Pies can be used for a wide variety of tasks. Its most obious use is to put in backgound a program which normally cannot detach itself from the controlling terminal, such as, e.g. minicom. It can launch and control components of some complex system, such as Jabberd or MeTA1 (and it offers much more control over them than the native utilities). Finally, it can replace the inetd utility or work as init daemon.

Here are some working examples of Pies configurations for various tasks.

Inetd configuration. view download
TCPMUX configuration. view download
FTP upload configuration. view download
MeTA1 configuration. view download
Jabberd2 configuration. view download
Mlnet configuration. view download