GNU Alive is a periodic ping program. It functions similarly to ‘
ping -n -i PERIOD HOST’ (so if you are comfortable typing that at a shell prompt you probably do not need GNU Alive).
Historical Note: Older releases (up through 1.4.0) included auto-login functionality for some (Swedish) ISPs.
Latest release: 2.0.2 (2013-09-08)
distribution now also .tar.lz
If you have GNU tar, you can use
"tar xf" and it will DTRT.
If not, you can use
"lzip -dc TARBALL | tar xf -" to unpack.
alive --help’ shows home page /
This is for compliance w/ the GNU coding standards:
(info "(standards) --help")
use xdgdirs(1) if $HOME/.alive.d/ unavailable
If the default config dir $HOME/.alive.d/ is not available, and program xdgdirs is, consult the latter to find the config dir. For more info, see http://www.gnuvola.org/software/xdgdirs/.
Documentation for Alive is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software. You may also find more information about Alive by running info alive or by looking at /usr/share/doc/alive/, /usr/local/doc/alive/, or similar directories on your system.
Alive has the following mailing lists:
Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent issue, you can escalate to the general security mailing list for advice.
Development of Alive, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing list (see above).
Alive is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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