The STX ExecPipe library provides a convenient C++ interface to execute child programs connected via pipes. It is a front-end to the system calls fork(), pipe(), select(), and execv() and hides all the complexity of these low-level functions. It allows a program to build a sequence of connected children programs with the input and output of the pipe sequence redirected to a file, string, or file descriptor. The library also allows custom asynchronous data processing classes to be inserted into the pipe or placed at the source or sink of the sequence.
The klish is a framework for implementing Cisco-like command-line interfaces on Unix systems. It is configurable through XML files. "Klish" stands for "Kommand Line Interface SHell". The klish is a fork of clish-0.7.3. The original clish was developed by Graeme McKerrell. The klish adds some new features, but is compatible (as much as possible) with clish's XML configuration files.