sys-apps

The sys-apps category contains various core system applications, and some non-core system applications which have not yet been moved out into other sys- categories.
accountsserviceD-Bus interfaces for querying and manipulating user account information
ackack is a tool like grep, optimized for programmers
aclAccess control list utilities, libraries, and headers
ageduA utility for tracking down wasted disk space
amdgpu_topTool to displays AMDGPU usage.
apmdAdvanced Power Management Daemon
apparmorUserspace utils and init scripts for the AppArmor application security system
apparmor-utilsAdditional userspace utils to assist with AppArmor profile management
apply-default-aclApply default POSIX ACLs to files and directories
arch-chrootWraps the chroot command while ensuring that important filesystems are mounted
arrayprobeUtility to report status of an HP (Compaq) array controller (both IDA & CCISS)
asahi-blessCLI boot disk selector for Apple Silicon Macs
asahi-nvramTool to read and write nvram variables on ARM Macs
asahi-startup-diskInterface to choose the startup volume on Apple Silicon systems
attrExtended attributes tools
audio-entropydAudio-entropyd generates entropy-data for the /dev/random device
baobabDisk usage browser for GNOME
barConsole Progress Bar
baselayoutFilesystem baselayout and init scripts
baselayout-javaBaselayout for Java
batcat(1) clone with syntax highlighting and Git integration
bfsBreadth-first version of the UNIX find command
biosdevnameSets BIOS-given device names instead of kernel eth* names
biosdiskFreeDOS based BIOS updating utility for Dell machines
bleachbitClean junk to free disk space and to maintain privacy
boltUserspace system daemon to enable security levels for Thunderbolt 3
bubblewrapUnprivileged sandboxing tool, namespaces-powered chroot-like solution
busyboxUtilities for rescue and embedded systems
byldBuild a Linux distribution on a single floppy
cciss_vol_statusShows status of logical drives attached to HP SmartArray controllers
ccs-toolsTOMOYO Linux tools
checkpolicySELinux policy compiler
chnameRun a command with a new system hostname
cinita fast, small and simple init with support for profiles
ckbcompCompile an XKB keymap for loadkeys
clrngdClock randomness gathering daemon
collectlPerformance monitoring tool capable of interactive reporting and logging to disk
colorized-logsTools for logs with ANSI color
config-siteconfig.site to load dropins from config.site.d
consolationlibinput based console mouse daemon
conspyRemote control for Linux virtual consoles
coreutilsStandard GNU utilities (chmod, cp, dd, ls, sort, tr, head, wc, who,...)
cpintLinux/390 Interface to z/VM's Control Program
cpuidLinux tool to dump x86 CPUID information about the CPUs
cpu-xA Free software that gathers information on CPU, motherboard and more
cracklib-wordsLarge set of crack/cracklib dictionaries
crazydiskinfoInteractive TUI S.M.A.R.T viewer
daemonizeRuns a command as a Unix daemon
daisydogA very simple /dev/watchdog daemon
darwin-miscutilsMiscellaneous commands used on Darwin/Mac OS X systems, Lion 10.7
dbusA message bus system, a simple way for applications to talk to each other
dbus-brokerLinux D-Bus Message Broker
dcflddenhanced dd with features for forensics and security
dchrootUtility for managing chroots for non-root users
debianutilsA selection of tools from Debian
diffutilsTools to make diffs and compare files
dmidecodeDMI (Desktop Management Interface) table related utilities
dnotifyExecute a command when the contents of a directory change
dogDog is better than cat
dstatVersatile replacement for vmstat, iostat and ifstat
dtcOpen Firmware device tree compiler
ducLibrary and suite of tools for inspecting disk usage
earlyoomEarly OOM Daemon for Linux
edYour basic line editor
edac-utilsUserspace helper for Linux kernel EDAC drivers
edid-decodeDecode EDID data in a human-readable format
edid-fixdimTool to fix screen dimensions in EDID data dumps
elessUse Emacs as a paginator
elfixA suite of tools to work with ELF objects on Hardened Gentoo
epochInit system, /sbin/init replacement; designed for simplicity
etckeeperA collection of tools to let /etc be stored in a repository
ethqEthernet NIC Queue stats viewer
ethtoolUtility for examining and tuning ethernet-based network interfaces
ezaA modern, maintained replacement for ls
fakechrootProvide a faked chroot environment without requiring root privileges
