integrates well in the GNOME environment.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Nemiver || nemiver
  • Qt QDbusViewer — Tool to introspect D-Bus objects and messages.
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qdbusviewer.html || qt5-tools
  • scanmem — Debugging utility designed to isolate the address of an arbitrary variable in an executing process.
https://github.com/scanmem/scanmem || CLI: scanmem, GUI: gameconqueror
  • Sysprof — Profiling tool that helps in finding the functions in which a program uses most of its time.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Sysprof || sysprof

Lexing and parsing

Lex and Yacc are part of POSIX.

  • flex — A tool for generating text-scanning programs, alternative to Lex.
https://github.com/westes/flex || flex
  • Berkeley Yacc — Berkeley reimplementation of the Unix parser generator Yacc.
https://invisible-island.net/byacc/ || byacc
  • GNU Bison — The GNU general-purpose parser generator, alternative to byacc.
https://www.gnu.org/software/bison/ || bison

And then there are also:

  • ANTLR — Parser generator, written in Java, for parsing structured text or binary files.
http://www.antlr.org/ || antlr4
  • LPeg — Pattern-matching library, based on PEGs, for Lua.
http://www.inf.puc-rio.br/~roberto/lpeg/ || lua-lpeg, lua52-lpeg, lua51-lpeg
  • peg/leg — Recursive-descent parser generators for C.
http://piumarta.com/software/peg/ || peg
  • Ragel — Compiles finite state machines from regular languages into executable C, C++, Objective-C, or D code.
http://www.colm.net/open-source/ragel/ || ragel

GUI builders

  • FLUID — FLTK GUI designer.
http://www.fltk.org/ || fltk
  • Glade — Create or open user interface designs for GTK+ applications.
https://glade.gnome.org/ || glade
  • KUIViewer — Quick viewer for Qt Designer UI File.
https://userbase.kde.org/KUIViewer || kde-dev-utils
  • Qt Designer — Tool for designing and building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with Qt Widgets.
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtdesigner-manual.html || qt5-tools

Hex editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of hex editors.

  • Bless — High quality, full featured hex editor.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170503150524/http://home.gna.org/bless/ || bless
  • GHex — Hex editor for GNOME, which allows the user to load data from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Ghex || ghex
  • hyx — Minimalistic but powerful console hex editor.
https://yx7.cc/code/ || hyxAUR
  • Okteta — KDE hex editor for viewing and editing the raw data of files.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/okteta/ || okteta

JSON tools

  • gron — gron transforms JSON into discrete assignments to make it easier to grep.
https://github.com/tomnomnom/gron || gron-binAUR
  • jid — JSON incremental digger
https://github.com/simeji/jid || jidAUR
  • jo — A command to create JSON.
https://github.com/jpmens/jo || jo-gitAUR
  • jq — Command-line JSON processor
https://stedolan.github.io/jq/ || jq
  • jsawk — Like awk, but for JSON.
https://github.com/micha/jsawk || jsawk-gitAUR
  • jshon — A JSON parser for the shell.
http://kmkeen.com/jshon/ || jshon
  • the Elvish shell has built-in support for JSON

UML modelers

See also Wikipedia:List of Unified Modeling Language tools.

  • ArgoUML — UML modeling tool with support for all standard UML 1.4 diagrams.
http://argouml.tigris.org/ || argoumlAUR
  • Eclipse Modeling Tools — Tools and runtimes for building model-based applications.
https://www.eclipse.org/ || eclipse-modeling-toolsAUR
  • Modelio — Modeling environment supporting the main standards: UML, BPMN, MDA, SysML.
https://www.modelio.org/ || modelio-binAUR
  • Papyrus — Model-based engineering tool based on Eclipse.
https://www.eclipse.org/papyrus/ || papyrusAUR
  • PlantUML — Tool to create UML diagrams from a plain text language.
http://plantuml.com/ || plantumlAUR
  • PlantUML QEditor — PlantUML editor written in Qt.
https://github.com/borco/plantumlqeditor || plantumlqeditor-gitAUR
  • Umbrello — Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagram program based on KDE Technology.
https://umbrello.kde.org/ || umbrello
  • UML Designer — Graphical tool based on Eclipse to edit and visualize UML models.
http://www.umldesigner.org/ || umldesignerAUR
  • UMLet — UML tool with a simple user interface: draw UML diagrams fast, build sequence and activity diagrams from plain text, export diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and clipboard, share diagrams using Eclipse, and create new, custom UML elements.
http://umlet.com/ || umletAUR
  • UML/INTERLIS-editor — Facilitate the application of the model driven approach to a greater number of users.
http://www.umleditor.org/ || umleditorAUR
  • Violet — Very easy to learn and use UML editor that draws nice-looking diagrams.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/violet/ || violetumleditorAUR

