Please note the packages are tested only on the Ben NanoNote (which has XBurst architecture) and may not work on other devices. Also, the binary ipk packages don't include manuals or other documentation to save space on the handheld. Please go to home pages of software to obtain manuals, licence terms and so. Af far a I know, all listed programs are licensed under GNU GPL.
Most of these packages can be currently found in software repository for openwrt-xburst and can be installed with the "opkg" tool. You probably don't need to download them from here.
The Makefile was obtained directly from OpenWRT and recompiled for the XBurst architecture. Anyway, the "calendar" feature doesn't work (probably because of the Ben screen size limits).
The package is compiled without readline support, sorry.
Please note there are some issues, namely non-existence of the "rem" binary. Also, the rem2html script needs some Perl modules (I still haven't figured what particular ipk files are required - so this feature may not work). Rest of features should be OK.
It's a GNU version of famous cal utility. If you want to start week from Monday, you have to type gcal -s 1. And you will get something like this:
March 2010 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
It's somewhat limited in possibilities but still very usefull. A basic usage can be like this:units kg lb
The sc is a very old unix spreasheet calculator. It's behaviour is similar to the vi editor (it's modal and some shortcuts are similar or identical to ones used in the vi). One can find some usefull documentation like this tutorial or like this tutorial (PDF) or like this manual page.
If you have an experience with older unix versions of th sc (like 6.21) please note that there are some minor differences in behaviour. I like the 6.21 better but I'm not able to compile it.
Please note that tutorial is available through command (from shell): "sc /usr/share/tutorial.sc".
To convert comma-separated values file (CSV) to sc file one can use the psc command:
psc -d , <file.sc >file.sc
Obviously, the "-d ," parameter specifies the separator (here it is the comma: ","). To obtain a CSV file from common spreadsheet format it is possible to use the xls2csv tool from the catdoc package.
Please note that this tool converts only the older (*.sxw) files and not the curent Open Document Format files (*.odt).
GNU version of the Awk language interpreter. It is needed for the Surfraw software. Please note there is only the "/usr/bin/gawk" executable. There is no "awk" but one can make a symbolic link ("ln -s /usr/bin/gawk /usr/bin/awk") if necessary.
It's a command line interface for several WWW services like (try "surfraw wikipedia Linux" comand, for example). The default web browser can be changed in the file "/etc/surfraw.conf".
The package includes these binaries:
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