doclifter helps with lifting documents with nroff markup to XML-DocBook. Lifting documents from presentation level to semantic level is hard, and a really good job requires human polishing. This tool aims to do everything that can be mechanized, and to preserve any troff-level information that might have structural implications in XML comments. TBL tables are translated into DocBook table markup, PIC into SVG, and EQN into MathML (relying on pic2svg and GNU eqn for the last two).
A tool for editing version-control repository history, reposurgeon enables risky operations that version-control systems don't want to let you do, such as editing past comments and metadata and removing commits. It works with any version control system that can export and import git fast-import streams, including git, hg, bzr, CVS, and RCS. It can also read Subversion dump files directly and can thus be used to script production of very high-quality conversions from Subversion to any supported DVCS.
Running sccs2rcs in a directory with an SCCS subdirectory will convert all the SCCS files to corresponding RCS master files in a new RCS directory; the SCCS data itself is accessed read-only. It will complain and terminate if any of the SCCS files are checked out, or if the RCS directory already exists and is non-empty. If the directory contains snapshot auxiliary data produced by Emacs VC mode for tagging, that will be used too.
deheader analyzes C and C++ files to determine which header inclusions can be removed while still allowing them to compile. This may result in substantial improvements in compilation time, especially on large C++ projects. It also sometimes exposes dependencies and cohesions of which developers were unaware.