pypty is a tty logger aimed at heavy script(1) users who like to (or would like to start to) log everything they do on important systems. It creates one (or two, if you ask for timing data) file(s) per day. The distribution also includes "script-replay", which is somewhat like the traditional scriptreplay - that is, it's for replaying tty logs - but it does not require timing data and lets you step forward and back in the log.
python-jabberbot is a Jabber bot framework for Python that makes it easy to write simple Jabber bots. One can use these Jabber bots to provide information about running systems, to make Web sites interact with Jabber-enabled visitors, or notify the bot owner about updates or changes that are monitored with custom Python scripts.
python-tracing provides the Python library "tracing" to help with logging debug messages. This module provides a couple of functions for logging debug messages. It is sometimes practical to add a lot of debugging log messages to a program, but having them enabled all the time results in very large log files. Also, logging that much takes quite a bit of time. This module provides a way to turn such debugging or tracing messages on and off, based on the filename in which they occur.
ramlog acts as a system daemon that maintains log files in memory instead of hard disk while the system is running. On startup, it creates a ramdisk, copies files from /var/log into the ramdisk, and mounts the ramdisk as /var/log. All logs after that will be updated on the ramdisk. When shutting down or restarting the service, it saves log files back to hard disk. This service drastically reduces the frequency of hard disk usage, which can be useful when the system runs on battery or uses flash memory instead of a hard disk.
Rsyslog is an enhanced multi-threaded syslogd. Among others, it offers support for on-demand disk buffering, reliable syslog over TCP, SSL, TLS, and RELP, writing to databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and many more), email alerting, fully configurable output formats (including high-precision timestamps), the ability to filter on any part of the syslog message, on-the-wire message compression, and the ability to convert text files to syslog. It is a drop-in replacement for stock syslogd and able to work with the same configuration file syntax.
ru is a reimplementation of the BSD 'rwhod' and 'ruptime' commands. It doesn't suffer from the performance impact of 'rwhod', scales to hundreds of servers, and supports a variety of platforms. In addition to the features provided by 'ruptime', it supports colorized output, availability reporting, graphing of system load averages using gnuplot, historical storage of system loading, and the grouping of servers.
Seetxt is a lightweight text file and man page viewer for X windows. It maintains "document meta-data" for each user, allowing them to automatically keep bookmarks and highlights for read-only system files. It also has a "server mode" so that command line requests can be sent to a single running server rather than starting multiple instances. Other features include hypertext-style apropos (man page) searches, file monitoring, multi-level regular expression searching, a command history, and nice little toggle lights on the interface for the server and file monitor. There's also cross-application drag-n-drop support, and handy little features that allow you to view the output of shell commands and process the text buffer with an external command (sed, awk, grep, perl, etc.) Seetxt is POSIX compliant.