A demo version of an external history buffer (xhb) for SMG based recalls within tools/applications is available on request: the (internal) recall buffer is automatically saved in a file and automatically pre-loaded the next time the same tool/application runs.
You want to read VMS ODS5 and ODS2 disks from your Linux box? Here's a kernel module implementing the ODS5 file system: just mount the disk and access the files.
You want to read files from a VMS ODS2 disk on your Linux box? Here are some tools.
You copied a VMS file in binary mode to Windows and need to read it based on the (RMS) record attributes? Here's a tool.
You want to get some information out of your VMS objects and images? Here are the VMS Objects and Image Tools, VOIT, for Alpha and Integrity.
You want a simple way to get ALL image/object information from ANALYZE with the /SELECT qualifier? Here are patches for analyze/select.
Tired of setting the file protections if you want to delete a directory file? Here are patches for create/directory.
You want to decompile VMS message files? Here is C source code for the UNMSG tool, which can do that for nonexecutable message files from all VMS platforms.
You want to change file attributes with $ SET FILE/ATTRIBUTE but don't know what the current settings of the file and what the keywords are? Here is a tool to display the current settings using these keywords.
You want to look just at the summary information of a VMS backup saveset? Here is a tool to display just that.
You have a CMS library on VMS and consider to use Git on a non-VMS platform? Here are some notes on loading a Git repository with the contents of a CMS library. A proof of concept can be demonstrated (send email to cms2git at vms2linux.de)
You maintain or develop VMS C sources and want to use modern IDEs like Eclipse? Here are some notes on using Eclipse out of the box just for coding and syntax checking.
You want to save and pre-load application/utility commands? For SMG-based applications/utilities here you can get an eXternal History Buffer.