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Romp Home with these 21 Peerless ASCII Games
The purpose of this article is to identify our favourite ASCII based games. There are no fancy graphics here, just great gameplay coupled with the urge of always having just one more play.

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  • gTask
    gTask is an implementation of the progress bar simplification system that was proposed in an osnews article by Athanassios Floros. The intent of the project is to create an easy to use framework for application developers to communication the progress to certain long running events.
  • Hardware Service Discovery
    Hardware Service Discovery (HW-SD) is a library and daemon for the discovery and announcement of hardware resources using ZeroConf. It enables auto-configuration of ad-hoc GPU clusters and multi-GPU machines.
  • haveged
    haveged is a daemon that feeds the /dev/random pool on Linux using an adaptation of the HArdware Volatile Entropy Gathering and Expansion algorithm invented at IRISA.
  • hc-cron
    (ftp only) a drop in replacement for Paul Vixie's widely used cron daemon
  • hwmultd
    hwmultd is a daemon which, when run in server mode, periodically polls some hardware device, like an entropy source, and multicasts that information.
    dynamically satisfies VLAN Query Protocol (VQP) requests by querying against an SQL database in realtime. Changes take effect at the next VMPS reconfirmation cycle with no need to reload the daemon
  • idlebeep
    beeps if your system goes idle
  • iii
    iii is a manager daemon implementation for the Eye-Fi card.
  • incron
    incron is an "inotify cron" system. It works like the regular cron but is driven by filesystem events instead of time periods. It contains two programs, a daemon called "incrond" (analogous to crond) and a table manipulator "incrontab" (like "crontab").
  • inetrd
    a super server like inetd (i.e., it listens on many ports). Clients connecting can then be redirected to other ports or servers in various ways
  • ir-root-controller
    ir-root-controller is a small daemon that listens to /dev/lircd and matches buttons. On a button match, it executes an arbitrary function. The 1.0.0 release is extremely simple and calls amixer to change the system's master volume.
  • irmctl
    IR Multi ConTroLler: a controller daemon for your non irda infrared receiver
  • Ivman
    Ivman is a simple daemon to automount cd-roms, play audio cds or dvds,... Something like Gnome-Volume-Manager, but without all Gnome-deps, and (initially) no GUI, using Dbus and Halditions. Unlike gnome-volume-manager, it runs from a console. It uses D-BUS and HAL to listen for new devices, and uses pmount for mounting.
  • James Bond Log
    a daemon log watcher written in C using the PCRE Library
  • jctld
    jctld is a job control system for clusters of machines. Job-control hosts and a nominated job- control server run a jctld daemon. Users interact with the system via a command-line utility. Authentication between parties uses private-public key pairs.
  • joyd
    a daemon that allows you to trigger commands on your computer by using your joystick. It can execute any program. You can bind commands to single buttons, movements of your stick or combinations
  • keepalived
    the main goal of the keepalived project is to add a strong & robust keepalive facility to the Linux Virtual Server project
  • KeysID
    KeysID is a highly configurable linux daemon which lets you intercept keyboard key press and make them execute the programs you want.
  • KeyWatcher
    KeyWatcher is a daemon that monitors events from the new Linux input system and to perform actions based on certain events. In other words, multimedia keys like play, stop, mute, etc. can be made to do what they say... It is similar to LinEAK and xhkeys, but does not require X. The downside is you need a device that supports the Linux input system.
  • kfsmd
    kfsmd (kernel filesystem monitor daemon) is a daemon to log and view kernel filesystem changes using inotify.
  • KScannerButtons
    KScannerButtons is a daemon plus an optional KDE frontend for monitoring your scanner buttons so that actions can be taken in response to button presses. It's composed of a daemon (sanebuttond), a frontend that will display an icon in the systray, and a dialog box to configure and launch the daemon. It is based on the button monitoring capabilities found in some SANE backends. It has been tested with the avision backend and an HP 5300C scanner. The frontend requires Kommander (kde-webdev).
  • Kyuba
    Kyuba is a replacement for the init daemon. It is based on Curie.
  • lard
    Lard is a Logging and Rotation Daemon that can replace the functionality of sysklogd and logrotate together. Logging is done almost exactly the same as syslogd, with added features such as regex matching and command triggers.
  • latd
    latd allows users to connect to a Linux system from a LAT-enabled terminal server (e.g. a DECserver).
  • ldap-abook
    an ldap based addressbook application, intended for users wishing to maintain a centralized server based addressbook
  • LinEAK
    features X11 support, window manager independence, ability to configure all keys (via GUI & .conf file), volume control, and sound controls
  • LIRC Client Daemon
    The LIRC Client Daemon is a per-user daemon that sits between the LIRC daemon (from the Linux InfraRed Control project) and any other programs that use LIRC. It ships with a replacement library for LIRC's liblirc_client, which connects to lirccd instead of lircd.
