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The 'misctools' package includes the following:

bat- binary dump program; similar to the UNIX 'od' command
pmod- copies file permissions.
dirstack- curses-based directory browser/selector
dirtree- generates hierarchical list of filenames for a given
directory tree
ftrunc- truncates files to specified lengths
pascii- reads characters from keyboard and displays their ASCII code
pfortune prints out random fortunes
ranline- reads a line at random from a file
stat- prints out information about a file
textlock- password-protection program for text terminals like 'xlock'
tformat- reformats text to fit in a specified number of columns
watcherd watches filesize and invokes another program if it increases

This package was formerly known as 'pingtools.'


User manpages included

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLJanet Casey12 December 2000

Leaders and contributors

Mark Lindner Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail mailto:markl@gnu.org

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use CFL

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 May 2010.


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