Bonus: R is for released

As luck would have it, I reach a rather busy point in real life and find myself at the end of the R section.

Well, there’s naught to do but keep calm and carry on. Here, with the regular omissions, is what I have left of console applications starting with the letter R:

  • rainbowcrack: Password cracking is really only an occasional and oblique interest to me, and when it becomes necessary I make a point of enlisting something like Ophrack. If rainbowcrack is more to your liking (and it seems quite up-to-date), please feel free.
  • rarp: What few references I could find to rarp suggested it has been obsoleted, left out of the kernel since 2.3, and more or less forgotten. Even the home page appears to be dead. Wikipedia still talks about it though.
  • rc: This could be a lot of things. … 😦
  • rdev: I can find man pages here and there on the Internet for this, but nothing in Arch/AUR, Debian, dpkg -S, pkgfile or even just a brute force DuckDuckGo search.
  • rdist: I believe this is in Debian, and I believe it mirrors file to multiple targets. I don’t have enough targets to play with this, probably.
  • readpst: Converts Outlook files to an mbox format. I don’t usually work with Outlook … much to my credit. 😈
  • redir: Redirects TCP connections. Sounds like a firewall tool. I’d better not.
  • regexplorer: Not the Microsoft one. This a regular expression explorer, and is Qt-based and therefore graphical. Also is about 10 years out of date.
  • remote: I can only wonder what this was supposed to be. πŸ˜•
  • renpy: Visual novel engine. I think this might be more like a scripting language than an application.
  • return: Returns from a procedure to the top-level command. This is not really functional as an application, I believe.
  • rid: I can’t seem to find any reference to this. I left myself a hint in “relative identifier,” but that doesn’t seem to help.
  • rinetd: Redirects TCP connections from one IP address and port to another. I don’t think I could really get this going on in my simple, single-connection machine. If you want to give it a go, I would recommend this page first.
  • routers: I have no idea what I was thinking by putting the word “routers” in my list. 😳
  • rsnapshot: This appears to be designed for more complex systems than mine. incremental backups, hard links for saving space and cron integration for regular snapshots. Probably more than I would ever need. And things like this take a lot of time to set up, and time is in short supply right now. 😦
  • rsrce: “Rsrce is an interactive, command-driven Macintosh resource editor. It aims at providing the functionality of the MacOS tool ‘resedit’ on Unix-like systems.” If you have a MacOS machine, then maybe this is something you might want to try.
  • rss-torrent: I think this has been renamed as “swarmtv.” The AUR version won’t build; the source code seems to be out of date with changes in curl. If you try, you’ll need to install cmake.
  • rsyncrypto: The guiding principle for rsyncrypto seems like a good idea: rsync is smart enough to conserve bandwidth by only transferring data that’s changed between files, but gnupg generally ruffles the arrangement such that transfers of encrypted files end up taking a lot of bandwidth anyway. rsyncrypto can handle encryption without losing rsync’s efficiency. So why didn’t I include it? I couldn’t get it to work. 😳
  • rtorrent-extended: As far as I know, rtorrent-extended only ever existed as an AUR PKGBUILD that incorporated a lot of scattered patches for rtorrent. It’s fallen out of maintenance and doesn’t work any longer. rtorrent itself is fine, of course.
  • rwho: Remote who functions, and I believe this includes ruptime, rusers, and rwall. I don’t have a full-blown network and an array of users that might make this useful. Not in Arch, that I could find.

That’s it for now. I’ll start into the S section tomorrow. … 😯

6 thoughts on “Bonus: R is for released

    1. K.Mandla Post author

      Ah, thanks. My search for “rc” turned up hundreds of different possibilities, almost none of which were Linux-related. 😦

  1. thisnameisfalse


    rdev is a tool from util-linux and/or util-linux-ng packages. rdev(8), ramsize(8), vidmode(8) and rootflags(8) utilities were used to manipulate reserved fields in kernel’s header (the file /boot/vmlinuz). You can now get equivalent commands using arguments in LILO or Grub bootloader. For example, : rdev is equivalent to “root=” in LILO

    rdev was deleted from util-linux package some years ago:

  2. CorkyAgain

    rdup ( ) is another backup utility which should be mentioned for completeness’s sake, but will probably be met with the same objections as rsnapshot.

    It’s what I use and it really wasn’t that hard to set up.

    Like rsnapshot, it uses hardlinks to create snapshots taking up less space on the backup medium — which in my case is a second hard drive.

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