AutoGen is a tool designed for generating program files that contain repetitive text with varied substitutions. Its goal is to simplify the maintenance of programs that contain large amounts of repetitious text. This is especially valuable if there are several blocks of such text that must be kept synchronized. Output is specified with a Scheme-enhanced output template. Input, if required by your template, may come from AutoGen definitions, CGI data, or XML files.
Cyrprint converts postscript files generated by netscape (original pages must be in koi8 encoding). It can be used as a pass-through filter. It adds cyrillic fonts to the beginning of the file and substitutes font names in the original PS document. The substitution and addition of fonts can be controlled with styles.
GPP is a general-purpose preprocessor with customizable syntax, suitable for a wide range of preprocessing tasks. Its independence from any programming language makes it much more versatile than cpp, while its syntax is lighter and more flexible than that of m4. The syntax is fully customizable, which makes it possible to process text files, HTML, or source code equally efficiently in a variety of languages.
HCC is character filter which replaces certain characters by other characters one by one, according to a translation table. It is useful for converting plain texts from one character set to another. Currently available filters include win1250 to ISO-8859-2, win1250 to ASCII (ISO-8859-1), ISO-8859-2 to win1250, and ISO-8859-2 to ASCII (ISO-8859-1). You may get better results with "iconv" utility which is part of glibc.
John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of Unix, Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS. Its primary purpose is to detect weak Unix passwords. It supports several crypt(3) password hash types commonly found on Unix systems, as well as Windows LM hashes. On top of this, lots of other hashes and ciphers are added in the community-enhanced version (-jumbo), and some are added in John the Ripper Pro.
slides.sh is a shell script for generating simple HTML presentations from text. The software is intended to be able to fit on a single boot floppy. The source file is a text file with a simple format for easy data capture. It can be used on any system with a shell and Unix tools. You can use it to make an automatic slideshow.
lesspipe.sh is an input filter for the pager less as described in less's man page. The script runs under a ksh-compatible shell (e.g. bash, zsh) and allows you to use less to view files with binary content, compressed files, archives, and files contained in archives. Viewing files by accessing a device file is implemented to some extent. It supports many formats (both as plain and compressed files using gzip, bzip2, and other pack programs). Syntax highlighting of source code is possible through an included script, "code2color", or an external program (pygmentize).
RefDB is a reference database and bibliography tool for SGML, XML, and LaTeX documents. Command-line tools allow interactive or scriptable access to the data which are stored in a SQL database. RefDB can also be accessed through a Web interface, a SRU interface, or via editor extensions (Emacs/vim). Libraries for Perl and PHP are available for programmers. RefDB provides sophisticated character encoding handling, using Unicode by default.