metashell is a lightweight, heavy punch, interactive, intelligent command line shell. The difference lies in its ability to determine a file's data type, and automatically run your desired applications. It uses file data types (MIME types) to determine a file's type, and then using user-defined applications automatically opens the file.
MrTools is a suite of tools for managing large, distributed environments. It can be used to execute scripts on multiple remote hosts without prior installation, copy of a file or directory to multiple hosts as efficiently as possible in a relatively secure way, and collect a copy of a file or directory from multiple hosts.
acolor (Ada/ANSI color) is a simple Ada program that makes it easy to color and format output from shell scripts. It does this by converting combinations of readable arguments (bold, red, green, underline, etc.) into an ANSI escape sequence that your terminal emulator or console may understand. It is Moshe Jacobson's color rewritten in Ada.
Rodent filemanager is a fast, small, and powerful file manager. Its emphasis is on ease of use for the advanced user, not the computer illiterate. Rodent filemanager (a.k.a. xffm >= 4.6.0) is the next step in the evolution of Xffm, now with a threaded design optimized for multicore processors.