W

W3C

Acronym for the World Wide Web Consortium, an independent peak body founded in 1994 to develop common protocols and standards for the evolution of the World Wide Web. It is jointly hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Computer Science in the USA, the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique [INRIA] in Europe, and the Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus in Asia. The Consortium is led by Tim Berners-Lee, the primary inventor of the World Wide Web. More information can be found at: http://www.W3C.org/ From Faculty-of-Education

WAIS

Wide Area Information Servers - A commercial software package that allows the indexing of huge quantities of information, and then making those indices searchable across networks such as the Internet . A prominent feature of WAIS is that the search results are ranked ("scored") according to how relevant the "hits" are, and that subsequent searches can find "more stuff like that last batch" and thus refine the search process. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

WAIS (Wide Area Information Server). From Faculty-of-Education

WAIS (Wide Area Information Servers)

A commercial software package that allows the indexing of huge quantities of information, and then making those indices searchable across networks such as the Internet. A prominent feature of WAIS is that the search results are ranked (scored) accordingto how relevant the hits are, and that subsequent searches can find more stuff like that last batch and thus refine the search process. From Matisse

WAIS (Wide Area Information Servers)

These servers allow users to conduct full-text keyword searches in documents, databases, and libraries connected to the Internet. From Glossary of Distance Education and Internet Terminology

WAN

Acronym for Wide Area Network, which is generally a network connecting several physically distant locations, as opposed to a LAN. The Internet is an example of a worldwide WAN. From KADOWKEV

WAN

Wide Area Network, which is generally a network connecting several physically distant locations, as opposed to a LAN. The Internet is an example of a worldwide WAN. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

WAN (Wide Area Network)

Any internet or network that covers an area larger than a single building or campus. From Matisse

WIMP environment

n. [acronym: `Window, Icon, Menu, Pointing device (or Pull-down menu)'] A graphical-user-interface environment such as X or the Macintosh interface, esp. as described by a hacker who prefers command-line interfaces for their superior flexibility and extensibility. However, it is also used without negative connotations; one must pay attention to voice tone and other signals to interpret correctly. See menuitis, user-obsequious. From Jargon Dictionary

WOWLinux

The site appears current. Korean distribution. From LWN Distribution List

WWW

World Wide Web--also known as WEB--this is the generic name given to all of the hypertext-based HTML documents on the Internet. A revolutionary Internet browsing system that allows point-and-click%navigation of the Internet. The WWW is a spiderweb-like interconnection of millions of pieces of information located on computers around the world. Web documents use hypertext, which incorporates text and graphical links to other documents and files on Internet-connected computers. From Glossary of Distance Education and Internet Terminology

WWW (World Wide Web)

World Wide Web (or simply Web for short) is a term frequently used (incorrectly) when referring to "The Internet", WWW has two major meanings: First, loosely used: the whole constellation of resources that can be accessed using Gopher, FTP, HTTP,telnet, USENET, WAIS and some other tools. Second, the universe of hypertext servers (HTTP servers), more commonly called "web servers", which are the servers that serve web pages to web browsers. From Matisse

WYSIAYG

/wiz'ee-ayg/ adj. Describes a user interface under which "What You See Is All You Get"; an unhappy variant of WYSIWYG. Visual, `point-and-shoot'-style interfaces tend to have easy initial learning curves, but also to lack depth; they often frustrate advanced users who would be better served by a command-style interface. When this happens, the frustrated user has a WYSIAYG problem. This term is most often used of editors, word processors, and document formatting programs. WYSIWYG `desktop publishing' programs, for example, are a clear win for creating small documents with lots of fonts and graphics in them, especially things like newsletters and presentation slides. When typesetting book-length manuscripts, on the other hand, scale changes the nature of the task; one quickly runs into WYSIAYG limitations, and the increased power and flexibility of a command-driven formatter like TeX or Unix's troff becomes not just desirable but a necessity. Compare YAFIYGI. From Jargon Dictionary

WYSIWYG

'What You See Is What You Get'. This term refers to Graphical User Interfaces that present work in a format that is identical to that when printed out. From Faculty-of-Education

WYSIWYG

/wiz'ee-wig/ adj. [Traced to Flip Wilson's "Geraldine" character c.1970] Describes a user interface under which "What You See Is What You Get", as opposed to one that uses more-or-less obscure commands that do not result in immediate visual feedback. True WYSIWYG in environments supporting multiple fonts or graphics is a a rarely-attained ideal; there are variants of this term to express real-world manifestations including WYSIAWYG (What You See Is Almost What You Get) and WYSIMOLWYG (What You See Is More or Less What You Get). All these can be mildly derogatory, as they are often used to refer to dumbed-down user-friendly interfaces targeted at non-programmers; a hacker has no fear of obscure commands (compare WYSIAYG). On the other hand, EMACS was one of the very first WYSIWYG editors, replacing (actually, at first overlaying) the extremely obscure, command-based TECO. See also WIMP environment. [Oddly enough, WYSIWYG has already made it into the OED, in lower case yet. --ESR] From Jargon Dictionary

Warewulf

Warewulf is a unique Linux distribution for cluster nodes. It facilitates a central administration model for all nodes and includes tools needed to build configuration files, monitor, and control the nodes. It is totally customizable and can be adapted to just about any type of cluster. The node distributions are built from a virtual node filesystem residing on the master, transfered to the nodes either by Etherboot or CDROM images, and run from RAM. Administration is scalable and easy. It was originally designed for Beowulf, but can be used in other environments as well. The initial version, 0.3, was released March 11, 2002. Version 1.11 was released May 15, 2003. A 'special purpose/mini' distribution. From LWN Distribution List

Wave table synthesis

A method, far superior to FM synthesis, of generating and reproducing music in a sound board Wave table synthesis uses a pre-recorded sample of dozens of orchestral instruments to determine how particular notes played on those instruments should sound. From QUECID

Web

In the World Wide Web or any hypertext systems a set of related documents that together make up a hypertext presentation. The documents do not have to be stored on the same computer system, but they are explicitly interlinked, generally by providing internal navigation buttons. A web generally induces a welcome page that serves as the top-level document (home page) of the web. From QUECID

Web browser

A program that runs on an Internet-connected computer and provides access to the riches of the World Wide Web (WWW). Web browsers are of two kinds; text-only browsers and graphical Web browsers such as NCSA Mosaic and Netscape Navigator. Graphical browsers are preferable because you can see in-line images, fonts, and document layouts. From QUECID

Web page

A document designed for viewing in a web browser. Typically written in HTML. From Matisse

Webfish Linux

Webfish Linux is a small, stripped down Linux distribution based on GNU source packages. Webfish is built with the more experienced user in mind and is aimed at small, fast, secure server and workstation systems with a minimum of installed packages. The initial release of Webfish Linux, version 0.9b, was released June 20, 2002. Version 1.0pre1 was released on March 25, 2003. The Webfish Linux Firewall-1 branch released its initial verion, 1.1, on July 24, 2002. Fishwall 1.2 was released August 27, 2002. From LWN Distribution List

White Book

n. 1. Syn. K&R. 2. Adobe's fourth book in the PostScript series, describing the previously-secret format of Type 1 fonts; "Adobe Type 1 Font Format, version 1.1", (Addison-Wesley, 1990, ISBN 0-201-57044-0). See also Red Book, Green Book, Blue Book. From Jargon Dictionary

White Dwarf Linux

White Dwarf Linux is named for a White Dwarf Star. White Dwarf Stars are small but extremely dense stars. White Dwarf Linux is small enough to load in 16MB of Flash, but dense enough to contain the features that embedded applications demand. Version 1.2.0 was released July 28, 2002. From LWN Distribution List

Widget

A graphical user interface programming object (button, scrollbar, radio button, etc.) for the X Window System. (Also, see X Window System.) From I-gloss

WinLinux

WinLinux 2001 was designed and built to be the easiest to use Linux system. Its installation and configuration tasks are performed directly from Windows using graphical tools. WinLinux 2003 is currently available. From LWN Distribution List

WinSlack

WinSlack is a basic Linux install with KDE and Star Office. It requires no logon, and gives you a desktop environment similar to that other leading PC GUI, it also has supermount compiled into the kernel so that CD-ROM's and floppies are automatically mounted and unmounted. You can also format floppies from the desktop. Upon exiting the X session, the machine will shutdown. It is based primarily on Slackware 7.1 with some modifications. From LWN Distribution List

Window Manager

The graphical user interface (GUI) that runs on top of X Window to provide the user with windows, icons, taskbars and other desktop objects. (Also, see Desktop.) From I-gloss

WindowMaker

Window Maker is an X11 window manager which emulates the look and feel of the NeXTSTEP (TM) graphical user interface. It is relatively fast, feature rich and easy to configure and use. Window Maker is part of the official GNU project, which means that Window Maker can interoperate with other GNU projects, such as GNOME. Window Maker allows users to switch themes 'on the fly,' to place favorite applications on either an application dock, similar to AfterStep's Wharf or on a workspace dock, a 'clip' which extends the application dock's usefulness. From Mandrake 9.0 RPM

Wintel

n. Microsoft Windows plus Intel - the tacit alliance that dominated desktop computing in the 1990s. Now (1999) possibly on the verge of breaking up under pressure from Linux; see Lintel. From Jargon Dictionary

Working Directory

Another name for the current directory, or the directory in which the user is currently working. From I-gloss

Workspace

Another name for the Root Window, or Desktop. From I-gloss

Workstation

Typically a more powerful computer than a personal computer (eg Mac or PC). Workstations are typified through features such as high resolution displays, very large memory capacities, and excellent multi task; abilities running on UNIX or a similar operating system. From Faculty-of-Education

