Paludis is a package manager for Gentoo (and derived distributions) and Exherbo. It consists of a core library and a number of console-based clients. Package formats supported include Gentoo ebuilds and kdebuilds (as defined by the Package Manager Specification), the Exherbo exheres-0 format, and various miscellaneous utility pseudo-formats for managing accounts, unwritten and unavailable packages, and packages for which no package exists.
Clonezilla is a partition or disk cloning tool similar to Symantec Ghost. It saves and restores only blocks in use on the hard drive if the file system is supported. For unsupported file systems, dd is used instead. It has been used to clone a 5 GB system to 40 clients in about 10 minutes.
MoSShE (MOnitoring in Simple SHell Environment) is a simple, lightweight (both in size and system requirements) server monitoring package designed for secure and in-depth monitoring of a handful of typical/critical Internet systems. It supports email alerts and SLA monitoring out of the box, and whatever you can script. The system is programmed in plain (Bourne) SH, and made to be compatible with BASH and Busybox so it can easily be deployed on embedded systems. Monitoring is designed to be distributed over multiple systems, usually running locally. As no parameters are accepted from the outside, checks cannot be tampered or misused from outside. The system is designed to allow decentralized checks and evaluation as well as classical agent-based checks with centralized data accumulation. Agent data is transferred via HTTP, so available Web servers can be co-used for agent data transfer. Each agent creates simple (static) HTML pages with full and condensed status reports on each system, allowing simple local checks.
KBACKUP is intended for handling of backups no matter whether they reside on disk or tape or even in files. As most other backup programs available today are either confusing the user with lots of long command line options, or user friendly but not powerful at all, the aim behind writing KBACKUP was to provide a user friendly yet powerful backup program. It is also intended to be kept compatible to existing and well proven archive formats, so you can restore your archives even if you should not have KBACKUP around anymore.
isdn4net is a collection of scripts and configuration files to help you run isdn4linux. It is designed for fast setup of a simple dialout to one ISP, but may also be used for management of complex setups. It is intended for Mandrake systems, but if there is interest, it could be adapted to others as well.
CDDBD.sh is a shellscript speaking the CDDB Protocol version 1 without enhancements and read only. CDDBD.sh allows to query a local database on a filesystem that was filled with entries using such programs like xmcd or kscd. CDDBD.sh was developed to be used in a local or home network and not to serve a WAN.
muser lists processes which have a given directory (or cwd if not specified) as a parent of their current working directory (thus making it impossible to unmount that directory if it is a mount point). This script has overlapping functionality with the fuser program from the psmisc package, but has the advantage that it works on SMB mounts. Additionally, it provides a color, formatted listing of process IDs, executable names, current working directories, and the command lines used to run the programs. It works with varying-sized /proc/*/cwd fields.