In this tutorial, we’ll be discussing some random useful tools that can be used by system administrators for maintaining Debian and derivative distributions.
Katoolin is a tool which will make you able to install all Kali Linux tools to your Ubuntu 14.04/15.04 Desktop. With Katoolin, you can add or remove Kali Linux repository to Ubuntu.
Install git and add repo using git as follows:
# apt-get install git
Git clone to Katoolin repository and copy it to /usr/bin:
# git clone https://github.com/LionSec/katoolin.git
# cp katoolin/katoolin.py /usr/bin/katoolin
Set executable permissions:
# chmod +x /usr/bin/katoolin
Run the tool using command:
Here it is how Katoolin looks like;
2. App Grid
App Grid is an alternative to Ubuntu software center, it is lightweight feature and provide a grid view of available softwares.
Latest version of App Grid can be installed using ppa, add following repo to Ubuntu.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:appgrid/stable
$ apt-get update
Finally, install App Grid Package:
$ sudo apt-get install appgrid
Bleachbit is a yet another important tool for Linux Admins. It free disk space and maintain privacy it can clean cookies, history, cache files, logs, borken shortcuts and it can clean Firefox Mozilla and Chrome like Browsers.
Bleach is available via PPA.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa
Update System and Install Package.
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install bleachbit
Type in terminal:
$ sudo bleachbit&
4. Angry IP Scanner
Angry IP Scanner is very fast, reliable and popular cross platform IP and port Scanning tool. It is used world wide by almost all System Admins, it can be used effectively for medium and large networks and scanned results can be saved in csv or txt format. Angry IP Scanner can be downloaded from this link.
Open JDK is required to install this package, so download this package first.
$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk ant rpm
$ sudo wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ipscan/ipscan3-binary/3.4/ipscan_3.4_a64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i ipscan_3.4_amd64.deb
Go to menu and run angry ip scanner.
5. Double Commander
Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manages having two side by side panels. It supports almost all archive types, and searching along with logging features.
Double Commander can be downloaded from official page.
Add ppa repo to Ubuntu
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexx2000/doublecmd
Update and Install package:
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk
Type in terminal:
A lots of features are available with Double Commander, explore them and have fun!!