Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) which of the standard shells most resembles the Korn shell (ksh). It includes enhancements of many types, notably in the command-line editor, options for customising its behaviour, filename globbing, features to make C-shell (csh) users feel more at home and extra features drawn from tcsh.
smake is a highly portable 'make' program that makes commands up to date based on rules in Makefiles and on the timestamps of the related files. It implements a complete superset of the features of the classical POSIX/Unix make program. It warns about typical misuse of dynamic macros that prevent portability of makefiles. Its automake features allow you to run scripts to automatically create rules for unknown platforms.
bcnu is a Web-based system management tool which delivers information on the status of networked systems in a simple and easy-to-use manner. It uses a web browser to display information about hosts in a tabular form. Historical information can be held indefinitely, and there is a powerful query tool available to interrogate it. Client systems can run an agent which logs information back to a central system. An agent scheduler is integrated to allow agents to be run at different intervals. Standard agents include ftp, http, disk space, logfiles, processes, and more.
bingo-cards is a program to create number, word/letter, and picture bingo cards. These cards can be used for entertainment in the car, in a classroom (for example, to teach the element symbols for the Periodic Table), or just with your kids. You could also create bingo cards with little pictures of everyday objects, then call the names out in Spanish, French, Italian, or German (or whatever you fancy).
Cfg2html is a UNIX shell script that creates HTML and plain ASCII system documentation for software and hardware configurations. It supports HP-UX 10.xx/11.xx, SunOS/Solaris, AIX, SCO Open Server, Linux (SUSE, Debian, and Red Hat), and NT4.0/Win2000 systems. Plugins for SAP R/3, Oracle, Informix, Samba and SWAT, ITO and NNM, XP-Surestore Storage, EVA, SureStore E, SuperDome, OLA/R, SCM, AutoRAID, FC60, Tip/X, MC/SG, and Dataprotector/OmniBack are included.
Dim is a utility to help you track the changes of items (sets composed of multiple files). It provides commands to handle the complete lifecycle of version control operations: create a library, register users (code authors), create items, save local versions, branch, clone, export, import, remove, merge, archive, replicate library content over the network or the filesystem, and access the full history and browse differences at the library, item, file, line, or word level. Dim is a single self-documented POSIX shell script. It just uses standard Unix utilities like awk, diff, tar, and openssl.
flipflip's podcast downloader is a script that downloads podcasts. Is has options to limit the number of podcasts to download, to rename the downloaded files based on rules, and to tag the MP3 files with custom content or with content derived from the feed metadata. The program is very small and has very few dependencies (id3v2 and wget).
git-info-bar is a ksh, bash, gitbash, and Git shell plugin that endeavors to provide a fast and pronounced view of various git attributes when you are under the umbrella of a git repository. Its main feature, the 'info bar' (information bar), displays the following information: current branch (in 'red' if on master); current cksum (in 'red' if there are uncommitted changes, and an 'uncommitted changes' message in the message area); and stash count in the message area if you have stashes. It includes an install script and removal scripts. It is currently only tested in Bash, GitBash and ksh93. It was previously named 'bash-git', but the name has been transitioned to 'git-info-bar', as a long-term goal is cross-shell compatibility using a Perl back-end.