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What is GtkFalse?

GtkFalse is a GUI version of the popular command line program /bin/false.

Thanks to its clean, well structured user interface GtkFalse is easy to use even for beginners while still providing all the features advanced users may expect from such a program.



GtkFalse is alpha software. So far it seems to work for me but it may have severe bugs I didn’t noticed yet. Use it at your own risk.

If you find a bug in GtkFalse please report it at the bugtracker at Launchpad so that I can fix it. Thank you.


GtkFalse is beeing developed and tested on Ubuntu 13.10 “Saucy Salamander” and additionally tested on Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin” and Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr”.

GtkFalse needs:

If you install the .deb package this packages will be automatically installed if needed.

Bugreports, suggestions, ideas, ...

For bug reports or feature requests please use the bugtracker at Launchapd

You may use German or English language.


If you want to help to translate GtkFalse to other languages go to the translation page at Launchpad.

You can open this web page from the Help menu in GtkFalse, too.

To see the list of people who contributed to the translations you are using go to Help –> About –> Credits in GtkFalse.

Thanks to all contributors!

Questions and answers

If you have questions about GtkFalse go to the “Answers” page at Launchpad. If you want you can help to answer questions there, too.

You can open this web page from the Help menu in GtkFalse, too.

You may use German or English language.

Source code

The source code is available from the Bazaar repository at Lauchpad

You can open this web page from the Help menu in GtkFalse, too.


You can use GtkFalse under the conditions of GPL v3 or later.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see


GtkFalse is available from the PPA (“Personal Package Archive”) ppa:diesch/testing for all current versions of Ubuntu. If you add this PPA to your software sources Ubuntu’s Update manager will automatically install newer versions of GtkFalse when they are available.

If you don’t know how to do this see this explanation.

Depending on how busy the Launchpad build servers are it may take a few hours for the PPA to get new packages after a release.

If you rather want to download the files manually here there are:

File Size Modified MD5
gtkfalse_0.02_all.deb 8.3 KByte 2014-06-25 18:59 9abcd4138ca93502220aac4fe60b427d
gtkfalse-0.02.tar.gz 10.1 KByte 2014-06-25 18:59 5f6fb205665ab045fa583ade5fe3b2d9