GNU parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel locally or using remote computers. A job is typically a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. If you use xargs today you will find GNU parallel very easy to use, as GNU parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you write loops in shell, you will find GNU parallel may be able to replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several jobs in parallel. GNU parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it possible to use output from GNU parallel as input for other programs.
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.
LiVES is a simple to use yet powerful video effects, editing, conversion, and playback system aimed at the digital video artist and VJ. It runs under Linux, BSD, Mac OS X/Darwin, IRIX, and openMosix. It is frame and sample accurate, can handle almost all types of video, and is fully extendable through plugins and the included plugin builder tool. It can also be controlled remotely using OSC.
storeBackup is a backup utility that stores files on other disks. It's able to compress data, and recognize copying and moving of files and directories (deduplication), and unifies the advantages of traditional full and incremental backups. It can handle big image files with block-wise changes efficiently. Depending on its contents, every file is stored only once on disk. Tools for analyzing backup data and restoring are provided. Once archived, files are accessible by mounting file systems (locally, or via Samba or NFS). It is easy to install and configure. Additional features are backup consistency checking, offline backups, and replication of backups.
Fileevent is a rules-based utility that matches files based on simple patterns and macros and performs actions on them. These actions are typically used to transfer or rename the file ready for further processing. This utility is particularly useful for batch processing environments where files to load/process might arrive on an adhoc basis. Fileevent allows them to be transferred elsewhere, retrieved from elsewhere, or renamed.
Code Manager 2 (CM2) has been designed to provide a complete source code control system for a set of developers sharing the same working directory tree. It offers developers and organizations many advantages. It provides a comprehensive set of features and has been designed to be very easy to pick up and use to manage projects. It works across Unix and Windows platforms, requiring little configuration and only a limited number of dependencies. It provides facilities at both an individual source file level and project level. The project level facilities include facilities to copy or merge whole projects or generate and apply change-sets. It uses an efficient repository format to handle large files and large numbers of files and directories. It provides facilities to generate packages from the project in a number of formats (including TP2, Slackware, APT, RPM, Autopackage, SVR4, and InstallP).
TrueCL aims to provide advanced high availability clustering across larger clusters. It has currently been tested with up to 8 nodes. It is the successor to linuxha.net. It has been designed to be as portable as possible and currently has been tested on Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX. It has many advanced features, including multiple storage types, a dynamic architecture, volume manager neutrality, file system neutrality, heterogeneous cluster support, no hard limits, and encryption of communication between nodes.
rpmorphan finds "orphaned" RPM packages on your system (packages which have no other packages depending on their installation). Console and graphical interfaces are provided. It is clone of the deborphan Debian program, but for RPM packages. It provides also some others RPM tools: rpmusage, rpmdep, and rpmduplicates.
sshdfilter automatically blocks ssh brute force attacks by reading sshd log output in real time and adding iptables rules based on authentication failures. Block rules are created by logging on with an invalid user name, or wrongly guessing the password for an existing account. Block rules are removed after a week to maintain a small list of blocks. It also comes with a LogWatch filter.