These are some useful (to me, that is) UNIX and MSDOS utilities that I have written over the years. Most of them are what one could call `orientation aids' to fight chaotic overload. For example, `lmr' ("List Most Recent") will quickly tell me what on earth I was doing in this directory when I last worked on it perhaps half a year ago. Most programs do more than has been indicated here; many have man pages; some are trivial but have yet proved useful.
Most programs are served as .tar or .zip files. Most compile on other OSs. Some come with .exe files.
- as in "Eh?" -
gives a first impression of the contents of its arguments, which may be
text files, directories, etc.
A usual call is
to see what is going on in this directory.
Less wide than the UNIX command `file', but digs deeper.
- Find Equal Files -
finds duplicate files in a directory and its subdirectories.
Good for cleaning up the file system.
Very fast and can handle large numbers of files.
- (re)Date a JPG -
puts the possibly adjusted EXIF DateTime of a JPG as a prefix to the file
name, without modifying the JPG itself.
Good for 1. making the date/time visible in the file name if it isn't already;
2. correcting incorrect camera date/time settings.