Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible. It provides atomic upgrades and rollbacks, side-by-side installation of multiple versions of a package, multi-user package management and easy setup of build environments.
Pollen is a publishing system that helps authors create beautiful and functional web-based books. Pollen includes tools for writing, designing, programming, testing, and publishing.
…the Pollen language is markup-based, so you can write & edit text naturally. But when you want to automate repetitive tasks, add cross-references, or pull in data from other sources, you can access a full programming language from within the text.
minime — a minimalist editor inspired by sam(1), acme(1) and emacs(1)
minime manages a buffer of text that may be edited interactively or by external programs.
the minime interface consists of two text buffers, the main buffer at the top and the mini buffer at the bottom. the main buffer is for editable text, the minibuffer is for commands that act upon the text in the main buffer.
That ‘by external programs’ is key: minime lets you pipe selected text (or the entire open file) to your fave command line utilities, replacing the selection with the returned results.
You can also write a configuration file to set up keyboard shortcuts for frequently-used commands.
nmh (new MH) is a powerful electronic mail handling system. It was originally based on version 6.8.3 of the MH message system developed by the RAND Corporation and the University of California. It is intended to be a (mostly) compatible drop-in replacement for MH.
nmh consists of a collection of fairly simple single-purpose programs to send, receive, save, retrieve, and manipulate e-mail messages. Since nmh is a suite rather than a single monolithic program, you may freely intersperse nmh commands with other commands at your shell prompt, or write custom scripts which use these commands in flexible ways.
vex is an alternative to virtualenv’s source wherever/bin/activate and deactivate, and virtualenvwrapper’s workon, and also virtualenv-burrito if you use that. It works in a more elegant way, though it does less. You might find it nicer to use. And it works with non-bash shells.
Rhapsody is a text console IRC client for Unix operating systems. It is small, fast, portable and easy to use, yet it is full featured. The thing that separates it from the crowd is its intuitive menu driven user interface.
This is a tiny utility to download MP3 quran recitations from web sites. I have included my personal reciters (in the reciterList dict object), however the user is free to add his or her own list from a file when executing the script.