Saturday, October 1, 2016

moreutils

The moreutils package is a set of utilities for Linux and FreeBSD.  Some of the commands included are:

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 information without parsing ifconfig output.

ifne
: Run a program 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.

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.

More information can be found at the moreutils web site at https://joeyh.name/code/moreutils/.

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