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Smug - tmux session manager: https://github.com/ivaaaan/smug

The BIRD project aims to develop a fully functional dynamic IP routing daemon: https://bird.network.cz/

FRRouting is an IP routing protocol suite: https://frrouting.org/
Lokl - an optimized local WordPress environment perfect for static site generation: https://lokl.dev
boringproxy is a combination of a reverse proxy and a tunnel manager: https://boringproxy.io/
Deskreen turns any device to a second screen for your computer: https://www.deskreen.com/
csnaketerm - the classic Snake game, right in your terminal: https://donaldkellett.github.io/csnaketerm/
ehh - Python commandline tool for remembering Linux/terminal commands: https://github.com/lvoogdt/ehh
Disk Atlas - a simple, effective tool for finding wasted disk space: https://diskatlas.com/
youtube-local is a browser-based client for watching Youtube anonymously and without the lag of the slow page used by Youtube: https://github.com/user234683/youtube-local
Douane - a personal firewall for Linux: https://douaneapp.com/
GamingOnLinux - 442 free Linux games: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/free-games/
NxFilter is a light-weight DNS filter: http://www.nxfilter.org/
Arkime is a large scale, open source, indexed packet capture and search tool: https://arkime.com/ Brim - browse, store and archive your logs: https://www.brimsecurity.com/
AuthPass - free and Open Source password manager: https://authpass.app
Sonic 3 A.I.R. - a fan-made widescreen remaster of Sonic 3 & Knuckles: https://sonic3air.org/
dog is an open-source DNS client for the command-line. It has colourful output, supports the DoT and DoH protocols, and can emit JSON: https://dns.lookup.dog/
winapps - run Windows apps such as Microsoft Office in Linux (Ubuntu) and GNOME as if they were a part of the native OS: https://github.com/Fmstrat/winapps
Ox is a fast text editor that runs in your terminal: https://github.com/curlpipe/ox
Precomp is a command line precompressor that can be used to further compress files that are already compressed: https://github.com/schnaader/precomp-cpp
fwupd aims to make updating firmware on Linux automatic, safe and reliable: https://github.com/fwupd/fwupd
Tangalanga - Zoom Conference scanner: https://github.com/elcuervo/tangalanga
Nat is a complete replacement for the 'ls' command: https://github.com/willdoescode/nat
sshguard protects hosts from brute-force attacks against SSH and other services: https://www.sshguard.net/
txrban - simple Log monitoring and banning system: http://www.kylheku.com/cgit/txrban
Scrift is new generation shell and scripting language: https://github.com/ferhatgec/scrift
VTerm - a terminal emulator that makes your life easier: https://github.com/man9ourah/vterm

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