Ftwalk is a high level script programming language, very similar to awk, but greatly extended to include a richer type system, object-oriented features, 300+ built-in functions, extensibility through dynamic libraries, etc. It does file tree searches, and can be run interactively as a calculator. It is particularly useful for interactively testing logic, system calls, and prototyping; writing software test scripts; for running redundant copy backups, software installation, and verification scripts; and as a 'find' replacement.
released on 23 June 2000
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 February 2017.
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