System

../_images/green.png installed - ../_images/grey.png suggested

Package management

gnome-packagekit - Graphical distribution neutral package manager for GNOME

PackageKit allows performing simple software management tasks over a DBus interface e.g. refreshing the cache, updating, installing and removing software packages or searching for multimedia codecs and file handlers.


synaptic - Graphical package manager

Synaptic is a graphical package management tool based on GTK+ and APT. Synaptic enables you to install, upgrade and remove software packages in a user friendly way.


Task management/monitoring

xfce4-taskmanager - process manager for the Xfce4 Desktop Environment

A GUI application for monitoring and controlling running processes, written for Xfce. Its features include:


  • ../_images/green.png xfce4-taskmanager 1.4.0-1 - process manager for the Xfce4 Desktop Environment
  • ../_images/green.png htop 3.0.5-7 - interactive processes viewer
  • ../_images/green.png iotop 0.6-24-g733f3f8-1.1 - simple top-like I/O monitor
  • ../_images/green.png lm-sensors 1:3.6.0-7 - utilities to read temperature/voltage/fan sensors
  • ../_images/green.png hddtemp 0.3-beta15-54 - hard drive temperature monitoring utility
  • ../_images/green.png inxi 3.3.01-1-1 - full featured system information script
  • ../_images/green.png lsof 4.93.2+dfsg-1.1 - utility to list open files
  • ../_images/green.png strace 5.10-1 - System call tracer
  • ../_images/green.png memtest86+ 5.01-3.1 - thorough real-mode memory tester
  • ../_images/grey.png gnome-system-monitor 3.38.0-1 - Process viewer and system resource monitor for GNOME
  • ../_images/grey.png screenfetch 3.9.1-2 - Bash Screenshot Information Tool
  • ../_images/grey.png hardinfo 0.5.1+git20180227-2.1 - Displays system information
  • ../_images/grey.png cputool 0.0.8-2+b1 - Utility which manages CPU usage and system load
  • ../_images/grey.png usbview 2.0-21-g6fe2f4f-2+deb11u1 - USB device viewer
  • ../_images/grey.png stress 1.0.4-7 - tool to impose load on and stress test a computer system
  • ../_images/grey.png stressapptest 1.0.6-2+b2 - stress test application for simulating high load situations
  • ../_images/grey.png lshw 02.18.85-0.7 - information about hardware configuration
  • ../_images/grey.png lshw-gtk 02.18.85-0.7 - graphical information about hardware configuration
  • ../_images/grey.png bonnie++ 2.00a - Hard drive benchmark suite
  • ../_images/grey.png x86info 1.31~pre0.8052aabdd159bc9050e7dc264f33782c5acce05f-1.1 - Display diagnostic information about i386 compatible CPUs
  • ../_images/grey.png memtester 4.5.0-1 - Utility for testing the memory subsystem
  • ../_images/grey.png dstat 0.7.4-6.1 - versatile resource statistics tool
  • ../_images/grey.png sysstat 12.5.2-2 - system performance tools for Linux
  • ../_images/grey.png cacti 1.2.16+ds1-2 - web interface for graphing of monitoring systems
  • ../_images/grey.png hwloc 2.4.1+dfsg-1 - Hierarchical view of the machine - utilities
  • ../_images/grey.png memlockd 1.2.1 - daemon to lock files into RAM
  • ../_images/grey.png read-edid 3.0.2-1.1 - hardware information-gathering tool for VESA PnP monitors
  • ../_images/grey.png cpu-x 4.1.0-1 - Tool that gathers information on CPU, motherboard and more

Backup

deja-dup - Backup utility

Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of backing up the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regular) and uses duplicity as the backend.


  • ../_images/green.png deja-dup 42.7-1 - Backup utility
  • ../_images/grey.png backintime-qt4 1.2.1-3 - Qt 4 front-end for backintime (transitional package)
  • ../_images/grey.png tmfs 3-2+b8 - Apple Time Machine FUSE mount
  • ../_images/grey.png duplicity 0.8.17-1+b1 - encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup
  • ../_images/grey.png rdiff-backup 2.0.5-2 - remote incremental backup
  • ../_images/grey.png grsync 1.3.0-1+b1 - GTK+ frontend for rsync
  • ../_images/grey.png unison 2.51.3+1 - file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows
  • ../_images/grey.png unison-gtk 2.51.3+1 - file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows with GTK+ interface
  • ../_images/grey.png rsync 3.2.3-4+deb11u1 - fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
  • ../_images/grey.png rsbackup 6.0-2+b2 - rsync-based backup utility
  • ../_images/grey.png fsarchiver 0.8.6-1 - file system archiver
  • ../_images/grey.png backupninja 1.2.1-1 - lightweight, extensible meta-backup system
  • ../_images/grey.png duply 2.3.1-1 - easy to use frontend to the duplicity backup system
  • ../_images/grey.png vorta 0.7.5-1 - Desktop Client for Borg Backup

