I'd like to try and set up a menu-based shell system on ftoomsh for non
UNIX-literate users. The sort of stuff stuff I'm looking for is:
* a menu front-end to running commands. lynx could be used for navigating
text but, it can't execute commands (hmm, well, actually it could. You can
set up the mailcap to for a special mime type for like cmd/x-sh which
executes a command, but it's a bit of a hack ... and if not set up
correctly has some nasty security implications)
* a really easy to use news reader (is there anything better than nn?)
* a file manager
* a polite anon-ftp interface (not lynx).
There's certainly other things I've forgotten. Suggestions anyone?
I believe the yoyo people at Latrobe (?) uni have something like this.
Does anyone know any details about it?
Also, is anyone interested in setting up a caching httpd server on ftoomsh?
If you are, send me some mail and I'll send you the info I have. Once it's
installed it's pretty easy to use; you just set your proxy http server
environment variable and all http requests go via the cache.
Some people report getting 50% hit rates for their caching servers.