The Advanced Bash Scripting Guide is both a reference and a tutorial on shell scripting. This comprehensive book, the equivalent of 1,000+ print pages, covers almost every aspect of shell scripting. It contains 382 profusely commented illustrative examples, a number of tables, and a cross-linked index/glossary. Not just a shell scripting tutorial, this book also provides an introduction to basic programming techniques, such as sorting and recursion. Included scripts are the Game of Life, a Perquackey variant, a Morse code trainer, and an implementation of the Gronsfeld Cipher. This book is suited for both individual study and classroom use. It covers Bash, up to and including version 4.2. Note that users of miniaturized single-board computers running Linux, such as the Raspberry Pi and the Beagle Bone, would find this Guide useful for learning and running Bash scripts to explore and expand the capabilities of these small, but powerful machines.
mp3album.pl is a tool to automatically create album lists from a batch of mp3 files including ID3v1, ID3v2.2 or ID3v2.3 information. It includes logic to split up all files in one directory into separate albums and generates a report file for each album. The reports are customizable through templates and can contain any information found in the ID3 tags. mp3album.pl lends itself very handy when creating an index of a directory containing several albums of music. As Perl currently lacks 'good' Unicode support, the Unicode strings in ID3v2.3 are not yet supported.
libtai is a library for storing and manipulating dates and times. It supports two time scales: (1) TAI64, covering a few hundred billion years with 1-second precision; (2) TAI64NA, covering the same period with 1-attosecond precision. Both scales are defined in terms of TAI, the current international real time standard.
JORA will simplify your development of database applications, establishing implicit mapping between relational database tables and Java classes. JORA uses JDBC for database connection, so it can be used with any database supporting JDBC or ODBC. JORA also allows you to use object-oriented features, such as polymorphism and complex objects, in your database applications.
tkbiff allows arbitrary commands to be executed upon mail reception. If you like programs such as xbiff and xbiff++ but wish they were more flexible, then you'll like tkbiff. Unlike other biffs, tkbiff is fully customizable. tkbiff also doesn't waste your valuable screen space with icons; instead, it shows you the mail itself. It supports UNIX, Mac, and Windows, IMAP, POP, and UNIX-style mail files, and SSL and APOP.