The Aardvark Shell Utils is a collection of three utilities designed to aid the user when working with shell scripts or from the command line. All three accept input on the command line or from standard input, and thus they can be piped with other commands. All commands come with their own man page. Included are realpath, filebase, and fileext.
Awesum is a graphical checksum verification utility. It is very easy to use and includes support for both MD5 and SHA checksum algorithms. Unlike many checksum verification utilities, it features a progress bar that makes working with large files (such as CD-ROM ISO images) much more bearable.
BleachBit deletes junk to recover disk space and maintain privacy. It rids your system of old junk including cache, Internet history, temporary files, unused locale files (better than localepurge), logs, and cookies. Designed for Linux systems, it wipes clean 50 applications including Adobe Reader, Bash, Firefox, Flash, OpenOffice.org, Opera, Real Player, Skype, and more. It shreds files so that they cannot be recovered, and it wipes free disk space to hide insecurely deleted files. It offers both a simple PyGTK GUI and a command line interface for automation.
Chev is a sane by default vulnerability check script that checks NIST and US Cert RSS feeds for a short list of software that you configure. It has two levels of priority, warn and critical, which allows for easy use with Nagios as a stand-alone script or in a cron job. Just add strings for your major pieces of software and chev will tell you when a vulnerability has been released.
Common Configuration Parser (CCP) is a program that reads configuration files and upgrades them. It takes an oldfile (typically the configuration file currently in use) and a newfile (typically the default new configuration file) and optionally a template (a file that describes how the generated configuration file should look) and merges the files into one, creating a new configuration file that has the changes made to the old file in addition to the new options included in the new file. It is completely independent of the program that created the configuration file, and can be used for many different purposes such as merging changes between an old user-edited configuration file and a .rpmnew file generated by RPM during upgrades.
EasyVZ is a GUI front end to OpenVZ that makes managing Virtual Private Servers very simple, easy, and fun. OpenVZ is a operating system level virtualization solution that lets you run several virtual servers on the same physical machine with very little overhead. EasyVZ makes it simple to create, destroy, and manage Virtual Private Servers from within a cozy and comfortable graphical user interface. The EasyVZ client can manage the server from anywhere over the network.