May 26, 2018

Additional Unix utilities

This is a collection of the Unix tools that nobody thought to write long ago, when Unix was young.

Currently it consists of these tools

  • chronic runs a command quietly unless it fails
  • combine combine the lines in two files using boolean operations
  • errno look up errno names and descriptions
  • ifdata get network interface info without parsing ifconfig output
  • ifne run a command if the standard input is not empty
  • isutf8 check if a file or standard input is utf-8
  • lckdo execute a program with a lock held deprecated
  • mispipe pipe two commands, returning the exit status of the first
  • parallel run multiple jobs at once
  • pee tee standard input to pipes
  • sponge soak up standard input and write to a file
  • ts timestamp standard input
  • vidir edit a directory in your text editor
  • vipe insert a text editor into a pipe
  • zrun automatically uncompress arguments to command

Note that parallel and ts utilities are installed with “moreutils-“ prefix.

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