fakerootA fake root environment by means of LD_PRELOAD and SysV IPC (or TCP) trickery
fbsetA utility to set the framebuffer videomode
fdAlternative to find that provides sensible defaults for 80% of the use cases
fileIdentify a file's format by scanning binary data for patterns
findutilsGNU utilities for finding files
firejailSecurity sandbox for any type of processes
fix-gnustackUtility to report and remove the executable flag from an ELF object's GNU_STACK
flashromUtility for reading, writing, erasing and verifying flash ROM chips
flatpakLinux application sandboxing and distribution framework
fwtsFirmware Test Suite
fwupdAims to make updating firmware on Linux automatic, safe and reliable
fwupd-efiEFI executable for fwupd
fxloadUSB firmware uploader
gawkGNU awk pattern-matching language
gentoo-functionsBase functions required by all Gentoo systems
gentoo-systemd-integrationsystemd integration files for Gentoo
gnome-disk-utilityDisk Utility for GNOME using udisks
goawkPOSIX-compliant AWK interpreter written in Go, with CSV support
gptfdiskGPT partition table manipulator for Linux
gradmAdministrative interface for the grsecurity Role Based Access Control system
grepGNU regular expression matcher
grepcidrFilter IPv4 and IPv6 addresses matching CIDR patterns
groffText formatter used for man pages
gscanbusBus scanning, testing and topology visualizing tool for Linux IEEE1394 subsystem
gsmartcontrolHard disk drive health inspection tool
havegedA simple entropy daemon using the HAVEGE algorithm
hd-idleUtility for spinning down hard disks after a period of idle time
hdparmUtility to change hard drive performance parameters
heirloom-toolsHeirloom toolchest - original Unix tools
help2manGNU utility to convert program --help output to a man page
highwayHigh performance source code search tool
hotplug2stdoutA tool for reading kernel uevent(s) to stdout
hponcfgHP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility (HPONCFG)
hprofileUtility to manage hardware, network, power or other profiles (fork)
hwdataHardware identification and configuration data
hwinfoHardware detection tool used in SuSE Linux
hwlocDisplays the hardware topology in convenient formats
hw-probeA tool to probe for hardware, check it's operability and find drivers
i2c-toolsI2C tools for bus probing, chip dumping, EEPROM decoding, and more
ibm-powerpc-utilsUtilities for the maintenance of the IBM and Apple PowerPC platforms
idle3-toolsSet, get or disable the value of the idle3 timer found on WD HDDs
ifd-gempcGemCore based PC/SC reader drivers for pcsc-lite
ifplugdBrings up/down ethernet ports automatically with cable detection
init-system-helpersHelper scripts useful for both OpenRC and systemd
input-utilsSmall collection of linux input layer utils
install-xattrWrapper to coreutils install to preserve Filesystem Extended Attributes
intel-sa-00075-toolsTools from Intel to detect and mitigate the AMT/MEI vulnerability
inxiThe CLI inxi collects and prints hardware and system information
iotoolsSimple commands to access hardware device registers
ipmicfgAn in-band utility for configuring Supermicro IPMI devices
ipmi-fan-controlSuperMicro IPMI fan control daemon
ipmitoolUtility for controlling IPMI enabled devices
ipmiutilIPMI Management Utilities
iproute2kernel routing and traffic control utilities
irqbalanceDistribute hardware interrupts across processors on a multiprocessor system
isapnptoolsTools for configuring ISA PnP devices
iucode_tooltool to manipulate Intel X86 and X86-64 processor microcode update collections
kbdKeyboard and console utilities
kcheckRecord and check required kernel symbols are set
kexec-toolsLoad another kernel from the currently executing Linux kernel
keyutilsLinux Key Management Utilities
kmodlibrary and tools for managing linux kernel modules
kmsconKMS/DRM based virtual Console Emulator
lcdsplashsplash Gentoo boot information on LCD's
lcdutils(Sun) Cobalt Qube/RaQ button reading and LCD writing utilities
lessExcellent text file viewer
likwidA performance-oriented tool suite for x86 multicore environments
linux-misc-appsMisc tools bundled with kernel sources
lm-sensorsHardware Monitoring user-space utilities
lnxhcLinux Health Checker
locale-genGenerate locales based upon the config file /etc/locale.gen
logwatchAnalyzes and Reports on system logs
lsadbPrints out information on all devices attached to the ADB bus
lsb-releaseLSB version query program
lsdAn ls command with a lot of pretty colors and some other stuff.
