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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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  • a2pdf
    a2pdf converts plain (ASCII) text files to documents in the PDF format. Its features include optional line/page numbering, multiple font support, syntax highlighting for Perl source code, and customizable headers and footers. Binaries are available for Linux x86, Mac OS X (Intel), and Microsoft Windows platforms.
  • ascii
    ascii takes a command line argument, recognizes in it any of the synonyms for an ASCII character and prints all the others.
  • Ascii2Binary
    Ascii2Binary reads input consisting of textual representations of numbers separated by whitespace and produces as output the binary equivalents.
  • Asciidoctor
    Asciidoctor is a fast text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook 5 (or 4.5) and other formats. Asciidoctor is written in Ruby, packaged as a RubyGem and published to
  • ASCIIweb
    ASCIIweb is a text-to-HTML formatting system that uses the 'pre' tag to create ASCII art Web pages, either on-the-fly or for static retrieval. It has a simple and flexible module system that also allows you to integrate shell scripts and practically any text output into your Web pages. It will also parse and include live Apache-style directory listings into your pages, giving you a creative and good looking way to make files available to your users. It looks just as good in Lynx as it does in Mozilla.
  • bbdir
    bbdir converts directory tree into a blackbox root menu format.
  • bib2html
    bib2html is a utility for converting a bibTeX file into HTML format. It will recognize the 'url' field in the bibTeX entries and make appropriate links in the HTML output to the URL location.
  • Bib2x
    Bib2x allows the conversion of BibTeX bibliographies to any ASCII/UTF8-based file format using templates. Bib2x allows filtering on a subset of bibliographic entries read from BibTeX databases.
  • bib2xhtml
    converts BibTeX files into HTML (specifically XHTML 1.0). The conversion is mostly done by specialized BibTeX style files, derived from a converted bibliography style template. This ensures that the original BibTeX styles are faithfully reproduced
  • bk2site
    bk2site is a GPL program that converts your Netscape bookmakrs file into a yahoo-like web site.
  • BrightMaRe
    BrightMaRe is a tool that translates LaTeX equations to ASCII/UTF-8 text.
  • camp2ascii
    camp2ascii is a tool for converting Campbell Scientific binary files into ASCII (formatted as CSV, SQL, etc.). It extracts the data stored in the binary files created by data loggers while trying to be fast, reliable, and to extract as much information as possible. It should also work on a wide range of platforms.
  • CdUtil
    CdUtil is a utility to convert an existing database with a CD-collection into html.
  • chopro2anything
    chopro2anything is a suite of programs that convert chopro files into a range of other formats.
  • ConvertAll
    ConvertAll is a unit conversion program where you can combine the units any way you want. If you want to convert from inches per decade, that's fine. Or from meter-pounds. Or from cubic nautical miles.
  • convmv
    convmv converts filenames (not file content), directories, and even whole filesystems to a different encoding. This comes in very handy if, for example, one switches from an 8-bit locale to an UTF-8 locale or changes charsets on Samba servers. It has some smart features: it automagically recognises if a file is already UTF-8 encoded (thus partly converted filesystems can be fully moved to UTF-8) and it also takes care of symlinks. Additionally, it is able to convert from normalization form C (UTF-8 NFC) to NFD and vice-versa. This is important for interoperability with Mac OS X, for example, which uses NFD, while Linux and most other Unixes use NFC. Though it's primary written to convert from/to UTF-8 it can also be used with almost any other charset encoding. Convmv can also be used for case conversion from upper to lower case and vice versa with virtually any charset. Note that this is a command line tool which requires at least Perl version 5.8.0.
  • csv2html
    csv2html converts CSV files into HTML tables or complete HTML documents. It can use either the old school HTMLgen module or the more modern html module to generate its output.
  • csv2latex
    converts a well formed csv file (as done by to a LaTeX document. it is written in C and flush the document to the standard output. The number of columns is automatically detected
    a small converter tool for transforming csv files to ldif
  • csv2pdf
    (shareware) a very flexible Perl5 program based on txt2pdf 6.x core. It allows you to convert all your CSV files to PDF format, and is flexible enough to run on any platform that supports Perl
  • csv2txt
    a Perl converter from the CSV format to text format. Some features of csv2txt include the ability to select the CSV delimiter, the ability to set global alignment (left, right, center), and the ability to set the global decimal format
  • csv2vcard
    a command line tool for converting *.csv (comma seperated values) files to the vcard format
  • csv2xls
    csv2xls puts together some CSV files into a single Excel file, in different sheets.
