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Collection of utilities for 'ping'

The 'misctools' package includes the following:
basecvt- A simple program for converting numeric values from one base to another. bat- A binary dump program; similar to the UNIX od command, but produces output in a much more useful format. cpmod- A program to copy file permissions. dirstack- A curses-based directory browser/selector. dirtree- A program that generates a hierarchical list of filenames for a given directory tree. djinn- A wrapper program that allows a Java program to run as a true UNIX daemon. ftrunc- A program that truncates files to specified lengths. man2pdf- A script that converts manpages into PDF files. man2ps- A script that converts manpages into PostScript files. pascii- A program that reads characters from the keyboard and displays their ASCII codes in various formats. pfortune- A program that prints out random fortunes. pkgenv- A simple shell environment manager for software packages. psprint- A script that formats and prints various types of files to a PostScript printer. ps2pdf- A script that converts PostScript files into PDF files. ranline- A program that reads a line at random from standard input or a file. stat- A program that prints out information about a file. texi2pdf- A script that converts Texinfo files into PDF files. texi2ps- A script that converts Texinfo files into PostScript files. textlock- A password-protection program like xlock for use on text terminals. watcherd- A program that watches the size of a file and invokes another program when the file size increases. wrap- A program that reformats text, wrapping words as necessary, to fit within a specified number of columns.

This package was formerly known as 'pingtools.'


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GPLv2orlaterBABA20023 February 2017

Leaders and contributors

Mark A Lindner Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Required to buildcbase
Weak prerequisitencurses

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 February 2017.


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