Pexpect is a Python Expect-like module. It spawns child applications, controls them, and responds to expected patterns in their output. It can be used for automating interactive applications such as ssh, ftp, passwd, telnet, etc. It can be used to automate setup scripts for duplicating software package installations on different servers. It can be used for automated software testing. It should work on any platform that supports the standard Python pty module. Its interface was designed to be easy-to-use, so performing simple tasks is easy. It includes an ANSI/VT100 terminal screen scraping module.
optcomplete is a Python module that provides programmable shell completion support for Python scripts that use the optparse module. It implements the Bash completion protocol, and a simple common shell function invokes the script to provide the completion suggestions. As an optparse parser already contains most of the useful information to provide completions, only two lines of code are required to provide basic support for completions to an existing script. It also allows the developer to provide per-option completion, etc.
Termlock blanks a curses-compatible character terminal (e.g. xterm, eterm, PuTTY, konsole, dtterm, etc.) and locks it. To unlock the terminal, a password must be entered. The password, or rather the password hash, is stored in ~/.termlock. Basically, it's like a password-protected screensaver for character terminals. Written in pure Python, it should be immediately usable on any machine with Python and curses (or a compatible library such as ncurses) installed.
Hardened Debian improves Debian GNU/Linux with high security and hardening features, hardened kernels and packages, DHKP, and other security related enhancements. It makes systems more difficult to compromise using common attacks such as race conditions, chroot jail escapes, and buffer overflows.
OneFinger is a general-purpose GUI for composing CLI commands with the mouse. Although entirely graphical, it does not attempt to hide the underlying CLI language. It increases your productivity over classical hand-typing by caching commands typed into terminals, which tend to be highly repetitive. Repeated commands can be selected from a list, ordered by last usage time. It includes an integrated file browser that helps you insert filenames without typing them. and allows you to see only those programs that make sense with a given file.