World-Wide-Web

A distributed hypertext information system that uses HTTP to retrieve text and graphics, often erroneously referred to by the name of one type of browser, Mosaic. From KADOWKEV

Worm

A virus that's designed to find all data in memory or on disk and alter any data it encounters. The alteration may be to change certain chracters to numbers or to swap bytes of stored memory. A few programs may still run, but usually data is irretrievably corrupted. From QUECID

Worm

A worm is a virus that does not infect other programs. It makes copies of itself, and infects additional computers (typically by making use of network connections) but does not attach itself to additional programs; however a worm might alter, install, or destroy files and programs. From Matisse

Wrapper

A program used to start another program. From I-gloss

w

Show who is logged on and what they are doing. From whatis

w-bassman

an alternative "w" command This is a version of the "w" command that might be familiar to old Slackware users. It formats the output differently, in a way some consider clearer and easier to read. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w.procps

Show who is logged on and what they are doing. From whatis

w3-el-e20

Web browser for GNU Emacs 20 A full-featured web browser, written entirely in Emacs-Lisp, that supports all the bells and whistles in use on the web today: frames, tables, stylesheets, and much more. Supports asynchronous connections, allowing users to browse numerous sites concurrently, while others continue to download. Tight integration with the standard Emacs mail and news reading packages allows easy sharing of information. Since Emacs is first and foremost the most powerful editor around, the information you uncover on the web can immediately be put to work. Yet another reason to never leave Emacs. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w3-el-e21

Web browser for GNU Emacs 21 A full-featured web browser, written entirely in Emacs-Lisp, that supports all the bells and whistles in use on the web today: frames, tables, stylesheets, and much more. Supports asynchronous connections, allowing users to browse numerous sites concurrently, while others continue to download. Tight integration with the standard Emacs mail and news reading packages allows easy sharing of information. Since Emacs is first and foremost the most powerful editor around, the information you uncover on the web can immediately be put to work. Yet another reason to never leave Emacs. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w3cam

a simple CGI to retrieve images from video4linux device. w3cam is a simple CGI to retrieve images from video4linux device. In other words this program will only run on Linux machines which support a video4linux-device. w3cam supports a plain mode and a gui mode. In the gui mode a html with a form is supplied to change some parameters with the mouse .. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w3m

WWW browsable pager with excellent tables/frames support w3m is a text-based World Wide Web browser with IPv6 support. It features excellent support for tables and frames. It can be used as a standalone file pager, too. * You can follow links and/or view images in HTML. * Internet message preview mode, you can browse HTML mail. * You can follow links in plain text if it includes URL forms. * With w3m-img, you can view image inline. For more information, see http://sourceforge.net/projects/w3m From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w3m-el

a simple Emacs interface of w3m This package contains a interface program of w3m, which is a pager with WWW capability. It can be used as lightweight WWW browser on emacsen. This is also known as emacs-w3m. http://emacs-w3m.namazu.org/ From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w3m-img

inline image extension support utilities for w3m w3m-img provides some utilities to support inline images for w3m on terminal emulator in X Window System environments. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w3m-ssl

WWW browsable pager with SSL support w3m is a text-based World Wide Web browser with IPv6 support. It features excellent support for tables and frames. It can be used as a standalone file pager, too. * You can follow links and/or view images in HTML. * Internet message preview mode, you can browse HTML mail. * You can follow links in plain text if it includes URL forms. * With w3m-img, you can view image inline. This package is built with SSL support. For more information, see http://sourceforge.net/projects/w3m From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w3mir

w3mir is an all purpose HTTP copying and mirroring tool. w3mir can create and maintain a browsable copy of one, or several WWW sites. It can preserve link integrety within the mirrored documents as well as the integrey of links outside the mirror. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w3mmee

WWW browsable pager with excellent tables/frames, MB extension w3mmee is w3m with multibyte encoding extension. For more information, see http://w3m.sourceforge.net/ and http://pub.ks-and-ks.ne.jp/prog/w3mmee/ From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w3mmee-img

inline image extension support utilities for w3mmee w3mmee-img provides some utilities to support inline images for w3mmee on terminal emulator in X Window System environments. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w3mmee-ssl

WWW browsable pager with SSL support, MB extension w3mmee is w3m with multibyte encoding extension. This package is built with SSL support. For more information, see http://w3m.sourceforge.net/ and http://pub.ks-and-ks.ne.jp/prog/w3mmee/ From Debian 3.0r0 APT

w9wm

Enhanced window manager based on 9wm w9wm is a quick and dirty hack based on 9wm. It provides support for virtual screens as well as for keyboard bindings. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

waba

light weight virtual machine similar to Java Waba is a small, efficient and reliable Java Virtual Machine (VM) aimed at portable devices (but also runnable on desktop computers), wribtten by Rick Wild of Wabasoft. The Waba VM is an open source project. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wait state

A microprocessor clock cycle in which nothing at all occurs. A wait state is programmed into a computer system to allow other components, such as random-access memory (RAM), to catch up with the central processing unit (CPU). The number of wait states depends on the speed of the processor in relation to the speed of memory. Wait states can be eliminated-resulting in a zero wait states machine by using fast (but expensive) cache memory, interfaced memory, page-mode , or static chips. From QUECID

wajig

Simplified Debian package management front end Wajig is a single commandline wrapper around apt, apt-cache, dpkg, /etc/init.d scripts and more, intended to be easy to use and providing extensive documentation for all of its functions. With a suitable sudo(1) configuration, most if not all package installation (as well as creation) tasks can be done from a user shell. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wall

write a message to users From whatis

wall time

n. (also `wall clock time') 1. `Real world' time (what the clock on the wall shows), as opposed to the system clock's idea of time. 2. The real running time of a program, as opposed to the number of ticks required to execute it (on a timesharing system these always differ, as no one program gets all the ticks, and on multiprocessor systems with good thread support one may get more processor time than real time). From Jargon Dictionary

wall wart

n. A small power-supply brick with integral male plug, designed to plug directly into a wall outlet; called a `wart' because when installed on a power strip it tends to block up at least one more socket than it uses.. These are frequently associated with modems and other small electronic devices which would become unacceptably bulky or hot if they had power supplies on board (there are other reasons as well having to do with the cost of UL certification). From Jargon Dictionary

wallp

GTK+ and Imlib based app for periodically updating root of X WallP uses Imlib for its image rendering, so any image format readable by Imlib will work with WallP. The user controls the period between changes, in minutes. GTK+ is used as the toolkit. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wallpaper

n. 1. A file containing a listing (e.g., assembly listing) or a transcript, esp. a file containing a transcript of all or part of a login session. (The idea was that the paper for such listings was essentially good only for wallpaper, as evidenced at Stanford, where it was used to cover windows.) Now rare, esp. since other systems have developed other terms for it (e.g., PHOTO on TWENEX). However, the Unix world doesn't have an equivalent term, so perhaps wallpaper will take hold there. The term probably originated on ITS, where the commands to begin and end transcript files were :WALBEG and :WALEND, with default file WALL PAPER (the space was a path delimiter). 2. The background pattern used on graphical workstations (this is techspeak under the `Windows' graphical user interface to MS-DOS). 3. `wallpaper file' n. The file that contains the wallpaper information before it is actually printed on paper. (Even if you don't intend ever to produce a real paper copy of the file, it is still called a wallpaper file.) From Jargon Dictionary

wanpipe

Configuration utilities for Sangoma S508/S514 WAN cards This package installs configuration tools and firmware modules for the Sangoma S508 and S514 router cards. You may use this software to build a stable and flexible WAN router for frame-relay, PPP, or Cisco HDLC leased-line links based on these cards. This package is compiled against kernel 2.2.13. This upstream version does not have support for X.25. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

warm boot

A system restart performed after the system has been powered and operating. A warm boot is performed by using a special key combination or by pressing a reset button, while a cold boot involves actually turning the big red switch off and on. A warm boot is preferable to a cold start because a warm boot places less strain on your system's electrical and electronic components. See programmer's switch. From QUECID

warm boot

n. See boot. From Jargon Dictionary

watanabe-vf

This package contains the Watanabe font in SYOTAI CLUB format. From Redhat 8.0 RPM

watanabe-vfont

Japanese Mincho font in Zeit's Syotai Club format. Vector fonts made from labosystem123 32dots font. This package replaces zeitfonts package. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

watch

call Tcl procedures before and after each command From whatis

watch

execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen From whatis

watchdog

A software watchdog The watchdog program writes to /dev/watchdog every ten seconds. If the device is open but not written to within a minute the machine will reboot -- a feature available when "software watchdog" support is compiled into the kernel. The ability to reboot will depend on the state of the machine and interrupts. To use this software, linux 1.3.52 or later is needed. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wav2cdr

Converts wav files into CD-ROM audio file format. This program converts wav sound files into a format suitable for CD-ROMs, and can perform some editing functions like cutting or volume change. It is rather rudimentary, the wav file must have the same sampling parameters as CD audio. Runs on big and little endian machines. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wavemon

Wireless Device Monitoring Application Wavemon allows you to watch signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device configuration and network parameters of your wireless network hardware. It has currently only been tested with the Lucent Orinoco series of cards, although it *should* work (though with varying features) with all devices supported by the wireless kernel extensions by Jean Tourrilhes. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wavtools

WAV play, record, and compression wavtools is a set of programs to play, record, and manage the compression of sound. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wayv

Experimental hand writing/gesture recognition program Enables human computer interaction, especially using gestures inputed via the mouse. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wbd

Multicast White Board This is a free clone of wb, a multicast white board application. It allows you to share a virtual white board with other people running wbd over the Mbone (multicast backbone of the Internet). You can paint, write and import text and graphics. You will need a multicast router and a connection to the Mbone if you want to share your white board with people outside of your local subnet. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wbritish

