losetup-utils are three bash scripts that attempt to make the use of losetup a bit easier and faster. losetup can be fast, easy, and practical if you need to transport sensitive information over the Internet or in CD's, DVD's, or a pendrive. Also, if you want to store private data on your hard disk or in the cloud, an encrypted volume can be a convenient choice. The types of encryption can be any installed on the system.
Ambit uses Bash brace expansion to expand and list hostnames or commands. Ambit is first and foremost meant to be a general purpose hostlist enumerator for use by other applications or scripts. Ambit can be used to manage HostGroups from the context of a user, a system, or a network. Ambit is also able to enumerate and execute commands that contain expandable elements. Commands passed to Ambit are expanded into separate statements and executed synchronously. This means Ambit can expand and execute just about anything on the command-line and often works in situations where Bash brace expansion would probably fail.
Autojump is a tool that acts as a complement to cd: it makes navigating your filesystem a lot faster. It works by automagically maintaining a database of the directories you use the most from the command line, and allows you to jump back and forth between them, by typing just a few letters of the name of the directory you want to jump to. It works for Linux, Mac, and Cygwin under Windows.
Changing directories in bash can be tedious if you have long names or nested paths. Creating aliases or adding to the CDPATH can help, but can be improved on. Bashcd adds 6 new commands to make changing directories a bit easier. This commands use find, the locate database, the mdfind database, or other contextual information to make it easier to change to other directories.
Bashinator is a bash shell script framework. It provides flexible and powerful message handling that lets you print to stdout, log (to syslog or a logfile), and mail messages with a single message function. Exhaustive information is included in messages to ease debugging. This information includes timestamps, message severity, source file, line numbers, and function names. A facility for tracing the function call stack is provided. Sub-command output can be logged by capturing the stdout/stderr of external commands to a dedicated temporary logfile. The framework also provides lockfile handling.
Beaver is a simple concurrent backup system with snapshotting. It is based on a simple list of servers, a file of configuration options, and lists of things to be excluded or included. More powerful configuration options are available in the configuration files. Different copies of beaver backup can be run on the same server with different configuration files. Beaver backup is normally run by cron on a central backup box and uses keychain for remote authentication.