rfc868server is a time/date server for rfc868 clients such as rdate. Normally, this service is provided by other packages such as xinetd. On some newer systems, xinetd is not used, so this can be used instead. The server implements only the TCP/IP protocol, not the UDP one. The package contains server source, rc control scripts, and a man page.
When moving files between filesystems that have permissions and those that do not, the user home directory is populated with files of all sorts of permissions. UFPM (Uniform File Permission Modifier) has been designed to modify all files and directories to have a uniform permission set based upon their file type.
ptee is a Unix shell tool similar to tee, but it allows you to invoke multiple sub-shells in parallel. Standard input to ptee is copied to both normal standard output and to each sub-shell running under ptee. Each sub-command is run concurrently and fed the same input. The output of each sub-command is thrown away, but any shell expression can be used, such as redirecting to a file. Note that there are some limits on ptee. The shell pipeline will only execute at the pace of the slowest sub-command; otherwise large amounts of data would have to be buffered. Also, the shell that ptee invokes requires 'sh'-like semantics, such as supporting the -c option.
linux_ics is designed to make the process of sharing an Internet connection from a Linux computer easier for the average user. It handles configuring the interfaces, setting up NAT, and optionally running a DHCP server. In addition to Ethernet, linux_ics can also share an Internet connection over a WiFi interface in either ad-hoc or master mode.
feed2wmmenu is a tool to generate X11 window manager menus from RSS, ATOM, or other news feeds. It was inspired by "fvwm-menu-headlines", which generates static refreshed FVWM menus from RSS or other kinds of news feeds. The drawback of the FVWM related script is the use of simple regular expressions. feed2wmmenu polls the feeds using curl, utilizing the Last-Modified header so that the feeds are potentially not fetched if they didn't change since the last poll. It produces diverse output formats by using corresponding XSLT stylesheets.
Ambit uses Bash brace expansion to expand and list hostnames or commands. Ambit is first and foremost meant to be a general purpose hostlist enumerator for use by other applications or scripts. Ambit can be used to manage HostGroups from the context of a user, a system, or a network. Ambit is also able to enumerate and execute commands that contain expandable elements. Commands passed to Ambit are expanded into separate statements and executed synchronously. This means Ambit can expand and execute just about anything on the command-line and often works in situations where Bash brace expansion would probably fail.