A popular archive format often used with MS-DOS systems, there is an unarj program available for Unix. From KADOWKEV


An synchronous file transfer protocol for personal computers that makes the error-free transmission of computer files with a modem easier. ZMODEM is a very fast protocol that lets you use wild-card file names for transfers. lt's also well-liked because you can resume the transfer of a file if the first attempt is interrupted before completion. Next to XMODEM, ZMODEM is the most popular transfer protocol and is included in most communications applications. From QUECID


A popular archive format available for most systems, including a Unix Version. From KADOWKEV


A TV viewer for the GNOME project. It has some interesting features, namely: it is for GNOME/GTK. This gives the program a nice look. It is based on plugins. This will make it easy to add functionality to the program, without making it hard to maintain, such as saving video as AVI/MPEG, viewing mirrored TV (scanning from right to left) or whatever you can image (and program). It has a very advanced VBI decoder, Lirc support, realtime MPEG recording and much more. From Zapping


A popular form of file compression/archiving available on many operating system platforms, including DOS/Windows, OS/2 and UNIX/Linux. Popular tools include PKZip/PKUnzip and Zip/Unzip. Not to be confused with the Iomega Zip disk, which is a removable storage device. (Confusingly, a zipped file can be stored on a Zip disk or not. They are unrelated.) Zipped files will have a .zip extension. From I-gloss


ZipSlack is a special edition of Slackware Linux that can be installed onto any FAT (or FAT32) filesystem with about 100 MB of free space. It uses the UMSDOS filesystem and contains most of the programs you will need. This means that you do not need to repartition your hard disk if you already have DOS or Windows installed. ZipSlack installs into a directory on your DOS filesystem. It can also be installed to and booted from a Zip disk. A Zip disk-based distribution. From LWN Distribution List


a file transfer protocol that is similar to Xmodem and Ymodem. It is better at handling large data transfers and includes a restart feature which allows a download to be resumed. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux


An area of a network under administrative or other control. In a name server configuration, a domain can be a zone. Zones can be further subdivided into subzones, each having its own administrators and servers. From I-gloss


A compression and archiving format made popular on the Amiga system, zoo is available in public-domain executables for most major operating systems. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux


A format for compression and archiving popular on Amiga systems, but also available for UNIX/Linux. Files packaged this way sport a .zoo file extension. From I-gloss

Zool Linux

Zool Linux is a project whose goal is to assist in making Linux mini-distributions, useful for floppy-based rescue systems, or to check hardware and network connections. It supports many different filesystems and utilities. Zool 1 is a Linux rescue disk based on the 2.2.23 kernel. Zool 2, released January 9, 2003, is based on the 2.4.18 kernel. Zool 3, released January 21, 2003 adds network support. From LWN Distribution List


Utilities for Z8530 based HDLC cards for AX.25 (kernel 2.2.x) This package contains utilities to load, configure and modify the kernel driver for Z8530 based SCC cards. This version is for kernels above 2.1.6. It should at least work with the following boards and connected modems: BayCom USCC. PA0HZP card with and without ESCC and/or external clock divider (up to 19200 baud (loopback)) and compatibles. TCM3105 modem, 4k8 modem, 9k6 DF9IC modem (loopback), HAPN 4k8 modem (connected to a SCC board, of course!). From Debian 3.0r0 APT


X11 version of zblast, shoot 'em up space game Shoot 'em up space game with cool sound and high speed of playing. This package contains X11 version of the game. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


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This is an implementation of the ad-hoc link-local IP autoconfigurationalgorithm described in the IETF Draft "Dynamic Configuration of IPv4link-local addresses". From Mandrake 9.0 RPM


Clock applet for the GNOME desktop environment ZClock is a clock applet for the GNOME desktop environment. It is similar to the standard GNOME clock applet, but it allows greater customization. You can choose your preferred border style as well as specify the exact format for the time display (using a POSIX strftime(3) format string). Read the strftime(3) manpage for details on this format. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


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A GPL'd, BGP/OSPF/RIP capable routing daemon GNU Zebra is free software (distributed under the GNU Generic Public License) which manages TCP/IP based routing protocols. It supports BGP 4, BGP4+, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, RIPv1, RIPv2, and RIPng as well as the IPv6 versions of these. Zebra uses threading if the kernel supports it, but can also run on kernels that do not support threading. Zebra is more than a routed replacement, it can be used as a Route Server and a Route Reflector. Zebra is unique in design in that it has a process for each protocol. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


