Last modified: 2021-10-12 11:56
Hello, this is the quietsche-entchen.de. You can find some software
here, written in gawk, perhaps in C or also in Java.
- af is a gawk script to archive and backup files. It doesn't
copy files on its own but creates shell command, which do the work.
- Diceware passwords
passwords in a "normal" HTML browser.
- This is the translator I used to convert Markdown (from Gopher) to
HTML (what you might be used to find on the web).
- is a process controller (in the style of the old /sbin/init(1))
to start service process when needed without doing that on the
- is a bridge for implementing user interface as userland (fuse)
filesystems. It take read/write operations and sends the to a
program, which does the real work.
- Documents about Gopher
- This directory contain some documents about Gopher. Gopher is an
information system from the early 90's which I rediscovered for my
personal use. The HTML pages here are made from Markdown files I
write on my private Gopher server.
- gc is a Gopher client for the Linux command line written in
gawk. In contrast to other Gopher client (look on Github) it
implements some parts of Gopher+. I use it on my Raspberries as
So, why Gopher? The short answer is that while simple and clean web
pages are possible among the problems of contemporary browser is that
they are resource hungry. That's not a problem a Raspberry 4 and even
not on an older Raspi 2. But it's really not funny on a Zero. Ok,
lynx is an option for reading but wiki editing to add or update
something? After some initial tests and server prototypes I decided to
give Gopher a try, using plain-text (Markdown) as "native" content but
of course, with the option to convert the files to HTML.
Notice for HTML users
Most probably you will access this site with a normal web client.
That means two things:
should bring you to a directory's home page,
Ctrl+X N to the
next page (if any - see the navigator at the page's top).
- Now the bad news. I'm switching more and more away from HTML to
Gopher and Markdown documents. The Markdown files are translated
into HTML of course but I find it boring / annoying to put many
hyperlinks into the or to create nice-looking home pages for the
directories. (Gopher can live pretty well without it). Instead
I'm experimenting with automatically generated contents listing
like the one for af.