Disk management

gnome-disk-utility - manage and configure disk drives and media

GNOME Disks is a tool to manage disk drives and media:


gparted - GNOME partition editor

GParted uses libparted to detect and manipulate devices and partition tables while several (optional) filesystem tools provide support for filesystems not included in libparted.


baobab - GNOME disk usage analyzer

Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical, menu-driven application to analyse disk usage in a GNOME environment. It can easily scan either the whole filesystem tree, or a specific user-requested directory branch (local or remote).


  • ../_images/green.png gnome-disk-utility 3.38.2-1 - manage and configure disk drives and media
  • ../_images/green.png gparted 1.2.0-1 - GNOME partition editor
  • ../_images/green.png baobab 3.38.0-1 - GNOME disk usage analyzer
  • ../_images/green.png ncdu 1.15.1-1 - ncurses disk usage viewer
  • ../_images/green.png dfc 3.1.1-1 - display file system usage using graph and colors
  • ../_images/green.png smartmontools 7.2-1 - control and monitor storage systems using S.M.A.R.T.
  • ../_images/green.png mtools 4.0.26-1 - Tools for manipulating MSDOS files
  • ../_images/green.png gdisk 1.0.6-1.1 - GPT fdisk text-mode partitioning tool
  • ../_images/green.png parted 3.4-1 - disk partition manipulator
  • ../_images/green.png hdparm 9.60+ds-1 - tune hard disk parameters for high performance
  • ../_images/green.png sdparm 1.10-1+b1 - Output and modify SCSI device parameters
  • ../_images/green.png dosfstools 4.2-1 - utilities for making and checking MS-DOS FAT filesystems
  • ../_images/green.png hfsprogs 540.1.linux3-4 - mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems
  • ../_images/green.png ntfs-3g 1:2017.3.23AR.3-4+deb11u2 - read/write NTFS driver for FUSE
  • ../_images/green.png kpartx 0.8.5-2 - create device mappings for partitions
  • ../_images/green.png xorriso 1.5.2-1 - command line ISO-9660 and Rock Ridge manipulation tool
  • ../_images/green.png lvm2 2.03.11-2.1 - Linux Logical Volume Manager
  • ../_images/grey.png gsmartcontrol 1.1.3-2 - graphical user interface for smartctl
  • ../_images/grey.png fsarchiver 0.8.6-1 - file system archiver
  • ../_images/grey.png partclone 0.3.13+dfsg-5 - Utility to clone and restore a partition
  • ../_images/grey.png pmount 0.9.23-6 - mount removable devices as normal user
  • ../_images/grey.png bilibop-udev 0.6.3 - minimal udev rule for Debian GNU/Linux running from external media
  • ../_images/grey.png ecryptfs-utils 111-5 - ecryptfs cryptographic filesystem (utilities)
  • ../_images/grey.png partimage 0.6.9-8 - backup partitions into a compressed image file
  • ../_images/grey.png steghide 0.5.1-15 - steganography hiding tool
  • ../_images/grey.png gdmap 0.8.1-5 - Tool to visualize diskspace
  • ../_images/grey.png clonezilla 3.35.2-3 - bare metal backup and recovery of disk drives
  • ../_images/grey.png exfatprogs 1.1.0-1 - tools to create, check and label exFAT filesystems
  • ../_images/grey.png crazydiskinfo 1.1.0-2 - interactive TUI S.M.A.R.T viewer
  • ../_images/grey.png disk-filltest 0.8.2-1 - Simple Tool to Detect Bad Disks by Filling with Random Data
  • ../_images/grey.png loggedfs 0.9+ds-3 - User-controllable logging file system

data recovery

testdisk - Partition scanner and disk recovery tool, and PhotoRec file recovery tool