Powerful, multipurpose, configurable text editor This package contains a console and an X version. - Can use ANY key sequence (e.g. define a block with shift-arrow) even on the console. - Intelligent screen update (NOT using the slow (n)curses). - Column blocks with insert & overwrite. - Multi window/multi buffer. - Color C++, HTML, TeX, Java, mail file. - Shows parenthesis matching, searches for C functions, reindents C blocks. - About 200 commands and 100 variables to deal with. - Can edit/insert control codes (ASCII 0-31 and 128-159). - Executes programs with output redirected to a window (e.g. make, man, etc). - Can load files with CRLF and/or CR and/or LF end-of-line marker. - Clipboard and delete buffer. - Saveable run-time macros. - Simple and powerful configuration system. - Easy document mode, almost ASCII. - Automatic word wrap and reformat, even inside quoted line within an e-mail file. - Small, fast, powerful, low CPU consumer. - Hexdump-like mode to edit binary file. - You can go everywhere with the cursor. - Internal, fast file selector. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


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Major mode for wasting time This package contains a glamorous and ultimate major mode for Emacs. IRC in a box. Make your IRC client able to act as editor, too. This is what modern net addicts were searching for. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


The original "Instant Message" system client This package only contains the clients; you'll need a server to talk to. This is the Project Athena Zephyr notification system 2000/04/21 snapshot. Zephyr allows users to send messages to other users or to groups of users. Users can view incoming Zephyr messages as windowgrams (transient X windows) or as text on a terminal. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


The original "Instant Message" system-server without Kerberos You probably only need one server for a group of clients. This can be a memory-intensive server, especially for very large sites. The server maintains a location and subscription database for all the receiving clients. All zephyrgrams are sent to the server to be routed to the intended recipient. This is the Project Athena Zephyr notification system 2000/04/21 snapshot. Zephyr allows users to send messages to other users or to groups of users. Users can view incoming Zephyr messages as windowgrams (transient X windows) or as text on a terminal. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


adj. Syn. content-free. From Jargon Dictionary


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SVGAlib graphics viewer 'zgv' is a graphics viewer, based around SVGAlib, which can display GIF87a, GIF89a, JPEG/JFIF, PNG, PBM/PGM/PPM, BMP, and TGA files on a standard VGA and most SVGAs, with a full-screen file selector front-end. It can also be used as a simple command-line file viewer, with 'zgv filename', to do slide shows of a list of files, and so on. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


Chinese HZ/GB/BIG5/UNI/UTF7/UTF8 encodings auto-converter AutoConvert is an intelligent Chinese Encoding converter. It uses builtin functions to judge the type of the input file's Chinese Encoding (such as GB/Big5/HZ), then converts the input file to any type of Chinese Encoding you want. You can use autoconvert to handle incoming mail, automatically converting messages to the Chinese Encoding you want. It can alse handle Unicode/UTF7/UTF8 now. Author: Yu Guanghui <[email protected]> From Debian 3.0r0 APT


A wrapper for SGMLtools to process Chinese This is a wrapper for SGMLtools (version 1) that lets you convert Chinese SGML files (either Big5 or GB) into HTML, plain text, LaTeX, and so on. This package is used to process CLDP (Chinese Linux Documentation Project) documents. If you want to output plain text files, you need to have the lynx package installed. And if you want to output DVI files, the cjk-latex package is required. Please read /usr/share/doc/zh-sgmltools/README.Debian for details. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


A Fast Console CJK System Using FrameBuffer Zhcon is a fast Linux Console Chinese System which supports framebuffer device.It can display Chinese,Japanese or Korean double byte characters on console. Features include: Full support for Linux FrameBuffer device(from 640x480x8bpp to 1024x768x32bpp) Multiple language support (GB2312,GBK,BIG5,JIS,KSCM) Auto-detect and convert between GB2312 and BIG5 encoding(like hztty) Hot key to change language encoding on the fly Can use input method from MS Windows 98 Chinese version or UCDOS for MS-DOS From Debian 3.0r0 APT


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a very small emacs-like editor Zile is another Emacs-clone. Zile is a customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor. Zile was written to be as similar as possible to Emacs; every Emacs user should feel at home with Zile. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


Archiver for .zip files This is InfoZIP's zip program. It produces files that are fully compatible with the popular PKZIP program; however, the command line options are not identical. In other words, the end result is the same, but the methods differ. :-) This version supports encryption. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


