Data Shovel Pinnacle Performance Utilities is a collection of utilities for large input/output tasks. bare takes line feed-separated file names on standard input and concatenates the file contents on standard output. baresha512 takes line feed-separated file names on standard input and provides the SHA512 message digest for the concatenated file content on standard output. Both can optionally open and read files with O_DIRECT, bypassing the kernel's block cache. cock provides a digital petcock. It relives I/O pressure on the kernel by rate limiting data throughput. It can auto-throttle to mitigate lag spikes, or use a specified megabytes-per-second rate limit.
Cock provides a digital version of a petcock. A petcock is a valve or faucet used to drain pressure, as from a boiler. Cock drains I/O pressure from the kernel. Without parameters, the output rate automatically adjusts; cock defers output when necessary in order to mitigate I/O spikes. Otherwise, a numeric parameter specifies megabytes per second.
KDE-Services extends the features of the Dolphin File Manager right-click menu in the KDE graphical environment. It allows you to play and convert between several video formats, extract audio from movies and convert them to MP3 or FLAC, convert audio to MP3 or FLAC, securely send a file or directory to Mailx as an email, send files to Thunderbird as attachments, burn and checksum ISO images, execute scripts and applications, get low-level information on video files, build ISO images from folders, replace text, search, SSH, use Midnight Commander, use system, network, and backup/restore tools, use Samba, extract subtitles from MKV video, multiplex subtitles into MPEG-2 videos, and work with YouTube, DVDs, multimedia, GPG. You can add a timestamp prefix to a filename or directory name. A paranoid shredder, an HTTP publisher, graphic tools, RPM package tools, Xorg configuration, and Dropbox tools are included.
Sentinella is a desktop application that monitors your system activity and, when a condition is met, takes the action that you've chosen. While monitoring your CPU, memory, hard drive, and network usage, Sentinella can be programmed to take specific actions when setpoints for utilization or time are met. It can power off, reboot, or hibernate your system, kill an active process, throw an alarm, or execute any command. Sentinella integrates perfectly with the main desktop enviroments (KDE, GNOME, XFCE, and others) and works under many Unix systems.
ITWorks Basic is an IT asset management native iPhone application. It lets you store and manage detailed information about computers, devices, and users, using AES-128 encryption. A Master Password is set up on first run that both protects access to your information and encrypts your data. When you want to add new information, or edit/delete existing records you must 'unlock' the Application using the Master Password, which will also let you view your passwords in clear text. A Regular version adds the ability to export your data via e-mail to an XLS document.
IT Works is an IT asset management native iPhone application. It lets you store and manage detailed information about computers, devices, and users, using AES-128 encryption from the system-provided frameworks for storing sensitive data such as passwords. A Master Password is set up on first run that both protects access to your information and encrypts your data. When you want to add new information, or edit/delete existing records you must 'unlock' the Application using the Master Password, which will also let you view your passwords in clear text.
BleachBit deletes junk to recover disk space and maintain privacy. It rids your system of old junk including cache, Internet history, temporary files, unused locale files (better than localepurge), logs, and cookies. Designed for Linux systems, it wipes clean 50 applications including Adobe Reader, Bash, Firefox, Flash, OpenOffice.org, Opera, Real Player, Skype, and more. It shreds files so that they cannot be recovered, and it wipes free disk space to hide insecurely deleted files. It offers both a simple PyGTK GUI and a command line interface for automation.