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  • a2ps
    "Anything" to PostScript converter. It is easier to install than enscript, which needed flex, which isn't installed on the Z. So far, tested only with text files. Other formats will probably not work
  • abx2csv
    converts the xml format of the Sharp Zaurus addressbook into text-csv. The resulting file can be viewed in the console or with a spreadsheet application, or it can be imported as addressbook into e. g. OpenOffice
  • Addoc
    a commandline program that will add files to your Documents tab in Opie or Qtopia. If your shell supports wildcards, addoc can add multiple files at the same time (ie, "addoc *" will add all the files in the current directory)
  • Apachectl
    the apachectl script that is missing from the apache-php package
  • armutils
    a collection of console apps including bzip2, wc, gpg, tcsh, diff
  • awk
    (ftp only) a port of gawk to the Zaurus
  • Blanker
    a program that turns off the screen for music playing or server work
  • Blind
    turns off your Zaurus LCD to reduce power comsumption
  • BURP
    Blowfish Updated Re-entrant Project: a lean, multi-platform command-line utility program that encrypts and decrypts files using a strong cryptographic algorithm named "Blowfish"
  • Busybox
    an update of Busybox for the Zaurus
  • BusyBox
    combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in fileutils, shellutils, findutils, textutils, grep, gzip, tar, etc
  • BuzConfig
    (commercial) a utility that allows you to customize the following sounds: Screen Taps, Key Clicks, Alarms & Warning Sounds
  • bzip2
    a freely available, patent free, high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques (the PPM family of statistical compressors), whilst being around twice as fast at compression and six times faster at decompression
  • CountDown
    countdown from now to an event (holiday, "end of world", ...)
  • Customizable Keyboard
    using this small plugin, you may get a new keyboard, which you can customize to only include the letters you need
  • d2uu2d
    a port of dos2unix/unix2dos for the Z
  • dig
    a static zaurus compile of the ISC Bind utility dig for a variety of nameserver queries
  • DocReader
    a port of an eBook reader (for Palm DOC format)
  • Drifter
    (commercial) a simple utility program designed to keep your PDA system clock accurate without the need to synchronize with an external time server
  • emZip for Sharp Zaurus
    a powerful utility designed to compress/decompress the files. This results in saving memory and increases the overall storage capacity of Sharp Zaurus
  • English Dictionary Pro
    American English dictionary based on the Princeton University's Word Net lexical database, over 77,000 basic word forms in 5.5 MB
  • Explorer
    a file browser and ftp client. Unfortunately the implantation of file transfer doesn't allow for very big files, but it gets the job done for smaller ones. When started with the -ftp command line option the second tab turns into a ftp client
  • FBReader
    FBReader is an e-book reader for Linux PDAs and desktop computers. FBReader currently works on Sharp Zaurus, Siemens Simpad with Opensimpad ROM, and Linux desktop computers. FBReader supports the following e-book formats: fb2, html, plucker, palmdoc, zTxt, and plain text.
  • file
    used before the days of MIME to tell you what a particular file type is. Reads the first few bytes of data from the given file, tries to match it with its database, and reports the file type
  • Find It
    (commercial) a java based utility that allows you to locate files on your Zaurus containing a word or phrase. The search is performed on file contents, rather than file names. Searches text files and document files (files with .txt extensions and .doc extensions). Files containing a match are displayed in the window along with the line of text containing the matched word or phrase. Simpler to use than terminal for locating files
  • Fish
    a port of the KDE panel applet kfish
  • FNViewer
    FNViewer is a FreeNoteQt private viewer.