  • csv2xml
    csv2xml is a simple csv to xml converter. It reads csv files from standard input, and output a valid xml file on standard output.
  • dbtroff
    dbtroff uses XSLT, Heirloom troff, and Ghostscript to convert DocBook documents to PDF or PostScript. It allows you to flexibly customize the layout of the generated output by using troff instructions, and provides automatic page element positioning to avoid typographical artifacts like “widows”. Full-width and inline pictures can be included, and are also automatically positioned.
  • denature
    a perl program that attempts to convert an HTML page into XSL-FO which it then passes off to the FOP (Formatted Objects Formatter) to produce a PDF document
  • deplate
    a tool for converting wiki-like markup to latex, html, or "html-slides". It supports embedded LaTeX code, footnotes, citations, biblographies, automatic generation of an index etc
  • DocToText
    DocToText is a utility that can convert MS Word documents to plain text. This allows documents to be used for many things such as searching, indexing, archiving, or just reading in text mode on a console.
  • dot2gdl
    dot2gdl is a converter from GraphViz Dot files into aiSee (formerly xvcg) GDL files. Although the conversion is non-trivial in general due to different concepts of controlling the layout algorithms, the application converts many graphs nicely already. This package contains a library and a command line tool.
  • ebook-tools
    ebook-tools provides tools for accessing and converting various ebook file formats.
  • Echo
    Echo is able to read tables from a website or a html file and convert it to JSON or CSV. Perfect for saving data from a website and loading it into excel, database, etc.
  • edifact2awk
    edifact2awk is a small program that parses an EDIFACT file and converts it to a flat text file, which may be easily parsed by the AWK text processing language (including by other scripting languages like Perl, Python, Visual Basic, etc.).
  • eoconv
    a tool which converts text files to and from Esperanto text encodings
  • fig2pstricks
    fig2pstricks converts a fig (xfig) file to pstricks. Currently it works with FIG 3.2.
  • FileGarden
    FileGarden is text to postscript and PDF, image conversion, custom scripting, batch processing, support custom component plugins. Features through a configuration file: * Create your own menu, menu sub-items and speed-buttons, * Run your own program or scripts from the created menu and speed-buttons, * Build your own VCL component and plug it into the programs, * Suitable for files batch conversion, batch. Licence : Freeware.
  • Gelatin
    Gelatin is a simple software for transforming text to structured formats such as XML, JSON, or YAML. It is a combined lexer, parser, and output generator.
  • gEuCo
    gnome Euro conversor. It converts currencies from all the countries of the Euro community to Euro and vice-versa
  • Gneuro
    Gneuro is a lightweight Euro / old european currencies converter.
  • Gnome-u2ps
    Gnome-u2ps converts Unicode texts to GNU a2ps style postscript.
  • gonvert
    gonvert is a conversion utility that allows conversion between many units like CGS, Ancient, Imperial with many categories like length, mass, numbers, etc. All units converted values shown at once as you type. Easy to add/change your own units. Written in Python, pygtk, libgade.
  • Html To Xhtml Convertor
    Html to Xhtml Convertor is a straight-forward Perl script to convert HTML pages into XHTML pages. It can process batches of files, convert Windows/Unix/Mac line breaks, and deal with attribute minimization, quoting of attribute values, and more.
  • html2wikipedia
    html2wikipedia is a simple tool (filter) that translates HTML into the wikipedia wiki format.
  • icxf
    converter from the Italian Cadastrial Exchange Format to DXF and SVG
  • KEuroConverter
    KEuroConverter is a currency converter includes all the old european currencys that have a fix rate to the Euro. One can also add other currencies in a configuration dialog.
  • KExchange
    a currency converter for over 70 currencies using up-to-date exchange rates from the PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service
  • KUnit
    a simple program to convert various units
  • LDIF to VCARD conversion
    LDIF to VCARD conversion is a simple command line Perl script to migrate a Netscape address book to GnomeCard.
  • Luit
    Luit is a filter that can be run between an arbitrary application and a UTF-8 terminal emulator. It will convert application output from the locale's encoding into UTF-8, and convert terminal input from UTF-8 into the locale's encoding.
  • Majix
    transforms RTF files such as Microsoft Word documents into XML. It can convert headings, lists (numbered or not), simple tables, bold, italics, and underline
  • menushki
    converts the menus between different Window Managers
  • mm2s5
    mm2s5 converts a FreeMind mind-map into an S5 Presentation.