lshwHardware Lister
lssbusSmall utility for Linux/SPARC that list devices on SBUS
lsvpdUtility to List Device Vital Product Data (VPD)
makedevProgram used for creating device files in /dev
man2htmlStandard commands to read man pages
man-dbA man replacement that utilizes dbm instead of flat files
man-pagesA somewhat comprehensive collection of Linux man pages
man-pages-posixPOSIX man-pages (0p, 1p, 3p)
mawkAn (often faster than gawk) awk-interpreter
mcstransSELinux context translation to human readable names
memtest86Stand alone memory test for x86 computers
memtest86+Memory tester based on PCMemTest
memtest86-binStand alone memory testing software for x86 EFI hardware
memtesterUserspace utility for testing the memory subsystem for faults
merge-usrScript to migrate from split-usr to merged-usr
millerA tool like sed, awk, cut, join, and sort for name-indexed data (CSV, JSON, ..)
minijailhelper binary and library for sandboxing & restricting privs of service
miniseda smaller, cheaper and faster sed implementation
miscfilesMiscellaneous files
mlocateMerging locate is an utility to index and quickly search for files
mlxup-binMellanox Update and Query Utility
moarPager designed to do the right thing without any configuration
moreutilsCollection of tools that nobody thought to write when Unix was young
mostPaging program that displays, one windowful at a time, the contents of a file
mount-gtkGTK+ based UDisks2 frontend
mount-idmappedA tiny tool to allow the creation of idmapped mounts
mouseemuEmulates scrollwheel, right- & left-click for one-button mice/touchpads
msr-toolsUtilities allowing the read and write of CPU model-specific registers (MSR)
musl-localesLocale program for musl libc
nawkBrian Kernighan's pattern scanning and processing language
netkit-baseOld-style inetd
netplugBrings up/down ethernet ports automatically with cable detection
net-toolsStandard Linux networking tools
noexecPackage for preventing processes from using exec system calls
nosigBlock signals before running programs (a generic "nohup")
nvme-cliNVM-Express user space tooling for Linux
onerngSoftware for the Open Hardware Random Number Generator called OneRNG
opal-utilsOPAL firmware utilities
openrazerDrivers and user-space daemon to control Razer devices on GNU/Linux
openrcOpenRC manages the services, startup and shutdown of a host
osinfo-dbosinfo database files
osinfo-db-toolsTools for managing the osinfo database
paxctlManages various PaX related program header flags for Elf32, Elf64, binaries
paxctldPaX flags maintenance daemon
pciutilsVarious utilities dealing with the PCI bus
pcmciautilsPCMCIA userspace utilities for Linux
pcsc-litePC/SC Architecture smartcard middleware library
pcsc-slb-rf72-drvSchlumberger Reflex 72 Serial Smartcard Reader
pcsc-toolsPC/SC Architecture smartcard tools
pickA fuzzy search tool for the command-line
pkgcorea framework for package management
pkgcraft-toolspkgcraft-based tools for Gentoo
plocatePosting locate is a much faster locate
pmountPolicy based mounter that gives the ability to mount removable devices as a user
pnputilsPlug and Play BIOS utilities
policycoreutilsSELinux core utilities
polychromaticRGB lighting management software for GNU/Linux powered by OpenRazer
portageThe package management and distribution system for Gentoo
powerpc-utilsPowerPC utilities and additional OldWorld apps
ppc64-diagDiagnostic tools for PowerLinux
prctlTool to query and modify process behavior
preloadAdaptive readahead daemon
progressCoreutils Viewer: show progress for cp, rm, dd, and so forth
prootUser-space implementation of chroot, mount --bind, and binfmt_misc
pvPipe Viewer: a tool for monitoring the progress of data through a pipe
qcontrolSend commands to some microcontrollers, e.g., to change LEDs or sound a buzzer
qdirstatQt-based directory statistics
qingyA DirectFB getty replacement
radeontoolUtility to get/set registers and controlling backlight on radeon based GPUs
razercfgUtility for advanced configuration of Razer mice
razer-cliCommand line interface for controlling Razer devices on Linux
razercommanderGTK contol center for managing Razer peripherals on Linux
readahead-listPreloads files into the page cache to accelerate program loading
renameEasily rename files
renameutilsUse your favorite text editor to rename files
restartdA daemon for checking your running and not running processes
restorecondDaemon to watch for creation and set default SELinux fcontexts
ripgrepSearch tool that combines the usability of ag with the raw speed of grep
ripgrep-allLike ripgrep, but also search in PDFs, E-Books, Office documents, archives, etc.