English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict This package provides the file /usr/share/dict/british-english containing a list of English words with British spellings, extracted from the ispell british dictionary. This list can be used by spelling checkers, and by programs such as look(1). From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wc

print the number of bytes, words, and lines in files From whatis

wcatalan

The Catalan dictionary words for /usr/share/dict This package contains an alphabetic list of Catalan words as put together by Ignasi Labastida i Juan <nasi@optica.fao.ub.es> from a list of words by Joan Dolg. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wdanish

The Danish dictionary / wordlist This is a flat list of Danish words and names. This can be used by spellcheckers or any other purpose needing a lot of words. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wdg-html-reference

WDGs' HTML 3.2, HTML 4, and CSS references Attractive, well laid-out guides to the HTML 3.2, HTML 4, and Cascading Style Sheets specifications in HTML format. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wdg-html-validator

WDG HTML Validator This is a CGI script which lets you enter the URL of a web page which will be then checked against a validating SGML parser for conformance to official HTML standards. Pages can also be uploaded and HTML can be directly entered. A command-line version is also included in the package. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wdiff

The GNU wdiff utility. Compares two files word by word. `wdiff' is a front-end to GNU `diff'. It compares two files, finding which words have been deleted or added to the first in order to create the second. It has many output formats and interacts well with terminals and pagers (notably with `less'). `wdiff' is particularly useful when two texts differ only by a few words and paragraphs have been refilled. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wdm

WINGs Display Manager - an xdm replacement with a WindowMaker look This is an xdm replacement based on the WINGs widget set. WINGs is the NeXT-like widget set used by WindowMaker and some other programs. wdm provides a nice and versatile login panel along with xdm functionality. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wdutch

List of Dutch words in new (August 1996) spelling. This package contains an alphabetic list of 229365 Dutch words. See the idutch package for the same wordlist in a format suitable for the spelling checker ispell. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

weave

translate WEB to TeX From whatis

webalizer

Web server log analysis program The Webalizer is a web server log analysis program. It is designed to scan web server log files in various formats and produce usage statistics in HTML format for viewing through a browser. The Webalizer produces yearly, monthly, daily and hourly statistics. In the monthly reports, various statistics may be produced to show overall usage, usage by day and hour, usage by visiting sites, URLs, user agents (browsers), referrers and country. The Webalizer is highly configurable by use of either command line options or a configuration file, allowing the program to be tailored to individual needs easily. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

webbase

A crawler/indexer for the Internet webbase is a crawler for the Internet. It has two main functions : crawl the WEB to get documents and build a full text database with this documents. The crawler part visit the documents and store intersting information about them localy. It visits the document on a regular basis to make sure that it is still there and updates it if it changes. The full text database uses the localy copies of the document to build a searchable index. The full text indexing functions are not included in webbase. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

webcam

capture and upload images webcam captures images from a video4linux device like bttv, annotates them and and uploads them to a webserver using ftp in a endless loop. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

webfs

lightweight http server for static content This is a simple http server for purely static content. You can use it to serve the content of a ftp server via http for example. It is also nice to export some files the quick way by starting a http server in a few seconds, without editing some config file first. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

weblint

a syntax and minimal style checker for HTML This is perl script which picks fluff off html pages, much in the same way traditional lint picks fluff off C programs. The script is pretty much a a wrapper around the Weblint module. It currently supports HTML 4.0 (and only HTML 4.0). It allows the various syntax and stylistic checks to be enabled or disabled by the user or in a system-wide configuration file. NOTE: This is a beta release of Weblint 2.0 that provides a subset of of the final functionality. There are one or two features from 1.020 that aren't currently available. But this implements just about all the warnings from 1.020 and uses current HTML standards. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

webmagick

create gallery thumbnails for website WebMagick provides a means of easily putting image collections on the Web. It recurses through directory trees, building HTML pages and imagemap (GIF or JPEG) files to allow the user to navigate through collections of thumbnail images (somewhat similar to 'xv') and select the images to view with a mouse click. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

webmin

A web-based administration interface for Unix systems. Using Webmin youcan configure DNS, Samba, NFS, local/remote filesystems, Apache, Sendmail/Postfix, and more using your web browser. After installation, enter the URL https://localhost:10000/ into your browser and login as root with your root password. Please consider logging in and modify your password for security issue. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VERSION NOW USES SECURE WEB TRANSACTIONS: YOU HAVE TO LOGIN TO "https://localhost:10000/" AND NOT "http://localhost:10000/". From Mandrake 9.0 RPM

webmin

Web-based administration toolkit Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager module), you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and so on. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

webrick

Simple HTTP Server Toolkit for Ruby WEBrick is a Ruby library program to build HTTP servers. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

websec

Web Secretary Web Secretary is a web page monitoring software. However, it goes beyond the normal functionalities offered by such software. Not only does it detect changes based on content analysis (instead of date/time stamp or simple textual comparison), it will email the changed page to you WITH THE NEW CONTENT HIGHLIGHTED! From Debian 3.0r0 APT

weex

A non-interactive FTP client for updating web pages Weex is an utility designed to automate the task of remotely maintaining a web page or other FTP archive. With weex, the maintainer of a web site or archive that must be administered through FTP interaction can largely ignore that process. The archive administrator simply creates a local directory that serves as an exact model for the off-site data. All modifications and direct interaction is done locally to this directory structure. When the administrator wishes to coordinate the data on the remote site with that of the local model directory, simply executing weex accomplishes this in the most bandwidth-efficient fashion by only transferring files that need updating. The program will create or remove (!) files or directories as necessary to accurately establish the local model on the remote server. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

welcome2l

Linux ANSI boot logo. This is a little program that may run at login time to produce nice ANSI login logo. Welcome2L intends to produce the best looking ANSI screens by making full usage of PC graphic characters. Therefore an architecture able to display those characters (i386, Alpha with TGA adapter,... ) is required to use it. And, even if it will work on larger screens, it will only produce 80 column ANSI screens. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

well-behaved

adj. 1. [primarily MS-DOS] Said of software conforming to system interface guidelines and standards. Well-behaved software uses the operating system to do chores such as keyboard input, allocating memory and drawing graphics. Oppose ill-behaved. 2. Software that does its job quietly and without counterintuitive effects. Esp. said of software having an interface spec sufficiently simple and well-defined that it can be used as a tool by other software. See cat. 3. Said of an algorithm that doesn't crash or blow up, even when given pathological input. Implies that the stability of the algorithm is intrinsic, which makes this somewhat different from bulletproof. From Jargon Dictionary

wemi

Branch of SEMI kernel package using widget. WEMI is a branch of the SEMI package using widgets. It is a library adding MIME features to Emacs, based on SEMI, which also available as a Debian package. It is a replacement of SEMI, containing all of SEMI's features. WEMI does not support anything older than Emacs 19.28 or XEmacs 19.14. WEMI also does not support Emacs 19.29 to 19.34, XEmacs 19.15 or XEmacs 20.2 without mule, but WEMI may work with them. ==== SEMI is a library adding MIME features to Emacs. MIME is a proposed internet standard allowing the use of other character sets than (ASCII) plain text in the contents and headers of messages. ==== From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wenglish

English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict This package provides the file /usr/share/dict/american-english containing a list of English words with American spellings. This list can be used by spelling checkers, and by programs such as look(1). From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wfaroese

The Faroese dictionary / wordlist This is a flat list of Faroese words and names. This can be used by spellcheckers or any other purpose needing a lot of words. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wfinnish

A small Finnish dictionary for /usr/share/dict. This is a list of Finnish words and names in various inflected forms, containing roughly 0.7 million items, to be used for whatever purpose you may think of. Larger lists (roughly two or over six million items) can be manually generated from the medium-size and large Finnish Ispell dictionaries in packages ifinnish and ifinnish-large. Please find instructions in /usr/share/doc/wfinnish/README.Debian after installing this package. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wfrench

French dictionary words for /usr/share/dict This package provides the file /usr/share/dict/french containing a list of French words. This list can be used by spelling checkers, and by programs such as look(1). From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wgerman

The German dictionary for /usr/share/dict. This is the German dictionary as put together by heinz.knutzen@web.de. This dictionary refers to the old German orthography. For the new orthography see wngerman. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wget

GNU Wget is a file retrieval utility which can use either the HTTP or FTP protocols. Wget features include the ability to work in the background while you are logged out, recursive retrieval of directories, file name wildcard matching, remote file time stamp storage and comparison, use of Rest with FTP servers and Range with HTTP servers to retrieve files over slow or unstable connections,support for Proxy servers, and configurability. From Redhat 8.0 RPM

wget

retrieves files from the web Wget is a network utility to retrieve files from the Web using http and ftp, the two most widely used Internet protocols. It works non-interactively, so it will work in the background, after having logged off. The program supports recursive retrieval of web-authoring pages as well as ftp sites -- you can use wget to make mirrors of archives and home pages or to travel the Web like a WWW robot. Wget works particularly well with slow or unstable connections by continuing to retrieve a document until the document is fully downloaded. Re-getting files from where it left off works on servers (both http and ftp) that support it. Both http and ftp retrievals can be time stamped, so wget can see if the remote file has changed since the last retrieval and automatically retrieve the new version if it has. Wget supports proxy servers; this can lighten the network load, speed up retrieval, and provide access behind firewalls. http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/ From Debian 3.0r0 APT

whatis

display manual page descriptions From whatis

wheel bit

n. A privilege bit that allows the possessor to perform some restricted operation on a timesharing system, such as read or write any file on the system regardless of protections, change or look at any address in the running monitor, crash or reload the system, and kill or create jobs and user accounts. The term was invented on the TENEX operating system, and carried over to TOPS-20, XEROX-IFS, and others. The state of being in a privileged logon is sometimes called `wheel mode'. This term entered the Unix culture from TWENEX in the mid-1980s and has been gaining popularity there (esp. at university sites). See also root. From Jargon Dictionary

