CDRX is a menu-based Perl script designed to help you use your CDRW with mkisofs and cdrecord to handle ISO creation, CDROM/CDRW device scans and setup, CDRW blanking, and CDRW burns. It is designed to supplant the need for an X-based CD burning utility, to provide features not found in other Unix CD burning programs, and to be easy for beginners to use.
dvbackup encapsulates arbitrary files into a raw DV data stream suitable for writing on a DV tape. It uses all of the audio data and the space reserved for the AC coefficients of the video data. You also need dvconnect from the libdv project to transmit the data over firewire. The latest version of dvconnect is always included.
CoolPackager is a program for developers which will allow users of your software to easily install your program. A CoolPackage is a self-extracting, and self-installing shell script. Creating a CoolPackage with CoolPackager only requires a .tar.gz and a simple installation script.
rsync-backup automates the process of backing up multiple systems to one or more backup servers. It focuses on making the process secure. It encrypts the backup going across the wire, only ships changed data, runs the server as root to preserve permissions and ownership, keeps people from seeing each other's backups, and doesn't require the server to trust any files sent from the clients. It doesn't ship password files, key files, nor other sensitive files across the wire, but backs them up locally instead. Admins may use one key for everyone (backups named after the client IP) or allow named backups (when a machine may change IP or when multiple independant backups may need to be made from one machine).
Installwatch is a simple utility which keeps track of which files are created and modified during the installation of a new program. It's fast and easy to use. It doesn't require a "pre-install" phase because it monitors processes while they run. Installwatch works with every dynamically linked ELF program, by intercepting system calls that cause file system alterations.