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What are good command line HTTP clients?
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a very famous quote from Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist. This quote is particularly pertinent to Linux. In my view, one of Linux's biggest strengths is its synergy. The usefulness of Linux doesn't derive only from the huge raft of open source (command line) utilities. Instead, it's the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with larger applications.

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SoX, the swiss army knife of sound processing programs. SoX is a command line utility that can convert various formats of computer audio files in to other formats. It can also apply various effects to these sound files during the conversion. As an added bonus, SoX can play and record audio files on several unix-style platforms. Read more


  • Annarrchat
    a chatroom with MUDlike command syntax and features.
  • Bayonne
    Bayonne is the multi-line "voice response" telephony server of the GNU project. When one speaks of Bayonne as a "telephony" server, in this regard, the purpose of Bayonne is to provide a service daemon which can automatically process telephone callers on a GNU operating system in an extensible manner.
  • BLD
    BLD is a simple and efficient standalone daemon designed to automatically build blacklists.
  • capircvd
    capircvd is for the receipt of faxes (G3) and Voice calls under Linux with AVM B1 active Controller and CAPI from isdn4linux.
  • Citadel
    Citadel is an implementation of the Citadel system on the Unix platform. It takes full advantage of modern technology to make the user experience as intuitive as possible while continually emphasizing the tradition of online community oriented conversation. Read more
  • DConnect Daemon
    DConnect Daemon acts as a Direct Connect hub. It is written in pure C and utilizes threads.
  • diald
    Internet on demand daemon
  • dialmon
    dialmon is a monitor daemon which complements the diald daemon.
  • DXSpider DX Cluster
    a Ham Radio program that connects to other similar programs by radio or the internet and provides a real-time information service to Ham Radio operators rather like IRC
  • gpsd
    gpsd is a service daemon that monitors one or more GPSes or AIS receivers attached to a host computer through serial or USB ports, making all data on the location/course/velocity of the sensors available to be queried on TCP port 2947 of the host computer.
  • isdngw
    isdngw is a gateway between telephony on ISDN and telephony on IP networks using H.323. It is based on OpenH323 and ISDN4Linux. The gateway uses ISDN to make and receive calls but any type of phone (pots, mobiles...) can call and be called.
  • IServerd
    implements the ICQ V3 groupware protocol, and supports the V5 protocol
  • NewsCache
    NewsCache is a free cache server for USENET News. NewsCache acts to news reading clients like a news server, except that it stores only those articles that have been requested by at least one client. NewsCache targets problems of the current News System like network bandwidth consumption or the IO load caused by news clients.
  • NNTPCache
    NNTPCache executes on the localhost pretending to be an NNRP news-reading server. In fact, what it does is pass certain NNTP commands through to real (remote and possibly local) news-servers based on various pattern-matching rules.
  • Pagey
    a paging/SMS daemon written entirely in Python. It accepts SNPP connections and supports multiple paging devices (currently Siemens M1 and M20 SMS devices). It comes with a simple Email to SMS gateway
  • PPP-CBCP-Server
    this version of the standard ppp-daemon supports the Microsoft CallBack Configuration Protocol
  • PreViking
    an Open Source (tm) Telephony Daemon written in C. It has been designed with a modular structure that easily allows the addition of different services and the support of different hardware
  • rdiald
    a daemon that allows the computers from the home network to initiate a dialup-connection to a service provider. It also allows the execution of arbitrary commands previously defined in a config file (sendmail or fetchmail for example).
  • Ringconnectd
    Ringconnectd auto-connects online when you call your modem line.
  • SuperSAFT
    SuperSAFT is a communication protocol and stands for Simple Asynchronous File Transfer. SuperSAFT implements SAFT.
  • touch_newsgroup
    touch_newsgroup is a perl script which "touches" low-traffic newsgroups so that leafnode does not stop reading them (requires Net::NNTP module).
  • xtell
    xtell allows you to send messages between computers running an xtell server.
  • xws
    a multi-user chat server that also hosts crossword puzzles. Or perhaps it's a multi-player crossword puzzle engine that also supports chatting amongst its players. Whichever it is, it understands the popular [Across Lite] puzzle file format

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