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xtail

Summary: 
watch the growth of files
Current release: 
2.1
Last updated: 
2005-06-04

xtail watches the growth of files. It's like running a tail -f on a bunch of files at once. My favorite usage is:

$ xtail /var/log/*

You can specify both filenames and directories on the command line. If you specify a directory, it watches all the files in that directory. It will notice when new files are created (and start watching them) or when old files are deleted (and stop watching them).

The xtail program has been around for a long time. O'Reilly & Associates even included it in their Unix Power Tools book. A link to the 1989 release is included below. The 3B2 sitting in your cellar would love a copy.

19 Feb 2012 Update - I've included patches (to the 2.1 release) from Jari Aalto below, as 20120219-patch-aalto.zip. I've not reviewed the patches. Jari's patches include a fix for SIGQUIT under Cygwin, as well as some Debian patches.

uucpm

Summary: 
uucp over TCP/IP network daemon
Current release: 
1.11
Last updated: 
1994-04-15

uucpm provides networked "Unix-to-Unix Copy" (uucp) services on ancient systems that do provide TCP/IP networking support, but otherwise lack this capability. This includes systems such as SCO Xenix and NCR Towers.

The package includes two programs. The uucpm daemon converts a pseudo-tty (pty) into a device that can communicate across a TCP/IP network. A System V.2-ish port of the BSD uucpd daemon also is included. These two daemons implement, respectively, the originating and answering portions of the transfer

htmlab

Summary: 
interactive HTML laboratory
Current release: 
1.11
Last updated: 
1999-03-22

The Interactive HTMLab is a tool for demonstrating and experimenting with HTML markup. It runs within a web browser, using JavaScript and CGI. HTML documents may be created or marked up on-the-fly, and the results immediately displayed or validated.

The Interactive HTMLab is implemented by the htmlab.cgi CGI script. This script requires perl version 5 and the LWP::UserAgent module.

Do not even consider retrieving this unless you are reasonably competent with perl. All you are getting is a bare script with no documentation. You will almost certainly need to tailor it to work in your environment. For instance, the do-validate.sh script (launched by the VALIDATE button) almost certainly won't run as-is in your environment.

force-preview

Summary: 
Movable Type plug-in to protect against comment spam
Current release: 
1.0
Last updated: 
2006-02-28

The Force Preview plug-in helps reduce comment spam on a Movable Type blog. When enabled, commenters are required to preview their comment before posting.

This plug-in has been tested on Movable Type version 3.2. It is not compatible with Movable Type version 4.0.

See included README file for complete description and installation directions.

enh-du

Summary: 
summarize disk usage
Current release: 
3.9
Last updated: 
1997-01-03

enh-du is a highly-portable, high-performance, POSIX-conformant reimplementation of the du command. It has some nice features to help you better understand where all that disk space is going. If you find your current system du is buggy or unacceptably slow, or if you find some of the added features appealing, you might want to try this. You will not suffer a performance penalty to get these new features. This version probably compares well with the version of du your vendor ships.

2008 Update: The issues addressed by this package are all resolved most current releases of du.

cgi-postin

Summary: 
WWW form data processor
Current release: 
1.19
Last updated: 
1997-01-04

The cgi-postin utility processes data generated from a World-Wide Web form. It is a standalone processor that may be run easily from sh, perl, or Tcl scripts.

Note: I recommend this tool only when implementing CGIs as shell scripts. For other languages, there are more modern and suitable tools for the task of CGI processing. For CGI processing in perl, I recommend the bundled CGI.pm module. For C, there are a number of packages available to do the task.

better_spam_protect

Summary: 
Movable Type improved spam protection plug-in
Current release: 
1.4
Last updated: 
2004-06-02

better_spam_protect is a plug-in for the Movable Type weblogging system.

This plugin has been tested on Movable Type version 3.2. It is not compatible with Movable Type version 4.0.

Movable Type weblog entry and comment authors often link their name to their their email address. Movable Type has a spam_protect feature to protect these addresses against harvesting by spam spiders. This feature, unfortunately, is not effective.

This plug-in upgrades the spam protection. Email addresses no longer appear as HTML text, but instead are produced by Javascript, thus making them less prone to harvesting. Users without Javascript (and—hopefully—spam harvesters) will see the name, but not the email address.

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