|Shark is a shameless rewrite of Jonathan Leffler's
(for those not familiar with comp.databases.informix, he is by far
the most rated contributor) shar.
Over shar, shark has a number of advantages:
|A functionality I like to put in my 4gl apps is the ability to add/remove users from |
Achieving this is no big deal. You only need a couple of shell scripts you can call from the command line that alter
Here you can download mine.
|Smartbk is a simple cpio/compress frontend which I
have always used for my archives and file movement. I have never considered it more than a toy,
but of late it has struck me as accomplishing a lot, for circa 300 lines of awk
Given a set of device / directory / destination definitions, it will build and run a shell script that moves files (compressing or decompressing the archive, as appropriate) from a (any) source to a (any!) target as specified in the command line taking care of stuff like remote hosts and device sizes, asking the user for new media, whenever necessary. Extra goodies include incremental and relative operations.
OK, so GNU tar does most of that! but does it handle multi volume compressed archives?
|4gwMail is a mail user agent / news
reader based on Informix-4gl. Not Eudora pro, but definitely with more features
than you'd expect (It would probably pass the USENET sanity check).|
As per 4glWorks philosophy, it can be quickly fitted into existing 4glWorks applications, and making use of BSD mail folders,
Requires: 4glWorks 2.0b10 or above
|4gwMenus is an isql menus replacement
that allows quick bolting to 4gl applications of dynamic menus and custom data
browsers. It caters for both external executables/scripts, with the added benefit
of an expansion feature borrowed from the
4glWorks Structured Query Scripting Language interpreter, and of course
It also comes with a simple command line interpreter, capable of html output too. It is meant for usage within shell scripts, but comes handy from within the interactive interpreter as well, as can be seen from the demo.
A complete CGI interface, planned, hasn't yet made it into the distribution.
Requires: 4glWorks 2.0b13 or above
|4gwEd has been ripped off from 4gwMenus
above. Essentially it is a glorified dbaccess, which I have quickly bolted
together as a means to run some test cases. It has proven to be more useful than
I had originally anticipated, hence its presence here. Did I mention that it
does html too?
Requires: 4glWorks 2.0b13 or above
|Should you wish to use any of the SQSL aware tools above against DB2, you will probably need this data source|
|fglpp is my precompiler for Informix-4gl. It
A word of caution: to speed up execution, fglpp uses pattern matching for substituting definitions. This is not totally
secure, and, for poorly named
Scriba is a set of awk and shell scripts
written to quickly gather and format documentation info straight from 4gl
source code, much like java's
I tried to put the accent on the ability to automatically update documentation
whenever the code changes. The documentation extractor can keep track of the
functions that have already been documented, and extracts only info from those
The core of the tool, create_man_entries, scans 4gl source files extracting
FUNCTION and REPORT declarations, complete with parameter DEFINEs, as well as
comments (purged from decorative lines - those full of #,=,-_+,*) found right
before the declarations themselves and all the RETURNed values, the idea
behind this being that such comments will give a description of the function
purposes, while the RETURNed values will prove useful when manually polishing
|fglio is an input/output package for
Informix-4gl. It essentially doubles stdio functionality, offering file and pipe
IO, multiple IO streams, file locking, stream pointer repositioning, and a number
of enancements like user defined IO streams (as a bonus, included find a simple
sockets client), or input line folding at word boundaries.|
Interested? have a look at the documentation
|fglcgi offers a set of functions oriented
towards the creation of CGI compliant executables using Informix-4gl.|
The package contains also a number of utilities focussing on user validation ad suid cgi executables.
|Want to know how to put blobs in reports? here's how|
|4gl lacks a random number generator, so I wrote one|
|Tired of ring menus? give pull down menus a try|
|Textman is a simple but effective tool to manipulate (add, change, drop, retrieve lines and substrings from ) text blobs from within 4gl applications. If the concept intrigues you, have a look at the documentation|
|Fglhash is a simple implementation of associative arrays based on byte variables located in memory. Find here the documentation.|
|DBIx-cgivalidate is a small tool which I wrote in conjunction with the DBD::Informix - Apache Howto to demonstrate user validation from within cgi scripts.|
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