phalanx computes a digest of many buffers simultaneously, and produces a combined hash of them all. It is an initiative to provide a fast, simple, and portable alternative method to compute a checksum in a parallel fashion. It has options for I/O buffer size, hash width, number of threads, and more. It can be run single-threadedly for performance comparisons. It can check files against previously-saved sums, like "MD5sum" does. It also has a "demo" mode, to ascertain accurate operation. It is intended to be useful on large files and multicore/multiprocessor/multithreaded environments.
The Exquisite `df' (xdf) is a souped-up version of df(1) rewritten from scratch and focused on flexibility of field selection and output format. It offers HTML and CSV outputs, besides the traditional text-based console output. It is fit for system administrators who are tired of post-processing df(1) output through shell or Perl scripts in order to avoid broken lines or to get a simple total/summary line.