TestDisk checks the partition and boot sectors of your disks. It is very useful in forensics, recovering lost partitions. It works with :

  • DOS/Windows FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
  • NTFS ( Windows NT/2K/XP )
  • Linux Ext2 and Ext3
  • BeFS ( BeOS )
  • BSD disklabel ( FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD )
  • CramFS (Compressed File System)
  • HFS and HFS+, Hierarchical File System
  • JFS, IBM’s Journaled File System
  • Linux Raid
  • Linux Swap (versions 1 and 2)
  • LVM and LVM2, Linux Logical Volume Manager
  • Netware NSS
  • ReiserFS 3.5 and 3.6
  • Sun Solaris i386 disklabel
  • UFS and UFS2 (Sun/BSD/…)
  • XFS, SGI’s Journaled File System

  • ../_images/green.png testdisk 7.1-5+b1 - Partition scanner and disk recovery tool, and PhotoRec file recovery tool
  • ../_images/grey.png foremost 1.5.7-9.1 - forensic program to recover lost files
  • ../_images/grey.png scalpel 1.60-9 - fast filesystem-independent file recovery
  • ../_images/grey.png gddrescue 1.23-2+b1 - GNU data recovery tool
  • ../_images/grey.png ddrescueview 0.4~alpha4-2 - graphical viewer for GNU ddrescue map files
  • ../_images/grey.png extundelete 0.2.4-3 - utility to recover deleted files from ext3/ext4 partition
  • ../_images/grey.png fatcat 1.0.5-1+b1 - FAT filesystem explore, extract, repair, and forensic tool
  • ../_images/grey.png safecopy 1.7-6 - data recovery tool for problematic or damaged media
  • ../_images/grey.png forensics-samples-all 1.1.4-2 - Set of files to help learn/test forensics tools and techniques (metapackage)
  • ../_images/grey.png forensics-full 2.29 - Full forensics station (metapackage)

File cleaners/linters

bleachbit - delete unnecessary files from the system

BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. It removes cache, Internet history, temporary files, cookies, and broken shortcuts.


  • ../_images/green.png bleachbit 3.9.0-1 - delete unnecessary files from the system
  • ../_images/green.png localepurge 0.7.3.10 - reclaim disk space by removing unneeded localizations

Log viewers

gnome-system-log - system log viewer for GNOME

This program displays system log files in a friendly way and allows one to filter or search expressions in them.


  • ../_images/green.png gnome-system-log 3.9.90-8 - system log viewer for GNOME
  • ../_images/green.png lnav 0.9.0-1 - ncurses-based log file viewer
  • ../_images/green.png colortail 0.3.3-1+b2 - log colorizer that makes log checking easier
  • ../_images/grey.png gnome-logs 3.36.0-2 - viewer for the systemd journal
  • ../_images/grey.png glogg 1.1.4-1.1+b4 - Smart interactive log explorer using Qt
  • ../_images/grey.png logtop 0.4.3-1+b3 - real time log line rate analyzer
  • ../_images/grey.png since 1.1-7 - tail(1) work-alike that saves and uses state information
  • ../_images/grey.png multitail 6.5.0-3 - view multiple logfiles windowed on console

Virtualization

virt-manager - desktop application for managing virtual machines

The virt-manager application is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (Linux containers). It presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain’s resource allocation & virtual hardware. An embedded VNC and SPICE client viewer presents a full graphical console to the guest domain.


