Re: Unix frontend for deschall?

Dave Ahn (
Wed, 21 May 1997 13:55:57 -0400 (EDT)

> With all the talk of DESgui, I was wondering if anyone's done any sort
> of frontend for Unix systems. If not, would anyone be interested if I
> wrote one in my copious ;) spare time?

Considering the multi-user, multi-architecture, and network environment of
most Unix systems, there doesn't seem to be a real need for well developed
client front ends. I wrote a quick hack to manage deschall processes to
meet my specific needs, called Watch Fork Utility or 'WFU' for short,
which may be of use to you or others. It's available at


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