VanDyke ClientPack is a set of commandline utilities for securely automating file transfer, shell, and public-key administration tasks on Windows, Linux, and Unix platforms. It includes vsftp, an interactive SFTP commandline utility providing quick, easy, and secure file transfer operations, vsh, a commandline shell utility, vcp, a commandline file transfer utility, vkeygen, a public/private key generator utility, and vpka, a commandline tool for uploading keys to a Secure Shell server.
The d command runs a command in the background and redirects its output to a file. The output file is annotated with start and end time, the actual command used, cwd, host, etc. You can ask the d command to extract the last command from the output file and run it again, you can ask it to append to the file or not, and other goodies. It comes with handy little programs to look at the output, tail it, etc. It is sort of trivial, but has been streamlined over many years.
WmConsole is a console server for Windows Mobile devices which listen over BlueTooth RFCOMM channels. It allows the user to interact with the device using a commandline interface from a Linux or Windows workstation. You need the QTTY Linux/Windows client to access a WmConsole server.
JCons provides a library that bring color to your Java console. The Java console gives no methods to change the foreground or background color. With help of this library, one can make error messages red and success messages green, for example. Most Unix terminals can deal with ESC sequences, so they are used to make the Java console colorful.
ldp (LDAP Distributed Profile) will read a user-specific shell profile (.profile) from an LDAP directory server upon login, allowing users (including multiple people operating as root) to always have the same settings irrespective of which machine they are working on. ldp also operates correctly when logging in via SSH via public key auth.
OMake is a build system and scripting language with a similar style and syntax to GNU make but with many additional features, including support for large projects spanning multiple directories, default configuration files simplifying the standard compilation tasks, fast, reliable, automated, scriptable dependency analysis using MD5 digests, built-in support for defining and running autoconfiguration tests, portability, and built-in functions that provide the most common features of programs like grep, sed, and awk. It also provides active filesystem monitoring that restarts builds automatically when source files are modified. A companion command interpreter that can be used interactively is included.