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.
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.
ptee is a Unix shell tool similar to tee, but it allows you to invoke multiple sub-shells in parallel. Standard input to ptee is copied to both normal standard output and to each sub-shell running under ptee. Each sub-command is run concurrently and fed the same input. The output of each sub-command is thrown away, but any shell expression can be used, such as redirecting to a file. Note that there are some limits on ptee. The shell pipeline will only execute at the pace of the slowest sub-command; otherwise large amounts of data would have to be buffered. Also, the shell that ptee invokes requires 'sh'-like semantics, such as supporting the -c option.
iesd is a shell based daemon that uses Linux cgroups (cpu and blkio) to improve the responsiveness of the user's workstation. Inspired by both the "200 line kernel wonder patch" and "shell four liner", this shell daemon was written so that any kernel that supports cgroup cpu can bring benefits to the user.