The klish is a framework for implementing Cisco-like command-line interfaces on Unix systems. It is configurable through XML files. "Klish" stands for "Kommand Line Interface SHell". The klish is a fork of clish-0.7.3. The original clish was developed by Graeme McKerrell. The klish adds some new features, but is compatible (as much as possible) with clish's XML configuration files.
The STX ExecPipe library provides a convenient C++ interface to execute child programs connected via pipes. It is a front-end to the system calls fork(), pipe(), select(), and execv() and hides all the complexity of these low-level functions. It allows a program to build a sequence of connected children programs with the input and output of the pipe sequence redirected to a file, string, or file descriptor. The library also allows custom asynchronous data processing classes to be inserted into the pipe or placed at the source or sink of the sequence.