wheel of reincarnation

[coined in a paper by T. H. Myer and I.E. Sutherland "On the Design of Display Processors", Comm. ACM, Vol. 11, no. 6, June 1968)] Term used to refer to a well-known effect whereby function in a computing system family is migrated out to special-purpose peripheral hardware for speed, then the peripheral evolves toward more computing power as it does its job, then somebody notices that it is inefficient to support two asymmetrical processors in the architecture and folds the function back into the main CPU, at which point the cycle begins again. Several iterations of this cycle have been observed in graphics-processor design, and at least one or two in communications and floating-point processors. Also known as `the Wheel of Life', `the Wheel of Samsara', and other variations of the basic Hindu/Buddhist theological idea. See also blitter, bit bang. From Jargon Dictionary

whereami

Automatically reconfigure your (laptop) system for a new location whereami is a set of useful scripts and a coordinating system for automatically re-locating your computer within the current (network) environment. Typically, you would use whereami to automatically detect and re-configure your laptop when you move between a variety of diverse networks and/or docking environments. Although whereami will work best if all of your networks assign addresses through dhcp, this is not a pre-requisite and the system allows any technique to be used to ascertain the new location with as little ongoing user intervention as possible. Having ascertained the correct location, whereami will run appropriate (user-configured) scripts to adjust the laptop operation to suit the current environment. See http://debiana.net/whereami/ for more information. You may also get useful assistance from the debian-laptop mailing list, which is frequented by several of the contributors. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

whereis

locate the binary, source, and manual page files for a command From whatis

which

The which command shows the full pathname of a specified program, if the specified program is in your PATH. From Redhat 8.0 RPM

whichman

Fault tolerant search utilities: whichman, ftff, ftwhich. whichman uses a fault tolerant approximate matching algorithm to search for man-pages that match approximately the specified name. The fault tolerant matching is very useful in cases where you remember only roughly the name of a command. Example: whichman netwhat This finds netstat.8: /usr/share/man/man8/netstat.8 ftff searches the directory tree. This is a case in-sensitive and fault tolerant way of 'find . -name xxxx -print'. ftwhich finds files which are in one of the directories in your PATH and uses a fault tolerant search algorithm. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

whiptail

Displays user-friendly dialog boxes from shell scripts. whiptail is a "dialog" replacement using newt instead of ncurses. It provides a method of displaying several different types of dialog boxes from shell scripts. This allows a developer of a script to interact with the user in a much friendlier manner. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

whiptail-utf8

Displays user-friendly dialog boxes from shell scripts. whiptail is a "dialog" replacement using newt instead of ncurses. It provides a method of displaying several different types of dialog boxes from shell scripts. This allows a developer of a script to interact with the user in a much friendlier manner. This version of whiptail is compiled and linked against utf8 version of the libraries. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

whisker

CGI scanner to audit web servers Whisker is a state-of-the-art CGI scanner that can: - detect the running web server and perform only tests specific to that server and version - apply intrusion detection evasion methods - do brute force on accounts using HTTP-AUTH - use virtual hosts - run in multi-thread mode It can output the information in different formats including HTML and nmap. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

white-hat hackers (ethical-hacking)

So-called "ethical" hackers who work with clients in order to help them secure their systems. White-hats can be: members of tiger teams system hardening specialists researchers looking for vulnerabilities (with the goal of finding them and removing them before the black-hats). Contrast: Whereas a "white-hate" is considered a "good guy", a "black-hat" describes the "bad" hackers. See also: penetration testing From Hacking-Lexicon

whitelist

n. The opposite of a blacklist. That is, instead of being an explicit list of people who are banned, it's an explicit list of people who are to be admitted. Hackers use this especially of lists of email addresses that are explicitly enabled to get past strict anti-spam filters. From Jargon Dictionary

whizzytex

a WYSIWIG environment for LaTeX WhizzyTeX is an emacs minor mode for incrementally (TeXing and) previewing a LaTeX file that you are editing. It works with ghostview-based and xdvi-based previewers, but best visual effect and more options will be available if you use the advi previewer. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

who

Shows who is logged on. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

who

show who is logged on From whatis

whoami

print effective userid From whatis

whois

A whois client that accepts both traditional and finger-style queries. From Redhat 8.0 RPM

whois

The GNU whois client This is a new whois (RFC 954) client rewritten from scratch by me. It is derived from and compatible with the usual BSD and RIPE whois(1) programs. It is intelligent and can automatically select the appropriate whois server for most queries. The package also contains mkpasswd, a simple front end to crypt(3). From Debian 3.0r0 APT

whois

client for the whois directory service From whatis

whowatch

Real-time user logins monitoring tool. whowatch is a ncurses who-like utility that displays information about the users currently logged on to the machine, in real-time. Besides standard information (login name, tty, host, user's process), the type of the connection (ie. telnet or ssh) is shown. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

widget

a user interface object in X graphical user interfaces. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

widget

n. 1. A meta-thing. Used to stand for a real object in didactic examples (especially database tutorials). Legend has it that the original widgets were holders for buggy whips. "But suppose the parts list for a widget has 52 entries...." 2. [poss. evoking `window gadget'] A user interface object in X graphical user interfaces. From Jargon Dictionary

wild

A phrase that implies that the technique is currently being used, as opposed to be purely theoretical. For example, while tens of thousands of viruses are known to exist, only a few hundred can be found in the wild. From Hacking-Lexicon

wild card

character, used to search for text, that may represent any character (or any character in a set). A wild-card character is like a wild card in a card game, which may represent any other card in the deck. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

wily

A work-alike of the Acme programming environment for Plan 9 Wily's basic functions are to edit and search for text and to run commands. It is intended to eventually be an integrated working environment for all tasks involving text. It uses the mouse heavily. It emphasises speed for experienced users, but is probably simple to learn as it has very few concepts. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

winbind

Service to resolve user and group information from Windows NT servers This package provides the winbindd daemon, which provides a service for the Name Service Switch capability that is present in most modern C libraries (like the GNU C Library - glibc.) The service provided by winbindd is called `winbind' and can be used to resolve user and group information from a Windows NT server. The service can also provide authentication services via an associated PAM module. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

window manager

the main interface between the X Window system and the user. It rovides such functionality as window borders, menus, icons, virtual desktops, button bars, tool bars, and allows the user to customize it at will, often adding to its functionality in the process. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

windows-el

Window manager for GNU Emacs You can divide the screen of GNU Emacs as many as you like. Since efficiency of implementation or so depends much on the style of window division, you may have your own style of partitioning. But if you switch the mode to e-mail mode or NetNews mode, they break your favorite style. Windows.el enables you to have multiple favorite window configurations at the same time, and switch them. Furthermore, it can save all window configurations into a file and restore them correctly. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wine

Windows Emulator (Binary Emulator). the MS-Windows emulator. This is still a developers release and many applications may still not work. This package consists of the emulator program for running windows executables. Wine is often updated. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wine

run Windows programs on Unix From whatis

winesetuptk

Windows Emulator (Configuration and Setup Tool) This is an easy-to-use Wine setup tool provided by CodeWeavers, Inc. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wing

a galaga knock-off, arcade game WING is a galaga knock-off, arcade game. It features high quality prerendered graphics, dynamically generated stars in background, single player game against computer controlled opponents, 6 levels of play, digital sound effects, digital music streams, and a high score list. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wipe

Erased data can frequently be retrieved through forensics on the magnetic material of a hard-disk drive or backup tape. So-called "magnetoresistive microscopes" have been developed that painstakingly scour magnetic media, and are able to reconstruct the magnetic image of a disk surface. This will show the faint residue of overwritten data. A common security measure is to "wipe" all traces of the data from a machine. Wiping usually involves: Clearing caches and logfiles. Example include browser caches, cookie files, history logs, and recently used document lists. Note that passwords are often stored in cookies and history URLs. Hard-disks "erase" files by simply removing their entries from the directory. The files still exist on the hard-disk. The first step of wiping is to actually erase them by overwriting that area of the disk. Overwriting erased areas of the hard-disk at least 7-times with different bytes (DoD spec) in order to remove all magnetic traces. Forensics specialists can usually read data from a disk that has been overwritten only once. Wiping the pagefile. Most programs do this by repeated allocating all possible memory in the system then freeing it, multiple times. Contrast: Wiping data from the disk is the electronic equivalent of shredding. It is not as strong as degaussing the disk. Misconception: Many crypto programs also contain a feature for wiping free-space. However, deleted files may be overwritten by some other file between wiping passes. This deleted file won't be wiped, and may be recoverable. Key point: In a court case in 2001, the FBI was able to successful retrieve overwritten files from a defendant's hard-drive. History: Microsoft's Windows XP, shipped in October of 2001, contains an automatic wipe feature for permanently deleting files. This has made some forensics investigators worried that they will no longer be able to successfully retrieve deleted files from dumb-criminal's machines. From Hacking-Lexicon

wipe

Secure file deletion Recovery of supposedly erased data from magnetic media is easier than what many people would like to believe. A technique called Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) allows any moderately funded opponent to recover the last two or three layers of data written to disk. Wipe repeatedly writes special patterns to the files to be destroyed, using the fsync() call and/or the O_SYNC bit to force disk access. Homepage: http://gsu.linux.org.tr/wipe/ From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wireless-tools

Tools for manipulating Linux Wireless Extensions This package contains the Wireless tools, used to manipulate the Linux Wireless Extensions. The Wireless Extension is an interface allowing you to set Wireless LAN specific parameters and get the specific stats. The tools in this package only work with kernel versions 2.2.14 and above, and 2.3.24 and above. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wish