API documentation browsers

  • Devhelp — Developer tool for browsing and searching API documentation.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Devhelp || devhelp
  • Doc Browser — API documentation browser with support for DevDocs and Hoogle.
https://github.com/qwfy/doc-browser || doc-browser-gitAUR
  • Qt Assistant — Tool for viewing on-line documentation in Qt help file format.
http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtassistant-index.html || qt5-tools
  • quickDocs — Fast developer docs reader for reading Valadoc and DevDocs.
https://github.com/mdh34/quickDocs || quickdocsAUR
  • Zeal — Offline API documentation browser for software developers.
https://zealdocs.org/ || zeal

Issue tracking systems

See Category:Issue tracking systems.

Game development

See also Wikipedia:List of game engines.

  • GDevelop — Game creator designed to be used by everyone - no programming skills required.
https://gdevelop-app.com/ || gdevelopAUR
  • Godot — Advanced, feature-packed, multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine. Create games with ease, using Godot's unique approach to game development.
https://godotengine.org/ || godotAUR
  • LibreSprite — Animated sprite editor and pixel art tool lets you create 2D animations for videogames.
https://github.com/LibreSprite/LibreSprite || librespriteAUR
  • Tiled — General purpose 2D level editor with powerful tile map editing features. It’s built to be easy to use and is suitable for many type of games.
https://www.mapeditor.org/ || tiled

Text input

Character selectors

  • GNOME Characters — Character map application for GNOME.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-characters || gnome-characters
  • gucharmap — GTK+ 3 character selector for GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gucharmap || gucharmap
  • KCharSelect — Tool to select special characters from all installed fonts and copy them into the clipboard. Part of kdeutils.
https://utils.kde.org/projects/kcharselect/ || kcharselect

On-screen keyboards

  • CellWriter — Grid-entry handwriting recognition input panel.
https://github.com/risujin/cellwriter || cellwriter
  • eekboard — Easy to use virtual keyboard toolkit.
https://github.com/ueno/eekboard || eekboardAUR
  • Florence — Extensible scalable on-screen virtual keyboard for GNOME that stays out of your way when not needed.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/florence/ || florenceAUR
  • Onboard — Onscreen keyboard useful for tablet PC users and for mobility impaired users.
https://launchpad.net/onboard || onboard
  • qtvkbd — Virtual keyboard written in Qt, a fork of kvkbd.
https://github.com/Alexander-r/qtvkbd || qtvkbdAUR
  • QVKbd — Virtual keyboard written in Qt.
https://github.com/KivApple/qvkbd || qvkbd
  • theShell On Screen Keyboard — Touchscreen keyboard for theShell.
https://github.com/vicr123/ts-kbd || ts-kbdAUR
  • xvkbd — Virtual keyboard for X window system.
http://t-sato.in.coocan.jp/xvkbd/ || xvkbdAUR

Keyboard layout switchers

  • fbxkb — A NETWM compliant keyboard indicator and switcher. It shows a flag of current keyboard in a systray area and allows you to switch to another one.
http://fbxkb.sourceforge.net/ || fbxkbAUR
  • xxkb — A lightweight keyboard layout indicator and switcher.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xxkb/ || xxkb
  • qxkb — A keyboard switcher written in Qt.
https://github.com/disels/qxkb || qxkbAUR
  • X Neural Switcher — A text analyser, it detects the language of the input and corrects the keyboard layout if needed.
http://www.xneur.ru/ || xneurAUR, gxneurAUR (GUI)

Input methods

See the main article: Internationalization#Input methods.

Disks

Partitioning tools

See Partitioning#Partitioning tools.

Formatting tools

See File systems#Types of file systems.

Cloning tools

See Disk cloning#Disk cloning software.