  • fold
    fold long lines for display on an output device of a given width
  • GGZCards
    an extension for the orginial Sharp Zarus ROM, that allows you to modify the appearance of the Qtopia UI. Features: Custom styles can be loaded via plugins, Color-schemes can be created and edited
  • gnu-tar
    gnu-tar is the GNU tar program ported to the Zaurus
  • Gutenbrowser
    a cross platform way to easily search, download and read free classic literature, in the form of electronic etexts
  • Hancom Creator
    creates 4 ipk files in your Documents Directory, one for the libs, and one each for the three Hancom applications
  • HideCF
    a simple tool to clean up your Zaurus Documents Tab
  • IRK
    provides an interface between the LIRC infrared remote driver and the Qtopia environment. It adds a plugin that interfaces the LIRC device to Qtopia
  • J-Flash
    a Kanji and Japanese vocabulary trainer. It works just like flash cards made of paper. It uses the same file format like many other japanese Flash card programs
  • JeodCreator
    an ipk for Sharp Zaurus 5500 users to package Jeod into an ipk file so it can be stored on the desktop while Opie is being put on the Zaurus. After which Jeod can be re-installed
  • JExplorer
    a Java File Explorer with tree and file on the screen at once
  • KAddressBook-sync
    scripts to convert KAddressBook files to Zaurus address book format and to synchronize KAddressBook and KOrganizer with the Zaurus
  • keyz
    a Taskbar applet and configuration utilities for setting up and usage of different keyboard layouts on the hardware keyboard of Sharp Zaurus SL-5x00 PDAs
  • konqstart
    a little C++ program which turns your konqueror bookmarks into a startup web site, so that you can just reach your bookmaks without having to use the menu
  • KTrove
    a Zaurus 5500 application that allows you to store and run almost all applications from your removeable memory
  • ldap2zaurus
    a simple PHP script for exporting addresses from an LDAP directory to the XML format used by the Zaurus address book
  • ldap2zaurus.rb
    a simple Ruby script for exporting addresses from an LDAP directory to the XML format used by the Zaurus' address book
  • LEP-Gen
    an open-source low-entropy password generator for the Sharp Zaurus
  • less
    installs "less", "lesskey", and "lessecho" in "./usr/bin"
  • Life
    Conway's game of Life; a mathematical simulation/cellular automata
  • Light Switch Applet
    a simple applet which adds an on/off toggle switch for the backlight on the Z
  • LPRng
    implements LPD (Line Printer Daemon). Talks to other LPD servers, or directly to LPD-compliant printers (most print servers and networked printers).
  • Media Mounter
    a simple application allowing you to mount and unmount devices you've configured in your /etc/fstab file
  • mioReaderLite
    a Japanese capable text reader with integrated dictionary for the Sharp Zaurus PDA. It's part of a more ambitious project, mioSuite
  • mkipkg
    an ipkg builder for the Sharp Zaurus and other Linux PDA units that runs natively on the PDA
  • most
    a pager like "less" or "more", but in addition to it being smaller, it is more featureful. It is colored, can display non-ascii characters, it can have multiple open windows, and can toggle wrapping of lines
  • MyKonsole
    a slightly modified Opie Embeddedkonsole (more fonts selectable)
  • myPDA
    consists of x11zaurus, QPE start application and mlvwm window manager
  • Noptec Taskman
    an award winning task manager for Qtopia applications (graphical clients running under QPE) and other Linux processes
  • OpenSSH
    am OpenSSH port for use on the PDA
  • opie-cardmon
    a CF/PCMCIA Card Monitor applet for the Opie environment taskbar
  • opie-dvorak
    Dvorak keyboard input method for the Opie environment. This is based off of the original keyboard input method
  • opie-handwriting
    the handwriting recognition input method for the Opie environment
  • opie-i18n-en
    an English dictionary for the Qtopia environment
  • opie-jumpx
    a keyboard-like input method for the Opie environment
  • opie-pickboard
    pickboard dictionary-based input method for the Opie environment
  • opie-qipkg
    a GUI front-end to ipkg for the Opie environment
  • opie-rotation
    allows the display to be rotated. This requires extra fonts, using about 240K of actual flash (jffs2)
  • opie-sdmon
    a SD/MMC Card Monitor applet for the Qtopia environment taskbar
  • Opie-sh
    designed to let you use QT dialogs from the shell. It is especially useful for writing interactive shell scripts
  • opie-taskbar
    the "finder" or "explorer" for the Opie environment
  • OTP Keygen
    compute a response in two different forms, an easy-to-remember nonsense sentence consisting of six short words, and the hexadecimal equivalent for MD4/MD5 computation
  • Outliner
    (commercial) an application that will allow you to create and edit outlines easily. A must have for anyone that takes notes with lists and outlines for meetings, classes, and homework. Easily manage multiple outlines, lists, and note taking in a standard text document
  • oz2remind
    oz2remind is a tool to convert OpenZaurus Opie calendar XML files to Remind format.
