PIKT, Problem Informant/Killer Tool, v1.11.0 released

[ Thanks to Robert Osterlund for
this announcement: ]

PIKT, an innovative new paradigm for administering
heterogeneous networked workstations, is a cross-platform,
multi-functional tool for monitoring systems, reporting and fixing
problems, and managing system configurations.
PIKT is quickly
gathering potential as a serious security management system. PIKT
consists of an embedded scripting language with unique,
labor-saving features; a sophisticated script (and system config
file) preprocessor, scheduler, and installer; and other useful
tools. PIKT is a category buster with many, many different uses
limited only by your ingenuity and imagination.

Highlights of 1.11.0: Added new ‘piktc -m#’ option for doing
checksum compares (file integrity checking). Added new ‘piktc -L’
option for generating custom system lists. Added #verbatim
preprocessor directive for including a file “as is”. Added
automatic input file rewrites (for excluding or modifying lines).
Added automatic, implicit definition of “non” hostgroups (set
complements). Speeded up associative array processing. Fixed a
serious memory leak in the script parser, also several other

PIKT is distributed under the GNU General Public License. Available
now for GNU/Linux, AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, OpenBSD, Solaris, and
SunOS. For more info, and complete source code, documentation, and
data files, please visit the PIKT Web site at:


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