[linux-elitists] Great recent Unix software

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Mon Feb 14 11:32:34 PST 2011


On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 4:23 AM, Adam Sampson <ats at offog.org> wrote:
> netcat -- connect pipelines to arbitrary sockets. (Although I've still
> not trained my fingers out of using telnet for this...)

I believe socat is the canonical modern tool for this purpose.

The other new tool I find indispensible is also one I wrote -- 'xpra'.
Basically screen for X programs. (I'm being a bad maintainer... need
to get a release out! But it mostly Just Works, modulo keymap
difficulties.)

-- Nathaniel


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