|| ||PIKT, Problem Informant/Killer Tool, v1.19.0 released|
|| ||Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:01:43 +0000|
PIKT, Problem Informant/Killer Tool, v1.19.0 has been released.
PIKT is cross-categorical, multi-purpose software for monitoring and
configuring computer systems, administering networks, organizing system
security, and much more.
PIKT is intended primarily for system monitoring, and secondarily for
configuration management, but its versatility and extensibility evoke many
other wide-ranging uses.
PIKT consists of a sophisticated, feature-rich file preprocessor; an
innovative scripting language with unique labor-saving features; a flexible,
centrally directed process scheduler; a customizing file installer; a
collection of powerful command-line extensions; and other useful tools.
A reviewer once said of PIKT, "this is by far one of the most
interesting/powerful tools I have seen for Linux administration."
Another wrote that PIKT "excels at handling a diverse collection of machines,
saves time and eliminates repetition, and gives you a global view of your
Highlights of the latest release, PIKT 1.19.0:
--The PIKT Reference has been substantially revised, with many more examples,
expansion of several sections, and updates to reflect details in recent
--piktc '-x' & '-X' operations may now piggyback onto other piktc operations.
--A new piktc & pikt command-line option has been added: '-U', for running
in "urgent mode".
--Another new piktc option has been added: '-p#', for pausing # seconds
between successive piktc operations.
--Per-host data & auth encryption types were implemented.
--Several new alarm status settings were introduced.
--New features were added to support special test environments.
--Debugging, error handling, and logging were all improved.
--Other new features were added.
--Several bugs were also fixed.
For further details, see the PIKT News page: http://pikt.org/pikt/news.html
All in all, the new features and changes in PIKT 1.19.0 make possible some
powerful new techniques for enhancing PIKT's effectiveness and easing its
configuration and management. Visit
for a fuller account of these exciting new possibilities.
PIKT is available for Linux and many other flavors of Unix, including AIX,
FreeBSD, AIX, Digital UNIX, HP-UX, IRIX, OpenBSD, SCO OpenServer, and Solaris.
PIKT is Open Source software distributed under the GNU GPL.
To download PIKT, visit the Software page: http://pikt.org/pikt/software.html
For more info, please visit the PIKT Web site at: http://pikt.org
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