ChiMeRA is a configuration management tool designed around three basic concepts. The first is a framework for managing servers, allowing for command execution and file transfer over SSH. The second is a repository for managing files that enables change tracking, archiving, and management of various user definable configuration files across multiple servers through a standard revision control tool. The third concept is an aesthetic principle of simplicity, giving administrators straightforward interfaces to manage complicated environments.
MachDB is machine database to catalog of the changing state of your hosts. It consists of a database, an aggregator, an XML spec, and some example information gathering scripts. Along with a Web UI, these form the basis of a system that will allow you to catalog the current and historical state of the hosts in your infrastructure. It has been designed with scale in mind, and the goal is to support 10k hosts. It is being actively developed and is used in production at a few organizations.
RHash is a utility for computing hash sums and creating magnet links. It supports CRC32, MD4, MD5, SHA1/SHA2, Tiger, TTH, Torrent BTIH, AICH, ED2K, GOST R 34.11-94, RIPEMD-160, HAS-160, EDON-R 256/512, WHIRLPOOL, and SNEFRU hash algorithms. Hash sums are used to ensure and verify the integrity of large volumes of data for long-term storage or transferral. RHash can calculate magnet links and EDonkey 2000 links. It can update existing hash files by adding sums of files missing in the hash file. It can output in a predefined (SFV, BSD-like) or user defined format. It can process directories recursively.
cronbot is a wrapper script for cron jobs. Rather than running your job/script directly, you run it through cronbot, and it will allow a little more control to help keep things from getting out of hand. The default behavior is to only allow one instance of your job to run. This can be changed with the --duplicate option. You can also pass in a maximum time of execution for a job or add a random amount time to delay the start of your job. By default, jobs are run with a default "nice" value, which is usually 10.
tsf is a command line utility for creating timestamped copies of files. When invoked on a file, a copy of that file is created with a name made of the file name plus a timestamp. When invoked again on the same timestamp mark, a copy with a timestamp plus a sub-index is created, and so on. tsf provides an easy and quick way for creating timestamped copies of files before modifying them.