Utility


Aterm

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The AfterStep Terminal Emulator is based on rxvt code, with additional visual effects but no extra bloat. Originally a .pup from GuestToo, this modified version features pseudo-transparency and an easy-to-read font.

Download (74kb): aterm-100_003-2.pet

DotPup Handler

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After DotPup Handler is installed, click on any .pup file and follow instructions to install it.

Download (2.7kb): dotpuphandler-0.0.4-2.pet

Dependency required for Puppy Linux versions 4.3 and later
Download (62kb): PuppyBasic-2.6.pet

muzip

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Compresses files in .tar.gz and .zip formats. Decompresses files in .tar, tar.gz, .tgz and .zip formats. Easy to use; just drag file from target directory to icon. Based on MU's original dotpup.

Download (6.7kb): muzip-02.pet

Dependency required for Puppy Linux versions 4.3 and later
Download (62kb): PuppyBasic-2.6.pet

Pet Maker Plus

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Make .pet packages by putting files into their destination folders, then packaging them with this utility. Also converts .pet packages to .sfs files. More information is available here.

Download (3.9kb): Pet_Maker-1.7-3.pet

Pet2Dir

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A valuable addition for those who make .pets. Converts .pet packages to directories with a right-click of the mouse.

Download (632b): pet2dir-1.0-ROXrightclick.pet

Pmenu

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Removes menu entries; they can be restored if needed.

Download (1.7kb): Pmenu.0.1.pet

Pwidgets

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Adds widgets to desktop, such as calendar and clock. Many more to choose from. More information is available here.

Download (278kb): pwidgets-2.3.5.pet

Send to backgrounds folder

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Creates desktop wallpaper. Right-click on a .gif, .jpg or .png image for a menu option that copies it into the backgrounds folder.

Download (597b): Send-to-backgrounds-01.pet

sfs-activate

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Loads and unloads .sfs files with a right-click of the mouse, without using BootManager and its required save file. Also works in pfix=ram mode. From mikeb.

Please note that some .sfs files can be activated but not deactivated if they contain files that must remain in use during a session.

Download (1.7kb): sfs-activate-1.0.pet

sfs2pet

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Converts .sfs files to .pet packages with a right-click of the mouse. From TheAsterisk!.

Download (853b): sfs2pet-20121001.pet

snap2

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A simple, yet powerful rsync-based backup program with an automatic backup scheduler. No more excuses for lost data. Details are available here and at the snap2 website.

Download (30.4kb): snap2-4.25.pet

TrayManager

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Adds mini-icons or pixmaps to the system tray for quick access to apps.

Download (2.6kb): TrayManager.pet

UnRpm

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A command-line-based utility that opens .rpm and .deb files from other Linux distributions. Open a terminal in the package's directory, type unrpm [package-name].rpm or undeb [package-name].deb

Download (56.2kb): unrpm.pet

Virtual Magnifying Glass

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A cross-platform screen magnifier that's customizable yet easy to use.

Download (1mb): vmg-3.3.2.pet

Wine

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Runs Windows programs from within Puppy Linux.
(Does not work with all of them.)

Both versions now include a single Wine menu entry that opens a Wine GUI with several menu entries (including quick-start help). Missing-dependency errors have been fixed. Version 1.4.1 also includes a fully functional Winetricks GUI and Zenity.

More details are available here, and also at the Wine website.

Download (12mb): wine-1.1.20_v1b.pet
Download (12mb): wine-1.1.20_v1b.sfs

Download (24mb): wine-1.4.1_v1b.pet
Download (24mb): wine-1.4.1_v1b.sfs

wxHexEditor

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Perhaps the best hex editor for Linux, with many features. For more information, visit the wxHexEditor website. Extra menu entry removed (01-Feb-2016).

Download (1.3mb): wxHexEditor-v0.20a-2_beta-i386.pet

XAMPP

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A web-development tool and great time saver.

Download (46kb): Xampp_control-1.0.pet

XArchive

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File compressor and extractor. Includes a simpler, faster interface, and a custom 7zip .bin to handle .7z, .exe, .lzma, .rar, .sfs and .xz extensions. Custom PupZip extracts files from .pets with a right-click of the mouse. Also contains bug fixes for multiple-item handling, plus additional bug fixes for wrapper and extension handling (01-Feb-2016). Recompiled by mikeb.

Download (562kb): xarchive-0.2.8-6-3.pet

Xarchiver

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A more comprehensive file compressor and extractor. The .zip contains extra file formats. More information is available here.

Download (921kb): xarchiver-0.5.2.zip

Xfdiff

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Compares and highlights differences between two files. Includes a tidier interface with additional features; obsolete code has been removed. Compiled by mikeb.

Download (26kb): xfdiff-4.5.2-x86.pet

XZ Utils

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Compresses pre-archived files (.tar, .zip, etc.) in .lzma and .xz formats. Decompresses files in .lzma, .tlz, .txz and .xz formats. Easy to use; just drag file from target directory to icon. Binaries compiled by Dingo; frontend based on MU's muzip.

Download (142kb): xz_utils-4.999.9beta.pet

Dependency required for Puppy Linux versions 4.3 and later
Download (62kb): PuppyBasic-2.6.pet

Zenity

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Makes GTK-based window GUIs from shell scripts. Required by some apps. Originally a Debian Etch package but one-tenth the size, this .pet is fully functional and needs no glib/libgio updates.

Download (127kb): zenity_2.14.3-2_i386.pet

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