fbmodes is a package of utilities for generating display modes. First, you input the desired display resolution and vertical refresh rate, and the program calculates all the obscure numbers and produces X11 modelines, fbset mode descriptions, and SVGATextMode mode entries. After previewing the mode a few times and fine-tuning the values, you soon have the mode you desire.
twinpipe is used to start two processes from the shell, such that the processes talk to each other via stdout and stdin. For example, it could be used to start two ppp processes which need to talk to each others (for VPN solutions). Two versions of the program are included: A C language version and a shell script version. The shell script version uses a named pipe (fifo) to do the trick, and the C- language version just creates two pipes and executes the programs.
snapscreenshot takes a screenshot from a single Linux virtual console (tty) or from a group of ttys. It does not care if it is a plain text mode or framebuffer console; it only needs read-access to /dev/vcsa* -devices. The program outputs a tga file to stdout; use an image manipulation program to convert it to png or whatever you prefer.
iconvircproxy is a proxy for IRC users who want to talk in different character set environments. It is especially suitable for European users who occasionally talk on Japanese channels. It requires a fully UTF-8 compatible IRC client, and can talk in ISO-8859-*, ISO-2022-JP, SHIFT-JIS, and UTF-8 encodings. Encodings can be configured on a channel-by-channel basis, and heuristics are used to determine the encoding of each character of traffic.
Cromfs is a compressed read-only filesystem for Linux. Cromfs is best at archiving gigabytes of big files that have a lot of redundancy. It aims primarily at achieving a strong compression, even at the cost of memory and CPU time resources. It uses the LZMA compression algorithm from 7-zip and block merging.
nescom is a suite of assembler and linker tools for the CPU used in the NES/Famicom. It can produce xa65-compatible relocatable object files, IPS format patches, raw binary images, and ROM images in INES format. nescom is a sister project of snescom, and shares much of the syntax and features.
RTSPdump is a tool for downloading a multimedia stream from a Windows Media server (WMServer). It accepts rtsp:// and mms:// URLs. It supports both UDP and TCP traffic. The stream can be saved into a WMV file for archiving or timeshifting purposes or passed through stdout to another program for processing or immediate viewing. It has also limited support for other brands of servers that also provide RTSP streaming.
Animmerger stitches 2D images together into either a static image or an animation, while attempting to preserve a global frame of reference (static background). That is, for a movie that follows an actor around (and the background scrolls to follow them), it creates a movie that has a fixed background, and the camera moves around in the scene. The most obvious application of animmerger is in automatic map stitching for 2D video games, but there are many general purposes for which the program can be used. Its color quantization and dithering algorithm set is particularly advanced.
AdlMIDI is a command line program that plays MIDI files using software OPL3 emulation (FM synthesis). It has a console UI. It features a built-in selection of 50 patch sets, most of which are General MIDI compatible, but some of which are customized for playing original background music soundtracks of select PC games.
Nice! I once wrote basically the same project :-) http://bisqwit.iki.fi/source/faildd.html
> % (does 403 reply really mean "try
> again until it works"?).
> yes, 403 obviously sometimes is a
> transient error - otherwise i hadn't
> done it that way.
403 means "access denied".
Access modes don't change automatically or randomly.