What is Turquoise?
Turquoise SuperStat reads the contents of a Fidonet message area in one of its supported formats, or standard Usenet news spools, and creates statistics about:
- Quoter blacklist.
- Toplist of senders.
- Toplist of original content per message.
- Toplist of Fidonet nets (only Fidonet).
- Toplist of Internet topdomains.
- Toplist of receivers (only Fidonet).
- Toplist of subjects.
- Toplist of used software.
- Postings by weekday.
- Postings by time of day.
This program is released under the GNU General Public License (with some minor additions to allow linking with proprietary code). This means that the source code of the program is included and can be modified to suit your needs.
Turquoise SuperStat is available in versions running from the command line and GUI (using Qt).
You can download the files for Turquoise SuperStat
the file archive on Alioth.
The releases are currently only available as
formatted sources and a
binary with sources, but it should also be possible to build the sources on
There are also
Version 3.0 was released on January 21st, 2008.
The current source code can be retrieved via
if you have an Alioth account, or
http://git.debian.org/git/turqstat/turqstat.git if you do not.
You can browse the version history on
Since the repository was imported from an earlier CVS repository, there are some merge point information missing from it. To fix that, please download the grafts file and save it as .git/info/grafts in your newly cloned repository. The repository browser on git.debian.org has this grafts file installed, so it should display the merges appropriately.
Command line version
$ turqstat -? Turquoise 3.0 - Statistics tool for Fidonet and Usenet message bases (c) Copyright 1998-2008 Peter Karlsson. GNU GPL 2 licensed. A Softwolves Software Release in 2008. Usage: turqstat [options] outputfile areadef(s) Data selection and display options: -a path Base path (see below) -d days Days back to count -n num Maximum entries -r range Date range -F file Use template file (default: default.tpl) Input selection options: -s Squish -j JAM -p MyPoint* -m FTSC *.MSG -f FDAPX/w* -U Usenet nntp server** -o Opus *.MSG -t Tanstaafl* -u Usenet news spool * = requires -a parameter ** = use -a for server Output selection options (turns off respective list): -Q Quoters -S Subjects -N Fidonet nets -H Hour stats -W Writers -P Programs -T Topdomains* -D Weekday stats -R Receivers -O Original * = off for Usenet, on for Fidonet -V No version info -A Show all numbers in toplists -C charset Output charset -L Use locale's date format
Statistics retrieval, Fidonet:
$ turqstat -j /tmp/report.txt -F /usr/share/turqstat/svenska.tpl /var/spool/ftn/msg/R20_INTR_KOM Turquoise 3.0 - Statistics tool for Fidonet and Usenet message bases (c) Copyright 1998-2008 Peter Karlsson. GNU GPL 2 licensed. A Softwolves Software Release in 2008. Finished reading /var/spool/ftn/msg/R20_INTR_KOM Wrote /tmp/report.txt Turquoise finished.
$ turqstat -U -a news.opera.com -d 31 /tmp/report.txt opera.general Turquoise 3.0 - Statistics tool for Fidonet and Usenet message bases (c) Copyright 1998-2008 Peter Karlsson. GNU GPL 2 licensed. A Softwolves Software Release in 2008. Finished reading opera.general Wrote /tmp/report.txt Turquoise finished.
Peter Krefting / $Date: 2009-10-27 14:32:53 $ / email@example.com