  • Mozilla Exporter
    Mozilla Exporter is a utility that converts the configuration files of the Mozilla Web browser from the format used by the Linux version to the format used by the Windows version.
  • NS2Html
    NS2Html is a tool which converts configuration files extracted from Netscreen devices into friendly HTML rulebases. It was developed to gather data from policies used at old firewalls under administration.
  • NTXShape
    a GIS data conversion tool that translates CARIS NTX interchange files into the ESRI shapefile format. It converts points, lines, polygons, text, spot heights, and soundings, preserving virtually all of the information found in the source data
  • o3read
    a standalone converter for the writer format. It doesn't depend on Open Office or any other external tools or libraries
  • odf-converter-integrator
    odf-converter-integrator is an easy way to open Microsoft Office 2007 files (also called Office Open XML, .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx) with a high-quality conversion on any Linux or Windows system in any version of
  • ol2ical
    a tool to convert MS Outlook calendar e-mail messages to ical events. ol2ical handles many types of events from Outlook and has some provision for time zone differences
  • OperaHotlist2HTML
    a Perl script that converts Opera bookmarks (called "Hotlist") to HTML 4.01. It will also convert to Netscape/Mozilla bookmark files as well
  • pandoc
    pandoc is an implementation of markdown (and much more) in Haskell. It can convert markdown-formatted text to HTML, LaTeX, rich text format, reStructuredText, or an S5 HTML slide show. It can also convert HTML, LaTeX, and reStructuredText to markdown.
  • Parm
    Parm compiles Markdown files to HTML files. It supports Table of Contents index files, extended markdown syntax (for example, github extended syntax), and custom templates and CSS.
  • pdf2htmlEX
    pdf2htmlEX renders PDF files in HTML, utilizing modern Web technologies.
  • PdfMasher
    PdfMasher is a tool to convert PDF files containing text in ready-for-ebook HTML files.
  • PDFRead
    PDFRead is a tool for converting PDF and DJVU documents for reading on eBook devices. It does this by creating an image out of each page, enhancing the image, and then collating the images in a device-specific format. It supports creating images for any ebook reader device and has out of the box profiles for the 1100/1150/1200 and PRS-500.
  • pfbtopfa
    converts PostScript Type 1 fonts in the PFB binary format into the ASCII PFA format used by X and other Unix PostScript Type 1 font uses
  • pkg-epub
    pkg-epub is a program that bundles a collection of HTML and other files into an EPUB book.
  • Prince
    Prince is a batch formatter for converting XML into PDF and PostScript by applying Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Unlike other formatters, Prince prints any XML vocabulary without relying on proprietary markup.
  • PyC2LaTeX
    PyC2LaTeX takes a given c, java or idl file and writes a (beautiful) latex file to prettyprint the code.
  • Quick Base Converter
    an ANSI C command line base convertor. It also does posfix basic operations, interpreting the numbers as natural numbers. It supports any base from 2 to Z
  • rem2ics
    rem2ics converts the output of "remind -s" into correct RFC2445 iCalendar format.
  • Republic
    enables old-style computer reports (formally known as 'ascii' reports to be parsed and turned into OASIS Spreadsheet documents. This data can then more easily analysed by management. Parsing Rules are held in a simple XML format
  • roffit
    converts input nroff man pages to output HTML pages
  • rst2pdf
    rst2pdf is a tool to convert Restructured Text to PDF without using any intermediate formats.
  • RTFX
    RTFX converts RTF files into a generic XML format. It majors on keeping meta data like style names, etc... rather than every bit of formatting. This makes it handy for converting RTF documents into a custom XML format.
  • RusXMMS
    RusXMMS provides character set conversion for languages which can be represented with more than one character set.
  • scrap2rtf
    scrap2rtf is a simple program to convert Shell Scrap Object File (.shs) to Rich Text Format.
  • sh2html
    a shell wrapper and awk script, that formats a Bourne-compatible shell script into syntax highlighted HTML
  • Shape Tools
    a very simple tool to convert from ARCINFO EXPORT (.E00) to ESRI ShapeFile
  • soffice2html
    converts a staroffice/ document to HTML, using xsltproc for the xml conversion and ImageMagick's convert to convert images. Also create a table of contents with links, handles tables, styles, spans, and many other xml elements from a writer file
  • spirito-pisa
    spirito-pisa converts HTML to PDF using the ReportLab Toolkit, the HTML5lib, and pyPdf. It supports HTML 5 and CSS 2.1 (and some of CSS 3).
