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2012-12-20 21:45
Twitter article

ExtraMaus is a tool that shows an additional mouse cursor. What sounds silly first, is needed when you want to record your desktop with VLC, because VLC will not include your mouse cursor in the captured video. To VLC the mouse is hidden and the mouse cursor is invisible in the video. To solve this, ExtraMaus shows a mouse shaped window - that is seen and therefore captured by VLC - where your mouse is.

Download extramaus.c and compile it on your Linux distribution. You will need the X11 development packages installed. Compilation instructions are included in C file.

Start extramaus before you want to record a desktop video with VLC.

Tools and scripts

2017-01-03 13:06
Twitter article

The Dodger-Tools are compilation of different scripts licensed under the terms of the GPL. At the moment this are:
  • mencoder-easy: A bunch of scripts to use mencoder more easy. Scripts to convert between different video formats, cut out advertisement, extract audio form media file, reencode audio tracks in videos etc.
  • mencoder-easy: A bunch of scripts to use mencoder more easy. Scripts to convert between different video formats, cut out advertisement, extract audio form media file, reencode audio tracks in videos etc.
  • dmtools: Creating and mounting encrypted files and partitions. Tools for creating and mounting encrypted files and partitions with the help of dm-crypt.
  • local-apt: Scripts for downloading Debian packages with dependencies for a different release to a local directory with an extra sources.list. Source codes can be downloaded too.
  • unzipall: Script for extracting the files of all ZIP files in a directory or multiple directories. The files are extracted in the directory that holds the ZIP file.
  • mbrola-txt2pho-install: Installation script for MBrola and txt2php (German only) with German voice de6. And some extra scripts e.g. for generating an OGG from a text file or from a Wikipedia article.
  • mkDebFullKernelPackage-32+64: Script for a 64 bit Debian to download, compile the current Linux kernel (from and build 32 and 64 bit Debian kernel packages.
  • 7z-addons: Additional script for 7-Zip. Scripts for generating encrypted archives with hash sums as passphrase build from password and file name, script for archives with maximum compression and tool for calculating hash sums from prefix and password.
  • audiomenu: Adds an extensible audio menu to the Raspberry Pi for executing tasks. This includes examples for playing audio streams, local audio files and telling the weather.
  • bget: Downloads all files from an url containing a number sequence Downloads all files from an url containing a number sequence. Ascending and descending numbers in filenames are possible.
  • dt-cron-apt: Configures cron-apt for automatically updates Configures cron-apt for automatically updates
  • easyfw: Scripts to enable / disable simple iptables firewall rules Scripts to enable / disable simple iptables firewall rules and to block all incoming traffic.
  • flattenDir: Recursively renames all files to include the path into the file name and moves them to the current directory.
  • hal-init.d: Adds the missing init.d scripts to the hal package.
  • javaws-alternative: Alternative for JAVA's webstart.
  • mbrola-addons: Scripts to TTS text files into mp3 and wav.
  • multirun: Runs more instances of the same command line tool with different parameters read from a file. E.g. you can download many files with wget where the urls are stored in the parameter file (each line one url).
  • phpthreads: PHP functions to run many BASH scripts simultaniously in seperated screens.
  • sscp-ohneSpeichern: Run SSH and SCP without storing the destination in known_hosts.
  • gain-scripts: Changes the gain of MP3 files in different ways.
  • raspi-wifi-ap: Use your Raspberry Pi as WiFi access point. Caution: Installing the package will change the WiFi and firewall configuration of your RasPi and will install a DHCP server.

Installation of some scripts

Some scripts are available as Debian packages. The installation for Debian (maybe Ubuntu and Kubuntu) users is rather simple. Do the following steps as root user or via sudo. Import the package sign key to verify package integrity automatically:

wget -O - | apt-key add -

Then put the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list and do an "apt-get update". Afterwards you can install the Dodger-Tools packages via APT.

deb ./

Installation on non-Debian distributions

If you need packages for a different distribution you may need to convert the packages via alien. Simply download the desired package from, convert and install it.

Older versions

Older versions of the Dodger-Tools packages are stored in the File Release System.

Browse the scripts and packages

or via File Release System

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