Scurry automates FTP connections, as well as scp connections with Secure Shell versions 1 and 2. It can keep an address book of usernames and passwords for remote servers, as well as the root directory on the remote server and your system. This allows you to automate file transfers such that you could cd into a document tree on a staging server, and upload a file into a different directory on the live server, but keep it in the same relative directory.
JStart gives the ability to start Java class files (or applets) by double clicking on them from the desktop like any executable program. You only have to assign *.class files to this program. It loads a class file, investigates it according to the Java Sun class file specification, extracts the full class name (including packages), and invokes the main method of that class.
muser lists processes which have a given directory (or cwd if not specified) as a parent of their current working directory (thus making it impossible to unmount that directory if it is a mount point). This script has overlapping functionality with the fuser program from the psmisc package, but has the advantage that it works on SMB mounts. Additionally, it provides a color, formatted listing of process IDs, executable names, current working directories, and the command lines used to run the programs. It works with varying-sized /proc/*/cwd fields.
The xfilesel program is used to copy the X selection into a file and to copy a file contents to the X selection. It acts as a bridge between applications that support selections and console applications (for example with default Midnight Commander clipboard file ~/.cedit/cooledit.clip).