losetup-utils are three bash scripts that attempt to make the use of losetup a bit easier and faster. losetup can be fast, easy, and practical if you need to transport sensitive information over the Internet or in CD's, DVD's, or a pendrive. Also, if you want to store private data on your hard disk or in the cloud, an encrypted volume can be a convenient choice. The types of encryption can be any installed on the system.
@ (monkey-tail) is a simple collection of simple commands. Built-in commands include listing of memory usage and open files for a process (by name or PID), running processes detached from a terminal, and running a program only once. @ can merge external pieces of code into itself to provide extra commands. Additionally, these "externals" can then be updated from their source. Currently there are externals available for extracting archive files (including nested archives), setting the GNOME desktop wallpaper image, and for replicating @ to another host via SSH. Externals can easily be written, as they are simply collections of Bash functions. It is completely self contained and self modifying, and is implemented in a single file.
Autojump is a tool that acts as a complement to cd: it makes navigating your filesystem a lot faster. It works by automagically maintaining a database of the directories you use the most from the command line, and allows you to jump back and forth between them, by typing just a few letters of the name of the directory you want to jump to. It works for Linux, Mac, and Cygwin under Windows.
Changing directories in bash can be tedious if you have long names or nested paths. Creating aliases or adding to the CDPATH can help, but can be improved on. Bashcd adds 6 new commands to make changing directories a bit easier. This commands use find, the locate database, the mdfind database, or other contextual information to make it easier to change to other directories.
Bashinator is a bash shell script framework. It provides flexible and powerful message handling that lets you print to stdout, log (to syslog or a logfile), and mail messages with a single message function. Exhaustive information is included in messages to ease debugging. This information includes timestamps, message severity, source file, line numbers, and function names. A facility for tracing the function call stack is provided. Sub-command output can be logged by capturing the stdout/stderr of external commands to a dedicated temporary logfile. The framework also provides lockfile handling.
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.