Useful tools on Ubuntu (T)

ubuntu_logo_81x81This post covers the utilities those start with T. Part of the series.

  1. taggrepper (Multimedia) : Small tool written to “grep” tags of audio files. Currently, it can be used to match some or any tags of MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files, against specified regular expressions.
  2. tagtool (Multimedia) : Tag and rename MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files recursively. Supports mass tag and mass rename.
  3. tardiff (Utilities) : tarball content comparison tool.
  4. task, taskcoach (Utilities) : Friendly task and ToDo manager.
  5. tcpick (Networking) : TCP stream sniffer and connection tracker.
  6. tcpspy, tcptrack (Networking) : Logs information about incoming and outgoing TCP/IP connections. It’s written in C and uses no libpcap functions, unlike tcpdump.
  7. tdfsb (Games and AmusementT) : 3D filesystem browser.
  8. tea (Editors) : Qt based text editor with syntax highlighting.
  9. terminator (Miscellaneous – Text Based) : Multiple GNOME terminals in one window.
  10. termit (Miscellaneous – Text Based) : Simple terminal emulator based on vte library, embedded lua.
  11. tesseract-ocr (Graphics) : Command line OCR tool. Probably the most accurate open source OCR engine available.
  12. testdisk (System Administration) : Powerful partition scanner and disk recovery tool that supports many filesystems.
  13. texmacs (Editors) : WYSIWYG mathematical text editor using TeX fonts.
  14. thc-ipv6 (Networking) : Attack toolkit for testing IPv6 and ICMPv6 protocol weaknesses.
  15. thinkfan (Miscellaneous – Text Based) : A simple fan control program. Read temperatures, check them against configured limits and switch to appropriate (also pre-configured) fan level. Requires a working thinkpad_acpi or any other hwmon driver that enables temperature reading and fan control from userspace.
  16. tickr (Networking) : GTK-based RSS/Atom Reader that displays feeds as a smooth scrolling line on your Desktop, as known from TV stations. Open feed links in your favourite Browser. Graphics are highly customizable.
  17. tilda (Miscellaneous – Graphical) : Gtk based drop down terminal for Linux and Unix.
  18. timelimit (Utilities) : Executes a command and terminates the spawned process after a given time with a given signal. A “warning” signal is sent first, then, after a timeout, a “kill” signal, similar to the way init operates on shutdown.
  19. tina (Miscellaneous – Text Based) : Text-based personal information manager.
  20. tmpreaper (System Administration) : Cleans up files in directories based on their age.
  21. tmux (System Administration) : Lets you switch easily between several programs in one terminal, detach them (they keep running in the background) and reattach them to a different terminal.
  22. torchat (World Wide Web) : Decentralized anonymous instant messenger built on top of the Tor Network.
  23. torrentflux (World Wide Web) : Web based, feature-rich BitTorrent download manager.
  24. tpconfig (Utilities) : This package provides a program that can show or modify the configuration of various touchpad devices, including the Synaptics TouchPad and the ALPS Glidepad/Stickpointer.
  25. tpp (Graphics) : Text Presentation Tool is an ncurses-based presentation tool. The presentation can be written with your favorite editor in a simple description format and then shown on any text terminal that is supported by ncurses – ranging from an old VT100 to the Linux framebuffer to an xterm.
  26. trac (World Wide Web) : Enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development.
  27. traceroute (Networking) : Displays the route used by IP packets on their way to a specified network (or Internet) host.
  28. tracker(-gui) (Utilities) : Metadata database, indexer and desktop search tool.
  29. transgui, transmission-remote-gtk (Networking) : Front-end to remotely control Transmission, a bittorrent client.
  30. tre-agrep (Word Processing) : Approximate GREP utility based on the TRE regexp matching library.
  31. tree (Utilities) : Displays directory tree, in color.
  32. trickle (Networking) : Limit the bandwidth usage of programs.
  33. trimage (Graphics) : GUI and command-line interface to losslessly optimize image files.
  34. tripwire (Utilities) : Aids system administrators and users in monitoring a designated set of files for any changes.
  35. trueprint (Word Processing) : Generates a pretty output of source codes in many programming languages. The result could be printed or written to a Postscript file.
  36. tshirk (Networking) : Console version of Wireshark.
  37. tt-rss (World Wide Web) : Tiny Tiny RSS is designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible.
  38. ttfautohint (Fonts) : Provides a library which takes a TrueType font as the input, removes its bytecode instructions (if any), and returns a new font where all glyphs are bytecode hinted using the information given by FreeType’s autohinting module. The idea is to provide the excellent quality of the autohinter on platforms which don’t use FreeType. This includes a cli and a gui version of the tool.
  39. ttt (Networking) : The standalone traffic monitor program in the ttt program suite. ttt displays trafic-data of a local interface.
  40. ttyrec (Miscellaneous – Text Based) : Terminal interaction recorder and player.
  41. ttytter (Networking) : A client for the microblogging service Twitter. The difference with other clients is that this is a 100% text-based command line, yet fully functional application.
  42. tudu (Utilities) : Command line hierarchical ToDo list.
  43. tunapie (Multimedia) : A GUI based program for displaying Shoutcast or Icecast video and radio streams. It gives information about streams including bitrate, IP and current number of listeners. Streams can then be played using an appropriate media player, defined in preferences. Tunapie also allows streams to be recorded using streamripper. Recordings can be set to start and stop at specified times.
  44. tunneldigger (Networking) : Configures OpenVPN tunnel networks. One of the projects of wlan slovenija open wireless network. It is a simple VPN tunneling solution based on L2TPv3 tunnels supported in recent Linux kernels.
  45. turpial, turses, twidge (Networking) : Light, fast, and fully functional Twitter client written in Python.
  46. tuxcards (Word Processing) : Hierarchical notebook for note and idea management.
  47. tuxcmd (Utilities) : Windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers.
  48. tuxpaint (Grpahics) : Drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, key stages 1 and 2).
  49. tvnamer (Video software) : Automatically names downloaded/recorded TV-episodes, by parsing filenames and retrieving show-names from thetvdb.
  50. tvtime (Miscellaneous – Graphical) : Provides a high quality television application for use with video capture cards. It processes the input from a capture card and displays it on a computer monitor or projector. Tvtime focuses on high visual quality, making it ideal for videophiles.
  51. twatch (Networking) : A simple and flexible watcher for torrent trackers, based on regular expressions. It can download new torrent files and information about them by customizable filters.
  52. tweak (Editors) : Hex editor that allows you to edit a file at very low level, letting you see the full and exact binary contents of the file. It can be useful for modifying binary files such as executables, editing disk or CD images, debugging programs that generate binary file formats incorrectly, and many other things.
  53. typecatcher (Python Programming Language) : Download Google webfonts for off-line use.
  54. typespeed (Games and Amusement) : Increse typing speed through a game. Zap words flying across the screen by typing them correctly.
  55. tzwatch (Utilities) : Displays time and date in specified time zones on console.


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