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10 Top Tools for Novelists
The software featured in this article is designed to meet the specialised needs of a budding novelist. There's the finest open source distraction-free tools, software designed to create visual novels, and tools to help capture and visualise ideas.

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pdfgrep is a commandline utility to search text in PDF files. pdfgrep tries to be compatible with GNU Grep, where it makes sense. Many of your favorite grep options are supported (such as -r, -i, -n or -c).


  • monfarm
    generates dynamic html pages showing the current status of a group of servers with similar configuration. Alarms are generated in case of unavailability (smtp, network)
  • monit
    monit is a utility for monitoring daemons or similar programs running on a Unix system. It will start specified programs if they are not running and restart programs not responding. Read more
  • moodss
    Moodss is a graphical monitoring application. It is modular so that the code accessing the monitored objects is completely separate from the application core. The core takes care of managing modules (loading and unloading), displaying modules data through sortable tables and diverse graphical viewers, handling user set threshold conditions with email alerts, recording and browsing data history from a database.
  • mpiomon
    Mpiomon is a shell script that runs as a daemon and monitors all DM (device mapper) MPIO paths.
  • muddog
    muddog is a simple utility that monitors and manages processes for high availability. It launches specified server application based on configuration and restore the process when it's aborted abnormally.
  • my-swatch
    pretends to be an implementation of msyslog and swatch together. What it pretends to accomplish is put all together, to log events to a remote database (like msyslog) and to awake triggers (like swatch
  • Performance Co-Pilot Viewer
    a 3D viewer of data gathered through the excellent "Performance Co-Pilot" library ( You can see usage of CPU time, net devices, memory, hard drives, and virtually any data exported by the pcp library
  • perl-LCDd
    a Perl module to create and alter displays using LCDd
  • pf2mrtg
    pf2mrtg is a packet filter to mrtg statistic generator which dosen't need SNMP.
  • Pipe Viewer
    Pipe Viewer is a terminal-based tool for monitoring the progress of data through a pipeline. It can be inserted into any normal pipeline between two processes to give a visual indication of how quickly data is passing through, how long it has taken, how near to completion it is, and an estimate of how long it will be until completion.
  • pipemeter
    a command line utility that displays the speed and, if possible, progress, of data moving from its input to its output
  • plugmon
    plugmon is a basic system monitoring utility with minimal configuration requirements. Filesystems, kernel messages, and daemons are monitored from a standalone binary that only requires an email address as configuration.
  • pmudmon
    pmudmon is a gnome-applet battery monitor for the apple ibook.
  • PQMM
    PQMM is an alarm monitoring system for TCP/IP-based networks. It consists of client part called "alarm", server part called "alarmsvr" and of several agents. All parts of the system works with one central registration database.
  • Proc Viewer
    provides a easy to read interface for interacting with the procfs. Allows for fine tuning of Linux kernel parameters and system maintanaince
  • procps
    procps is a package of utilities which report on the state of the system, including the states of running processes, amount of memory available and currently-logged-in users.
  • ps-watcher
    runs ps periodically and can match against process patterns trigger if some ps-property about them exists
  • psmon
    a Perl script which can be run as a stand alone program or a fully functional background daemon, capable of logging to syslog with customisable email notification facilities
  • Pulsard
    allows you to monitor an MGE Pulsar UPS to initiate a clean shutdown in case of a power outage. It also monitors the quality of the power line
  • PyEximon
    a GNOME monitor/manager for the popular MTA, Exim. It includes real-time status graphs and log updates, colored log browsing, hierarchial message lists, as well as a graphical interface to common message functions
  • pynag
    pynag provides a Python tool for pragmatically handling configuration file maintenance and plugin development for Nagios.
  • QKtemp
    QKtemp records temperature data from the VK011 temperature interface into an RRD database, allowing you to graph temperature over time easily. The VK011 is a serial-port powered module with room for four Dallas Semiconductor DS18S20 temperature sensors.
  • Qtsvc