  • StarOffice Converter
    creates a simple filter to convert StarOffice 5.x documents into plain text. Currently it works for Writer documents
  • sub2srt
    sub2srt is a simple tool to convert 2 common subtitle formats (microdvd and subrip - both are known as ".sub") to subviewer ".srt" format.
  • Tamil Converters
    This package contains five programs that convert among several encodings of Tamil and the ITRANS romanization. Two programs convert between ISCII and ITRANS, two between ISCII and Unicode. The fifth program, tscii2uni, converts the TSCII encoding of Tamil to UTF-8 Unicode.
  • termsql
    termsql converts text from stdin or any file into an SQLite database table and allows users to execute SQL queries on that table, all in just one line on the command line.
  • Text-to-PDB-Doc
    a Unix-based Text-to-Doc file conversion program. (It also converts Doc files to plain text.)
  • trace2html
    trace2html is a utility to convert execution coverage data obtained with the trace module of the standard Python library into a set of human readable HTML documents showing a sortable summary and annotated source files.
  • txt2docbook
    allows one to convert a ascii (README-like) file to a valid docbook xml document. It simplifies the publishing of rather small papers significantly
  • txt2xhtml
    a plain text to XHTML converter. It outputs valid XHTML and CSS code. It allows user to specify some styles as command line parameters and to import some external stylesheets or create link to them. txt2xhtml allows user to specify multiple input files
  • uncsv
    uncsv is a filter command converting the lines of a CSV file into non-escaped, non-quoted delimited file (pipe by default). This program will error out if it encounters a character matching the delimiter, it will also replace the carriage return and new-line characters found in quoted values allowing you to use awk to play with your CSVs.
  • unhtml
    unhtml removes all HTML tags from an HTML file and directs its output to stdout. It can be used as a filter for getting the text content of an HTML file without the need of firing up a web browser.
  • uni2ascii
    This package provides conversion in both directions between UTF-8 Unicode and a variety of 7-bit ASCII equivalents. Such ASCII equivalents are useful when including Unicode text in program source, when debugging, and when entering text into web programs that can handle the Unicode character set but are not 8-bit safe.
  • units
    GNU `units' converts between different systems of units. It can handle multiplicative scale changes as well as nonlinear conversions, such as Fahrenheit to Celsius. Over 2000 units definitions are included in a well-annotated data file.
  • unoconv
    unoconv converts between any document format that OpenOffice understands. It uses OpenOffice's UNO bindings for non-interactive conversion of documents.
  • vim2html
    vim2html is a small shell program that will export any Vim-editable file into well-formed HTML - simulating a Vim session.
  • webmanner
    webmanner is a man page-to-HTML converter.
  • wkhtmltoimage
    wkhtmltoimage is a command line tools to render HTML into various image formats using the Qt WebKit rendering engine. It runs entirely "headless" and does not require a display or display service.
  • wkhtmltopdf
    wkhtmltopdf is a command line tools to render HTML into PDF using the Qt WebKit rendering engine. It runs entirely "headless" and does not require a display or display service.
  • WP2LaTeX
    WP2LaTeX is a program designed to translate WordPerfect documents into LaTeX 2.09 and LaTeX 2.0e.
  • xhtml2man
    xhtml2man is an XSLT script that converts properly formatted, semantically meaningful XHTML pages into man pages.
  • xhtml2pdf
    xhtml2pdf converts HTML/XHTML/XHML to PDF using the ReportLab Toolkit, the HTML5lib, and pyPdf. It supports HTML 5 and CSS 2.1 (and some of CSS 3). It has best support for frameworks like Django, Turbogears, CherryPy, Pylons, WSGI.
  • XML From Plain Text
    XML From Plain Text (xfpt) is a program that reads a file of plain text that contains relatively simple markup, and outputs into DocBook XML.
  • xtopdf
    xtopdf is a PDF creation/conversion toolkit. It is both a set of end-user tools and a library for developers. It supports creating PDF (Portable Document Format) files from plain text, DBF (XBASE), CSV (Comma Separated Values), TDV (Tab Delimited Values) and XLS (Microsoft Excel).
  • z2html
    translates Z input code to compliant XHTML 1.1, and the translator also comes with a full Z language manual

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