The zip program is a compression and file packaging utility. Zip is analogous to a combination of the UNIX tar and compress commands and is compatible with PKZIP (a compression and file packaging utility for MS-DOS systems). Install the zip package if you need to compress files using the zip program. This version support crypto encryption. From Mandrake 9.0 RPM


vt. [primarily MS-DOS] To create a compressed archive from a group of files using PKWare's PKZIP or a compatible archiver. Its use is spreading now that portable implementations of the algorithm have been written. Commonly used as follows: "I'll zip it up and send it to you." See tar and feather. From Jargon Dictionary


Legacy package for zip-crypt that you should remove. This package exists only to provide a smooth upgrade from the old zip-crypt to the new zip. Please remove it. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


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Powerful X Internet Relay Chat client Zircon has a tremendous array of features and its interface truly takes advantage of X. Zircon implements almost everything ircII does, plus a number of other interesting features. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


the game of life, simple console version This is a variant of John Horton Conway's Game of Life (a classic cellular automaton), simple console version, written in FORTRAN. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


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Zlib is a general-purpose, patent-free, lossless data compression library which is used by many different programs. From Redhat 8.0 RPM


The zlib compression library provides in-memory compression and decompression functions, including integrity checks of the uncompressed data. This version of the library supports only one compression method (deflation), but other algorithms may be added later, which will have the same stream interface. The zlib library is used by many different system programs. From Mandrake 9.0 RPM


compression library - runtime (for libc5) zlib is a library implementing the deflate compression method found in gzip and PKZIP. This package includes the shared library for use with libc5. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


Uncompressing C Library Zlibc is a preloadable shared object that allows executables to uncompress the data files that they need on the fly. No kernel patch, no recompilation of these executables and no recompilation of the libraries is needed. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


Mailer for Extreme Performance Demands This is a package that implements an internet Message Transfer Agent called ZMailer. It is intended for gateways or mail servers or other large site environments that have extreme demands on the abilities of the mailer. It was motivated by the problems of the Sendmail design in such situations. ZMailer is one of the mailers able to deal with huge quantities of mail and is more efficient any other mailer, qmail included, mostly due to its excellent queueing algorithms. Most users don't need this package -- for most users, sendmail or exim or smail will suffice. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


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OCaml LablGTK interface builder Zoggy is an interface builder (like Glade) generating LablGTK code. The differences with Glade are: generated classes can have parameters, values of properties are OCaml code, you can insert predefined boxes in other widgets. Zoggy also includes a library containing a class which can be used to edit Zoggy files in other applications. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


A process that has died but has not yet relinquished its process table slot (because the parent process hasn't executed a wait(2) for it yet). These can be seen in ps(1) listings occasionally. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux


Computers that are 'owned' by hackers for the purpose of directing them against other victims. A typical example would be a DDoS attack, where the zombie machine are directed to flood a victim. The legitimate users of the zombies may not be aware that their computer has been controlled by the hacker. If the computer is used to launch a damaging attack, the legitimate user may be investigated or held legally responsible. Controversy: Dave Dittrich, the person who has done the most research into DDoS zombies, hates the word "zombie". From Hacking-Lexicon


n. [Unix] A process that has died but has not yet relinquished its process table slot (because the parent process hasn't executed a wait(2) for it yet). These can be seen in ps(1) listings occasionally. Compare orphan. From Jargon Dictionary


Syntax-checker for BIND zonefiles This script is used for syntax-checking your zone-files after a change. Useful when using Makefile to administer a large number of zonefiles, but also if you just want to check a single file. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


An Open Source Web Application Server Zope enables teams to collaborate in the creation and management of dynamic web-based business applications such as intranets and portals. Zope makes it easy to build features such as site search, news, personalization, and e-commerce into your web applications. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


A shell with lots of features. Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) usable as an interactive login shell and as a shell script command processor. Of the standard shells, zsh most closely resembles ksh but includes many enhancements. Zsh has command-line editing, built-in spelling correction, programmable command completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and a host of other features. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


Emulator of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (TM) ZSNES allows you to play classic games writen for the "SNES" game console on a GNU/Linux system. It supports advanced features such as networking. Please note that many separately-available games playable under this emulator are non-free. See /usr/share/doc/zsnes/README.Debian for more information. From Debian 3.0r0 APT


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