Download Pages

Here are links to the download pages of various programs that I use over and over and I am constantly looking for:

Also this is my github project for downloading / building Unix utilities that I use constantly and I want the most up to date version of:



Veracrypt on ARM

These are the steps I took to compile veracrypt on a Scaleway C1 (ARM) machine running Debian Stretch:

  1. Dowloaded and extracted wxWidgets veracrypt’s GitHub repository:
    tar xzvf VeraCrypt_1.21.tar.gz
  2. Dowloaded and extracted wxWidgets from
    tar xjvfv3.1.0/wxWidgets-3.1.0.tar.bz2
  3. Installed a couple of dependencies:
     sudo apt install build-essential libfuse-dev pkg-config
  4. Compiled wxWidget (console only):
    cd /path/to/VeraCrypt-VeraCrypt_1.21/src
    make -j 4 NOGUI=1 WXSTATIC=1 WX_ROOT=/path/to/wxWidgets-3.1.0 wxbuild
    make -j 4 NOGUI=1 WXSTATIC=1
  5. The executable is built in the directory called ‘Main’

Java: test JCE strength

To quickly test if JCE with unlimited strength is activated on your java installation, run this:

import javax.crypto.Cipher;

class JceTest {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    try {
      int maxKeyLen = Cipher.getMaxAllowedKeyLength("AES");
      System.out.printf("maxKeyLen=%d%n", maxKeyLen);
      if(maxKeyLen == 2147483647) {
        System.out.println("JCE with unlimited strength activated.");
      } else {
        System.out.println("JCE with unlimited strength NOT activated!");
    } catch (Exception e){
      System.out.println("Sad world :(");


Compile lastpass-cli (lpass) for termux

  1. Make sure you have git and some dependencies installed:
    $ pkg install git
    $ pkg install gcc make cmake
    $ pkg install pkg-config openssl-dev libcurl-dev
  2. Get the lastpass-cli source code from github:
    $ git clone
  3. Compile:
    $ cd lastpass-cli
    $ make
  4. The executable is located in ./build/lpass


Building minio’s mc and restic on termux

If you use the binaries provided by minio and restic to run the ‘mc’ and ‘restic’ commands on android’s termux, it won’t work, due to restriction on DNS resolution, you need to build them yourself.

This is how to do it:


$ go get -d
$ cd $HOME/go/src/
$ GOPATH=$HOME/go make


$ git clone
$ cd restic
$ go run build.go -v --enable-cgo

Straightforward java compilation on termux

To run java apps on your android device, install termux, and run the following:

$ pkg install ecj dx
$ cat > <<EOF
public class Hello {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    System.out.println("Hello world, on termux!");
$ ecj
$ dx --dex --output=Hello.dex Hello.class
$ dalvikvm -cp Hello.dex Hello
Hello world, on termux!

How to find out compiler version of a go binary

If you have a binary that was produced by a golang compiler, and you want to find out which version of the compiler was used, you can use use the C debugger gdb as follows:

$ gdb /path/to/binary
(gdb) p 'runtime.buildVersion'
$1 = 0x5e1d83 "go1.9"

Generate an SSH public key

If all you have is an SSH private key and you need to generate a public key out of it, you can run the following:

ssh-keygen -y -f yoursshkey

It will spit out the public key on the standard output.