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Die is a UN*X program which will allow you to kill off your jobs and
processes by the job name, rather than having to look up the PID number and
using kill. Its a cool time/aggrivation saver, and my first "real" semi-serious
Download die. (8K)
SimpleList is a very simple mailing list program for UN*X machines. In
order to fully install it, you must have root access (or get help from someone
with root access). The system you want to run the list on must also use mail,
sendmail, and cron.
SimpleList understands the subscribe, unsubscribe, help (or info), list,
and special commands, for both a "regular" mailing list, and a digest version.
The commands are placed in the subject line. Any command which should be
applied to the digest version of the list should have " digest" appended
Commands are as follows:
Pretty straightforward. :) If the person mailing the list does so
with an invalid format or command, they will be mailed a file which explains
how to properly use the mailing list autoresponder. It is possible that a
really whacked out message will confuse the autoresponder. In this
case, the autoresponder will mail the list owner an error message, and the
current mail spool (which will contain the offending message, and possibly
other (valid, but which have not been cleared out yet) messages as well).
The user will also get a cryptic message from the mailer daemon on your
machine telling them that the mail was not deliverable.
- will send you a message explaining what the list is all about,
and how to subscribe and unsubscribe.
- is the same as info.
- will send you a list of the e-mail addresses of all subscribers.
- list digest
- same as list, but for the digest version
- will subscribe you to the list
- subscribe digest
- will subscribe you to the digest version of the list
- will take you off the list.
- will take you off the digest version of the list.
- will forward your request to the list owner, to be handled
If they specify the "special" command, you are sent the current mail
spool (just like for the error, but the subject will be "SPECIAL REQUEST".)
As you can see, this isn't exactly super-duper-wonderful software, but
it works, and its simple. I wrote it so that I could create a mailing
list, and I figured there were probably others in the same boat as I
(couldn't find simple mailing list software), so I'm releasing this
as-is... Hopefully, it'll help you out. Good luck!
Download SimpleList. (12K)
XColorSel is my first "real" X application. I wanted to do something fairly
straightforward, but something which is useful as well. As it turns out, I
spent more time with it than I thought I would, adding new features, and
playing with all the stuff that makes X so neat. XColorSel is the result.
Ok... First, what exactly is XColorSel? Well, basically, its a progam which
reads the rgb.txt file on your system. This file comes with your X11
distribution, and it lists the colors which have been set up by name. These
colors are most often used when configuring your personal setup, such as in a
window manager's config file. These colors are used for much more than that
though. For example, if you were to type "Mosaic -fg Red -bg Green ", X
looks up the RGB values of these colors and uses them in Mosaic. These
colors are all listed for us mere humans in the rgb.txt file, usually located in
the x11r?/lib/X11 directory.
XColorSel reads this file, uses the RGB values listed there to build the actual
colors, and it displays ten of them at a time, along with their corresponding
RGB values and their actual name.
Why would you want to use XColorSel? Well, while the names in rgb.txt are
quite descriptive, they can also be confusing, and well, they say that a picture
is worth a thousand words. Actually being able to see the color in question is
a great help in deciding wether or not you want to use it.
Obviously, you can use XColorSel for whatever you want, but the main
purpose I had in mind was in configuring your window manager, xterm
If you are playing with anything that needs RGB values at all, the Color
Editor could be useful, either for creating a new color, or for altering an
existing one in the rgb.txt file.
You can click here to take a look at the online html help pages that are included
with the program, or
for the postscript help (306K), or
for the ASCII version.
Download XColorSel. (127K)
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Jon N. Steiger / email@example.com / SUNY College at Fredonia