Rclone

Rclone

Web site: rclone.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Plan9, Solaris, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Go
First release: July 2014
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Rclone – a command line program to manage files on cloud storage. It is a feature rich alternative to cloud vendors’ web storage interfaces. Over 40 cloud storage products support rclone including S3 object stores, business & consumer file storage services, as well as standard transfer protocols.

Rclone has powerful cloud equivalents to the unix commands rsync, cp, mv, mount, ls, ncdu, tree, rm, and cat. Rclone’s familiar syntax includes shell pipeline support, and –dry-run protection. It is used at the command line, in scripts or via its API.

Virtual backends wrap local and cloud file systems to apply encryption, caching, compression chunking and joining.

Rclone mounts any local, cloud or virtual filesystem as a disk on Windows, macOS, linux and FreeBSD, and also serves these over SFTP, HTTP, WebDAV, FTP and DLNA.

Rclone is widely used on Linux, Windows and Mac. Third party developers create innovative backup, restore, GUI and business process solutions using the rclone command line or API.

Rclone does the heavy lifting of communicating with cloud storage.

Features:
– Transfers:
** MD5, SHA1 hashes are checked at all times for file integrity
** Timestamps are preserved on files
** Operations can be restarted at any time
** Can be to and from network, e.g. two different cloud providers
** Can use multi-threaded downloads to local disk
– Copy new or changed files to cloud storage
– Sync (one way) to make a directory identical
– Move files to cloud storage deleting the local after verification
– Check hashes and for missing/extra files
– Mount your cloud storage as a network disk
– Serve local or remote files over HTTP/WebDav/FTP/SFTP/dlna
– Experimental Web based GUI

F-IRC

F-IRC

Web site: vanheusden.com/f-irc/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: TUI
Programing language: C++
First release:
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F-IRC – an IRC client for terminals/command-line/console. Its goal is to be as user friendly as possible with easy navigation and keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation. It has an as much a gentle learning curve as possible.

From the project page:

Why?

I wrote it because I had too many problems with irssi. For a lot (most?) people irssi is perfect but I wanted an easy, clear interface like XChat and mIRC usable from within a terminal window (and compatible to GNU screen). I wanted easy channel select navigation, a pop-up menu for actions and easy to configure. There was no such thing at that time.

F-IRC was analyzed by Coverity Scan, CPPCheck and LLVM’s scan-build for software defects.

The project founder is Folkert van Heusden.

ERC

Emacs

Web site: gnu.org/software/emacs/erc.html
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: BSD, DOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: TUI
Programing language: C, Emacs Lisp
First release:
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ERC – a powerful, modular, and extensible Internet Relay Chat client distributed with GNU Emacs since version 22.1.

ERC provides all the features that users expect from an IRC client:
– multi channels / multi servers: every channel is put in a separate buffer; several IRC servers may be used at the same time.
– queries: private conversations are treated as channels, and are put into private buffers.
– highlighting: some occurences of words can be highlighted, thus easing conversation tracking (ErcHighlighting)
– notification: ERC can notify you that users are online (ErcNotify)
– channel tracking: channels can be hidden and conversation continue in the background. You are notified when something is said in such a hidden channel. (ErcChannelTracking)
– nick completion: ERC can complete words so as to ease the writing of nicknames. (ErcCompletion)
– history: past actions are kept in history rings for future use. (ErcHistory)
– multi languages: messages are multilingual and can be customized. (ErcCatalog)
– user scripting: users can load scripts (e.g. auto greeting scripts) at ERC startup.

ERC works with both GNU Emacs and XEmacs; it also uses optional features specific to each flavour. It can also use some Emacs modules, such as the BBDB (Big Brother Database).

ERC was originally written by Alexander L. Belikoff and Sergey Berezin. They stopped development around December 1999. Their last released version was ERC 2.0.

In June 2001, Mario Lang and Alex Schroeder took over development and created a ERC Project at https://sourceforge.net/projects/erc.

In reaction to a mail about the new ERC development effort, Sergey Berezin said, “First of all, I’m glad that my version of ERC is being used out there. The thing is, I do not have free time and enough incentive anymore to work on ERC, so I would be happy if you guys take over the project entirely.”

Since about 2009, ERC is no longer developed as a separate project, but is maintained as part of Emacs.

Syncthing

Syncthing

Web site: syncthing.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, BSD, Linux, Solaris, OS X, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Go
First release: December 2013

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Syncthing – a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers.

Features:
– Private. None of your data is ever stored anywhere else other than on your computers. There is no central server that might be compromised, legally or illegally.
– Encrypted. All communication is secured using TLS. The encryption used includes perfect forward secrecy to prevent any eavesdropper from ever gaining access to your data.
– Authenticated. Every node is identified by a strong cryptographic certificate. Only nodes you have explicitly allowed can connect to your cluster.
– Web GUI. Configure and monitor Syncthing via a responsive and powerful interface accessible via your browser.
– Portable. Works on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and OpenBSD. Run it on your desktop computers and synchronize them with your server for backup.
– Simple. Syncthing doesn’t need IP addresses or advanced configuration: it just works, over LAN and over the Internet. Every machine is identified by an ID. Just give your ID to your friends, share a folder and watch: UPnP will do if you don’t want to port forward or you don’t know how.
– Powerful. Synchronize as many folders as you need with different people.

