Boscli is a framework to create interactive command line interfaces. It is meant to help developers write interactive shells for domain specific tasks. It provides an easy way to wrap and join together command line apps and utilities and create specific shells with security levels and modes, history, auto-completion, and so on. Using this framework any developer can build an interactive command line interface for configuration or monitor an appliance in a few minutes. Boscli can be used as a "glue code" for an appliance's interface or to create a "homogeneous" administration interface for different systems and applications.
log4bash facilitates creating easy to read and easy to parse log files from your bash scripts. Developers have the ability to override pretty much all of the default behavior. If the developer chooses to let a user do so, they can pass flags to a script at run time to control some aspects of the logging output. This includes displaying the logging output to the screen in addition to the log file, and altering the logging level. There is a script included (test.log4bash.sh) that provides working code on how to use all of log4bash's features.
Uhura is a Web console for databases. It works with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and FirebirdSQL. It presents trees that let you browse databases, tables, columns, constraints, triggers, views, and procs. It has panels for history and fragments. Its editor features autocompletion and autoindenting. It is easy to install.
When writing anything that needs to communicate with a terminal in some way, it is almost always speaking some dialect of VT100 or ANSI. The libvt 100 library aims solely at parsing a stream of VT100/ANSI data and then letting the host application do the rendering. Many other projects also parse VT100/ANSI data, but their parser is always tangled up with the actual rendering of the data, making reuse in other projects problematic. The hope is that other projects will start using libvt100 and everyone can stop reinventing the wheel with each project.
Unhide.rb finds hidden processes on your system. It looks for active processes in many different ways. Processes found by some means but not others are considered to be "hidden", and are reported to the user. Unhide.rb is a Ruby rewrite of the original Unhide, which was written in C. Unhide.rb performs the same checks as the original, but is 10 times faster in only half as much code, and has better diagnostics when hidden processes are found.
new-words is a script that helps you to control your vocabulary and find unknown words in texts before you start to read them. It is intended to be run in a console; the interactive part of the work is done by means of a text editor (vim by default). It features: words frequency information about words in a text; users vocabulary control; support for several languages; dictionary software integration; and the ability to make notes for unknown words.
PirateWall is a simple Twitter Client. It displays search results for a certain keyword or hashtag in realtime in a shell-based environment. It can also be configured to act as a data provider for many different visualization tools. For example, it is possible to use the client as a text generator for many XScreensaver applications like "apple2" or "starwars". When used in a Unix shell environment, colorized output can be generated.