Processes Unix format text files for pcdos by
forcing the line endings to be Carriage Return plus Line Feed (CRLF).
Turns the files passed on the command line into a
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need cgi, but there are some situations where cgi is the only option
Replaces the suffix of all filenames in the current
with a different suffix. Suffix here is defined as the set of
after the last period ('.') in the name. Note this will not work
names without suffices.
Copies files from a source directory into a
destination directory. The files are only copied when they are
missing in the destination or when the destination version has
different contents. The syntax looks like this:
cpdiff source destination
The assumption is that the files in the source directory are somehow
better, newer or more complete than the set of files in the destination.
Similar to cpdiff, but this utility sets the
destination file's time stamp to "now". This should cause the new
or changed files in the destination directory to be more recent than
anything else in there. This is helpful sometimes for forcing
compilation of modified source files.
Wraps the cygwin cvs command for pcdos/win32.
unfriendly backward slashes are flipped to be forward slashes.
Compares two directory hierarchies and the files
contain. The first parameter is a directory
to compare against "this" directory;
every subdirectory "here" will be traversed in order to build the
output file that shows the differences. An optional second
argument can be used to specify a different directory than the current
one as the source of the comparison (the first argument is always the
destination of the comparison).
Collects the contents of the files whose names are
passed on the command line into one gigundo stream which is passed to
standard output. The output can be piped into another file as desired.
Performs some useful activities for the YETI shell
environment. Using the environment variable for SHELLDIR (which
is set in the appropriate startup files to be the shell scripts
directory, where all this stuff lives), generate_aliases will create
all of the aliases files for the combinations of operating systems and
types of shells supported. Currently this includes Linux, Unix,
PCDOS, OS/2 and MS-WIN32 (9x, NT, 2K, XP, etc) for
supported operating systems. The shell languages supported are
dos's command, nt's cmd, unix's sh and bash, and perl. This script will also look for
any files ending in ".sh" or ".pl" and it will create aliases for them
in forms appropriate to the different shells. The .zz_auto_gen
is created under the home directory (or under TMP in DOS and Win32) as
a storage place for the generated
A logout script for exiting from a shell; it prints
a message using the nechung oracle for the user's benefit and starts a
byejob before exiting. The byejob will wait for a few seconds, then
clear the screen and print another fortune. It attempts to leave the
screen looking like a
standard login, but with an extra fortune.
Generates a signature file from the nechung
using the 'nechung' application. See the HOOPLE library for the nechung
The database for nechung resides in the whole
package in "yeti/database".
Renames all of the files passed on the command line
such that they are only in lower-case. Useful if you're tired of
passing mistakenly re-capitalized names from a defective 8.3 OS (e.g.
a file system where you care about the case.
Finds all executable files in the current directory
(and subdirectories) and runs them. The output of the programs is
sent to standard output. Standard error is used to report which
file is being worked on, plus the running programs' own standard error
streams are merged into runner's standard error stream. This
makes it nice to do something like:
where the runs.log file will contain the output of each program that
was executed and the console will be sent messages as each program is
started and finished (and errors show up at the console also).
Makes deleting files and directories a little less
nerve-wracking. If you substitute safedel as an alias for rm or
del or deltree or whatever, it will make a zipped backup of the items
before they are actually deleted. Safedel keeps track of a number
that is attached to each zip to enforce uniquely numbered
archives. They are stored in a directory named "zz_del_keep"
that is stored under the temorary directory (specified by the
variable named TMP). A report of the contents of the compressed
is appended to a file named "zz_safedel.rpt" in the TMP directory.
cleaning of the deleted files folder is recommend, but this utility has
my various parts several times already.
A snarf utility that packages up the
important configuration files in a Linux installation.
A selective snarf of the source hierarchy.
collects the code that I manage. As such, this is probably
irrelevant to anyone but CAK.
Gathers all "important" files from the home
is somewhat personally tuned but it includes files and directories that
"project", "notes", or "crucial" in their name.
A source code grabbing snarfer. The entire
code hierarchy is snarfed. Note that one should edit the
location to make it appropriate for your local source code.
A snarfer for the YETI shell scripts and databases.
Offers a directory listing along with total file
and disk free space.
This is a helper utility that synchronizes the binary
outputs from a build process with an existing installed location. Given a target directory, the executable
programs and dynamic libraries that exist there will be synchronized
with the build repository's versions. This is kind of a quickie
upgrade process, as long as the files in the target location are not
locked by other processes.
Uses the snarfer utilities to undo a previously
snarfed file. A folder named "snarf_BASE" is created for the
contents, where BASE
is replaced with the basename of the snarf file (that is, without the
suffix). The number that tracks the snarf files of this type is
such that the next snarf file will be at least one higher than this
unique number. The number will be managed correctly if you're
unsnarfing the most recent snarf files before creating any new snarfs.
Since all of my file deletion commands are aliases
to safedel, it is hard to actually remove a
file. If I'm really really sure that a file or directory needs to
permanently deleted, then this command can be used. It shows the
it is removing also, but it does _not_ ask for confirmation.
Tests the system for survival
past the year 2038, which is when the Unix time scale runs out of bits
for the number of seconds since 1970 measured in a 32 bit integer.
Removes empty directories and directories
unimportant crud (see "filename_helper.pl").
If there are no arguments, then the current directory is cleaned up;
will be traversed into and removed if it seems appropriate.
zapdirs operates on the arguments passed to it as if they are directory
to be cleaned.