rkflashtoolTool for flashing Rockchip devices
rng-toolsDaemon to use hardware random number generators
roccat-toolsUtility for advanced configuration of Roccat devices
rootlesskitLinux-native "fake root" for implementing rootless containers
s390-toolsUser space utilities for the zSeries (s390) Linux kernel and device drivers
s6skarnet.org's small and secure supervision software suite
s6-linux-initGenerates an init binary for s6-based init systems
s6-linux-utilsSet of tiny linux utilities
s6-portable-utilsSet of tiny portable unix utilities
s6-rcService manager for the s6 supervision suite
salinfodecode Itanium SAL records (e.g. various hardware errors)
sandboxsandbox'd LD_PRELOAD hack
sdparmUtility to output and modify parameters on a SCSI device, like hdparm
secilcSELinux Common Intermediate Language (CIL) Compiler
sedSuper-useful stream editor
selinux-pythonSELinux core utilities
semodule-utilsSELinux policy module utilities
sensei-raw-ctlSteelSeries Sensei Raw configuration tool
servicelogProvides utilities for logging service-related events
setserialConfigure your serial ports with it
sg3_utilsApps for querying the sg SCSI interface
shadowUtilities to deal with user accounts
smartmontoolsTools to monitor storage systems to provide advanced warning of disk degradation
smcipmitoolAn out-of-band utility for interfacing with SuperBlade and IPMI devices via CLI
smc-sumUpdates the BIOS and IPMI firmware and system settings on Supermicro mainboards
sparc-utilsVarious sparc utilities from Debian GNU/Linux
spu-toolsCELL spu ps and top alike utilities
strokeA powerful tool to change file timestamps (including ctimes)
superdiagProvides the capability to determine the health of Supermicro servers components
sydseccomp and landlock based application sandbox with support for namespaces
syscriptorDisplay misc information about your hardware
syslog-notifyNotifications for syslog entries via libnotify
systemdSystem and service manager for Linux
systemd-readaheadSplit of readahead systemd implementation
systemd-utilsUtilities split out from systemd for OpenRC users
system-monitoring-centerMulti-featured system monitor GUI written in Python
sysvinit/sbin/init - parent of all processes
tasSupermicro Thin-Agent Service for monitoring through the BMC/IPMI
tcp-wrappersTCP Wrappers
texinfoThe GNU info program and utilities
the_silver_searcherA code-searching tool similar to ack, but faster
thunderbolt-software-user-spaceThunderbolt(TM) user-space components
tomoyo-toolsTOMOYO Linux tools
toyboxCommon linux commands in a multicall binary
tunedDaemon for monitoring and adaptive tuning of system devices
uamSimple udev-based automounter for removable USB media
ucspi-proxyProxy program for two connections set up by a UCSPI server and a UCSPI client
ucspi-tcpCollection of tools for managing UNIX services
ucspi-unixA UCSPI implementation for Unix domain sockets
udevilmount and unmount removable devices without a password
unscdsimple & stable nscd replacement
usbguardDaemon protecting your computer against BadUSB
usb_modeswitchTool for controlling 'flip flop' (multiple devices) USB gear like UMTS sticks
usbmonUserland for USB monitoring framework
usbredirTCP daemon and set of libraries for usbredir protocol (redirecting USB traffic)
usbutilsUSB enumeration utilities
usermode-utilitiesTools for use with Usermode Linux virtual machines
utempterApp that allows non-privileged apps to write utmp (login) info
util-linuxVarious useful Linux utilities
uutils-coreutilsGNU coreutils rewritten in Rust
uutils-findutilsGNU findutils rewritten in Rust
vbetoolRun real-mode video BIOS code to alter hw state (i.e. reinitialize video card)
watchdogA software watchdog and /dev/watchdog daemon
whichPrints out location of specified executables that are in your path
x86infoDave Jones' handy, informative x86 CPU diagnostic utility
xdg-dbus-proxyFiltering proxy for D-Bus connections
xdg-desktop-portalDesktop integration portal
xdg-desktop-portal-gnomeBackend implementation for xdg-desktop-portal using GNOME
xdg-desktop-portal-gtkBackend implementation for xdg-desktop-portal using GTK+
xdg-desktop-portal-xappBackend implementation for xdg-desktop-portal using Cinnamon/MATE/Xfce
xinetdPowerful replacement for inetd
xmbmonMother Board Monitor Program for X Window System
yarnFast, reliable, and secure node dependency management
zorroutilsZorro bus utility for Amigas running 2.1 and later kernels
zram-generatorSystemd unit generator for zram swap devices

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