Linux can be a breeze if you know about the right tools. We take a look here at a list of valuable power tools for Linux users.
Thursday, August 29, 2013: Some Linux power tools that are quite useful for troubleshooting or saving yourself from further troubles. These tools enable you in doing things faster. Please see them listed below along with their descriptions and command for downloading them.
1. FSlint – This tool is good for locating duplicate files, bad names, empty folders and other trash that you want to get rid of from your system. You can install this tool by using – sudo apt=get install fslint
2. TestDisk – As cited on penguininside.blogspot.in, this is a tool for undelete and recovery. It does not support ext4 as yet but many distributions are making use of ext3. You should install this tool for recovering important data on your disk. You can install this tool by using – sudo apt-get install testdisk
3. TrueCrypt – This tool adds an extra bit to your file security.
4. BleachBit – Everything is stored in Linux in the form of files with some being useless. This tool is useful for Linux applications with small storage spaces. You need to download it from elsewhere as Ubuntu repositories stock the older versions.
5. PalimpSet Disk Utility - This is a default utility for Disk Management in Fedora. It’s a great utility as a front-end to S.M.A.R.T. This tool allows you to monitor the health of your disk in an easy way. Developed by Redhat this utility can be installed with the help of the debian package manager/apt-get. You can install this tool by using – sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
6. Gconf-Editor – This is a front-end to gconftool-2 command line utility, a gnome configuration tool. The use of this tool on command line can be a bit of a problem for novices as you cannot remember all the paths. This tool gives you a feel of the Windows Registry editor. You can install this tool by using – sudo apt-get install gconf-editor
7. Eiciel – This is a really good ACL front-end for novices who are not good at CLI and don’t want to use it.
8. Guake – It’s a normal terminal with a varied feel and behavior adding a console akin to Quake or Unreal Tournament to your Linux desktop. You can spawn it on Linux by pressing F12 and not ~. This tool is really good for frequent console users saving them from opening, closing and handling gnome-terminal windows. You can install this tool by using – sudo apt-get install quake
9. Meld – When using different configuration files or program code, one needs a different viewer and patcher. This is a visual diff and merge tool. It allows you to compare two to three files and edit them. You can install this tool by using – sudo apt-get install meld
10. Wine – It’s one of the most famous programs. Please note that default repositories do not keep the latest version so you need to download this tool from elsewhere.
11. Glipper – This is the best Clipboard Manager for Linux that works as a Gnome Panel Applet. This cannot run anywhere else than Gnome Panel. It is quite flexible having certain exceptional features, which include Snippets, Actions etc.
12. AutoKey – You can use this to program your individual system wide shortcuts or abbreviations to any content like address, name or something that you need to type numerous times, assign shortcuts to operations and applications. You can install it by using – sudo apt-get install autokey
13. Conduit Synchronizer – This is still being developed and is part of the GNOME project. It is a synchronization application for GNOME allowing you to synchronize files, photos, emails, contacts, notes, calendar data and other types of personal information. You can synchronize that data with another computer, online service or electronic device. You can install it by using – sudo apt-get install conduit
14. BackInTime – This is a back up tool for restoring utility. You can install this by using - sudo apt-get install backintime-gnomeOrsudo apt-get install backintime-kde
15. ClamTK – This is a great front-end tool to ClamAV. It is simpler than ClamTK and lives up to your expectations. You need to download it from elsewhere as Ubuntu repositories stock the older versions.
16. Gnome-Do – This is a really great launcher tool taking its aspiration from Mac OS X quick silver. This can be used as a dock or panel. You can launch anything just with a few keystrokes if you don’t like mouse or pointers. You need to download it from elsewhere as Ubuntu repositories stock the older versions.
Tradução: Gabriel Costa
Fonte: 16 Power Tools For Linux Users