Clam Shell is a simple shell, designed to be a testbed for user interface ideas. It is a modular shell where the modules can be loaded or unloaded at runtime to expand or contract the functionality of the shell. This lets each user have a set of tools that they like to use, rather than one monolithic shell.
CURSEL is a freeware FMLI (Forms and Menu Language Interpreter) implementation for Linux and UNIX. CURSEL interprets Menu description files, which are simple text files, describing a character GUI (Menus, forms, text files) for character terminals (xterm, vt100, etc.). Pipes, shell escapes, backquoted expressions, and file redirection are supported, and when compiled with ncurses 5, CURSEL supports color.
fli4l is a single-floppy Linux-based ISDN/DSL/ethernet-router. It features configuration with some simple ASCII-files, several possible connection-flavors (in/out/callback, and raw IP/PPP), channel bundling (an extra channel can be added through a Windows/Unix-client), configuration of multiple networks, least-cost routing, automatic choice of provider, display/calculation of connection times and costs, and a Windows/Unix client to control dial/hangup, monitor traffic and monitor incoming calls on ISDN (see screenshot).
GNU Bash is an sh-compatible command language interpreter that executes commands read from the standard input or from a file. Bash also incorporates useful features from the Korn and C shells (ksh and csh). Bash is intended to be a conforming implementation of the IEEE POSIX Shell and Tools specification (IEEE Working Group 1003.2).
GNU shtool is a compilation of small but very stable and portable shell scripts into a single shell tool. All ingredients were in successful use over many years in various free software projects. The compiled shtool program is intended to be used inside the source tree of free software packages. There it can overtake various (usually non-portable) tasks related to the building and installation of an free software package.
DIRT is a simple directory stack utility that lets the user use the same directory stack across terminals and sessions. The stack of directories is stored in a file (.dirtpile) in your home directory. All shell sessions access the same file, and thus, all of them use the same stack. DIRT supports jumping to specific entries, push, pop, swap the CWD with the top of the stack, and jump to the top of the stack. A set of CSH shell aliases are also included, and required for proper functioning.
The Tecla library provides programs with interactive command line editing facilities, similar to those of the Unix tcsh shell. It supports recall and editing of previously entered command lines, TAB completion of file names and application specific tokens, and in-line wild-card expansion of filenames. The optionally reentrant modules which perform TAB completion and wild-card expansion are also available separately for general use. The library is smaller, more modular, makes more efficient use of the heap, and has a less restrictive license than GNU readline.
new_script is a program that creates shell script templates. It was developed to facilitate rapid creation of well-formed shell scripts containing the features expected in a production quality script, including traps for signal handling, command line option and argument processing, help messages invoked with the "-h" or "--help" options, and a framework for internal documentation.