Flac-utils is a toolkit for managing FLAC files. Its primary usage is syncing metadata between sets of FLAC files. Flac-utils also provides a Python module called flac_compare that can be used separately. The utilitiy consist of three tools: flac-sync, which syncs a file tree of FLAC comments for files with the same audio-part; flac-diff, which compares two FLAC files' metadata information and shows the differences; and flac-add-picture, which adds album cover art to the files using Amazon.
The parallel project allows for simple parallel and distributed processing from shell scripts. In particular, the programs accept lines of shell code on the standard input and run these lines in parallel. The parallelism can be either on the local machine or on a cluster, if a small amount of time is taken to set up SSH. Additionally, the distributed version includes a degree of fault tolerance.
libsysconfcpus is an $LD_PRELOAD library that intercepts calls to sysconf() and adjusts the responses for _SC_NPROCESSORS_CONF and _SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN, which are used to determine the number of processors available (either configured or online) at runtime in a system. Unfortunately, some closed-source software assumes that all of these processors may be used for computation, which is an assumption that is frequently not true on multiuser and HPC systems. libsysconfcpus provides a simple, non-intrusive way of adjusting the behavior of such software (when it is dynamically linked).
uBeeDisk is a tool that copies disks and images from one to another. It was developed to archive Microbee disk images from floppy disks and to write them back to floppy, but other disk formats can be added. It is intended mainly for users of computer emulators. As the program makes use of the 'LibDsk' library there are many options for image types. The program provides some data recovery methods along with 'info' files for each disk image file created. An 'info' file contains information about the disk image, a status map of all sectors read from the disk, and an MD5 stamp of the associated disk image.
ctunnel is a program for tunneling and proxying TCP or UDP connections via a cryptographic tunnel. ctunnel can be used to secure any existing TCP or UDP based protocol, such as HTTP, Telnet, FTP, RSH, MySQL, VNC, DNS, XDMCP, NFS, etc. You can also chain or bounce connections to any number of intermediary hosts.
copy is general copy program with features not found in the standard "cp" program. Some of the features are borrowed from the DOS copy command, including a copy and rename, plus append copy. Copy was created to support rsync and mirror local directories while preserving timestamps.