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Linux Gazette: Secret Tools

Jun 17, 2001, 22:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Evans)

This is an interesting collection of small tools that do useful things: enhanced screengrabbers, a nice "place-anything-into-the-clipboard" utility, a terminal splitter, plus a few more. There's also a guide to binding commands to keys in KDE and IceWM, and a ringing endorsement of glimmer, a text editor the author likens to an Emacs for the Python set.

"Here is a collection of little-known tools, a couple of which, I find extremely useful every single day. I'll warrant that most people have never heard of any of them. O.K., they are not exactly a secret - they are, after all, freely available on the net, but they do deserve more than the scant attention they receive.

Even when you are looking for applications which will perform like 'xsnap' or 'xclip' they are difficult to find. Utilities like 'showbook' and 'splitvt' are sheer serendipity."

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