Simple windowing shell From whatis

wish list

n. A list of desired features or bug fixes that probably won't get done for a long time, usually because the person responsible for the code is too busy or can't think of a clean way to do it. "OK, I'll add automatic filename completion to the wish list for the new interface." Compare tick-list features. From Jargon Dictionary

wish8.3

Simple windowing shell From whatis

witalian

The Italian dictionary words for /usr/share/dict/. This package contains an alphabetic list of Italian words. You may wish to use it in conjunction with a program like spell(1) to spell-check an Italian text, or with a program like look(1) for word completion. It may even be used by the sysadmin to look for weak user passwords. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wizard

n. 1. Transitively, a person who knows how a complex piece of software or hardware works (that is, who groks it); esp. someone who can find and fix bugs quickly in an emergency. Someone is a hacker if he or she has general hacking ability, but is a wizard with respect to something only if he or she has specific detailed knowledge of that thing. A good hacker could become a wizard for something given the time to study it. 2. The term `wizard' is also used intransitively of someone who has extremely high-level hacking or problem-solving ability. 3. A person who is permitted to do things forbidden to ordinary people; one who has wheel privileges on a system. 4. A Unix expert, esp. a Unix systems programmer. This usage is well enough established that `Unix Wizard' is a recognized job title at some corporations and to most headhunters. See guru, lord high fixer. See also deep magic, heavy wizardry, incantation, magic, mutter, rain dance, voodoo programming, wave a dead chicken. From Jargon Dictionary

wizard mode

n. [from rogue] A special access mode of a program or system, usually passworded, that permits some users godlike privileges. Generally not used for operating systems themselves (`root mode' or `wheel mode' would be used instead). This term is often used with respect to games that have editable state. From Jargon Dictionary

wl

Yet Another Message Interface On Emacsen. Wanderlust is IMAP4, POP and NNTP client on Emacsen. Wanderlust has many powerful features. - Coding with only Elisp. - MIME support (SEMI or tm) - 3 frames mode(folder, summary, message) - Thread view - Virtual Folder Support - Archived Folder Support - MH local Folder Support - and so on. Wanderlust is needs MULE support with emacsen. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wm2

Small, unconfigurable window manager wm2 is a window manager for X. It provides an unusual style of window decoration and as little functionality as Chris Cannam feels comfortable with in a window manager. wm2 is not configurable, except by editing the source and recompiling the code, and is really intended for people who don't particularly want their window manager to be too friendly. The "debian menus" functionality has been removed. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmacpi

An ACPI battery monitor for WindowMaker (alpha) This is a battery monitor that uses ACPI to query the battery status. As the interface to ACPI changes rather often, this program usually only works with a very specific kernel version. This package is for kernel version 2.4.2 or greater, ACPI subsystem version 20010313 or greater. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmaker

NeXTSTEP-like window manager for X Written by Alfredo Kojima (http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/~kojima) almost from scratch, resembles the NeXTStep look very closely, and it's now an official GNU project. Window Maker is not overloaded with features, and it's easier to configure than most other window managers. Its final goal is to produce a window manager that doesn't require editing of configuration files. Window Maker is fast and doesn't require tons of memory to run. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmakerconf

GTK+ based configuration tool for Window Maker Interactive graphical configuration utility for Window Maker. It offers to configure Window Maker using a mouse driven point and click interface avoiding direct manual editing of its configuration files. There's not much point in installing this program without Window Maker on the system, but I guess there are some circumstances where that's desirable, for example, self-compiled wmaker versions. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmanager

Select a window manager at X startup wmanager is a small X11 application for selecting a window manager at X startup. wmanager looks for a file named '.wmmanagerrc' in the user's home directory which contains a list of window managers; you can create such a file with wmanagerrc-update. You can also use wmanager-loop that runs window managers chosen by the user until told to exit. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmapm

An APM display program designed for WindowMaker Displays the Advanced Power Management (APM) status of your computer in a small icon. This includes battery or AC operation, battery life remaining (both in percentage and graph), time left until battery-depletion, charging status, and battery status. There's nothing in the program that makes it require WindowMaker, except maybe the look. To use this program you need to enable APM support for your kernel during configuration; the corresponding questions are in the 'Character devices' section. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmavgload

small NeXTStep-like system load average monitor wmavgload provides CPU load averages integrated over 5 (main window), 30 and 60 seconds. Also, it takes very little space (64x64 square). There's nothing in the program that makes it *require* WindowMaker, i.e. it works great with other window managers. But if you are looking for seamless integration on your desktop, wmavgload may suit your needs. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmbattery

Display laptop battery info, dockable in WindowMaker Wmbattery displays the status of your laptop's battery in a small icon. This includes if it is plugged in, if the battery is charging, how many minutes of battery life remain, battery life remaining (with both a percentage and a graph), and battery status (high - green, low - yellow, or critical - red). There's nothing in the program that makes it require WindowMaker, except maybe the look. It can be docked in WindowMaker or AfterStep's dock. To use this program you need to enable APM support for your kernel during configuration; the corresponding questions are in the 'Character devices' section. It will only work on laptops with an APM BIOS. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmbiff

A dockable app that displays information about mailboxes WMBiff is an WindowMaker docking utility, that displays the number of read and unread messages in up to five mailboxes. You can also define actions to execute on new mail arrival (for example, play a sound file), [auto]fetchmail from a remote server or to execute your mail reader with a mouse click. WMBiff also supports notification of incoming Licq messages, so you can put Licq in the background. At this moment, wmbiff supports unix-style, maildir, pop3, APOP, IMAP and IMAPS mailboxes, as well as Licq and GnomeICU history files. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmbubble

A system-load meter for Window Maker that features a duck A Window Maker dockapp (though it does not specifically require the Window Maker window manager) that indicates the system load. The more profuse the bubbles, the higher the CPU usage. The higher the water, the more memory being used. It can also start up to two programs depending upon which mouse button is pressed. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmbutton

Dockapp displaying nine configurable buttons Wmbutton displays nine buttons which can be configured through a config file. Each button can be assigned up to three commands (one per mouse button). It is intended as a dockapp for X window managers such as Window Maker, AfterStep, BlackBox, and Enlightenment. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmcalc

Dockable calculator application Wmcalc is a small calculator meant for the WindowMaker dock or Afterstep Wharf. It is a simple calculator with basic functions and memory slots, and can launch any external application for more complex calculations. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmcalclock

A dock.app which simply tells time and date. wmCalclock is a dock app specifically written for Window Maker, but will work with other window managers. Some features include antialiased text display, with the ability to choose between different fonts, and colors. 12 and 24 hour time, Greenwich time, Greenwich Mean Sidereal Time, and Local Sidereal Time. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmcb

Dockapp that displays the cut buffer content Wmcb is a WindowMaker dockapp that displays the current content of the cut buffers built into every Xserver. It allows the buffers to be manipulated with the mouse in a point and click manner. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmcdplay

A CD player based on ascd designed for WindowMaker There's nothing in the program that makes it *require* WindowMaker, except maybe the look. It's extremely customizable, provides great control, and runs on a 64x64 window. You can get it too look almost like anything, provided of course you READ the documentation. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmclock

dockable clock applet for Window Maker Wmclock is a dockable applet which displays the date and time in a dockable tile. Wmclock is specially designed for the Window Maker window manager, and features multiple language support, am/pm time display, and can run a user-specified program on a mouse click. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmcpu

Window Maker docking app similar to xosview Displays a 64x64 box with: * CPU * Mem * Swap * Uptime From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmcpuload

Dockapp that displays the current CPU usage WMCPULoad is a dockapp for X window managers such as WindowMaker, AfterStep, BlackBox and Enlightenment. It displays the current CPU usage as percentage value and chart with an LCD-like look. Its appearance can be configured from the commandline and it has a backlight mode which can be triggered manually or by an adjustable alarm percentage. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmcube

Spinning 3D object that shows the current CPU load wmcube is a dockapp that displays a realtime rotating 3D object which indicates current CPU load. The higher the load, the faster the object spins. On SMP machines one instance can be run for each processor. Originally wmcube could spin only a cube, hence the name. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmdate

Calendar for window manager docking bars. wmdate produces a 64x64 pixel calendar for use in the docking bars of window managers. It was written specificly for Window Maker and goes well with docking bars that have a "clock-only" clock app such as pclock. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmf

Web Mail Folder This program converts emails to HTML and makes index files (by author, data, subject,thread). Of course there are other programs making the same, but here are some features which not all have: - correct threading without level limitation - quoted-printable text encoding - home page hyperlink (X-URL) - faces support - breaking indexes in different pages to make them smaller (don't break between threads) - index time limitation (older mail disappears from the index) - frame support From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmfire

A very cool fiery way of showing your CPU usage! The display is a 64x64 window designed to Dock into Window Maker's Docking bar. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmfsm

WindowMaker dock app for monitoring filesystem usage Nice graphical 'df', showing you to what degree the mounted filesystems are used. Another X11 dockable application designed for WindowMaker. It works with other window managers as well. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmgrabimage

maintains a small thumbnail image from the WWW wmGrabImage is a WindowMaker DockApp that maintains a small thumbnail copy of your favorite image from the WWW. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmgtemp

Temperature sensor dockapp for WindowMaker It displays the CPU and SYS temperatures (both in numerically and graphically) of motherboards with the VIA686A chipset primarily but also supports some other sensors, including W83781D, W83627HF and AS99127F. There is also intention of adding support for other chipsets in the future. You will need a kernel compiled with i2c capabilities to make this work, use the i2c-source package to make it for yourself. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmifs

