Mailutils

GNU Mailutils

Web site: mailutils.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language:
First release: 2010
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GNU Mailutils – a rich and powerful protocol-independent mail framework. It contains a series of useful mail libraries, clients, and servers.

These are the primary mail utilities for the GNU system. The central library is capable of handling electronic mail in various mailbox formats and protocols, both local and remote. Specifically, this project contains a POP3 server, an IMAP4 server, and a Sieve mail filter. It also provides a POSIX “mailx” client and a collection of other handy tools.

Mailutils is oriented toward three kinds of audiences: regular users, system administrators, and developers of email-handling software.

Regular users will find here an implementation of the traditional UNIX mail reader mail, command line utilities, such as frm, messages, readmsg, and sieve — a flexible utility for filtering the incoming mail.

A special feature of Mailutils is an implementation of the MH Message Handling System, which combines a power of the UNIX philosophy with a flexibility of Mailutils libraries, thus allowing to easily incorporate mail from remote mailboxes.

For system administrators, Mailutils provides a set of daemons for delivering and reading electronic mail, including pop3d, imap4d, local mail transport daemon lmtpd, and a universal mail delivery agent, mda, and LMTP daemon.

mmh

mmh

Web site: marmaro.de/prog/mmh/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: BSD-3-clause
Interface: CLI
Programing language:
First release: 2012
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mmh (meillo’s mail handler) – a mail user agent (reader/sender), a command-line based mail reader that is powerful and extensible. mmh is an excellent choice for people who receive and process a lot of mail.

Unlike most mail user agents, mmh is not a single program, rather it is a set of programs that are run from the shell. This allows the user to utilize the full power of the Unix shell in coordination with mmh.

Mmh is a modified version of the electronic mail handling system nmh. Nmh (new MH) itself was originally based on the package MH-6.8.3, and was intended to be a (mostly) compatible drop-in replacement for MH. In contrast, mmh is not intended to be a drop-in replacement for nmh, rather mmh breaks compatibility to nmh in order to modernize and simplify it.

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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.

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Beehive

Beehive

Web site: beehiveforum.co.uk
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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Beehive – an online forum/message board system with several powerful features, written by several members of what is now called “Teh Forum”.

Main features:
– Frame-based layout, for easy navigation.
– Reply-to-user posting and e-mail notification.
– Powerful HTML posting, without security risks.
– Extendable user profiles.
– Flexible relationships system.
– Private Messaging system.
– Multiple style options, including dyslexia support.
– Advanced word-filtering facility.
– Comprehensive user permissions.
– Full, easy to use admin tools.

Requirements:
– PHP 5.3.0 or above
– MySQL 5.1.41 or above
– PCRE 6.6 compiled with –enable-utf8 –enable-unicode-properties

bbPress

bbPress

Web site: bbpress.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX, Windows
License: GNU GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release:
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bbPress – an open source plugin for the WordPress content management system which offers a function of an online forum integration to the WordPress installation.

The bbPress plug-in is characterized by simplicity of installation and configuration.
bbPress is offered with many features that integrate the WordPress blog with the forum as well as with other plugins such as BuddyPress and Akismet.

bbPress comes with several widgets, available for activation in the WordPress side panel:
1. Forums List
2. Recent Replies – list of recent replies, with on option of setting a number of displayed responses and their dates
3. Recent Topics – a list of recent topics sorted by popularity and date
4. Topic Views List – a list of registered optionally displayed topics
5. Search – a simple forum search
6. Login Widget – a simple login form with an option to register and recover a lost password
7. Statistics – provides forum statistics

The bbPress plugin also has:
– support for shortcodes to create macros that can be used on forum pages
– forum repair option
– an option to import the forum from other applications
– forum reset option
– template system and graphic themes
– a plug-in system enabling the extension of the number of functions
– built-in gravatar support

tnftp

tnftp

Web site:
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: UNIX-like
License: BSD
Interface: CLI
Programing language:
First release: March 1999

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tnftp – enhanced ftp client.