  • ../_images/green.png virt-manager 1:3.2.0-3 - desktop application for managing virtual machines
  • ../_images/green.png virtinst 1:3.2.0-3 - utilities to create and edit virtual machines
  • ../_images/green.png virt-viewer 7.0-2 - Displaying the graphical console of a virtual machine
  • ../_images/green.png ebtables 2.0.11-4+b1 - Ethernet bridge frame table administration
  • ../_images/green.png dnsmasq-base 2.85-1 - Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server
  • ../_images/green.png libvirt-daemon-system 7.0.0-3 - Libvirt daemon configuration files
  • ../_images/green.png gir1.2-spiceclientgtk-3.0 0.39-1 - GTK3 widget for SPICE clients (GObject-Introspection)
  • ../_images/green.png qemu-system-x86 1:5.2+dfsg-11+deb11u2 - QEMU full system emulation binaries (x86)
  • ../_images/green.png qemu-system-arm 1:5.2+dfsg-11+deb11u2 - QEMU full system emulation binaries (arm)
  • ../_images/green.png qemu-utils 1:7.0+dfsg-2~bpo11+2 - QEMU utilities
  • ../_images/green.png libguestfs-tools 1:1.44.0-2 - guest disk image management system - tools
  • ../_images/green.png virt-p2v 1.42.0-2 - physical-to-virtual machine converter
  • ../_images/green.png libguestfs-rsync 1:1.44.0-2 - guest disk image management system - rsync support
  • ../_images/green.png libguestfs-rescue 1:1.44.0-2 - guest disk image management system - virt-rescue enhancements
  • ../_images/green.png netcat-openbsd 1.217-3 - TCP/IP swiss army knife
  • ../_images/grey.png virt-p2v 1.42.0-2 - physical-to-virtual machine converter
  • ../_images/grey.png virt-what 1.19-1 - detect if we are running in a virtual machine
  • ../_images/grey.png libguestfs-tools 1:1.44.0-2 - guest disk image management system - tools
  • ../_images/grey.png lxc 1:4.0.6-2 - Linux Containers userspace tools
  • ../_images/grey.png gnome-boxes 3.38.2-1 - Simple GNOME app to access remote or virtual systems
  • ../_images/grey.png lxc-templates 3.0.4-5 - Linux Containers userspace tools (templates)
  • ../_images/grey.png docker.io 20.10.5+dfsg1-1+deb11u1 - Linux container runtime
  • ../_images/grey.png docker-registry 2.7.1+ds2-7+b6 - Docker toolset to pack, ship, store, and deliver content
  • ../_images/grey.png docker-doc 20.10.5+dfsg1-1+deb11u1 - Linux container runtime – documentation
  • ../_images/grey.png anbox 0.0~git20210106-1 - Android in a box
  • ../_images/grey.png vagrant 2.2.14+dfsg-1 - Tool for building and distributing virtualized development environments
  • ../_images/grey.png schroot 1.6.10-12 - Execute commands in a chroot environment
  • ../_images/grey.png imvirt 0.9.6-8 - detects several virtualizations

Configuration management

  • ../_images/grey.png ansible 2.10.7+merged+base+2.10.8+dfsg-1 - Configuration management, deployment, and task execution system

Java

  • ../_images/green.png default-jre 2:1.11-72 - Standard Java or Java compatible Runtime

Display manager/screen locker

lightdm - simple display manager

An X display manager that:

  • Has a lightweight codebase
  • Is standards compliant (PAM, ConsoleKit, etc)
  • Has a well defined interface between the server and user interface
  • Fully themeable
  • Cross-desktop (greeters can be written in any toolkit)

  • ../_images/green.png lightdm 1.26.0-7 - simple display manager
  • ../_images/green.png lightdm-gtk-greeter 2.0.8-2 - simple display manager (GTK+ greeter)
  • ../_images/green.png light-locker 1.8.0-3 - simple screen locker for lightDM display manager
  • ../_images/grey.png accountsservice 0.6.55-3 - query and manipulate user account information
  • ../_images/grey.png slim 1.3.6-5.2 - desktop-independent graphical login manager for X11
  • ../_images/grey.png gdm3 3.38.2.1-1 - GNOME Display Manager
  • ../_images/grey.png arctica-greeter 0.99.1.5-2 - LightDM Arctica Greeter
  • ../_images/grey.png xsecurelock 1.5.1-1 - X11 screen lock utility with the primary goal of security
  • ../_images/grey.png xscreensaver 5.45+dfsg1-2 - Screensaver daemon and frontend for X11
  • ../_images/grey.png xscreensaver-data-extra 5.45+dfsg1-2 - Extra screen saver modules for screensaver frontends
  • ../_images/grey.png xscreensaver-gl 5.45+dfsg1-2 - GL(Mesa) screen saver modules for screensaver frontends
  • ../_images/grey.png xscreensaver-gl-extra 5.45+dfsg1-2 - Extra GL(Mesa) screen saver modules for screensaver frontends

Boot screen

  • ../_images/green.png plymouth 0.9.5-3 - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer
  • ../_images/green.png plymouth-x11 0.9.5-3 - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer - X11 renderer
  • ../_images/green.png plymouth-themes 0.9.5-3 - boot animation, logger and I/O multiplexer - themes