WindowMaker dock app for monitoring network traffic wmifs is a dockable applet for X11 that can monitor all your network interfaces. It's designed for WindowMaker's Dock and AfterStep's Wharf, but it's not dependent on these window managers and should work with any other. WMiFS stands for "Window Maker InterFace Statistics". From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wminet

An inetd monitoring dockapp designed for WindowMaker WMiNET has some nice & nifty features for monitoring, like: * Monitors number of processes, users, http users, and NFS mounts * LPD monitoring * Monitors any tcp port you specify * Selectable LED or LCD GUI * Enable/disable monitoring using ~/.wminetrc * Customs stats positioning using ~/.wminetrc * User-definable scripts/commands using ~/.wminetrc From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmitime

yet another clock dock app for Window Maker WMitime is yet another clock dock app (and quite overglorified at that! :) it shows standard time, date, as well as the new internet time. (see http://www.swatch.com/) From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmix

Dockapp mixer for OSS or ALSA Dockapp mixer for OSS or ALSA. Allows toggling record source, muting individual channels, adjusting volume and balance, all in a compact dockapp size, with TV-like on-screen-display for volume levels. Supports mousewheel to adjust current channelvolume and can be controlled remotely with SIGUSR1 / SIGUSR2 to adjust the volume. Keeps a simple configuration file for user-defined settings. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wml

Website META Language by Ralf Engelschall WML is a free and extensible Webdesigner's off-line HTML generation toolkit for Unix. WML consists of a control frontend driving up to nine backends in a sequential pass-oriented filtering scheme. Each backend provides one particular core language. For maximum power WML additionally ships with a well-suited set of include files which provide higher-level features build on top of the backends core languages. While not trivial and idiot proof WML provides most of the core features real hackers always wanted for HTML generation. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmload

system load monitor designed for Window Maker wmload displays a graphical representation of the kernel/system statistics on a 64x64 miniwindow. There are three shades in the window: the light one, which corresponds to user statistics, second is the nice time statistics, and the darkest one is system statistics. It works with other window managers, there isn't anything in the program to make it require Window Maker, except maybe the look. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmmail

A mail notification program designed for WindowMaker There's nothing in the program that makes it require WindowMaker, except maybe the look. It's much like xbiff, and was derived from asmail 0.50. Now includes support for a variety of mailboxes, including mbox, MH, maildir, POP3 and IMAP. A few pixmaps and sounds are included with the package. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmmand

a dockable Mandelbrot fractal browser wmMand is a dockable Mandelbrot fractal browser or explorer. The window initially comes up with the whole Mandelbrot set in view. The mouse buttons can be used to zoom into or out of the set. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmmatrix

View The Matrix in a Window Maker dock application wmMatrix displays The Matrix (from the film of the same name) in a Window Maker dock application. Based on the xscreensaver module created by Jamie Zawinski. Although it works best with Window Maker, wmMatrix also works fine with other window managers. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmmixer

A mixer application designed for WindowMaker There's nothing in the program that makes it require WindowMaker, except maybe the NeXTStep look and the fact that it properly docks. It can be used with other window managers without problems From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmmon

Monitor CPU load and average system load WMMon monitors the realtime CPU load as well the average system load and gives you some nice additional features too... WMMon currently provides: * Realtime CPU 'stress' meter * Average system load, like xload & wmavgload * Average system load graphic is auto-scaling * Realtime Disk I/O 'stress' meter * Average Disk I/O load graphic (auto-scaling) * Realtime total Mem & Swap usage meters * System uptime display * Realtime cycling through all monitor modes * Can launch 3 user definable commands through ~/.wmmonrc * Can be started multiple times From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmmoonclock

Displays the phase of the moon wmMoonClock displays a small pixmap of the current phase of the moon. It is designed for use with the Window Maker dock, but will of course work elsewhere. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmmount

mount utility and free space monitoring tool, NeXTStep-like wmmount can be used to mount and unmount floppies, CD-ROM's, ZIP drives, and file systems in general. It also displays the amount of free space on the file system. It is very customizable and runs on a 64x64 window. There's nothing in the program that makes it *require* WindowMaker, i.e. it works great with other window managers. But if you are looking for seamless integration on your desktop, wmmount may very well suit your needs. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmnd

Dockapp monitoring network interfaces Shows a graph of incoming/outgoing traffic, activity indicators for rx/tx and current/maximum rate for rx/tx in bytes or packets. Tailored for use with WindowMaker, it will as well work with any other window manager though. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmnet

network monitor for WindowMaker using kernel IP accounting This little program polls /proc/net/ip_acct and does a few things with the data it gets. The speedometer keeps track of the current speed per second and shows it in a color corresponding to which of rx or tx that has the highest speed at the moment. You WILL need ip accounting in your kernel and at least two ip firewall rules. This version allows you to specify which accounting rule to watch for tx and rx and you will have to enter them in ipfwadm or use the debian package ipac. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmnetselect

Enhanced Netscape launch button designed for Windowmaker This is a replacement for the Netscape/Mozilla launch button in your dock, that enhances the functionality of the button. You can use it just as you normally would to start Netscape. If you select an URL and paste it into the wmnetselect button, it will redirect netscape to that URL. Other features include quick Google.com searches and quick addition of URLs to your bookmarks. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmnut

A wmaker dock app that displays UPS statistics from NUT's upsd WMNUT monitors UPS statistics through the NUT (Network UPS Tools, www.exploits.org/nut) framework on Linux and other systems. This information, presented in a nice visual format, can be invaluable on stations using an UPS. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmpinboard

Window Maker dock applet resembling a miniature pinboard Themable Window Maker dock applet resembling a miniature pinboard. Icon is titled TODO. Includes alarm functions. Think of it as very high-tech post-its for your dockbar. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmpload

Program to monitor network device statistics Wmpload is a Window Maker dock application to monitor ppp network device statistics and graphs information using Athena stripchart widgets. It can monitor any device that reports statistics to /proc/net/dev including ethernet, plip, loopback etc. It shows totals and current rates for a given ppp interface and is customizable to show using X resources. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmppp.app

PPP dial control and network load monitor with NeXTStep look wmppp.app provides a PPP activator and network load monitor on a 64x64 mini window. With wmppp you can monitor the total traffic as well as the outbound and inbound traffic. It is designed to work with the WindowMaker dock, but will work great with other window managers as well. Now with experimental (untested) ippp device support. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmppxp

PPxP console for Window Maker dock WMPPxP is a Window Maker dock app of PPxP console. PPxP is yet another ppp program. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmpuzzle

WindowMaker dock app 4x4 puzzle wmpuzzle provides a 4x4 puzzle on a 64x64 mini window. Currently you can puzzle an eagle, earth, the Debian logo or the Linux penguin. Other images will be included on request. wmpuzzle is designed to work with the WindowMaker dock, but will work with other window managers as well. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmrack

Combined CD Player + Mixer designed for WindowMaker This dockapp combines a CD player and a mixer in one 48x48 window. Very efficient on screen real-estate. Especially handy if you mainly want a mixer, and only rarely use a CD player, but want to have one around just in case. It's designed with WindowMaker in mind, but it works fine with any window manager, and can be swallowed by afterstep/fvwm/gnome panel/etc. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmscope

Graphical representation of sound waves in a dockapp wmscope is a dockapp that displays sound waves graphically, reading from a variety of sources. It also has a standby sine wave interference pattern to display when there is no audio input. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmsensors

WindowMaker dock applet for lmsensors wmsensors is a WindowMaker applet that shows bar graphs of the information available through the lm-sensors interface From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmsmpmon

A CPU monitoring dockapp for SMP systems wmSMPmon is a CPU monitoring applet for SMP systems running Window Maker. It features two graphs for each CPU. It can be run on a System with only one CPU too, but it seems that the graph will show wrong value ranges. It has three different looks. You can change between them by clicking on the graph. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmsun

Dockable WindowMaker SunRise/SunSet App wmSun displays the current day's Sun Rise and Set Times. You must enter your Latitude and Longitude for it to work correctly. wmSun is designed to work with the WindowMaker dock, but will work with other window managers as well. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmsysmon

WindowMaker dock-app for monitoring your system. wmsysmon is a dockable application for WindowMaker (and possibly Afterstep). It monitors Memory, Swap, Disk IO, uptime and interrupts. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmtictactoe

Dockable Tic Tac Toe game wmTicTacToe is a dock application meant for WindowMaker. It allows you to play TicTacToe against another human or the computer. You can switch between a scoreboard and the gameboard, and it is great to relax and enjoy for a few minutes while working. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmtime

Displays time and date WMTime displays the time and date and gives you some nice additional features too. It is intended for docking in WindowMaker. WMTime currently provides: * Time and date; * Realtime morphing UI (analog <> digital mode); * Autoscaling and anti aliased hands; * Locale, can display DAY and DATE in various languages; * Can launch 3 user definable commands through ~/.wmtimerc; * Can be run multiple times; * Commandline options for help (-h), version (-v), digital clock mode (-digital) and and display (-d) From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmtop

Dockapp that displays 3 top memory or CPU using processes wmtop maintains a view of the 3 top CPU (or memory) consuming processes displaying the amount of CPU used as a horizontal bar. Very useful for spotting those rogue Netscape processes! From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmtv

Dockable video4linux TV player for WindowMaker A miniature size dockable TV appllication. It currently supports channel presets, PAL/SECAM/NTSC, fine tuning, scanning of TV stations, use of external TV application, and more. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmtz

A wmaker dock app that displays the time in different zones. wmtz displays the time in different time zones and can also show Julian day numbers, sidereal time, internet time (swatch beats) and local time, date and weekday. wmtz can also convert between JD and Gregorian dates via a command line interface. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmusic

a remote-control DockApp for xmms wmusic is a dockapp that remote-controls xmms. Features include VCR-style controls, Time and Playlist display, supa stylee rotating arrow, hiding of the xmms windows and reactive interface. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmwave

