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Author Topic: Can Vector Linux run the following applications?  (Read 2903 times)

deguza

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Can Vector Linux run the following applications?
« on: December 28, 2009, 09:57:14 pm »

Hello All:

I am looking for a Linux distribution for an old PIII computer. The computer has a 20GB harddrive, 128MB RAM, and when it was running W2K it was relatively fast.

Before installing this version of Linux I would like to make sure that it can run the following apps.

I would be running all from console but having some graphical apps would be OK.

* elm--I would be using it mostly to email files using the batch mode.
* lynx
* sed--I use it a fair amount to edit text automatically, strip non-Ascii characters etc.
* grep
* ftp--would ftp'in files to my website. Would love to also have a light-weight ftp server, but it is not a must.

Thanks for all the help.

Deguza
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Re: Can Vector Linux run the following applications?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009, 11:54:19 pm »

* elm--I would be using it mostly to email files using the batch mode.
available in the repositories.
* lynx
ditto
* sed--I use it a fair amount to edit text automatically, strip non-Ascii characters etc.
yup
* grep
also yup.
* ftp--would ftp'in files to my website. Would love to also have a light-weight ftp server, but it is not a must.
I use gftp, but you can find others.

For your computers specs, you should use the light version.
 http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/iso-release/VL6.0-Light-LIVE-Final.iso
Give it a try, I think you'll like it.
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Re: Can Vector Linux run the following applications?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 05:39:36 pm »

Since looks like you are comfortable with the command line, lftp is a gem. I wouldn't change it for any gui ftp client. As for light ftp servers, I dont know about any small solution. If you find one we can help you to install it. However there is some small http solutions, like webfs which is in the repos. Also there is a useful python script called woof. It lets you serve a file or directory a limited number of times and it can even display a form for file uploading. There is also the python built in server which you can get with
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python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080 &

That will start an http server at port 8080.

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Re: Can Vector Linux run the following applications?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 03:33:28 pm »

We have sed and grep by default, lynx is probably included in VL6 Light, though not necessarily in Standard or SOHO, but it is certainly in the repo.

I will second the vote for lftp, it is very good.

As to ftp servers, we have proftpd and vsftpd in the repo if memory serves. I can't say as to how light they are or not, though.
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Re: Can Vector Linux run the following applications?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 06:06:46 pm »

Also there is a useful python script called woof.

Where can I find woof? I looked around but couldn't find it.

There is also the python built in server which you can get with
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python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080 &

That will start an http server at port 8080.

How do you specify which directory/s to serve? I see it serves /home/user by default.
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Re: Can Vector Linux run the following applications?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 09:42:43 pm »

http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/woof

SimpleHTTPServer serves the working directory.

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