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Autodist
'Autodist' is a source distribution management system that lets users define what is included in and excluded from a distribution and what license is used. It is especially targeted at large software projects that create multiple distributions from a source tree. Autodist supports distribution management in directory, file, and file content level, and automatic relicensing of a distribution. Please note that Autodist is not a binary packaging system. It is specifically used to create source distributions. A binary packaging system, however can be hooked to the distribution creation process, if needed.
Batchput
'Batchput' transfers files from a local directory, matching a specified regex, to an FTP server. It is mainly for transfering "incoming" files continually to another host by being called regularly from crontab or similar. It does this safely and efficiently by using per-directory locking to avoid collisions between different batchput processes, allowing configuration of notification in case of error, and moving transferred files to a local backup location where they can be archived or deleted.
Bleachbit
BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk. It removes cache, Internet history, temporary files, cookies, and broken shortcuts. Some common uses include:
  • Free disk space
  • Reduce the size of backups and the time to create them by removing unnecessary files
  • Maintain privacy
  • Improve system performance (by vacuuming your browser's database, for example)
  • Prepare whole disk images for compression (common for "ghost" backups and virtual machines) by wiping free disk space
Bootstrapper
The bootstrapper program creates a customized bootstrap script by scanning the autoconf macros in a project's configure.in file and using them to determine which programs need to be used to create a usable configure script. It then creates a bootstrap script which is custom tailored to your project's configuration. The resulting bootstrap script is useful for rebuilding the configure script and Makefile.in files, particularly for a project which may be downloaded off of a cvs server. By including a bootstrap script in a cvs repository, all auto generated files related to configure can be excluded from the cvs repository. It is also useful for a developer importing a new project onto a cvs repository. Running `make distclean' then `./bootstrap --clean' removes all auto-generated files, instead of removing them by hand.
Bras
Bras is a rules-based command execution system, a la 'make'. It helps to keep targets (usually, but not neccessarily, files) , up-to-date with respect to a set of dependencies. For every target, a (freely definable) rule describes what it means for the target to be out-of-date and what has to be done to refresh it. Bras can follow targets into other directories. It acts there according to the local brasfile to update the target and then reports the result back. Because no recursive execution of bras is necessary, the result of the reasoning for that other directory is not lost. Bras is implemented in Tcl. Rules can be mixed with procedural parts. In particular control structures can be used to automatically collect lists of targets, find out platform specifics or selectively activate rules. 'Bras' normally runs from the command line, but its rule eveluation functionality is available as a TCL module and can be used in a GUI application implemented in Tcl/tk.
Busynode
This is a candidate for deletion: Marked as decommissioned. Drw (talk) 09:01, 18 July 2018 (EDT) 'busynode' is a simple host reservation system, primarily designed for cluster installations. It lets users communicate with others on what hosts they currently use, or plan to use in the near future. Reservation information is stored as text files on a shared filesystem (such as an NFS mount). When executed without any options, busynode behaves as an enhanced ruptime tool.
Calamares
Calamares is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning feature for both manual and automated partitioning operations. It is the first installer with an automated “Replace Partition” option, which makes it easy to reuse a partition over and over for distribution testing. Calamares is designed to be customized by distribution maintainers without need for cumbersome patching, thanks to third party branding and external modules support.
Caspar
'Caspar' offers Makefile snippets for tasks like installing files maintained using a version control system, or typesetting documents in certain markup languages. If you need to maintain and distribute lots of files, you will probably find 'Caspar' useful. It can also automate typesetting if you write documents in a markup language like LaTeX, DocBook XML, DocBook SGML or POD.
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Intended for sys admins, cfengine is a tool for setting up and maintaining BSD and System 5-like operating systems optionally attached to a TCP/IP network. The program focuses on a few key areas that scripts tend to mishandle. From a single configuration files (or set of files) you specify, using classes, your network configuration; cfengine then parses the file and carries out the instructions, warning you about errors (or fixing them) as it goes. You can think of cfengine as a very high level language, higher than Perl or shell: a single command can result in many hundreds of operations being performed on multiple hosts. You can also use it as a net-wide front end for 'cron.'
Change Suffix
'chsuf' changes the suffix of file and/or directory names. It also can be used to add or remove a suffix to/from a list of files. chsuf can be useful for changing DOS-style three character extensions to more readable variations (e.g. from .htm to .html), or for adding an extension to filenames for use on platforms which depend on filename extensions.


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