The enhancements over the standard ftp client in 4.4BSD include:
* command-line editing within ftp
* command-line fetching of URLS, including support for:
– http proxies (c.f: $http_proxy, $ftp_proxy)
– authentication
* context sensitive command and filename completion
* dynamic progress bar
* IPv6 support (from the WIDE project)
* modification time preservation
* paging of local and remote files, and of directory listings (c.f: `lpage’, `page’, `pdir’)
* passive mode support, with fallback to active mode
* `set option’ override of ftp environment variables
* TIS Firewall Toolkit gate ftp proxy support (c.f: `gate’)
* transfer-rate throttling (c.f: `-T’, `rate’)

The project developer is Luke Mewburn.

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.

FireFTP

FireFTP

Web site: fireftp.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: Mozilla Public License Version 1.1
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: March 2004

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FireFTP – a free, secure, cross-platform FTP/SFTP client for Waterfox (previously for Firefox) which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP/SFTP servers.

Features:
– Cross-platform: Works on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
– Secure: SSL/TLS/SFTP support, same encryption used with online banking and shopping
– Synchronization: Keep directories in sync while navigating
– Directory Comparison: Compare directory content (compares subdirectories too!)
– International: Available in over 20 languages
– Character Set Support: UTF8 and just about any other character encoding supported
– Automatic reconnect and resuming of transfers
– Search/Filtering
– Integrity Checks of transfers (XMD5, XSHA1)
– Export/Import accounts
– Remote Editing
– File Hashing: Generate hashes of files (MD5, various SHA’s)
– Drag & Drop
– File Compression: Using MODE Z
– Timestamp Synchronization
– Proxy support
– FXP support
– Advanced properties (CHMOD, recursive CHMOD, thumbnails)
– IPv6 support
– Open Source

The project founder is Mime Čuvalo.

Tux Commander

Tux Commander

Web site: tuxcmd.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Managers, File Transfer
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Object Pascal
First release: November 13, 2002

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Tux Commander – a windowed file manager with 2 panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers. The main goal of this project is to create powerful and user friendly file manager for Unix operating systems.

General features:
– Graphical application, uses GTK2 windowing toolkit
– Two directory panels side by side (vertical)
– Tabbed interface, buttons for quick access to favorite places
– Configurable mounter bar for quick access to removable media and network shares
– Multilingual user interface
– Basic VFS (Virtual File System) support, allowing you to browse archives and network places
– Extendable via plugin system, several VFS modules available in the distribution
– Portable, no installation required, usable right after the extraction
– Designed for GNOME and XFCE desktop environments while preserving complete independency (libraries are loaded dynamically when available)
– Extension-based file type actions (associations)
– Threaded file operations
– Large files (> 4GB) support
– Main application written in Object Pascal language (with FreePascal as default compiler), plugins are written in C/C++ language
– Sources available in GIT repository

The project developer is Tomáš Bžatek.
The latest version of Tux Commander 0.6.70 was released in 2009.

rsync

rsync

Web site: rsync.samba.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: text
Programing language: C
First release: June 19, 1996

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rsync – an open source utility that provides fast incremental file transfer.

rsync uses the “rsync algorithm” which provides a very fast method for bringing remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand.

It can copy locally, to/from another host over any remote shell, or to/from a remote rsync daemon. It offers a large number of options that control every aspect of its behavior and permit very flexible specification of the set of files to be copied. It is famous for its delta-transfer algorithm, which reduces the amount of data sent over the network by sending only the differences between the source files and the existing files in the destination. Rsync is widely used for backups and mirroring and as an improved copy command for everyday use.

Some features of rsync:
– can update whole directory trees and filesystems
– optionally preserves symbolic links, hard links, file ownership, permissions, devices and times
– requires no special privileges to install
– internal pipelining reduces latency for multiple files
– can use rsh, ssh or direct sockets as the transport
– supports anonymous rsync which is ideal for mirroring

rsync was originally written by Andrew Tridgell and Paul Mackerras.