BUSH (Business Shell) combines the capabilities of BASH, PHP, GCC, and databases into a uniform design for rapidly building secure, reliable Web sites. Based on an ISO standard, it promotes code reuse: scripts and templates can be compiled with GCC or ported to JVM or .Net using third party tools with only minor changes. It can also replace BASH as an interactive command shell with SQL support, and is a general purpose scripting language.
Grml is a live system (live CD) based on Debian. It includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for system administrators and users of texttools. It provides automatic hardware detection and its default shell is the zsh. You can use it e.g. as a rescue system, for analyzing systems/networks, or as a working environment. It is not necessary to install anything to a hard disk; you don't even need a hard disk to run it. Due to on-the-fly decompression, it includes more than 2 GB of software and documentation on the CD.
fish, the friendly interactive shell is a shell that is focused on interactive use, discoverability, and user friendliness. The design goal of fish is to give the user a rich set of powerful features in a way that is easy to discover, remember, and use. fish features a user-friendly and powerful tab-completion, including descriptions of every completion, tab-completion of strings with wildcards, and many completions for specific commands. It also features an extensive and discoverable help system. A special help command gives access to all the fish documentation in your preferred Web browser. Other features include syntax highlighting with extensive error checking, support for the X clipboard, smart terminal handling based on terminfo, an easy to search, no duplicates history.
Iron Bars SHell is a restricted Unix shell. The user can not step out of, nor access, files outside the home directory. Two ASCII configuration files are used for more control. The system administrator can define which commands may be executed by the user. No other executables are allowed. The admin also has the opportunity to define what kind of files the user may create. If a file has a certain extension (such as .mp3, .c, etc.), ibsh automatically erases it.
PyDSH is a toolset to help simplify the administration of remote systems. The pydsh command enables running of a command on multiple hosts in parallel over RSH, SSH, or telnet, and manages your SSH public and private keys. The pydcp command enables SCP-like functions to and from multiple hosts in parallel.
batsh programs perform part of the job in each run. Their exit code is arranged such that qmail-local (and other supervisors) will consider most of the time that batsh exits a temporary failure, and will try again shortly. As such, batsh programs can be restarted at any point without necessarily re-running earlier jobs in the list.
Shellac allows you to run powerful UNIX tools within Mac OS X Automator workflows. It includes cat, cut, grep, head, paste, sort, tail, uniq, wc, and more. Aqua controls can be used to tweak any setting of the tool. Plain-language descriptions may be read straight from the Automator interface, and tooltips are provided. Tools may be found by their UNIX names. Either explicit text, files, or folders are accepted as input. It is packaged as a self-contained application for easy installation.
The Heirloom Bourne Shell is a portable variant of the traditional Unix shell. It is especially suitable for testing the portability of shell scripts and for processing legacy scripts. The Bourne shell does not provide as many features as newer Unix shells, but it does provide a stable shell language. With this in mind, it is also suitable for general script processing and interactive use. This variant of the Bourne shell has been derived from OpenSolaris code and thus provides the SVR4/SVID3 level of the shell.