Parse Direct User Access Terminal mitigates information overload from aviation weather brief downloads. The USA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Direct User Access Terminal (DUAT) standard, outlook, and abbreviated weather brief are broken into a hierarchy of files. Each file contains one METAR/NOTAM/PIREP/TAF/etc. Options allow input of HTML source or text, output of HTML or text, and a flat directory or multi-level directory. As separate files, NOTAMS/etc. scripts can quickly identify changed information, or prioritize for relevance. Parsing is lossless and the complete original text can be reconstructed using cpp(1).
Autoslack is designed to keep your Slackware Linux system up to date automatically. It reads a configuration file to get the FTP site you wish to use, the distribution directory to use, and where to store the packages on your system. It will show what's been updated based on what you have installed, what's new since you installed, and optionally download and install the packages.
Extracts information from the linux boot append= line. For example if you have as boot command line boot: Linux append="x11=true" You can use this program to extract that information and go to init level 4 from within your rc.local script It is also useful for having bootscripts that have to behave differently according to the booted kernel (e.g. ip masquerading on 1 machine with a 2.2 or 2.4 kernel installed).