MPE/iX Downloads
Note: most files are available in LZW, std (Store-To-Disk) and TAR packages.


PLEASE read the LZW or TAR information before trying to upload a package to your HP 3000!


Using LZW is by far the best choice! For an example of uploading an LZW package, click here.


Note: if you will be restoring the files into the ALLEGRO account, you'll probably want to do the following:

   :hello manager.sys
   :newacct allegro, mgr; pass= somesecretpassword; cap = &
        AM,AL,GL,DI,CV,UV,LG,PS,NA,NM,CS,ND,SF,BA,IA,PM,MR,DS,PH
   :altacct allegro;access=(r,x,l:any;w,a:ac)
   :altgroup pub.allegro; cap = BA,IA,PM,MR,DS,PH; access=(r,x,l:any;w,a,s:ac)
   :newgroup data.allegro; access=(r,x,l:any;w,a,s:ac)
   :newgroup doc.allegro; access=(r,x,l:any;w,a,s:ac)
   :newgroup help.allegro; access=(r,x,l:any;w,a,s:ac)

Note: most R3K programs can be run with an entrypoint of ",HELP" to display online help.


R3K Programs freely available:

  • BOUNCE A utility to bounce (logoff) idle users.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • CHECKWWW A utility to check an HP 3000's web server's access log file, looking for problems. It can also scan a web page hierarchy, looking for bad local links.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • CHKTAPE A utility to test and report the status of a tape drive. Original version courtesy of Terry Tipton.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • COMPFILE A utility to compare two files.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • COMPILE A utility to automate compiles. QEDIT aware. Vaguely similar to "make", but with all information embedded in source file, not a separate file.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • COMPRDDS An unsupported privileged program that tries to enable/disable hardware compression for DDS drives.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • COPYFILE a (somewhat old) fast file copier. No wildcards, but it can copy privileged files like IMAGE datasets.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)
    For a more full featured file copier, see the REP Tool.

  • COUNTNB is a program that counts the number of code, blank, and comment lines read from $STDINX.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • DBCHECK is an IMAGE/SQL database checking program.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • DBDRIVE is a different approach to a generalized low-level IMAGE/SQL exerciser. Somewhat more friendly than DBDRIVER.PUB.SYS.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • DBHTML takes an IMAGE root file, and produces an HTML page describing the database. (It can also produce a flat SCHEMA file for the database.)

    new NOTE We have added new features to DBHTML and it is now an (inexpensive) product. Click here for the DBHTML product.

  • DBPURGE is an IMAGE/SQL database purger.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • new DEBUGMAC is a utility that enters Debug/iX after loading DATINIT.DAT.TELESUP and doing an implied MACSTART ,"1". This makes it easier to run the DAT macros on a live system.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • DMESG displays the bootup message log. Source code included.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • EJECT is a privileged program that turns DDS eject-on-close on/off. It also has a "once only" eject-on-close option.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • FILECODE is a utility that changes the filecode of files on MPE/iX. (It must reside in a group with PM capability.)
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • FILEOPEN is a utility, callable via QEDIT's "P" command, that aids in writing FOPEN calls in SPL, FORTRAN, or Pascal.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • FILERPT is a log file analyzer. It has since been superceded by the REDWOOD Tool, but this version is free. Its main focus is on "File Close" records.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • FINDBIG searches for files larger than some specified number of megabytes. It can also look for files with ACDs, bad creators, new files, old files, and/or files with HFS names (but not MPE names). Run FINDBIG with the entrypoint of "HELP" for more information.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)
    This program is also known as:
    • FINDACD (find files with ACDs);
    • FINDBADC (find files with creators from other accounts);
    • FINDFILE (find files that match some criteria);
    • FINDHFS (find files that have HFS names, not MPE names);
    • FINDNEW (find files newer than a particular date);
    • FINDOLD (find files older than a particular date).
    because its default search criteria depends upon its own program name.

