a2i User Bin: dkaufman

bed

Available as: bed
Available for: SunOS
Version: 1.1
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <ftp://alf.uib.no/pub/vi/docs/>

Description: An editor for binary files. It converts the binary file to a numerical format, invokes an editor on the numerical format, and then converts the numerical format back to binary.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

bzip2

Available as: bzip2, bzip2-userbin, bzip2-1.0pre8, bunzip2, bunzip2-userbin, bunzip2-1.0pre8, bzcat, bzcat-userbin, bzcat-1.0pre8, bzip2recover, bzip2recover-userbin, bzip2recover-1.0pre8
Available for: SunOS, FreeBSD
Version: 1.0pre8
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page; ~dkaufman/nobak/html/bzip2_toc.html
Other files: none
Home: <http://sourceware.cygnus.com/bzip2/>

Description: Programs for compressing files using Burrows-Wheeler compression and Huffman coding (.bz2). Command-line options are very similar to those of gzip.

Differences: new command line options; new environment variables; performance improvements; handles very large files; preserves file ownerships; bug fixes

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

c-archie

Available as: c-archie
Available for: SunOS
Version: 1.4.1
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <ftp://ftp.uu.net/networking/info-service/archie/clients/>

Description: An archie client for querying an Archie anonymous FTP database using the Prospero protocol. A query asks an Archie server to look for all known systems that have a file with the specified name in their anonymous FTP area.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

ctags

Available as: ctags, ctags-userbin, ctags-2.0.3, etags, etags-userbin, etags-2.0.3
Available for: SunOS
Version: 2.0.3
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <http://home.hiwaay.net/~darren/ctags/>

Description: A program for generating a tag file of C and C++ objects that allows these items to be quickly and easily located by a text editor. It can also generate a cross reference file which lists information about a set of C or C++ files.

Differences: C++ support; handles macro definitions, enumerated values, enum/struct/union names, variables, and function prototypes; resolves #if directives better; emacs support

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

CVS

Available as: cvs, cvsbug
Available for: SunOS
Version: 1.10.4
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man pages
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.gnu.org/software/cvs/>

Description: A version control system, which allows you to keep old versions of files and keep a log of who, when, and why changes occurred, like RCS or SCCS. Unlike simpler systems, CVS does not just operate on one file at a time or one directory at a time, but operates on hierarchical collections of directories consisting of version controlled files. CVS helps to manage releases and to control the concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

Gopher

Available as: gopher, gopher-userbin, gopher-2.3.0
Available for: SunOS
Version: 2.3.0
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man pages
Other files: ~dkaufman/nobak/lib
Home: <ftp://boombox.micro.umn.edu/pub/gopher/Unix/>

Description: A gopher client, used to talk to gopher servers. Users are presented with a hierarchical arrangement of documents. A gopher server accepts requests, and responds by sending the client a document.

Differences: Gopher+ support; SOCKS support; PDF support; built-in pager; new commands; new options; bug fixes

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

groff

Available as: groff, addftinfo, afmtodit, geqn, gindxbib, glookbib, gneqn, gnroff, gpic, grefer, grodvi, grog, grolj4, grops, grotty, gsoelim, gtbl, gtroff, hpftodit, lkbib, pfbtops, psbb, tfmtodit
Available for: SunOS
Version: 1.10
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man pages
Other files: ~dkaufman/nobak/share/groff
Home: <http://www.gnu.org/software/groff/>

Description: A document formatting system that is highly compatible with troff. Input is expected to consist of text interspersed with formatting requests and macros. Postprocessors can convert output for PostScript printers and previewers, TeX dvi format, X11 previewers, and ASCII devices.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

gzip

Available as: gzip, gzip-userbin, gzip-1.2.4, gunzip, gunzip-userbin, gunzip-1.2.4, zcat, zcat-userbin, zcat-1.2.4
Available for: SunOS
Version: 1.2.4
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.gzip.org/>

Description: Programs for compressing files to a Lempel-Ziv encoded format (.gz) and expanding files from various formats (.gz, .z, .Z, .tgz, .taz).

