The GUIShell project is a collection of utilities facilitating the use of the GTK+ toolkit in shell scripts through the gtkshell utility. The ACE configuration environment provides sample scripts utilizing gtkshell for desktop utilities. rootcat provides the ability to display messages to the root window using Xft, allowing one to write status display scripts.
Tiny Bash Server (TBS) is a small HTTP server. It allows CGI style scripting with .htsh files, which may contain Bash code embedded within normal HTML. TBS uses netcat to bind itself to open port(s). Multiple instances of the server may be run (on different ports and with different docroots) using separate configuration files. TBS comes with all the basic features you expect of a Web server: serving HTML/CSS, handling POST/GET forms, etc. It also passes selected environment variables for use with CGI scripting in .htsh files. However, it is highly not recommended to run TBS on any sort of production system. This is because, as a server, TBS is relatively slow, potentially insecure, and has fewer features than full-fledged servers like Apache HTTPD. A potential use for TBS is to develop browser-based frontends to bash scripts for local usage.
qtop is a command-line tool for monitoring PBS systems, especially torque. It tries to fit as much information as possible in the space of one screen by joining together the output of pbsnodes -a, qstat, and qstat -q, so it runs fine in user space. The screen is divided in three sections, reporting SUMMARY, NODES, and ACCOUNTS. Each user gets mapped to a unique letter, according to number of jobs in qstat. Symbol 0 is always the user with most R+Q+other jobs, 1 is next in number of jobs, etc. qtop uses and suppresses color mode automatically, as needed, so its output can be piped to other programs. It is very configurable.
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.
sortsamples is a utility that solves the problem of having many sample CD/sample library directories with each having kick, hi-hat, snare, etc. folders (leading to sampledirectorychaosmadness). With many sample directories, you ll be slapped around many directories hunting for kicks/hi-hats etc. This utility creates symbolic links to directories which are similar. This way, you can have all your kick. It was made because external Sample organizing utilities can also become a pain, because usually your DAW also has a sample browser in it. It would be nice to have structure at the source: the filesystem. This is a crazy effort to combine similar folders and categorize automatically.