Mount tools

See also udisks#Mount helpers.

  • 9mount — Mount 9p filesystems.
http://sqweek.net/code/9mount/ || 9mountAUR
  • cryptmount — Mount an encrypted file system as a regular user.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/cryptmount/ || cryptmountAUR
  • KDiskFree — Displays information about hard disks and other storage devices. It also allows to mount and unmount drives and view them in a file manager.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/kdiskfree/ || kdf
  • ldm — A lightweight daemon that mounts drives automagically using udev
https://github.com/LemonBoy/ldm || ldmAUR
  • pmount — Mount source as a regular user to an automatically created destination /media/source_name.
https://pmount.alioth.debian.org/ || pmountAUR
  • pmount-safe-removal — Mount removable devices as regular user with safe removal
https://mywaytoarch.tumblr.com/post/13111098534/pmount-safe-removal-of-usb-device || pmount-safe-removalAUR
  • udevil — Mounts removable devices as a regular user, show device info, and monitor device changes. Only depends on udev and glib.
https://ignorantguru.github.io/udevil || udevil
  • ws — Mount Windows network shares (CIFS and VFS).
https://sourceforge.net/projects/winshares/ || wsAUR
  • zulucrypt — A GUI frontend for cryptsetup to create, manage and mount encrypted volumes; supports encfs as well
https://mhogomchungu.github.io/zuluCrypt/ || zulucryptAUR

Disk usage display

  • duc — A library and suite of tools for inspecting disk usage.
http://duc.zevv.nl/ || ducAUR
  • Filelight — Disk usage analyzer that creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/filelight || filelight
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DiskUsageAnalyzer || baobab
  • Graphical Disk Map — Disk usage analyzer that draws a map of rectangles sized according to file or dir sizes.
http://gdmap.sourceforge.net/ || gdmap
  • gt5 — Diff-capable "du-browser".
http://gt5.sourceforge.net || gt5AUR
  • MATE Disk Usage Analyzer — Disk usage analyzing tool for MATE Desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils
  • ncdu — Simple ncurses disk usage analyzer.
http://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu || ncdu
  • qdirstat — Qt-based directory statistics (KDirStat/K4DirStat without any KDE - from the original KDirStat author).
https://github.com/shundhammer/qdirstat || qdirstatAUR

Disk health status

See S.M.A.R.T.#GUI Applications.

File recovery tools

See File recovery#List of utilities.

Disk cleaning

  • BleachBit — Frees disk space and guards your privacy; frees cache, deletes cookies, clears Internet history, shreds temporary files, deletes logs, and discards junk you didn't know was there.
https://www.bleachbit.org/ || bleachbit
  • fdupes — Program for identifying or deleting duplicate files residing within specified directories.
https://github.com/adrianlopezroche/fdupes || fdupes
  • fslint — A utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem.
https://www.pixelbeat.org/fslint/ || fslintAUR
  • gconf-cleaner — cleans up the unknown/invalid GConf keys that still sitting down on your GConf database.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/gconf-cleaner/ || gconf-cleanerAUR
  • rmlint — Tool to quickly find (and optionally remove) duplicate files and other lint.
https://github.com/sahib/rmlint || CLI: rmlint, GUI: rmlint-shredder
  • Sweeper — System cleaning utility for KDE.
http://utils.kde.org/projects/sweeper/ || sweeper

Disk image writing

See also Wikipedia:List of tools to create Live USB systems.

  • Deepin Boot Maker — Tool to make boot disk for Deepin OS.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-boot-maker/ || deepin-boot-maker
  • Etcher — Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily. Based on the Electron platform.
https://etcher.io/ || etcherAUR
  • Fedora Media Writer — Tool that helps users put Fedora images on their portable drives such as flash disks.
https://github.com/FedoraQt/MediaWriter || mediawriterAUR
  • GNOME MultiWriter — Write an ISO file to multiple USB devices at once.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/MultiWriter || gnome-multi-writer
  • ISOImageWriter — Tool to write a .iso file to a USB disk.
https://community.kde.org/ISOImageWriter || isoimagewriterAUR
  • LiveUSB Install — Install various Linux distributions and operating systems on removable flash drive or external disk drive.
http://live.learnfree.eu/ || live-usb-installAUR
  • MultiBootUSB — Install multiple live Linux on a USB disk non destructively and option to uninstall distros.
http://multibootusb.org/ || multibootusbAUR
  • MultiSystem — GUI tool to create a USB system that can boot multiple distro's.
http://liveusb.info/ || multisystemAUR
https://github.com/openSUSE/imagewriter || imagewriterAUR
  • UNetbootin — Installs Linux/BSD distributions to a partition or USB drive.
https://unetbootin.github.io/ || unetbootinAUR
  • WoeUSB — Simple tool to create USB stick windows installer from an ISO image or a real DVD. (Fork of WinUSB).
https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB || woeusbAUR

