AXsh - Amiga external shell
1.32 - a version with sources
Pasi 'Albert' Ojala albertcs.tut.fi
AXsh's main purpose is to let other users have access to your
Amiga and still be sure that nothing inappropriate can happen.
AXsh ensures this by allowing access only to directories that are
defined accessible and only accepting commands and arguments that
are defined legal.
AXsh supports multiple lines, multiple users logged in
simultaneously and 8 different user levels. User actions can be
saved into a log file. Each user has his/her own home directory,
and the used disk space can be/is restricted.
AXsh can be used as a bulletin board system with or without
UUCP or as a door program in a 'normal' BBS. It has its own mail,
news and file transfer programs. However, AXsh is not restricted
to remote access, it can be very well used as a local shell.
The shell itself has command line editing, function key macros,
history, aliases, variables and scripts. It also has filename and
commandname completion assigned to the TAB key. VT100, Ansi and
dumb terminal modes are currently supported.
Many useful programs are included in the packet and any CLI-based
programs can easily be added.
AXsh systems can be connected together to form a network, so that
mail and news are exchanged between systems. You can also use UUCP
instead of the native AXsh net system or you can use another
transport mechanism like Fidonet (TrapDoor) to transfer AXsh net
packets. News and mail programs are configurable to fully interface
with UUCP or CNews.
If you have WB2.1, you can choose the used language from English,
Finnish, Spanish, French, Danish, Swedish and German. New 2.0
features are also used, but you can still use AXsh with ks1.3 if
you have arp.library.
In-place installation in addition to update and installation
from scratch. Can be installed into a partition.
arp.library (v39) OR ks2.0
LhA to unpack the archive
C= Installer in the WorkBench command path to use the automatic
installation script (usually SYS:System/Installer)
HOST NAME/FILE NAME
Aminet sites, under util/shell
Suggested shareware/registration fee is US$30
The version can be freely distributed, provided that the
contents of the archive remain intact. Sources can be used
to develop new programs, but I retain rights to the originals.