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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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  • htop
    htop is an open source interactive and real time process monitoring application similar to the venerable top utility. With htop, you can scroll the list vertically and horizontally to see all processes and their full command lines. Read more hot
  • hardlink
    hardlink is a tool which replaces multiple copies of a file with hardlinks.
  • hasci
    hasci displays files in hexadecimal and ASCII, allowing the user to navigate through the file interactively.
  • HashCatalog
    HashCatalog is a program that can find duplicate files in one or more folders or between two lists of one or more folders.
  • Heirloom Toolchest
    a collection of standard Unix utilities. It was derived from original Unix material released as open source by Caldera and contains up to four versions of each utility corresponding to SVID3/SVr4, SVID4/ SVr4.2, POSIX.2/SUSV2, and 4BSD (SVr4 /usr/ucb)
  • Hey
    "Hey" is a terminal assistant for helping to make the use of terminal easier for everyone, and more fun.
  • hilite
    a tiny utility which executes the command you specify, highlighting anything printed to stderr
  • Hodie
    a tiny command-line program returning current date in (eventually) grammatically correct latin, and in addition date and time in roman numerals
  • how2
    how2 finds the simplest way to do something in a unix shell. It's like man, but you can query it in natural language.
  • howdoi
    howdoi offers instant coding answers via the command line.
  • HTTPie
    HTTPie is a command line HTTP client. Its goal is to make CLI interaction with web services as human-friendly as possible. It provides a simple http command that allows for sending arbitrary HTTP requests using a simple and natural syntax, and displays colorized responses. HTTPie can be used for testing, debugging, and generally interacting with HTTP servers. Read more
  • hungrycat
    hungrycat is a tool that prints the contents of a file on the standard output while simultaneously freeing disk space occupied by the file.
  • iat
    iat (Iso9660 Analyzer Tool) is a versatile, open source tool for detecting the structure of many types of image file formats, such as BIN, MDF, PDI, CDI, NRG, and B5I, and converting them into ISO-9660. Read more
  • IPTState
    a state top along with a "single run" mode to quickly display states once. It has customizable sorting (including reverse), customizable refresh rates
  • IR File Chooser
    The InfraRed File Chooser (or short irfc) is a remote controlled menu for selecting files and loading them by an assigned program. You can add as much filetypes and assoziated programs as you want.
  • iselect
    iselect is an interactive line selection tool for textual files, operating via a full-screen Curses-based terminal session. It can be used either as an user interface frontend controlled by a scripting backend as its wrapper or in batch mode as a pipeline filter (usually between grep and the final executing command).
  • J/Top
    based on the top application which comes with almost all, if not all, UNIX and Linux distributions
  • Keep
    a program that keeps the files you tell it to and deletes everything else in the current directory
  • Kill Me Softly
    Kill Me Softly lets you kill processes in a reliable manner.
  • Kim
    Kim is an interactive (ncurses) user friendly process manager for OS Linux.
  • KJSplit
    a file joiner and splitter. It can split a big file into smaller size files ( floppy , 2Mb , 4Mb , 10Mb , 20 Mb ) .001 , 002 etc
  • launchtool
    runs a user-supplied command and can supervise its execution in many ways, such as controlling its environment, blocking signals, logging its output, changing user and group permissions, limiting resource usage, restarting it if it fails, running it continuously and turn it into a daemon
  • lddot
    lddot is a wrapper over ldd, which produces output in Graphviz format.
  • license
    license is a command-line utility to make licenses from the comfort of your terminal.
  • lookat
    lookat is a program to view text files and manual pages.
  • lsp
    lsp is like ls command but more human-friendly
    LTOOLS is a command line tool suite for DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 9x and Windows NT for accessing files on Linux harddisks (Linux's native Extended 2 filesystem).

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