Davenport is a Java Servlet-based application providing WebDAV access to an entire SMB network. This enables users to connect to Windows and Samba shares via WebDAV clients such as Mac OS X, Windows Web Folders, etc. or any Web browser. Workgroups are browseable, and users are authenticated against a domain. WebDAV clients can upload, download, create directories, etc. Non-WebDAV clients (i.e., "normal" Web browsers) can also access the network of shares and download files. When run over HTTPS, this application provides a reasonably secure means of accessing an internal Windows/Samba network over the Internet without requiring a VPN.
Genetic Algorithm File Fitter, GAFFitter for short, is a tool based on a genetic algorithm (GA) that tries to fit a collection of items into as few as possible volumes of a specific size. For example, the items might be files/directories and the volumes might be CDs or DVDs. The task of arranging items in such manner that the number of required bins is minimized is called Bin Packing, a NP-hard combinatorial problem for which no deterministic polynomial-time algorithm is known. Using heuristics, such as GAs, it is usually possible to approximate -- and often reach -- the best solution for the problem within a reasonable time.
Xplore is a powerful and highly configurable Motif file manager with an Explorer-like user interface. Besides the usual tree and file views, xplore also has a "shelf", which is a kind of clipboard inspired by the NeXT file manager, and a "log" pane for capturing output from launched programs. The builtin automounter allows you to access removable media in a transparent manner. Files can be moved and copied using simple mouse operations, and you can execute type-specific shell commands when a file is opened, used as the target of a drag and drop operation, or manipulated using popup menus. File types can be defined in terms of arbitrary filename and MIME type patterns. Full keyboard navigation is also supported, including an incremental filename search facility. Last but not least, xplore speaks all standard X11 session management protocols and thus integrates nicely with most popular desktop environments.
ded, the directory editor, allows you to navigate multiple file lists or a directory tree, viewing or changing file attributes rapidly. In addition to conventional file information, it operates on files' RCS or SCCS archives, making it useful for source control as well as system administration. It is curses-based.