SILVERCODERS DocToText is a powerful utility which can convert documents in many formats to plain text. It includes a console application and C/C++ library, which allows embedding text extraction mechanisms into other applications. It supports MS Office binary formats (MS Word (DOC), MS Excel (XLS, XLSB), MS PowerPoint (PPT), and Rich Text Format (RTF)), OpenDocument formats (text documents (ODT), spreadsheets (ODS), presentations (ODP) and graphics (ODG)), Office Open XML formats (MS Word (DOCX), MS Excel (XLSX), and MS PowerPoint (PPTX)), iWork formats (PAGES, NUMBERS, KEYNOTE), OpenDocument Flat XML formats (FODP, FODS, FODT), Portable Document Format (PDF), Email files (EML), and HyperText Markup Language (HTML). DocToText can extract text not only from the document body but also from annotations (comments) embedded in odt, doc, docx, or rtf files and read metadata like author, last modification date, or number of pages. It can be used as a fast console viewer, and is able to convert corrupted OpenDocument and Office Open XML documents. It can be used to recover text even if other recovery methods failed.
fsc2 is a program for controlling spectrometers. Experiments are done by interpretation of scripts written in a simple language, EDL. Devices are handled via modules in order to allow easy integration of new devices. More than 50 devices are supported, connected via serial port, GPIB, LAN, or USB as well as data acquisition cards, etc. The state of an experiment can be remotely monitored via a built-in Web server.
fetchconfig is a Perl script for retrieving configuration of multiple devices. It has been tested under Linux and Windows, and currently supports a variety of devices, including Cisco IOS, Cisco Catalyst, Cisco ASA, Cisco PIX, FortiGate Firewalls, ProCurve, Alcatel Ethernet Routers (aka Riverstone), Dell PowerConnect Switches, Terayon 3200/3500 CMTS, Datacom DmSwitch Switches, HP MSR Routers, Mikrotik Routers, Tellabs MSR Routers, Juniper EX Switch JunOS, Oracle Acme Packet, and Audiocodes Mediant.
maildirproc is a program that processes one or several existing mail boxes in the maildir format. It is primarily focused on mail sorting, which means moving, copying, forwarding, and deleting mail according to a set of rules. It can be seen as an alternative to procmail, but instead of being a delivery agent (which wants to be part of the delivery chain), maildirproc only processes mail which has already been delivered. That is a feature, not a bug.
liboping is a C library for measuring network latency using ICMP echo requests. It can send to and receive packets from multiple hosts in parallel, which is nice for monitoring applications. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported transparently for the programmer and user. A program called oping is included to show the simplicity and potential of the library and provide the functionality at the command line.
Oggify is a program that was written to help manage and convert FLAC audio files into other formats. It ships with MP3 and Ogg Vorbis support. It is intended to allow a user to have a directory tree of FLAC files, and be able to update a tree of MP3 or Ogg files as they add new FLAC files. It has an easy command-line interface with a variety of adjustable settings. It also features a plugin architecture to make it easy to add support for more formats.