a2b invokes conversion tools in sequence to convert files from one type to another, possibly performing some extra processing along the way. Itis a wrapper for many programs like gif2png, latex2html, netpbm, mencoder, ffmpeg, oggenc, etc., that can convert content from one type to another. It can covert text, documents, images, audio, and video and more. Some examples: a2b test.mp3 test.ogg; mencoder_opts="-ss 60 -endpos 10" a2b video.avi clip.flv; a2b -g=subtitles dvd://8 movie.sub; a2b -q http://sam.nipl.net/ sam.aac. That last example downloads the author's Web page, converts it to text with lynx -dump, speaks the text with flite or espeak, and converts the audio file to AAC with faac.
The Procrastinator's Timeclock is a simple utility for people who suffer from excessive procrastination or distractibility. The utility achieves its benefits by allowing you to comfortably track just how much time your little "one more thing"s are adding up to and by helping to bolster willpower by providing a gentle distraction from temptations. Its design focuses on simplicity, intuitiveness, and a preference for keeping existing users rather than attracting new ones.
SynchroDir is a backup and synchronization utility. Each backup is the subject of a recordable "backup project". This feature allows you to save projects corresponding to different computers, servers, external hard drives, USB keys, etc. You can also backup data of computer Y to computer Z from a controlling computer X. Each backup project includes an unlimited number of "jobs". At the end of the backup process, a log file is available. Each job has a source and a destination, each corresponding to a volume or a directory. The volume or directory must be "mounted", either locally or over the network.
gSplit is a tool that allows you to split and assemble any files you want. It can be used to split big files to be able to store them on different devices. After assembling the different parts of a file, you can then check the file integrity to determine whether everything is now ready to use.