  • lm-monitor
    lm-monitor is a daemon that run sensors at a defined interval (15 seconds by default) and checks the output. If a sensor value has gone outside the defined limit since the last reading, an email message is sent to one or more administrators, alerting them about the condition so they can take appropriate action. It requires the lm-sensors package and a working email configuration, including the "mail" command.
  • logsend
    Logsend is a Unix daemon for email notification of log file changes. It has three different backends. It searches the log files and periodically mails you the additions. It comes with a dialog-based configuration tool and live monitor.
  • lpc-ntpd
    lpc-ntpd is a driver for the "lindy precision clock" MSF radio receiver. It connects your MSF atomic clock radio (MSF Rugby, UK) to the reference NTP daemon of
  • lvs-kiss
    lvs-kiss is a daemon which enables you to create load balanced, high availability services. lvs-kiss is designed to make load-balancing with fail-over simpler. The primary design-goal is for you to get load- balancing with fail-over up and running within an hour or so.
  • macwatch
    small daemon that counts in- and outbytes from a given MAC-address and stores the result in a file for use with MRTG. It will write the file every 5 minutes by default, and uses libpcap to do all the work
  • maildirquotad
    maildirquotad is used in conjunction with exim. Exim has no builtin facility for checking the quotas of a mailbox at RCPT TO time.
  • Mainstreet Credit Verification Engine
    a scalable Credit Card Processing Engine for Linux and UNIX. MCVE is designed to handle credit card authorizations and is certified to support major clearing house protocols
  • Matrix Orbital Daemon
    a daemon for controlling a matrix orbital LCD screen. The goal is for mtrxord is to eventually be feature complete, to allow control over every aspect of the LCD screen, including custom characters
  • memlockd
    Memlockd is a daemon that locks files into memory. Then if a machine starts paging heavily the chance of being able to login successfully is significantly increased. The default configuration will lock all the files needed for login to a Debian GNU/Linux system via the console or via ssh.
  • Metalog
    a modern replacement for syslogd and klogd. The logged messages can be dispatched according to their facility, urgency, program name and/or Perl-compatible regular expressions
  • mini-at
    mini-at is a small at-type daemon and commandline utility. Its purpose is to schedule the execution of commands at a later date. Unlike traditional at, it uses the ISO8601 date/time format exclusively, it deals efficiently with non-monotonic time, and it does not require a mail transfer agent.
  • mini-lpd
    mini-lpd is a non-queueing simple and small LPD implementation, which simply puts the incoming traffic to a local file. It has support for multiple queues, the maximum number can be changed.
  • mntd
    an automount daemon and shared library written in C for automatically mount hotplug devices like USB sticks, Compact Flash cards or other mountable devices on linux 2.6.x kernels
  • mochad
    mochad is a TCP gateway daemon for the X10 CM15A RF (radio frequency) and PL (power line) controller, the CM15Pro RF and PL controller, and the CM19A RF controller.
  • modular syslog
    allows for an easy implementation of input and output modules. The modules that mantain compatibility with its precursor are included in the standard distribution along with four modules: om_peo (an implementation of PEO-1 and L-PEO, two algorithmic protocols for integrity checking), om_mysql and om_pgsql (modules that sends output to a MySQL and PostgreSQL database, respectively) and om_regex (a module that allows output redirection using regular expressions)
  • Mon
    Mon is an extensible service monitoring daemon which can be used to monitor network or non-network resources. Written in Perl 5. Read more
  • Mondo
    a system health monitor daemon for Linux, capable of running specific commands whenever alarm conditions get tripped
  • msysklogd
    a small and simple syslog and kernel log daemon. It does not need any configuration file and does not write any files. It just writes all messages to standard out (descriptor 1) or to a remote host
  • netatalk
    Netatalk is a freely-available, kernel level implementation of the AppleTalk Protocol Suite, originally for BSD-derived systems. A *NIX/*BSD system running netatalk is capable of serving many macintosh clients simultaneously as an AppleTalk router, AppleShare file server (AFP), *NIX/*BSD print server, and for accessing AppleTalk printers via Printer Access Protocol (PAP). Included are a number of minor printing and debugging utilities.
  • noflushd
    a daemon that spins down disks that have not been read from after a certain amount of time, and then prevents disk writes from spinning them back up
  • Notary
    to act as a digital notary service. Sign your document, send the detached signature to the notary service, and you recieve the notary's detached signature in return

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