The project founder is Jakob Borg.

Cleancode eMail

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Web site: github.com/deanproxy/eMail
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language:
First release: September 2001

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Cleancode eMail (or eMail, or Encrypted Mail) – a simply, command line SMTP client. eMail is designed that will send email via the command line to remote smtp servers or use ‘sendmail’ internally, and fully interact with GNUPG to encrypt and sign your e-mails.

Some of its features are:
– supports attachments with email
– allows SMTP AUTH
– MIME attachments
– an address book
– encryption of both transport (via TLS) and message (via PGP)
– digital signatures (via PGP)

The project developer is Dean Jones.

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.

Snownews

Snownews

Web site: github.com/kouya/snownews
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Cygwin, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language:
First release: 2004

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Snownews – a command-line RSS feed reader. It is designed to be simple and lightweight, and integrates well with other command-line tools, for both generating and filtering the feeds it reads. Snownews runs on almost anything Unix (and will even build with Cygwin).

Features:
– Runs on Linux, BSD, OS X (Darwin), Solaris and probably many more Unices. Yes, even works under Cygwin
– Fast and very resource friendly
– Builtin HTTP client will follow server redirects and update feed URLs that point to permanent redirects (301) automatically
– Understands “Not-Modified” (304) server replies and handles gzip compression
– Uses local cache for minimal network traffic
– Supports HTTP proxy
– Supports HTTP authentication (basic and digest methods)
– Supports cookies
– A help menu available throughout the program
– Few dependencies on external libraries; ncurses and libxml2
– Import feature for OPML subscription lists
– Fully customizable key bindings of all program functions
– Type Ahead Find for quick and easy navigation
– Color support
– Extensible via plugins
– Feed categories and many other useful features

Main program code and maintainer is Oliver Feiler.
The latest version of Snownews 1.5.12 was released in 2009.

Enhanced CTorrent

Enhanced CTorrent

Web site: www.rahul.net/dholmes/ctorrent/
Category: Network
Subcategory: p2p clients
Platform: BSD, Cygwin, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2006 ?

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Enhanced CTorrent – a BitTorrent client for Unix-like environments. High performance with minimal system resources and dependencies is a priority. It is intended to run on any Unix-like system, including FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Cygwin, etc.

Enhanced CTorrent contains files of the original CTorrent base code with a number of patches that provide fixes and enhancements, as well as additional fixes and enhancements.

The purpose of the Enhanced CTorrent effort is to fix problems that remain in the code, modernize existing features and algorithms, and implement new features while maintaining low overhead requirements and a high standard of performance (both part of the original CTorrent design philosophy). Highlights of the enhanced client include:
– Support for large files (>2GB) and large torrents (>255 files)
– Strategic selection of pieces to request for download
– Continuous queueing of download requests, tuned based on latency and throughput for each peer
– Improved download performance, including parallel requests in initial and endgame modes
– Improved bandwidth regulation
– Improved compatibility with other peers
– Performance optimization and bug fixes
– An interface for monitoring and managing multiple clients
– Dynamic cache allocation and management, including prefetch
– Flexible console I/O redirection
– Interactive control commands and menus

EKG2

EKG2

Web site: github.com/ekg2/ekg2
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: BeOS, BSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, SunOS, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI, CLI
Programing language: C
First release: March 2, 2007

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EKG2 – an open source, multi-platform, multi-protocol, and plugin-based, instant messenger with a Gtk+ 2 GUI or a console UI, for UNIX-like operating systems.

EKG2 is plugin-based, and because of this, it can support many different protocols. It can also support different GUIs! Below is a list of available plugins.

Protocol plugins:
– Jabber – (XMPP, GTalk and Tlen.pl support),
– GG (gadu-gadu) – (using libgadu, the most popular polish IM protocol),
– IRC – (mostly IRCnet-oriented),
– ICQ
– polchat
– rivchat

GUI plugins:
– Gtk+ 2.x – under development.
– ncurses – primary EKG2 user-interface, console
– readline

Logging facility:
– logs – a multi-functionality plugin that allows logging in irssi-like format, in XML, in a simple format and in a raw format.
– logsqlite – logging into a SQLite database.

Scripting languages bindings: Python, Perl

Other superb plugins:
– autoresponder – a simple captcha for IM
– sim (using OpenSSL) & gpg – these plugins allow encryption within supported protocols
– jogger – allows manipulation of JoggerBot via ekg2
– mail – checking local maildir/mailbox for new messages
– nntp – read Usenet news
– rss – read RSS/Atom feeds
– sms – sms sending

Tkabber

Tkabber

Web site: tkabber.jabber.ru
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Tcl, Tk
First release: 2002

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Tkabber – a free and open source GUI client for the Jabber instant messaging system. It’s writen in Tcl/Tk, and works on many platforms, such as Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, MacOS X and Windows 98/2000/XP.

It provides full support of basic XMPP specifications as well as many protocol extensions (XEPs), such as multi-user conferencing, file transfers, extensive handling of privacy lists and much more. Tkabber is written in Tcl/Tk and thus is easily extensible.

Also a rich set of Tkabber external plugins is available in the package named “tkabber-plugins”.

The project founder is Alexey Shchepin.