System

Task managers

  • Deepin System Monitor — Monitor system process status for Deepin desktop.
https://www.deepin.org/en/original/deepin-system-monitor/ || deepin-system-monitor
  • GNOME System Monitor — System monitor for GNOME to view and manage system resources.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SystemMonitor || gnome-system-monitor
  • GNOME Usage — View information about use of system resources, like memory and disk space.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Usage || gnome-usage
  • htop — Simple, ncurses interactive process viewer.
http://htop.sourceforge.net/ || htop
  • KSysGuard — System monitor for KDE to monitor running processes and system performance.
https://userbase.kde.org/KSysGuard || ksysguard
  • Linux Process Explorer — Graphical process explorer for Linux.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/procexp/ || procexpAUR
  • LXTask — Lightweight task manager for LXDE.
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask || lxtask
  • MATE System Monitor — System monitor for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-system-monitor || mate-system-monitor
  • Task Manager — GTK2 process management application for Xfce.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-taskmanager || xfce4-taskmanager

System monitors

See also Category:Status monitoring and notification

  • Conky — Lightweight, scriptable system monitor.
https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky || conky
  • Collectd — Simple, extensible system monitoring daemon based on rrdtool. It has a small footprint and can be set up either stand-alone or as a server/client application.
https://collectd.org/ || collectd
  • collectl — Collectl is a light-weight performance monitoring tool capable of reporting interactively as well as logging to disk. It reports statistics on cpu, disk, infiniband, lustre, memory, network, nfs, process, quadrics, slabs and more in easy to read format.
http://collectl.sourceforge.net/ || collectlAUR
  • dstat — Versatile resource statistics tool.
http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/dstat/ || dstat
  • Fsniper — Daemon to run scripts based on changes in files monitored by inotify.
http://projects.l3ib.org/fsniper/ || fsniperAUR
  • GKrellM — Simple, flexible system monitor package for GTK+ with many plug-ins.
http://billw2.github.io/gkrellm/gkrellm.html || gkrellm
  • glances — CLI curses-based monitoring tool in Python.
http://nicolargo.github.io/glances || glances
  • netdata — Web-based real-time performance monitor.
https://github.com/firehol/netdata/wiki || netdata
  • Telegraf — Agent written in Go for collecting, processing, aggregating, and writing metrics.
https://docs.influxdata.com/telegraf/latest/ || telegrafAUR
  • Paramano — Light battery monitor and a CPU frequency scaler. Forked from trayfreq
https://github.com/phillid/paramano || paramanoAUR
  • Sysstat — Collection of resource monitoring tools: iostat, isag, mpstat, pidstat, sadf, sar.
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/sebastien.godard/ || sysstat
  • xosview — System monitor that resembles gr_osview from SGI IRIX.
http://www.pogo.org.uk/~mark/xosview/ || xosviewAUR

Hardware sensor monitoring

See lm_sensors#Graphical front-ends.