Differences: original filename and timestamp are not restored by default; bug fixes

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

iso2asc

Available as: iso2asc
Available for: SunOS
Version: 1.1
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <ftp://ftp.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/pub/doc/ISO/charsets/>

Description: A program for converting text in the 8-bit ISO 8859-1 character set (ISO Latin 1) to readable 7-bit ASCII text. Several transcription tables are available to satisfy different uses.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

less

Available as: less, less-userbin, less-354, lessecho, lessecho-userbin, lessecho-354, lesskey, lesskey-userbin, lesskey-354
Available for: SunOS, FreeBSD
Version: 354
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man pages
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.flash.net/~marknu/less/>

Description: A pager similar to more, but which allows backward movement through input as well as forward movement.

Differences: many new commands; many new command line options; supports filenames containing spaces; supports 8-bit characters; enhanced and reorganized search commands; displays non-printable, non-control characters in octal; lets you specify an input preprocessor and/or postprocessor; bug fixes; see also <http://www.flash.net/~marknu/less/news.354.html>, <http://www.flash.net/~marknu/less/news.352.html>, <http://www.flash.net/~marknu/less/news.346.html>, <http://www.flash.net/~marknu/less/news.340.html>, <http://www.flash.net/~marknu/less/news.337.html>, <http://www.flash.net/~marknu/less/news.332.html>, <http://www.flash.net/~marknu/less/news.330.html>, and <http://www.flash.net/~marknu/less/news.321.html>

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

LHa

Available as: lha, lha-userbin, lha-1.14, lha-1.14i
Available for: SunOS, FreeBSD
Version: 1.14i
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: lha; man page (Japanese)
Other files: none
Home: <http://www2m.biglobe.ne.jp/~dolphin/lha/lha.htm>

Description: A program for compressing files into and extracting files from LHa archives (.lha).

Differences: supports -lh7- compression method; can convert to and from Japanese EUC encoding; bug fixes

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

Lynx

Available as: lynx, lynx-userbin, lynx-2.8.3, lynx-2.8.3dev.21
Available for: SunOS, FreeBSD
Version: 2.8.3dev.21
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: ~dkaufman/nobak/lib
Home: <http://lynx.browser.org/>

Description: A fully-featured World Wide Web (WWW) client for users with character-based display devices (for example, vt100 terminals, vt100 emulators running on PCs or Macs, or any other curses-oriented display). It will display hypertext markup language (HTML) documents, as well as files residing on Gopher, FTP, WAIS, and NNTP servers. The User Bin version lists w3m as a download option for better viewing of tables.

Differences: new A, E, G and V commands; new command line options; multiple bookmark files; direct news posting; cookie support; bug fixes; see also ~dkaufman/nobak/lib/lynx_help/CHANGES, ~dkaufman/nobak/lib/lynx_help/CHANGES2.8, and ~dkaufman/nobak/lib/lynx_help/CHANGES2.7

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

mcvert

Available as: mcvert, mcvert-userbin, mcvert-2.16
Available for: SunOS
Version: 2.16
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.umich.edu/~archive/mac/util/unix/>

Description: A program for converting files to and from BinHex 4.0 format (.hqx) and MacBinary format (.bin).

Differences: convert filenames to safe UNIX and Macintosh filenames; can pipe output to the standard output; bug fixes

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

mimeqp

Available as: mimeqp
Available for: SunOS
Version: n/a
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.simtel.net/simtel.net/msdos/decode.html>

Description: A program for encoding and decoding 8-bit ASCII files to and from MIME Quoted-Printable, which can be sent using mail.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

most

Available as: most
Available for: SunOS
Version: 4.7.0
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <http://space.mit.edu/~davis/most.html>

Description: A paging program that supports multiple windows and scrolls left and right. It can also display binary files in hexadecimal notation or as control characters.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

parchie

Available as: parchie
Available for: SunOS
Version: Beta.5.1
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: parchie; ~dkaufman/nobak/man/man1/parchie.1
Other files: none
Home: <http://prospero.isi.edu/info/prospero/>

Description: An archie client for querying an Archie anonymous FTP database using the Prospero protocol. A query asks an Archie server to look for all known systems that have a file with the specified name in their anonymous FTP area.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

UNARJ

Available as: unarj, unarj-userbin, unarj-2.43
Available for: SunOS, FreeBSD
Version: 2.41
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.arjsoft.com/>

Description: A program for extracting and listing files in a MS-DOS ARJ archive (.arj).

