MrTools is a suite of tools for managing large, distributed environments. It can be used to execute scripts on multiple remote hosts without prior installation, copy of a file or directory to multiple hosts as efficiently as possible in a relatively secure way, and collect a copy of a file or directory from multiple hosts.
Tartarus is a backup script designed to make backups of dedicated servers easy. It employs a range of standard Unix tools to achieve this goal, to simplify disaster recovery even when only a minimal rescue system is available. Archives can be stored on-the-fly on FTP servers as well as in the local filesystem, while a plugin system allows adaption to a wide range of usage scenarios. The use of LVM snapshots and the creation of differential backups are also included, as is an expire script to remove older archives from an FTP site.
UnifiedSessionsManager is a unified and simplified interface for the use and management of local and remote sessions on physical and virtual machines. It provides management of distributed and stacked virtual machines, management of desktops and workspaces on multiple monitors, seamless access to all types of sessions, and support of encrypted connections using SSH.
snmp2xml is a program to convert snmpget output to XML. The output from snmpget, snmpwalk, or snmpbulkwalk is first filtered to correct for SNMP agent flaws and then processed into XML. This XML can be passed through xmllint to tidy it up or it can be processed by an XQuery or XSLT processor. The XML output represents all the SNMP data such that the original SNMP output can be reproduced if desired with an XSLT stylesheet (which is included). The snmp2xml converter has been tested on 7 SNMP agents: Mac OS X, Apple Time Capsule, the Billion ADSL router, the Huawei S9306 switch, the Foundry/Brocade CES and MLX-4 switches, and the Nortel 425 switch.
Newfangle is a literate programming technique for LyX (or LaTeX) inspired by notangle. It comes in two parts. The weave part that produces the formatted document is implemented entirely in LaTeX, and the tangle that generates the source code is implemented in awk for portability. Naturally, newfangle is written using literate programming techniques, using itself, and so the source is also the documentation. The source is written using the LyX document editor, an excellent front end to LaTeX. LyX is not required, but newfangle provides formatting support for LyX. Literate programming makes you write good code, because if you can't write a good justification or explanation for your code, it makes you think again and write something that you can explain.