  • FIXCLOCK is a command file that updates your hardware clock to match your software clock. This is useful when you have an incorrect hardware clock setting ... which can affect some programs.
    (FIXCLOCK.txt (command file))

  • FIXFDATE (moved to further down in this document)

  • FLUSH flushes closed disk files from memory, useful when doing timing tests that you want to have repeatable and meaningful.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • FMTFCODE is some code (source & object) plus an in-line "database" of filecodes, that allows you to convert to/from filecode numbers and filecode mnemonics, including mnemonics for vendor/user filecodes (in addition to HP filecodes).
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • FTPRUN is a logon "CI" replacement, UDC, SL, and XL that allow system managers to provide restricted dial-in (or network) logon access to selected file transfer programs.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • new HPFOPEN is a set of Debug/iX macros that shows the parameters to an HPFOPEN call.
    (TEXT file)

  • HPTITLE sets the window and icon title for an hpterm and/or dtterm window.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)



  • HTTPBACK Background detacher for HTTPD. HTTPBACK allows you to have your HTTPD running without having a constantly running batch job (or session).
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • LCLINT is a port of LCLint to the HP 3000. Lint is a tool that checks your C source code for potential problems. In addition, we've added the ability to handle "#pragma intrinsic", if you have CSEQ , one of our Toolbox programs sold by Lund Performance Solutions.
    Installation:
    :copy lclint.pub.allegro, /usr/local/bin/lclint
    :copy ansilcd.pub.allegro, /usr/include/ansi.lcd
    

    Sample use (from the shell):

    export LARCH_PATH=/usr/include
    lclint foo.c
    
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • LIFDIR displays the directory of a LIF (Logical Interfchange Format) disk, CD, or tape.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • MECONS makes the current terminal the system console, even if it is connected via the network. (When the session terminates, the console reverts to ldev 20). This includes MPE/iX and MPE/V versions.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • new MHZ is another program to measure the speed of your CPU (in MHz).
    The source code (included) can be compiled on many Unix systems.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • MICHECK is a utility that reports whether the Measurement Interface (MI) is currently on or off.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • new MIPSTEST is a program to measure the speed of your PA-RISC CPU (in MHz).
    MPE/iX and HP-UX versions are available.
    Note: more information here.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • MODIFY is a replacement for the "VEMOD" single-line visual mode editing routine inside QEDIT.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • ONLINE is a utility which can put most tape drives, DDS (DAT) drives, and DLT drives back online. Waits for the AVR (Automatic Volume Recognition) to complete before returning to the user (this uses Priv Mode).
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • ONLINENP A non-privileged version on ONLINE ... doesn't wait for the AVR to complete.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • OSVER is a program that analyzes HPSWINFO.PUB.SYS to tell you what version of MPE is installed on your system.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • PASSGEN is a CM program that generates passwords that can, roughly, be pronounced.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • PHANTASM is a CM program that is an alternative interface to BASIC.PUB.SYS.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z),

  • PSCREEN is a screen-capture utility, a subset of the CAPTURE Tool.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • PTRUTIL is sample source code (and NMOBJ) for accessing long pointer from COBOL (or other languages). Source included, written in Pascal.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • PURGER is a wildcard file purger, but one that can purge privileged files in addition to non-privileged files.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • RAMUSAGE moved to here.

  • RUPTIME, RWHO, & RWHOD are programs to report how local systems are doing. RUPTIME reports how long various local computers have been up (assuming they're running an rwhod demon), RWHO reports who is logged on to various local computers (again, assuming they're running rwhod), and RWHOD allows an HP 3000 to participate in this report (by broadcasting information to various local computers). Although you may put the files into /usr/local/bin, they seem to run fine from the CI. The job stream RWHOD.JOB.ALLEGRO is a sample job file to run rwhod.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z) (note: tar package missing the /etc/mpe_usermap.example file), (Plain text information.)


    Note: rwho and ruptime aren't much use if you don't have rwhod running.


    NOTE: before running rwhod for the first time, do:

       :newdir /var/spool/rwho
    
    and make sure that whoever you're running rwhod as has write access to the directory ... everyone should have read access to it (for rwho and ruptime). (/var/spool/rwho is the directory where rwhod stores information about systems that are broadcasting rwho information.) (E.g., chmod 775 /var/spool/rwho)


    NOTE: the RWHOD program file must be in a group.account with PM capability!