Scheduling

  • ../_images/green.png at 3.1.23-1.1 - Delayed job execution and batch processing

Desktop performance

  • ../_images/grey.png haveged 1.9.14-1 - Linux entropy source using the HAVEGE algorithm
  • ../_images/grey.png oomd 0.4.0-1+b1 - userspace Out-Of-Memory (OOM) killer for Linux systems
  • ../_images/grey.png irqbalance 1.7.0-1 - Daemon to balance interrupts for SMP systems
  • ../_images/grey.png preload 0.6.4-5+b1 - adaptive readahead daemon

Security & sandboxing

  • ../_images/green.png apparmor 2.13.6-10 - user-space parser utility for AppArmor
  • ../_images/green.png apparmor-easyprof 2.13.6-10 - AppArmor easyprof profiling tool
  • ../_images/green.png apparmor-profiles 2.13.6-10 - experimental profiles for AppArmor security policies
  • ../_images/green.png apparmor-utils 2.13.6-10 - utilities for controlling AppArmor
  • ../_images/green.png libpam-tmpdir 0.09+b2 - automatic per-user temporary directories
  • ../_images/green.png sudo 1.9.5p2-3 - Provide limited super user privileges to specific users
  • ../_images/grey.png apparmor-notify 2.13.6-10 - AppArmor notification system
  • ../_images/grey.png apparmor-profiles-extra 1.34 - Extra profiles for AppArmor Security policies
  • ../_images/grey.png doas 6.8.1-2 - minimal replacement for sudo

Time

  • ../_images/green.png chrony 4.0-8+deb11u2 - Versatile implementation of the Network Time Protocol
  • ../_images/grey.png ntp 1:4.2.8p15+dfsg-1 - Network Time Protocol daemon and utility programs

Display

Kernel/boot/init

  • ../_images/green.png linux-headers-amd64 5.16.12-1~bpo11+1 - Header files for Linux amd64 configuration (meta-package)
  • ../_images/green.png linux-headers-686:i386 5.10.120-1 - Header files for Linux 686 configuration (meta-package)
  • ../_images/green.png module-assistant 0.11.10 - tool to make module package creation easier
  • ../_images/green.png dkms 2.8.4-3 - Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework
  • ../_images/green.png build-essential 12.9 - Informational list of build-essential packages
  • ../_images/green.png systemd 247.3-7 - system and service manager
  • ../_images/green.png os-prober 1.79 - utility to detect other OSes on a set of drives
  • ../_images/green.png initramfs-tools 0.140 - generic modular initramfs generator (automation)
  • ../_images/green.png console-setup 1.205 - console font and keymap setup program
  • ../_images/green.png user-setup 1.88 - Set up initial user and password
  • ../_images/green.png libpam-systemd 247.3-7 - system and service manager - PAM module
  • ../_images/grey.png kexec-tools 1:2.0.20-2.1 - tools to support fast kexec reboots
  • ../_images/grey.png kthresher 1.4.1-2 - Purge Unused Kernels

Firmwares

Hardware-specific packages

  • ../_images/grey.png driverctl 0.111-1 - Device driver control utility for Linux
  • ../_images/grey.png pommed 1.39~dfsg-5.1 - Apple laptops hotkeys event handler
  • ../_images/grey.png lomoco 1.0.0-4 - Logitech Mouse Control for USB mice
  • ../_images/grey.png wmgui 0.6.91-2+b1 - GUI interface to the wiimote
  • ../_images/grey.png mbpfan 2.2.1-1 - fan control daemon for Apple Macbooks
  • ../_images/grey.png usbmuxd 1.1.1-2 - USB multiplexor daemon for iPhone and iPod Touch devices
  • ../_images/grey.png fprintd 1.90.9-1 - D-Bus daemon for fingerprint reader access

Live system components

  • ../_images/green.png live-boot 1:20210208 - Live System Boot Components
  • ../_images/green.png live-config 11.0.3 - Live System Configuration Components
  • ../_images/green.png live-config-systemd 11.0.3 - Live System Configuration Components (systemd backend)
  • ../_images/green.png user-setup 1.88 - Set up initial user and password
  • ../_images/green.png live-tools 1:20190831 - Live System Extra Components
  • ../_images/green.png eject 2.36.1-8+deb11u1 - ejects CDs and operates CD-Changers under Linux