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.
cw is a non-intrusive real-time ANSI color wrapper for common Unix-based commands. It is designed to simulate the environment of the commands being executed, so that if a person types 'du', 'df', 'ping', etc. in their shell it will automatically color the output in real-time according to a definition file containing the color format desired. It has support for wildcard match coloring, tokenized coloring, headers/footers, case scenario coloring, command-line- dependent definition coloring, and includes over 50 pre- made definition files.
Shellac allows you to run powerful UNIX tools within Mac OS X Automator workflows. It includes cat, cut, grep, head, paste, sort, tail, uniq, wc, and more. Aqua controls can be used to tweak any setting of the tool. Plain-language descriptions may be read straight from the Automator interface, and tooltips are provided. Tools may be found by their UNIX names. Either explicit text, files, or folders are accepted as input. It is packaged as a self-contained application for easy installation.
This is a simple program to read a string of text from the user. The difference between this program and the bash builtin "read" command is that this program allows you to specify text that will be initially placed into the input edit buffer. That is, you can specify "default" input text that has been "pre-typed" for the user.