John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix, Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. It supports several crypt(3) password hash types commonly found on Unix systems, as well as Windows LM hashes. On top of this, lots of other hashes and ciphers are added in the community-enhanced version (-jumbo), and some are added in John the Ripper Pro.
tal aligns common characters at the ends of lines. This is especially useful for making long C macro definitions look nice or for repairing "broken" comment boxes. tal works on any kind of common ending, which it autodetects. Intended as, but not limited to being, a filter program ("plug-in") for text editors.
Vim is an almost fully-compatible version of the Unix editor Vi. Many new features have been added including multi-level undo, syntax highlighting, commandline history, online help, filename completion, and block operations. It is descended from the vi clone "stevie" and runs on many systems, including Unix, MS Windows, OS/2, Macintosh, VMS, and Amiga.
reversible hexdump is a hexdump/hex2bin-toolkit that dumps to a special readable and reversible hexadecimal byte-dump, where you can not only change bytes, but also insert or delete bytes. It has a flush-switch, where it will output hexbytes for each single char it reads. This is especially useful (imho) for watching output from slow devices (e.g., serial devices like mice). The hex2bin-utility (the reverse-hexdump) not only accepts hexbytes for input, but also double-quoted strings with most of the escape-chars known from C and makes good attempts at undumping even hexdumps with repetition-lines (a "*" on its own line). It's written in ANSI C.
CodeWorker is a versatile parsing tool and a universal source code generator. It interprets a scripting language for producing reusable, tailor-made, evolving, and reliable IT systems with a high level of automation. The file formats to parse are described in an extended-BNF syntax. Template-based scripts drive the writing of patterns for generating code or text. The code generation knows how to preserve protected areas with hand-typed code and provides code expansion, source-to-source translation, and program transformation. It provides a native translation of CodeWorker's scripts in C++.