p is a pager like more or less. It is more conservative with screen handling and thus does not screw up the screen as easily as more or less. p uses its own termcap package with TERMPATH support that makes it easy to have a local .termcap file in the user's home directory to override bad termcap entries. p supports three text attributes for nroff: bold, italic, and bold-italic. p is able to find patterns in higlighted text, unlike more or less. p also filters out unprintable characters.
Makefiles is a high-level build system and suite of portability tools. It is meant to be easier to use than autoconf and generally superior. The package contains a set of rules that allows you to compile structured projects with small and uniformly structured makefiles. All rules are located in a central directory. Compiling the projects on different platforms can be done simultaneously without having to modify any of the makefiles that are located in the projects directories.
compare is similar to cmp but faster and with better readable output. compare examines one file and standard in, or two files on a byte by byte basis, and prints the file position of the first difference it finds, first in decimal and then in hexadecimal, followed by the differing byte content in hexadecimal and a quoted character.
The calc command may be used to do simple integer calculations or to convert numbers from one radix to another. Calc reads commands from stdin and prints the result to stdout. The inpout radix for mumbers may be decimal (default), octal (if starting with a '0') or hexadecimal (if starting with "0x"). The output is always printed in four radices: decimal, octal, hexadecimal, and binary. The decimal variant is printed in both signed and unsigned representation. The result is printed in two variants using 32 bit and 64 bit repesentations for the numbers.
Change is a non-interactive text editor, similar to sed, but much easier to use. It works by substituting a specified target pattern in the source text with another specified text pattern. It can operate on multiple files specified on the command line, or it can operate upon stdin/stdout in filter mode.
Crimson Fields is a tactical war game in the tradition of Battle Isle. Mission objectives range from defending strategically vital locations to simply destroying all enemy forces in the area. Tools are available to create custom maps and campaigns. The original Battle Isle maps can be played if the player has a copy of the game files.
Q is a powerful and extensible functional programming language based on the term rewriting calculus. When programming with Q, you specify a system of equations which the interpreter uses as rewrite rules to reduce expressions to normal form. Q is useful for scientific programming and other advanced applications, and also as a sophisticated kind of desktop calculator. The distribution includes the Q programming tools, a standard library, add-on modules for interfacing to various third-party libraries, and an Emacs mode.
Ved (visual editor) is a small and very fast screen-oriented text editor that implements a user interface somewhere between vi and Emacs. It is powerful and easy to learn, and has no limitations on line length, file size, or the types of characters that may appear in a file. It is a highly portable editor for Unix and most other OSes.