DSML is the Directory Services Markup Language, an XML dialect for working with directory information. The DSML Tools provide for the querying of any LDAP directory (with search results output as DSML), the importing of DSML data into any LDAP directory, the directory-context validation of DSML (checking for illegal attributes in the entries, etc.), and the calculation of the differences (for a directory) between two DSML documents to provide an XML Diff algorithm for DSML data. This software makes all LDAP-supporting directories DSML-enabled. It can also check the integrity of DSML data, and show at a glance how two data sets, represented as DSML, differ.
email2sms is a filter written in Perl which converts an e-mail into a form suitable for sending as an SMS message. Its main advantage over the alternatives is that it uses the CPAN module Lingua::EN::Squeeze to compress the text down to as little as 40% of its original size, so you can get much more of your e-mail into the 160 character limit imposed by SMS. It is fully MIME compatible, and has many configurable options, including removal of quoted text. Ideal for use with procmail. A Perl script for sending the output to a typical e-mail to SMS web gateway is included.
fmscore is a Perl5 program which uses the Mail::Freshmeat Perl module to parse freshmeat daily e-mail newsletters, and then rank them by interest according to highly flexible user-supplied ranking rules. Articles below a specified score will be removed from the output. fmscore is intended/suitable for use as a procmail filter.
getmail is intended as a simple, secure, and reliable replacement for fetchmail. It retrieves email (either all messages, or only unread messages) from one or more POP3, SPDS, or IMAP4 servers (with or without SSL) for one or more email accounts, and reliably delivers into qmail-style Maildirs, mboxrd files, or through external MDAs (command deliveries) specified on a per-account basis. getmail also has excellent support for domain (multidrop) mailboxes, including delivering messages to different users or destinations based on the envelope recipient address.
ir is an interface program to Chris Dodge's RedRat 2 infrared controller to send and receive infrared signals to/from consumer devices like TV's, VCR's, cable boxes, and stereos. It will not work with any other IR tranceiver, like IrDA. It is written in Perl. It uses only the basic Perl constructs and no external packages, so it should work on any platform that supports Perl and serial communications. It can be accessed via the command line or cron, as an email handler (through aliases), or as a cgi script which will automatically generate a form with all possible codes. It has macro capability so one command can send a series of IR signals. With an X-10's IR543, it can be used to control X10 devices, too.