Bviplus is a console ncurses based binary file editor (hex editor) with Vim-like keys and features. It can quickly open/edit/save very large files (> 2GiB). It can perform regexp-like pattern searches in hex or ASCII windows. It features search highlighting, multiple undo/redo, a tabbed multiple file interface, visual selection, cut and paste (which works between files as well), blob coloring, and more. It can run external programs on selected data, supporting any program that reads stdin and writes stdout. It has few dependencies for easy portability.
Safelock is a file-based locking primitive that provides mutual exclusion between unrelated processes and threads. It offers advantages over POSIX and BSD file locks such as: compatibility with multi-threaded applications, support for lock attempt timeouts, detection of crashed lock holders, and detailed lock status (PID, lock age, custom data).
Consh is a set of programs that can turn one or more UNIX hosts on a trusted LAN into a singular Bourne shell multi-computer on which shell scripts are run concurrently. The service abstracts hosts into what appears to be shell process with a fixed number of threads or workers, to which work may be assigned and results received concurrently. It includes utilities that assign commands to workers in parallel and a command that initiates distributed barriers between workers for synchronization purposes. Environment variables can be set on a per-host basis to implement locking mechanisms like semaphores or ticket algorithms. Daemons can delegate work to one another as needed.