  • p2z
    a Perl tool that converts Palm Memo, ToDo, Adressbook and Datebook data to the Zaurus builtin applications. It needs Perl and opie-sh
  • Package Manager
    an unfinished package manager to replace the Zaurus's package manager
  • Palm2zaurus
    a Palm addressbook to zaurus conversion Perl script
  • Password Generator
    a password generation program (using Java) which can run on any platform but which has primarily been developed for the Zaurus
  • PicoGUI
    a new Graphical User Interface architecture designed with embedded systems in mind. The scope of the project includes low-level graphics and input, widgets, themeing, layout, font rendering, network transparency, and debugging features
  • PIMPrint
    gives the Zaurus the missing overall PIM data search, show and print feasibility. Special attention was spent on the highly configurable search and view functionallity based on xml filter files
  • Process Manager
    lets you kill, renice and manager processes in a list or tree view
  • Processes
    a graphics program to view or kill processes, and resume of memory usage in the sharp Zarus
  • procps
    a port of the procps 3.2.3 utilities to the Zaurus (ARM platform)
  • qkonsole
    a Zaurus console program. Improvements on original embeddedkonsole include: font selector (zoom keys on C7xx) full screen (toggled with fn-5 on C7xx) variable history lines select by words (hold down shift key) title support (in bash: export PS1="[33]2;w07]\$ ") paste with fn-p (C7xx) new session with fn-n (C7xx) command selector for most recently/often used commands etc
  • qpdf2
    a PDF reader and note manager for the Zaurus. It includes a gesture based user interface, asynchronous redraw, text view, highlighting with note manager, and incremental search. It works on 5x00 with 2.37 or TKC ROM, and C7x0
  • qpe2uschedule
    needed for Qtopia or Opie to use uschedule to set wakeup events
  • QPSword
    a Qtopia frontend for CrossWire Bible Society's free Bible software project
  • qs_opie
    provides a fast and efficient pen-based data input method for the Sharp Zaurus and iPaq Qtopia/Opie handhelds. QwikScript was inspired by "quickwriting", a data entry method advanced by Ken Perlin which allows you to enter full sentences with an uninterrupted flowing motion
  • Qswap
    a frontend to create or remove a swapfile with a size of 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB and - this was the main reason to build Qswap - to add/remove this swapfile to/from the virtual memory
  • QTReader
    a small QTE based etext reader which will read PalmDoc, plain text, gzipped text and its own very highly compressed format
  • rdate
    a port of the console rdate application
  • Remote Clip
    enables you to transfer text and files among multiple computers - such as desktop computers, laptops, and personal digital assistants (PDAs) - by synchronizing their clipboards
  • Rend
    a small, lightweight daemon that watches the processes running on a machine and will renice those specified by the user automatically, whenever they are run
  • ROMburst
    a little program to tease apart the pieces of the ROM image for separate inspection
  • Sagasu
    a Japanese-English / English-Japanese dictionary program, written in Java, that allows English to Japanese lookups, Japanese to English lookups phonetically & Japanese to English lookups by kanji
  • ScanChamp
    (commercial) provides extreamly quick, easy, and robust way to program, or read scans from the CS-1504 and CS-2000 using any computing platform supported by SerialPort. Note: ScanChamp uses SerialPort to access the serial port that the CS-1504 or CS-2000 is attached to.
