ffe is a flat file extractor. It can be used for reading different flat file structures and displaying them in different formats. ffe can read fixed length and separated text files and fixed length binary files. It is a command line tool developed under GNU/Linux. The main areas of use are extracting particular fields or records from a flat file, converting data from one format to an other, e.g. from CSV to fixed length, verifying a flat file structure, as a testing tool for flat file development, and displaying flat file content in human readable form.
The Heirloom Toolchest is a collection of standard Unix utilities. It was derived from original Unix material released as open source by Caldera and Sun, and contains multiple versions of each utility corresponding to SVID3/SVR4, SVID4/SVR4.2MP, POSIX.2-1992/SUSV2, POSIX.1-2001/SUSV3, and 4BSD (SVR4 /usr/ucb). It processes lines of arbitrary length and in many cases binary input data, supports characters in UTF-8 and many East Asian encodings, and contains more than 100 individual utilities including bc, cpio, diff, ed, file, find, grep, man, nawk, oawk, pax, ps, sed, sort, spell, and tar. Extensive documentation is included.
libwpd is a library designed to help process WordPerfect documents. It exposes a simple callback-based API (similar to SAX), allowing it to be easily plugged into any C or C++ application. It is used by recent versions of AbiWord and OpenOffice.org to provide WordPerfect file import.
TextMaker is a word processor that launches quickly, needs little memory, does not require complicated setup, and has the full feature set of a modern high-end word processor. It reads and writes Microsoft Word 6/95/97/2000/XP, and Word 2003 files, and is available for Linux, Sharp Zaurus, and FreeBSD.
The goal of the StarOffice Converter project is to produce filters for StarOffice 5.x documents which convert them into plain text. It is meant to be similar to catdoc, ppthtml, and xls2csv, which work for MS Office documents. A search engine can use these filters to index .sdw files.
The Header and Envelope rewrite mini-HOWTO explains how to rewrite your from address differently in the mail header and the mail envelope. This may be necessary, for example, if your ISP requires you to send mail with one address, but you are subscribed to mailing lists with a different address, or want others to see a forwarding address instead of your ISP's address.