Monitor status of an 802.11 wireless ethernet link wmwave is dockapp for Window Maker to display statistical information about a current wirless ethernet connection. While made for Window Maker, it works with other window managers. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmweather

WindowMaker dock app that shows your current weather wmWeather provides a monitor on a 64x64 mini window that displays the current weather. The weather reports are received from the same source that pilots use. wmWeather is designed to work with the WindowMaker dock, but will work with other window managers as well. xbase-clients are required for the left click to bring up the complete METAR record. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmwork

Keep track of time worked on projects wmwork provides a monitor on a 64x64 mini window that helps you keeping track of your time. The idea is based on the program Worklog written by Truxton King Fulton II. In contrast to Worklog wmwork is a graphical application designed to work with the WindowMaker dock, but will work with other window managers as well. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmx10

Control X10 home automation modules via a firecracker CM-17A X10 serial dogle The program is a WindowMaker/AfterStep applet. It allows for turning off, turning on, dimming, and brightening of X10 modules via the firecracker CM-17A X10 serial dogle. wmx10 controls one "house" at a time, up to eight separate devices on each "house". From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmxmms

a dockable XMMS control applet. From whatis

wmxmms-spectrum

XMMS spectrum analyser plugin for the Window Maker dock WMXMMS-Spectrum is an XMMS visualisation plugin that displays a spectrum analyser in a Window Maker dock application. Although it works best with Window Maker, it also works fine with other window managers. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wmxres

dock application to select your display mode among those possible wmxres is a tiny dockable application that comes in handy when you want a specific X mode. Modes can be scrolled through until the desired one is active. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wn

Secure and efficient http server with advanced features. WN is a server for the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1). Its primary design goals are security and functionality usually available only with complex CGI scripts without the necessity of writing or using these scripts. This includes extensive security checks, full text searching and conditionally served text. Despite this extensive functionality the WN executable is substantially smaller than the CERN or NCSA servers. Both a stand-alone daemon and a version intended for use under inetd are provided. The inetd version is designed to minimize the use of system resources and it is appropriate for moderate or lightly loaded servers which cannot be totally dedicated to Web serving. WN's security model is based on the use of a small flat database in each directory with information about the files in that directory. Fields associated with a file include its title, and may include keywords, expiration date and any user defined fields like author or document id. Unlike other servers, the default action for WN is to deny access to a file. A file can only be served if explicit permission to do so has been granted by entering it in this database. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wngerman

New German orthography dictionary for /usr/share/dict This is a wordlist with the new German orthography. It is based on the famous hkgerman dictionary (using the old German orthography) which was put together by Heinz Knutzen and is available as the Debian package wgerman. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wnn7egg

Wnn-nana-tamago -- EGG Input Method with Wnn7 for Emacsen EGG for Wnn7, called `wnn-nana-tamago' is Japanese Input Method for Emacsen. It is based on Tamago ver.3 (v3.09) and incorporated the communication library part of Tamago Ver.4 This only can use with Jserver of Wnn7. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wnorwegian

The Norwegian dictionary / wordlist This is a list of Norwegian names and words, to be used for whatever purpose you may think of. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

woody

Hierarchic text editor Woody is a hierarchical text editor/outliner. It allows you to group related bits of information together into a common meaningful category. It is similar to BrainForest for the Palm Pilot. The program is ideal for maintaining TODO files. The program stores the files in xml, but can export to plain text files. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

word-list-compress

(unknown) From whatis

word2x

Translates Word files into ascii text or LaTeX Takes Word files and transforms them into ascii text or LaTeX From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wordinspect

GTK-based Dictionary Client This package provides a graphical frontend to dict, which is a client that queries the dictd server. Since dict is TCP based, it can access servers on the local host, on a local network, or on the Internet. In addition to the dict client, this package requires access to a dictd server, either from dictd installed on the local machine or network, or over the Internet to one of the DICT Development Group's public servers. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wordnet

Electronic lexical database of English language WordNet(.) is an on-line lexical reference system whose design is inspired by current psycholinguistic theories of human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept. Different relations link the synonym sets. WordNet was developed by the Cognitive Science Laboratory (http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/) at Princeton University under the direction of Professor George A. Miller (Principal Investigator). WordNet is considered to be the most important resource available to researchers in computational linguistics, text analysis, and many related areas. Its design is inspired by current psycholinguistic and computational theories of human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept. Different relations link the synonym sets. More Information on http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn/. Binary and manpages for this binaries as well as general manpagesurl: http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/ From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wordplay

anagram generator Wordplay generates anagrams of words or phrases. For example, "Debian/Gnu Linux" = "blade gun in unix", "able nun dig unix", "dual benign unix", or "lad begun in unix". From Debian 3.0r0 APT

words

The words file is a dictionary of English words for the/usr/share/dict directory. Programs like Ispell use this database of words to check spelling. Password checkers use it to look for bad passwords. From Redhat 8.0 RPM

workaround

n. 1. A temporary kluge used to bypass, mask, or otherwise avoid a bug or misfeature in some system. Theoretically, workarounds are always replaced by fixes; in practice, customers often find themselves living with workarounds for long periods of time. "The code died on NUL characters in the input, so I fixed it to interpret them as spaces." "That's not a fix, that's a workaround!" 2. A procedure to be employed by the user in order to do what some currently non-working feature should do. Hypothetical example: "Using META-F7 crashes the 4.43 build of Weemax, but as a workaround you can type CTRL-R, then SHIFT-F5, and delete the remaining cruft by hand." From Jargon Dictionary

workbone

A simple text-based CD player Workbone is a simple, curses-based CD player that is controled by the num-lock keys. The cdtool package can be used to determine the contents of a CD before playing it. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

worker

A highly configurable two-paned file manager for X Worker is a file manager much like the Amiga's DirOpus. It can be controlled with mouse or keyboard. There is no restriction on the number or type of button functions. Files are recognized by both extension and content, content by recognizing common bytes in the sample files you show it. Drag & Drop is supported. If xli is installed, it quickly previews pictures in the opposite pane. If xbase-clients is installed, xmessage is used to display some informative messages. See http://www.boomerangsworld.de/worker From Debian 3.0r0 APT

working directory

The directory in which you are working; also known as the current directory. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

worklog

Keep Track of Time worked on Projects From the author: Worklog is a program that helps you keep track of your time. I wrote this program because I have several projects that require me to keep a timesheet. I sometimes spend 5 minutes here and there doing miscellaneous administrative tasks. Rather than invoke an editor on a timesheet file for every little segment of my time spent doing these tasks, I wanted to leave a clock running and indicate with one or two keystrokes the onset or change of any given task. Worklog is a simple ncurses based program to do just that. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

workman

Graphical tool for playing audio CDs on a CD-ROM drive. WorkMan can play and control audio CDs from a comfortable OpenLook interface. It can retrieve information about CDs from a CDDB server, store this information in a database, and extract it automatically when the CD is inserted later again. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

workspace

In the X Window System, the root window, or desktop, on which all other windows are overlaid. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

worm

A program that propagates itself by attacking other machines and copying itself to them. Example: In the late 1980s, the Morris Worm shutdown the Internet for a couple of days. At the time, well-known bugs in the UNIX sendmail program could allow a hacker to break into machines. Robert T. Morris wrote a program that would san machines for these security holes, then break into the machine. After breaking in, the program would copy itself up to that machine, then launch it. In this manner, the worm spread from machine to machine, multiplying until it had broken into nearly every machine which contained these bugs. However, the worm itself had a bug where it couldn't detect that a machine had already been broken into. Therefore, it would repeatedly break into the same machine over and over, until it machine collapsed from running too many instances of the worm. Copycats of the Morris Worm pop up repeatedly as new security holes appear in popular systems (like Linux), but they never have the devastating effect of the Morris Worm. Example: In the late 1999, the Melissa Worm/Virus nearly disabled the Internet. The worm spread by e-mailing itself to the first 50 people in a user's e-mail address book. Victims would then receive an e-mail from somebody they knew and trusted, so they would open the attached document and run the macros. In this manner, Melissa spread from inbox to inbox. Melissa is sort of a cross between a virus and a worm: it had the ability to spread itself like a worm, but it still required user interaction. Example: Around 1998, the ADMworm traveled by exploiting a few well-known Linux vulnerabilities in Linux machines, breaking into the machine, installing itself, then hunting for more machines. Example: Having failed to learn their lesson in 1999, the industry was pummeled by the ILOVEYOU worm in early 2000. It spread in much the same way, though this time it was a VBS script rather than an .exe. Contrast: There really is not difference between a worm and a virus. The dividing line is usually drawn along the amount of human interaction involved, and how it spreads from machine to machine. A worm spreads itself with zero human interaction, whereas a virus is spread by human contact: humans exchange files from machine to machine, and when a human runs the infected program, the virus only infects other files on the same machine. Some viruses do attack servers, but only because the user is connected to the server. The Melissa Virus/Worm crosses the line: it spreads from one machine to another like a worm, but it must be launched by the user like a virus. Example: The SirCam Worm of July 2001 didn't explode as fast as other viruses, but had a large effect on the net through its "background" operation on a machine and the technique of spidering the cached files in web-browsers looking for e-mail addresses. From Hacking-Lexicon

worm

n. [from `tapeworm' in John Brunner's novel "The Shockwave Rider", via XEROX PARC] A program that propagates itself over a network, reproducing itself as it goes. Compare virus. Nowadays the term has negative connotations, as it is assumed that only crackers write worms. Perhaps the best-known example was Robert T. Morris's Great Worm of 1988, a `benign' one that got out of control and hogged hundreds of Suns and VAXen across the U.S. See also cracker, RTM, Trojan horse, ice. From Jargon Dictionary

wp2x

WordPerfect 5.x to whatever converter This program converts simple WordPerfect 5.0 and 5.1 files into any other document processing languages that use plain text files, like TeX, LaTeX, troff, GML and HTML. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wpac-applet

