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Grayupload uploads software tarballs to,,, or any other site that uses the automatic ftp upload protocol. Its main audience are GNU developers and developers hosting their software on

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Version: 1.3  —  2021-10-29
* Appending cronjob output to a file

Output of a cronjob can be captured and appended to a disk file,
instead of sending it via email or logging it using syslog.  This is
controlled by the _MICRON_OUTFILE (global) and _JOB_OUTFILE (per-job)
built-in variables.

* New option -P FILE

Writes PID of the running process to FILE.  The file will be removed
when the program terminates.

* Option -v replaces -o

To set initial value of a built-in variable, use the "-v NAME=VALUE"

* The -V option

To obtain the micrond version, use the -V option.

* Bugfixes

** Fix allocation of environment and built-in variables defined in crontabs.

An enhanced implementation of UNIX cron daemon.


Version: 1.8  —  2021-05-17
* Syslog support

New option '-S FACILITY' switches diagnostic output to the given
syslog facility.


A simple tool for forwarding content of a local file to the stdin of a program running on a remote host via TCP. The tool was created when I needed to run GNU Mailman in a docker container without MTA in it. It implements a slightly modified version of TCPMUX protocol. The same binary (rpipe) serves both as a server (on the remote end) and as a client (on the local end).

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Version: 2.3  —  2022-07-16
* Fix invalid memory addressing in remopt command

* Fix building with flex >= 2.6.1 (EOF check)

GNU Rush is a Restricted User Shell. It is intended for use with ssh, rsh and similar remote access programs. Using a sophisticated configuration file, Rush gives you complete control over the command lines users can execute, system resources they can use, etc. In particular, it allows to run remote programs in a chrooted environment.

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Version: 2.2  —  2022-12-24
* Handling of control characters in syslog messages

If the message text contains ASCII control characters (ASCII 0 to 31),
these are replaced with their "caret notation", i.e. a caret
character followed by the character value XORed with 0100.  Thus,
horizontal tabulation (ASCII 9) becomes ^I, carriage return
(ASCII 13) becomes ^M, etc.  By default the newline character is
exempt from this translation.  Instead, it is substituted with
horizontal space (ASCII 32).

The "-Wcontrol_chars=MODE" option can be used to alter this
processing. Possible values for MODE are:

    Replace all control characters with their caret notation.  The newline
    character is represented as ^J.

    The default algorithm as described above.

    Replace control characters with their octal representation.

    Reproduce control characters verbatim.

* New option -s: set input buffer size

The -s option changes the default input buffer size.  Its argument is
the desired size in bytes.  For UDP input, values of up to 4096 are
allowed.  The default is 1024.

* New output channel: pri:///DIR

  Distributes messages to two disk files located in directory DIR.
  The name of the file to write to is selected depending on the message
  severity.  Messages with severity greater than LOG_ERR are directed
  to file "1" ("out" file), messages with severity less than or equal
  to LOG_ERR are directed to file "2" ("err" file).

  This channel understands the following parameters:

       Gives name of the delimiter severity.  Messages with severity
       less than or equal to that value will be directed to "err" file.
       (DIR/2, by default).

       Sets the name of the "err" file.

       Sets the name of the "out" file.

       Controls whether and how the message priority is reflected on
       the output.  See the channel "file:" for details.

  Default settings correspond to:

      -Wseverity=err -Werrfile=2 -Woutfile=1 -Wprio=none

This program provides system log forwarding facility for confined environments, such as docker containers. It listens for incoming system log messages on the UNIX socket file /dev/log and forwards them to the specified remote server. Relayed messages are normalized to make sure they comply with the RFC 3164. In particular, hostname is added if necessary. This is important in docker environments, since otherwise the collector would insert the IP address of the container or gateway in place of the missing hostname, and neither IP is informative enough to identify the container where the message originated.


Version: 1.3  —  2021-02-18
* New configuration statement: sentinel

The "sentinel" statement declares the name of a file which, when
present in the destination directory, informs vcsync that this
directory is exempt from the normal synchronization process.  The
presense of the sentinel file is an indication that the destination
directory is updated by other means.

* Full documentation added


Vcsync synchronizes files on the file system with the corresponding repository after each commit. It is normally configured as a hook, using the mechanism provided by the version control system of choice (loginfo in CVS, post-commit in SVN, or post-receive in GIT).

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Version: 4.0.3  —  2021-01-06
Fix handling of archivation requests.


An automatic release submission daemon. It implements the GNU automatic upload procedure, and supports upload directive files of version 1.2.

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