System information viewers

Console
  • alsi — A system information tool for Arch Linux. It can be configured for every other system without even touching the source code of the script.
http://trizenx.blogspot.ro/2012/08/alsi.html || alsiAUR
  • archey2 — Simple python script that displays the arch logo and some basic information. Python 2.x version.
https://github.com/djmelik/archey || archey2AUR
  • archey3 — Python script to display system infomation alongside the Arch Linux logo.
https://lclarkmichalek.github.io/archey3 || archey3
  • dmidecode — It reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.
http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/ || dmidecode
  • hwdetect — Simple script to list modules that are exported in /sys/.
https://projects.archlinux.org/ || hwdetect
  • hwinfo — Powerful hardware detection tool come from openSUSE.
https://github.com/openSUSE/hwinfo || hwinfo
  • inxi — A script to get system information.
https://github.com/smxi/inxi || inxiAUR
  • neofetch — A fast, highly customizable system info script that supports displaying images with w3m.
https://github.com/dylanaraps/neofetch || neofetch
  • screenfetch — Similar to archey but has an option to take a screenshot. Written in bash.
https://github.com/KittyKatt/screenFetch || screenfetch
Graphical
  • hardinfo — A small application that displays information about your hardware and operating system, it looks like the Device Manager in Windows.
http://hardinfo.berlios.de/HomePage || hardinfo
  • i-Nex — An application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z.
http://i-nex.linux.pl/ || i-nex-gitAUR
  • lshw — A small tool to provide detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine with CLI and GTK interfaces.
http://ezix.org/project/wiki/HardwareLiSter || lshw
  • KDE Info Center — Centralized and convenient overview of system information for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/kinfocenter/ || kinfocenter
  • USBView — Display the topology of devices on the USB bus.
http://www.kroah.com/linux/usb/ || usbview

System log viewers

  • GNOME Logs — Viewer for the systemd journal. Part of gnome.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Logs || gnome-logs
  • GNOME System Log — System log viewer for GNOME.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-system-log || gnome-system-log
  • KSystemLog — System log viewer tool for KDE.
https://www.kde.org/applications/system/ksystemlog/ || ksystemlog
  • MATE System Log — System log viewer for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-utils || mate-utils
  • Pacman Log Viewer — Tool used to inspect pacman log file, in particular it lists installed, removed and upgraded packages letting you to filter by package's name and/or date.
https://www.opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=150484 || pacmanlogviewer

Font viewers

See also Wikipedia:Font management software.

  • Font Manager — Simple font management for GTK+ desktop environments.
https://fontmanager.github.io/ || font-managerAUR
  • Fonty Python — Manage, view and find your fonts.
https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/fontypython || fontypythonAUR
  • GNOME Fonts — Font viewer for GNOME.
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-font-viewer || gnome-font-viewer
  • KFontview — KDE application to view and install different types of fonts.
https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kde-workspace/kfontview/index.html || plasma-desktop
  • MATE Font Viewer — Font viewer for MATE.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-control-center || mate-utils
  • Waterfall — GTK+ application to view all characters of font in all sizes.
https://keithp.com/cgit/gwaterfall.git || gwaterfall

Help viewers

See man page#Viewer applications.

Command schedulers

See also Cron.

  • FcronQ — Fcron GUI, an advanced periodic command scheduler.
http://fcronq.xavion.name/ || fcronqAUR
  • GNOME Schedule — Graphical interface to crontab and at for GNOME.
http://gnome-schedule.sourceforge.net/ || gnome-schedule
  • KCron — Tool for KDE to run applications in the background at regular intervals. It's a graphical interface to the Cron command.
https://userbase.kde.org/KCron || kcron
  • KTimer — Little tool for KDE to execute programs after some time. It allows you to enter several tasks and to set a timer for each of them. The timers for each task can be started, stopped, changed, or looped.
https://www.kde.org/applications/utilities/ktimer/ || ktimer

Shutdown timers

  • GShutdown — Advanced shutdown utility which allows you to schedule the shutdown or the restart of your computer, or logout your actual session.
https://gshutdown.tuxfamily.org/ || gshutdownAUR
  • Hsiu-Ming's Timer — Graphical shutdown timer, which enables you to shutdown, turn off monitor, reboot or play sound after a period of time.
https://cges30901.github.io/hmtimer-website/ || hmtimerAUR
  • KShutdown — Graphical shutdown utility, which allows you to turn off or suspend a computer at a specified time. It features various time and delay options, command-line support, and notifications.
https://kshutdown.sourceforge.io/ || kshutdown

Clock synchronization

See Time synchronization.

Screen management

See Xrandr#Graphical front-ends.

Backlight management

See Backlight#Backlight utilities.

Color management

See ICC profiles#Utilities and Backlight#Color correction.

Printer management

See CUPS#GUI applications.

Bluetooth management

See Bluetooth#Front-ends.

Power management

See Power management#Userspace tools.

Package management

See pacman tips#Utilities.