Wallpaper auto changer for GNOME wpac-applet is a GNOME applet which automatically changes the wallpaper. You need xloadimage because it called by wpac-applet internally. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wpolish

Polish dictionary words for /usr/dict This package provides the file /usr/share/dict/polish containing a list of Polish words. This list can be used by spelling checkers, and by programs such as look(1). From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wpp

The Web Preprocessor - a Perl script to preprocess HTML files WPP is a small Perl script that allows preprocessing of HTML files. You can define variables, which are abbreviations for longer constructs, and include common HTML fragments. It's useful for giving an uniform layout to different HTML pages. It can be used into cgi-bin programs for automatic generation of pages. With less HTML code inside them you can make more flexible and readable scripts. WPP provides four separate facilities that you can use as you see fit: inclusion of text/HTML fragments, variables expansion, conditional generation, macros expansion. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wprint

Print any charset from web browsers and HtmlDoc WorldPrint is a filter for Mozilla (Galeon, etc.), Htmldoc, and Netscape PostScript output that uses TrueType fonts to allow the printing of pages written in Unicode, Big5, SJIS, KOI-8, ISO-8859* and others. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wrap around

vi. (also n. `wraparound' and v. shorthand `wrap') 1. [techspeak] The action of a counter that starts over at zero or at `minus infinity' (see infinity) after its maximum value has been reached, and continues incrementing, either because it is programmed to do so or because of an overflow (as when a car's odometer starts over at 0). 2. To change phase gradually and continuously by maintaining a steady wake-sleep cycle somewhat longer than 24 hours, e.g., living six long (28-hour) days in a week (or, equivalently, sleeping at the rate of 10 microhertz). This sense is also called phase-wrapping. From Jargon Dictionary

wrapper

A program used to start another program; usually a wrapper is SUID or SGID so it can bestow privileges onto another program that the other program would not normally have write. Allows you to communicate with other users, by copying lines from your terminal to theirs. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

write

send a message to another user From whatis

write

write to a file descriptor From whatis

write-only code

n. [a play on `read-only memory'] Code so arcane, complex, or ill-structured that it cannot be modified or even comprehended by anyone but its author, and possibly not even by him/her. A Bad Thing. From Jargon Dictionary

write-only language

n. A language with syntax (or semantics) sufficiently dense and bizarre that any routine of significant size is automatically write-only code. A sobriquet applied occasionally to C and often to APL, though INTERCAL and TECO certainly deserve it more. See also Befunge. From Jargon Dictionary

write-only memory

n. The obvious antonym to `read-only memory'. Out of frustration with the long and seemingly useless chain of approvals required of component specifications, during which no actual checking seemed to occur, an engineer at Signetics once created a specification for a write-only memory and included it with a bunch of other specifications to be approved. This inclusion came to the attention of Signetics management only when regular customers started calling and asking for pricing information. Signetics published a corrected edition of the data book and requested the return of the `erroneous' ones. Later, in 1972, Signetics bought a double-page spread in "Electronics" magazine's April issue and used the spec as an April Fools' Day joke. Instead of the more conventional characteristic curves, the 25120 "fully encoded, 9046 x N, Random Access, write-only-memory" data sheet included diagrams of "bit capacity vs. Temp.", "Iff vs. Vff", "Number of pins remaining vs. number of socket insertions", and "AQL vs. selling price". The 25120 required a 6.3 VAC VFF supply, a +10V VCC, and VDD of 0V, +/- 2%. From Jargon Dictionary

wsoundprefs

Preferences editor for the Window Maker sound server WSoundPrefs is a WPrefs look-alike. It can be used to customize the sounds Window Maker uses for different events, as well as editing sound sets. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wsoundserver

Window Maker Sound Server WSoundServer is a complete, from scratch, reimplementation of a sound server for Window Maker window manager, done by Pascal Hofstee. It supports WAVE (wav), AIFF, Sun/NeXT (au), and snd audio formats. This package contains the sound server, the wsound library and soundset utilities. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wspanish

The Spanish dictionary words for /usr/share/dict This package contains an alphabetic list of Spanish words From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wswedish

The Swedish dictionary. This is a list of 120,000 Swedish words and names, to be used for whatever purpose you may think of. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wterm

An rxvt based, color xterm replacement. Wterm is an rxvt based, 8-bit clean, color, xterm replacement. It contains features such as transparency, reverse transparency, background images, nice looking NeXT style scrollbars and is very customisable. Wterm is optimised for use under WindowMaker 0.50.x and up. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wtmp

records all logins and logouts. Its format is exactly like utmp except that a null user name indicates a logout on the associated terminal. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux

wu-ftpd

powerful and widely used FTP server This FTP daemon, originally from the Washington University of St. Louis, is a powerful, and widely used replacement FTP server for Unix systems. The FTP protocol is a method of transferring files between machines on a network and/or over the Internet. Besides fully supporting the FTP protocol defined in RFCs 959 and 1579 (and others), it adds the following features: o logging of transfers, o logging of commands, o on the fly compression and archiving, o classification of users on type and location, o per class limits, o per directory upload permissions, o restricted guest accounts, o system wide and per directory messages, o directory aliases, o cdpath, o filename filter, o virtual host support (similar to the Apache HTTP server). This release is maintained by the WU-FTPD Development Group as a public service to the Internet. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wv

Convert and preview Microsoft Word documents. wv (previously known as mswordview) is a library which allows access to Microsoft Word files. It can load and parse the Word 2000, 97, 95, and 6 file format. (Work is underway to support reading earlier formats as well: Word 2 documents are converted to plain text.) Among the provided programs are: * wvWare: Converts to HTML and LaTeX. It's used by a small army of helper scripts able to preview Word documents and convert them to various other formats, like PostScript, PDF, DVI, etc. * wvRTF: Converts to Microsoft's Rich Text Format. * wvSummary: Displays the summary information stream of all OLE2 files, i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, etc. * wvVersion: Outputs the version of the Word format a document is stored in. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wvdial

PPP dialer with built-in intelligence. WvDial sacrifices some of the flexibility of programs like "chat" in order to make your dialup configuration easier. When you install this package, your modem will be detected automatically and you need to specify just three parameters: the phone number, username, and password. WvDial knows enough to dial with most modems and log in to most servers without any other help. In particular, you no longer need a "chat script" to handle the most common situations. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wvdial

WvDial automatically locates and configures modems and can log into almost any ISP's server without special configuration. You need to input the username, password, and phone number, and then WvDial will negotiate the PPP connection using any mechanism needed. From Redhat 8.0 RPM

wwl

Calculates distance and azimuth between two Maidenhead locators Given two Maidenhead locators, wwl calculates distance (qrb) and azimuth. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wwsympa

Web interface for administrating Sympa WWSympa is a well integrated web interface for configuring Sympa. It comes with original features such as : - Unique interface for users and admin, authentication - Contextual internationalization (English, French and Spanish) - Archives (MhOnArc) with access control and a Search Engine (MarcSearch) - Clean moderation - Edition of service messages (templates) for owner and listmaster - Semi-automatic bounces management - HTTPS authentication - Support for virtual hosting with respect to virtual domains From Debian 3.0r0 APT

www-mysql

a WWW interface for the TCX mySQL database www-mysql is a web interface for the mySQL database. SQL commands can be embedded into web pages; these are executed on the server by www-mysql and the resulting web page sent to the browser. All SQL commands and queries supported by mySQL can be used via www-mysql. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

www-pgsql

a WWW interface for the PostgreSQL database www-pgsql is a web interface for the PostgreSQL database. SQL commands can be embedded into web pages; these are executed on the server by www-pgsql and the resulting web page sent to the browser. All SQL commands and queries supported by PostgreSQL can be used via www-pgsql. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wwwconfig-common

Debian web auto configuration. A package to provide common setup scripts for some packages that need apache, php and a database. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wwwoffle

World Wide Web OFFline Explorer The wwwoffled program is a simple proxy server with special features for use with dial-up internet links. This means that it is possible to browse web pages and read them without having to remain connected. While Online - Caching of pages that are viewed for review later. - Conditional fetching to only get pages that have changed. - Modification of pages e.g. to remove the BLINK tag or popup windows. While Offline - The ability to follow links and mark other pages for download. - Browser or command line interface to select pages for downloading. - Optional info on bottom of pages showing cached date and allowing refresh. - Works with password protected pages and pages containing forms. - Cached pages can be searched with the ht://dig search engine. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wxwin2.2-headers

wxWindows Cross-platform C++ GUI toolkit (header files) wxWindows is a class library for C++ providing GUI (Graphical User Interface) and other facilities on more than one platform. Version 2.2 currently supports subsets of GTK+, Motif, and MS Windows. This package provides the common header files required to build applications using the wxWindows toolkit. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wyg

(Where's Your Grammar?) command line parser generator WYG (Where's Your Grammar?) is a tool that automates the use of lex, yacc, and getopt_long to create a front-end for your projects that can be configured from files or via the command line. For more information, see http://www.larsshack.org/sw/wyg/. From Debian 3.0r0 APT

wzip

Lossy compression and denoising The program wzip is a preprocessor for LOSSY data compression. A sequence of ascii floating-point numbers is transformed into a sequence of small integers ready for effective compression with e.g. gzip. The program can also be used for effective but time consuming denoising of measurement data. Wzip was originally written for the processing of EDX-linescans. From Debian 3.0r0 APT