The "programs" I'm posting here are mostly little scripts I've written to make my own life easier. Some of them are so little they can hardly be called programs at all. But I'm posting them, too, less for the purpose of making them available than for giving (potential) new users of Linux a sense of how much power one has when one has a good scripting language and a bunch of utilities at one's disposal.
Most of my programming time nowadays is devoted to LyX, an open source writing tool. If you're serious about writing—and especially if you do anything involving formal symbolism (and don't already use LaTeX)—you really must try it.
The following programs can be found here:
- Bash Scripts
- cdr_copycd: A simple CD-copying script.
- pdf2djvu: A script that converts pdf files to the djvu format.
- scan2djvu: A script that uses an automatic document feeder to scan a collection of pages, and then assemble them into a djvu file.
- scanpages: A utility used to scan pages in a format suitable for conversion to djvu.
- tiff2djvu: The script that does the conversion to djvu, and does some other magic, too.
- Perl Scripts
- snapback: A script to create "snapshot" backups
All of these are free software. Free as in freedom, and free as in beer.