backupIT is a script to backup local and remote filesystems onto a remote tape drive. It includes a collection of functions to send mail, to use system commands to drive a tape library, and to use NetBackup(tm) to drive a tape library. backupIT uses rsh/ssh to connect to remote hosts, and it supports ufs, vxfs, and ext2 file systems. It works on Solaris, Slackware Linux, and Red Hat Linux systems. backupIT requires the dump utility, which might not be installed on Linux systems.
execline is a very light, non-interactive scripting language, which is similar to a shell. Simple shell scripts can be easily rewritten in the execline language, improving performance and memory usage. execline was designed for use in embedded systems, but works on most Unix flavors.
MSYS (Minimal SYStem) provides POSIX/Bourne configure scripts the ability to execute and create a Makefile used by make on Windows systems. This includes a pseudo-terminal, bash, make, sed, awk, etc. Together with a MinGW installation this environment is comparable to a Cygwin installation, except that it is really open source.