  • SCOM is a file comparison program, designed to compare printable ASCII files (including QEDIT files).
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • SETFDATE is CM program that sets various dates for files (e.g., access date, creation date, etc) to specified values. Note: it does not know about "state change date", because it's an old CM program. For modern date manipulations, see FIXFDATE below.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • SHCI is a utility designed to be called from the POSIX shell, replacing the "callci" command. It takes its parameters and passes them to the HPCICOMMAND intrinsic.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • SHOWACCT displays account information from the system directory.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • SHOWSW is a set of Debug/iX macros that shows (or counts) switches to/from CM/NM (either or both).
    (TEXT file)

  • new SHOWTMR displays information about system "timers", including how many are in use at the current time.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • new SLFREE is a package of routines that can be called from QEDIT or EDITOR. Some "clean" text, some downshift text, some write FOPEN calls.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • SSTOBYTE is an alternative to the MPE/iX /bin/tobyte program. (The usage is the same as /bin/tobyte.) It must be run from the shell, not the CI!.


    Installation:

    :copy sstobyte.pub.allegro, /usr/local/bin/sstobyte
      
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • SYSLOG is a utility that displays and changes what items are being logged by system logging (to the LOG#####.PUB.SYS files).
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)


    NOTE: this is not the same as the Unix "syslog" utility.

  • TAPECHK checks tapes/tape-drives. We wrote it when we had a tape drive that failed with every program we ran *except* TAPETEST.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • TAPEDIR displays the contents of CM STORE tapes. TAPEDIR is a subset of the TINDEX Tool, which handles NM & CM STORE tapes, TAR tapes, SLT/SYSGEN tapes, memory dump tapes, and others.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • TAPETAPE is a utility to copy single reel tapes to another single reel (either source or destination may be reel-to-reel or DDS). It can handle records larger than the normal file system limit (such as produced by some versions of STORE).

    new NOTE TAPETAPE is now part of our TAPEDISK product.
    Click here for the TAPEDISK product.

  • new TAPEVIEW analyzes the structure of an unknown tape.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • new TIMETEST is a simple program tests if your session has an altered date/time, and times how long calls to various datge/time routines (e.g., CALENDAR) take.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • UPTIME is a simple program that reports when the system was started.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • WHOIS is a port of Marco d'Itri's "whois" program. It seems to have to be run from the shell, not from the CI.


    Installation:

    :copy whois.pub.allegro, /usr/local/bin/whois
    :newdir /usr/local/man        (if needed)
    :newdir /usr/local/man/man1   (if needed)
    :copy whois.doc.allegro, /usr/local/man/man1/whois.1
      
    (note: if you created directories, you may want to set their security appropriately.)
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (man page.)


    Note: you will need to have installed the GNU groff tool for "man whois" to work correctly.

  • XCLOSE is a dangerous program that tries to close a specified file that some process has open ... and you need closed.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • XMONOFF A utility to look at a file and display various virtual addresses for the file (file label, GUFD, and file data), and (optionally) attach/detach the file from XM. (Note: HFS files cannot be detached.)
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

  • XREF produces a cross reference of SPL source code.
    (LZW), (std), (tar.Z), (Plain text information.)

NOTE!

This software is not shareware. It is copyright by Allegro Consultants, Inc. You may use it on your HP3000 at your own risk. It has no warranty. We believe it to be safe, well-behaved software and appreciate any feedback.
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LZW package file download/upload example

This has moved to here.
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FIXFDATE

The FIXFDATE utility, which is free, will sweep through your files and change any creation/modification/access/allocation/statechange date that is a "future" date to be "today".
FIXFDATE.LZW

Usage:

   :run fixfdate
      ... searches all files in your logon account

   :run fixfdate; info = "/"
      ... searchs all files on the system

   :run fixfdate; info = "@.FRED"
      ... searches the files in @.FRED

   :run fixfdate, help
      ... prints on-line help

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