patch-AuthenticAMD is a utility to patch binaries generated by the Intel C++ compiler to get the maximum performance on AMD CPUs. The Intel C++ compiler adds to generated binaries a CPUID test that looks if they are executed on an Intel CPU, so the binaries don't run with full optimizations on non-Intel CPUs. This utility patches such CPUID tests, so the binaries can run on an AMD CPU as if they were on a Intel CPU. It has been tested on Linux with Intel C++ compiler 10.1 (it may work with future releases of ICC). It may also work with a Fortran compiler if it has the same CPUID test, but this is not confirmed.
Various archive formats can be created, extracted, tested, listed, searched, compared, and repacked by patool. The advantage of patool is its simplicity in handling archive files without having to remember myriad programs and options. The archive format is determined by the file(1) program and as a fallback by the archive file extension. patool supports 7z (.7z), ACE (.ace), ADF (.adf), ALZIP (.alz), APE (.ape), AR (.a), ARC (.arc), ARJ (.arj), bzip2 (.bz2), CAB (.cab), COMPRESS (.Z), CPIO (.cpio), deb (.deb), DMS (.dms), FLAC (.flac), gzip (.gz), ISO (.iso), LRZIP (.lrz), LZH (.lha, .lzh), LZIP (.lz), LZMA (.lzma), LZOP (.lzo), RPM (.rpm), RAR (.rar), RZIP (.rz), SHN (.shn), tar (.tar), XZ (.xz), zip (.zip, .jar), and ZOO (.zoo) formats. It relies on helper applications to handle those archive formats (for example bzip2 for BZIP2 archives). The archive formats tar, zip, bzip2, and gzip are supported natively and do not require helper applications to be installed.
The pbs_python package is a wrapper class for the Torque Batch System C library. With this package, you now can write utilities and extensions in Python instead of C. This package was developed to replace xpbsmon by an ASCII version named pbsmon. PBSQuery is also included in this package. This is a Python module built on top of the pbs Python module to simplify querying the batch server. There are a lot of examples included in the source package.
pdf2htmlEX renders PDF files in HTML. It aims to provide an accurate rendering while being optimized for Web display. It is designed for scientific papers with complicated formulas and figures, so a precise rendering is the first concern, but general PDF files are also supported.
pdfposter can be used to create a large poster by building it from multple pages and/or printing it on large media. It expects as input a PDF file, normally printing on a single page. The output is again a PDF file, maybe containing multiple pages together, thus building the poster. The input page will be scaled to obtain the desired size. This is much like poster does for Postscript files, but works with PDF instead, since sometimes poster does not like your files converted from PDF. Indeed, pdfposter was inspired by poster.
pdnsd is a Proxy DNS server for Linux and FreeBSD that is designed to cope with unreacheable nameservers (e.g. because the dial-in link is not up) in a graceful manner to prevent DNS-dependent applications like Netscape from hanging. It has a permanent disk cache (i.e. the cache contents are saved in a file on exit) and supports parallel query and a wide variety of link uptests. It also has the ability to serve some types of locally defined records.
pepper is a commandline tool for retrieving statistics and generating reports from source code repositories. It ships with several graphical and textual reports, and is easily extensible using the Lua scripting language. It includes support for multiple version control systems, including Git and Subversion.