Differences: forward slash added as valid path separator; support for date-time modified field; additional data checking

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

unsit

Available as: unsit
Available for: SunOS
Version: 1.5
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.umich.edu/~archive/mac/util/unix/>

Description: A program for extracting and listing files in a Macintosh StuffIt archive (.sit).

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

unzip

Available as: unzip, unzip-userbin, unzip-5.31, funzip, funzip-userbin, funzip-5.31, unzipsfx, unzipsfx-userbin, unzipsfx-5.31, zipinfo, zipinfo-userbin, zipinfo-5.31
Available for: SunOS
Version: 5.31
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man pages
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.cdrom.com/pub/infozip/>

Description: Programs for listing, testing, and extracting files from a ZIP archive (.zip), commonly found on MS-DOS systems.

Differences: built-in pager; can exclude specified files; can perform case-insensitive matching; bug fixes

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

uuencode

Available as: uuencode, uuencode-userbin, uuencode-4.2, uudecode, uudecode-userbin, uudecode-4.2
Available for: SunOS
Version: 4.2
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.gnu.org/software/sharutils/>

Description: Programs for encoding and decoding binary files to and from ASCII-encoded representations (.uu), which can be sent using mail or news.

Differences: can perform Base64 encoding/decoding; doesn't use spaces in encoding

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

Vim

Available as: vim, vim-userbin, vim-5.1, vi, vi-userbin, ex, ex-userbin, view, view-userbin
Available for: SunOS
Version: 5.1
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: ~dkaufman/nobak/share/vim
Home: <http://www.vim.org/>

Description: A text editor that is backwards-compatible with vi. There are many enhancements beyond vi, including multi-level undo, multi-windows and buffers, command-line editing, filename completion, online help, and visual selection. Since a2i uses vim as a replacement for vi and view, the User Bin does the same (and also for ex). The User Bin version includes support for right-to-left text and X Windows.

Differences: scripting language; ex mode; backup files are not left behind; Delete key performs forward delete; new online help system; automatic commands; mouse support; X Windows interface; new commands; new options; vi compatibility improvements; bug fixes; see also ~dkaufman/nobak/share/vim/doc/version5.txt and ~dkaufman/nobak/share/vim/doc/version4.txt

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

vttest

Available as: vttest
Available for: SunOS
Version: 2.7
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.clark.net/pub/dickey/vttest/vttest.html>

Description: A program for testing the functionality of a VT100 terminal or emulator. It tests both display and keyboard.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

w3m

Available as: w3m
Available for: SunOS, FreeBSD
Version: 0.1.6
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page; ~dkaufman/nobak/html/w3m.html
Other files: none
Home: <http://ei5nazha.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp/~aito/w3m/>

Description: A pager and text-based WWW browser. The User Bin version of Lynx lists w3m as a download option for better viewing of tables.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

wget

Available as: wget
Available for: SunOS, FreeBSD
Version: 1.5.3
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: wget --help; <http://www.gnu.org/manual/wget/html_chapter/wget_toc.html>
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/>

Description: A network utility to retrieve files from the World Wide Web, using HTTP and FTP. It is non-interactive, can descend recursively through HTML documents and FTP directory trees, and can mirror web pages and file archives.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

xxd

Available as: xxd
Available for: SunOS
Version: 1.8
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man page
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.vim.org/util.html>

Description: A program for creating a hex dump of a file or the standard input. It can also convert a hex dump back to binary form.

Differences: n/a

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>

zip

Available as: zip, zip-userbin, zip-2.1, zipcloak, zipcloak-userbin, zipcloak-2.1, zipgrep, zipgrep-userbin, zipgrep-2.1, zipnote, zipnote-userbin, zipnote-2.1, zipsplit, zipsplit-userbin, zipsplit-2.1
Available for: SunOS
Version: 2.1
Location: ~dkaufman/nobak/bin
Requires: nothing
Documentation: man pages
Other files: none
Home: <http://www.cdrom.com/pub/infozip/>

Description: Programs for compressing and packaging files into ZIP archives (.zip), commonly found on MS-DOS systems.

Differences: supports CR-LF to LF translation; can test archive integrity; capability to fix damaged archives, can omit directory entries; can specify files to include; bug fixes

Contributor: Douglas Kaufman <dkaufman@rahul.net>


a2i User Bin / 15 Sep 2003