AFD is a program to automatically distribute files either locally or to remote hosts. The files are distributed by using FTP or SMTP, and can be sent in parallel and with priority. It provides a GUI to monitor and control the distribution and extensive logging of all activities.
AcpiTool is a Linux ACPI client. It's a small command line application, intended to be a replacement for the apm tool. The primary target audience are laptop users, since these people are most interested in things like battery status, thermal status and the ability to suspend (sleep mode). The program simply accesses the /proc/acpi or /sysfs entries to get or set ACPI values. A computer running a Linux kernel from the 2.4.x or 2.6.x series with ACPI enabled is needed. It also supports various extensions for Toshiba, Asus, and IBM Thinkpad laptops.
Adeos Filesystem Security Scanner is an automated filesystem security scanner. It recursively walks all mounted filesystems on the local system, and attempts to identify common security concerns, such as SUID, and world-writeable files. The output is available as text or HTML, with either output type formatted in either report or list style. Text is written to stdout and may be redirected to a file, while HTML is written to a file named results.html in the local directory.
Alert Manager allows you to monitor the output (exit status or text) of any system command and take action when a command fails or succeeds. It was created to handle all alert commands (emailing, paging, etc.) for a production environment in which it is not permissible to lose a single message. It has a very flexible configuration file that allows the creation of "alert chains", chains of alerts, each with its own alert command, fallback command, success command, and other options. It has a method for passing messages (alert text) from the commandline to the various alert commands defined in the configuration file.
Alerttail monitors a given file and executes a list of actions when a user-defined text pattern has been written to the file. For example, the user can pop up a GTK notification window when a certain message is written to a log file. Actions can be alerttail built in actions (GTK notify action, geoipLocalization action, or filtering text action) or a custom user defined shell command action. A Qt 4 GUI frontend helps with configuration.
The library can be used by developers to quickly add alternate passwd file support for virtual authentication, or by system administrators to trick programs into seeing a different password file, either at run time through the LD_PRELOAD variable, or at compile time with -laltpw during the linking process.
Alternatives system is an implementation of a Debian alternatives system; a system that allows several programs with the same or similar functions to be installed on a single system at the same time. This implementation solves some problems and limitations of original implementation.