May 25, 2006

Unwind 1.0beta2 released

This is the release of unwind that will eventually become version 1.0. It is not more stable or unstable than the rest of the releases. I just want you to try it out and report any errors you get before I release it as 1.0. The package now contains a set of tools that I am very satisfied working with. Please notify me if you think something is missing. Most important changes since version 0.11 is that I decided to use Activestate Perl instead of PXPerl and GNUwin32 instead of unxutils. Full changelog is available. Please dowload the thing and try it.

Posted by simon at 09:13 AM | Comments (3)

April 02, 2006

Introducing Enscript

Enscript is a tool to encrypt and run encrypted scripts on windows. You might think - So what, who wants encrypted scripts anyway? Enscript is useful for storing passwords in your scripts. This can be scripts to map network drives, run scp commands, download stuff from password protected sites, and you can probably come up with more useful cases. Enscript will also be included in the next release of the Unwind package.

Posted by simon at 04:09 PM | Comments (0)

March 01, 2006

Outlook webmail screen scraper

The always brilliant Adrian Holovaty provides this very nice combo of

  • An MS Outlook Webmail screen scraper
  • A simple POP server that is able to call the scraper

Now you can run a quick script and retrieve your Outlook webmail via pop into your regular email client. Good if you're a small fish in a large organisation and just not able to get anobody to give you an alternate interface.
Nice idea - the notion of "X->POP3" must be useful for tons of things it seems.

Posted by Claus at 09:21 PM | Comments (0)

January 22, 2006

wintools 0.8

I just released a new version of the wintools package. I've added two tools. SendEmail will let you - well you've probably already guessed that. And will let you get user input in batch scripts.

Posted by simon at 11:41 PM | Comments (0)