CuteFTP

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Web site: www.globalscape.com/cuteftp
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: March 1994
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CuteFTP – a proprietary FTP client software created by GlobalSCAPE. A user-friendly interface allows you to easily update and maintain sophisticated websites. You can create, open, and edit HTML documents on your computer or a remote server within CuteFTP with an integrated, color-coded HTML editor.

Safeguard transfers of mission-critical files with security features and comprehensive protocol options, including FTP, FTPS (SSL), HTTP, HTTPS (SSL), SFTP (SSH2), OpenPGP encryption, One Time Password authentication protocol, and a password manager help you work securely with multiple remote sites at once. CuteFTP also supports the UTF-8 character set throughout the product for non-English characters.

Features:
– Comprehensive protocol options, including FTP/S (SSL), HTTP/S (SSL), SFTP(SSH2)
– OpenPGP encryption, One Time Password authentication protocol, and Password Manager
– Schedule fast, fully-automated transfers
– Safely backup or synchronize your sites
– Easily monitor local folders for changes
– Create labor and time saving scripts and macros
– Create podcast RSS feeds and manage audio files
– Connect to new sites in a snap with step-by-step wizards
– Painlessly edit remote documents with a built-in editor
– Drag and drop files for fast and easy movement – up to 100 concurrent transfers
– View thumbnails of remote images
– Securely work with multiple remote sites at one time

Midnight Commander

Midnight Commander

Web site: midnight-commander.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Managers, File Transfer
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: gpl
Interface: TUI
Programing language: ?
First release: March 1994
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GNU Midnight Commander – a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. It’s a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files and run commands in the subshell. Internal viewer and editor are included.

Midnight Commander (mc) is based on versatile text interfaces, such as Ncurses or S-Lang, which allows it to work on a regular console, inside an X Window terminal, over SSH connections and all kinds of remote shells.

MC is a visual system shell, so all operations can be performed without entering any commands, using only the semigraphic interface. It allows you to perform file operations with the mouse, function keys (F1 – F12 on the keyboard) and the cursor. The TUI Midnight Commander is divided into two panels, each displaying files or information about them, which simplifies operations such as moving or copying files.

The application allows you to connect to servers (FTP, FISH and SMB) with access to their content in one of the selected windows; on the connected remote file system, you can perform standard operations (depending on the type of connection) – browsing, deleting and copying files or changing permissions.

The project founder is Miguel de Icaza.

BitchX

BitchX

Web site: bitchx.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like, Windows
License: BSD
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: C
First release: May 1994
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BitchX – a free software text-based IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for UNIX-like systems.

BitchX began as a script by Trench and HappyCrappy for the popular UNIX IRC client ircII. Around Christmas of 1994 the script was patched directly into the client by Colten Edwards (panasync).

As BitchX was developed over the years it both developed its own large set of unique features, as well as acquiring many features from EPIC (another popular ircII offshoot).

Features:
– Works out-of-the box.
– Fully configurable and themable.
– Extended ircII scripting functionality.
– Built-in bot-like channel management functionality.
– Built-in mass commands and tools.
– Extended set of DCC commands and built-in CDCC/XDCC file offering.