  • Shopper
    a simple shopping list manager, allowing you to select some items from a large list, and when out shopping, Shopper only shows you the needed items
  • Solaris 8
    (commercial) covers requirements for both exams 310-011 and 310-012 that are required to become a Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 8 Operating Environment
    a simple opie-sh front end to the flite speech synthesis program
  • Spoken
    (commercial) renders a text ebook or document as speech. Have your Zaurus read you a story! Spoken provides bookmarks, search for text, skip X percent, fast forward, pause etc
  • strip2zsafe
    converts Strip account information from a Palm PDA to a ZSafe compatible textfile, for use with the Zaurus and other Linux PDAs
  • sysinfo
    a hack of the opie sysinfo
  • Tab Manager
    a utility to add/remove tabs and applications from the Zaurus
  • Tapboard
    an alternate layout keyboard plugin for the Qtopia environment. It has a key layout optimized for input with a stylus. It's based on the layout IBM developed for its ATOMIK software for the PalmOS, but enhanced to meet the needs of Linux & the Zaurus
  • TaskMan
    shows active Qtopia applications and Linux processes with detailed information such as environment variables and open files. Even Qtopia applications hidden from the taskbar (fast launch enabled mostly) are displayed
  • TCX
    Transparently Compressed Executables: a system designed for the transparent decompression, execution and recompression of executables under Unix
  • Temperature Converter
    an easy-to-use Java application that allows you to quickly convert Celsius to Farenheit or Farenheit to Celsius, either by using the "thermometer" scroll bars or by directly entering the numeric value
  • terminfo-utils
    adds the missing tput and tset commands for terminfo manipulation
  • tkcExplorer
    (commercial) an enhanced file manager for the Sharp Zaurus. It features multi-pane navigation with adjustable views, configurable file sort, multi-file select for operations, rapid navigation tools to access /root, SD card, Compact Flash card, etc., directly without having to navigate the linux file system tree
  • tkcWhiteBoard
    (commercial) an innovative approach to collaborative, Internet based white boarding applications
  • trans
    a small bidirectional dictionary lookup tool for Linux PDAs. It uses grep to lookup words in a gzipped dictionary file and uses opie-sh to show the results
  • txt2tags
    txt2tags provides ipk packages of the text conversion and formatting tool, txt2tags, for users of Linux embedded systems that use the iPKG Package Management System.
  • unison
    a port of a file-synchronization tool
  • unzip
    unzip utility for the zaurus console
  • WhatsUpOnZ
    a system manager for the Sharp Zaurus-SL 5x00. It displays the processes running on computer in list and tree form. Processes can be killed and various other signals can be send to specific processes. It also features a processor load and memory usage monitor
  • X10Client
    with your Sharp Zaurus equiped with a Wireless Network CF Card, you can turn on/off or dim lights in your house with the X10Client
  • xscreensaver
    This is a port of xscreensaver 4.21 to the Zaurus. The hacks contained in the package have been tested with xqtserver, running on a Zaurus SL-C860 with Cacko-Qt. It should run fine on any X environment, but you may need to move things around a bit.
  • z2m
    a tiny Perl script to extract Mutt mail aliases from a Zaurus addressbook file
  • Zaurus Overclock Tool
    (commercial) can change CPU (and SDRAM) frequency. It is possible to set speed from 162.2 MHz (save battery) to 221.2 MHz (app. 15% faster). Use at your own risk
  • Zaurus Synchronization Repository
    aims to provide a professional solution for synchronizing ones Zaurus on the Linux operating system. It brings Zaurus users a complete tool allowing them to synchronize their data with any a number of Desktop PIM (Personal Information Management) applications
  • Zaurus_check
    shell script that constantly checks for the connection/disconnection of a Sharp Zaurus SL series PDA to the own Linux PC; it configures the networking, and manages an icon for the KDE desktop of the user, to launch the filemanager Konqueror and manage FTP file transfers
  • zbedic
    a dictionary for the Zaurus that features 18 dictionaries
  • ZConsole
    provides a VT102 terminal session over /dev/ttyS0
  • zLapSpeed Calculator
    calculate average lap speeds and qualification lap averages for any race track. 50 pre-programmed race tracks, or enter the length in miles or kilometers
  • zNetBackup
    the idea is to have rsync make a backup whenever your zaurus is turned off or network goes up or down
  • ZSafe
    a password manager for the Sharp Zaurus SL5500. Passwords can be stored into four different categories. The password file will be encrypted by using a secure RC2 mechanism
  • ZTrans
    an english to german translation program for the Sharp Zaurus SL5500. It uses babylon dictionaries. The dictonaries must be within the old (EXE) format. The new BGL format is not supported
  • ZUC
    a unit converter for the Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 or any other device running Qtopia
  • ZWord
    ZWord is a qte / qpe based app which produces crossword solutions based on partial words with '?' wildcard characters.

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