    Qtsvc is a Qt based graphical control and monitoring program for the daemontools package. It provides the functionality of svc and svstatus from within a GUI.
  • RadeonTop
    RadeonTop lets you view your GPU utilization, both for the total activity percent and individual blocks.
  • radkill
    radkill is a TCL program for cistron-radius unix systems that watches your ISP's lines use and when lines become full can disconnect a user based on the amount of time you set for them.
  • ranwhen
    ranwhen is a Python script that graphically shows in the terminal when your system was running in the past. Useful both for personal work time analysis and server uptime monitoring.
  • reblock
    reblock is a bit like dd, but it appears to work better when transferring data over a network, to a tape drive, in that it makes more of an effort to keep block sizes consistent.
  • rembassy
    a server monitoring tool easy to adapt and extend. Features include command line and web interfaces, flexible and easy APIs to build pluggable modules, storage in a database of monitored data, triggers and alerts, and much more
  • root-tail
    root-tail displays logfiles in different colours on your root-window.
  • rrdstats
    Web Stats Server, Temp, UPS, Sensors, Speed network, Users, Memory
  • RRDutil
    RRDutil is a tool to collect statistics from multiple servers, store the values in RRD databases (using RRDtool) and plot out pretty graphs on demand.
  • ru
    a command line based uptime indicator for multiple system uptime and availability
  • RUE
    RUE is intended to be used as a general, local or remote, monitoring tool for any Java based server such as Tomcat, Tyrex, Enhydra, JBoss, JOnAS, etc.
  • SafetyNet
    SafetyNet is a lightweight script that makes sure critcal processes are running 24/7.
  • safte-monitor
    safte-monitor reads disk enclosure status information from SAF-TE capable enclosures (SCSI Accessible Fault Tolerant Enclosures). SAF-TE is common on many intelligent SCSI disk enclosures and some rackmount servers with SCSI hotswap drive bays. safte-monitor can monitor multiple SAF-TE devices and will automatically probe and detect them.
  • SAM Jr
    A real-time analysis tool for Snort data. It can easily be extended using plugins.
  • scroller
    Scroller is a program to watch the output of some other program. For example, it can be used with apm to get current battery status.
  • servicemon
    servicemon is a simple service monitoring application written in Python. It periodically calls the init scripts for services it has been configured to monitor and determines whether each service is running, restarting failed services as appropriate.
  • Shell Intrusion Detection
    aims at detecting unwanted shell commands on UNIX systems (Shell Intrusion Detection System). Consists of a kernel part and a user part. The kernel part plugs into terminal processing subsystem and logs hashed terminal lines. The user part reads log entries (hashes), consults a list of allowed entries, and takes appropriate action upon unexpected log entries
  • SMART for Linux
    Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) was developed to monitor and attempt to detect hard drive failures.
  • smem
    smem is a tool that can give numerous reports on memory usage on Linux systems. Unlike existing tools, smem can report proportional set size (PSS), which is a more meaningful representation of the amount of memory used by libraries and applications in a virtual memory system.
  • Snoop
    Snoop is a monitoring tool inspired by FreeBSD's 'watch'. It goes beyond simple TTY snooping by allowing the interception of any file descriptor. You can attach on the fly to regular files, TTYs, named pipes, character devices, and pretty much anything that is represented by a file descriptor and addressable in the standard name space.
  • Spackle
    designed to be a flexible client/server architecture for the gathering and displaying of statistics, primarily suited to monitoring servers. It's written in PHP and bash shell script, uses RRDtool for stats logging, and PostgreSQL for the server-side database
  • stad
    The stad (short for SMB Traffic Analyzer Daemon) program collects incoming data from the vfs_smb_traffic_analyzer VFS module included in Samba 3.2.0 and later.
  • Stats Collector
    Stats Collector is a set of tools intended to get statistical values from remote nodes. This covers standard server metrics as well as any other numerical value which might be useful to know the state of the node.
  • statsd-c
    statsd-c is a reimplementation of Etsy's famous/infamous "statsd" in C.
  • StatsDawg
    StatsDawg is a suite that has been designed to be easily usable as well as configurable. It monitors various aspects of a Linux system such as CPU usage, load average, memory usage, etc. using RRDTool and PHP.

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