VectorLinux
April 18, 2014, 03:32:37 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Visit our home page for VL info. To search the old message board go to http://vectorlinux.com/forum1. The first VL forum is temporarily offline until we can find a host for it. Thanks for your patience.
 
Now powered by KnowledgeDex.
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Please support VectorLinux!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Can Vector Linux run the following applications?  (Read 2352 times)
deguza
Member
*
Posts: 1


« 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
Logged
stretchedthin
Administrator
Vectorian
*****
Posts: 3780


WWW
« 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.
Logged

Vectorlinux screencasts and  tutorials can be found at....
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/blog1
http://www.youtube.com/user/vid4ken?feature=mhee
rbistolfi
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2265


« 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
Code:
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080 &

That will start an http server at port 8080.

HTH
Logged

"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

--
Jumalauta!!
Joe1962
Administrator
Vectorian
*****
Posts: 2498



WWW
« 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.
Logged

O'Neill (RE the Asgard): "Usually they ask nicely before they ignore us and do what they damn well please."
http://joe1962.bigbox.info
Running: VL 7 Std 64 + self-cooked XFCE-4.10
Daniel
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 704


WWW
« 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
Code:
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.
Logged

The following sentence is true. The previous sentence is false.

VL 6.0 SOHO KDE-Classic on 2.3 Ghz Dual-core AMD with 3 Gigs of RAM
rbistolfi
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2265


« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 09:42:43 pm »

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

SimpleHTTPServer serves the working directory.

Very long day, I take the chance for an universal complain Tongue. Off to sleep -.-
Logged

"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

--
Jumalauta!!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!