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|Version date=2012/02/03
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|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/idutils-4.6.tar.xz
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|Last review by=Bendikker
|Last review date=2018/06/20
|Last review date=2018/06/20

Revision as of 11:28, 20 June 2018


GNU Idutils

Tools for indexing.

Idutils includes tools to create an index of textual tokens used in a list of file names and then to query that index. Thus, it allows the user to, for example, find all the uses of a particular function in a large programming project. In addition to handling textual tokens, it can also handle numeric constants and the contents of character strings.

Database queries can be issued from the command-line, or from within Emacs, serving as an augmented tags facility.

Programs included are:

  • mkid: (id-utils)mkid invocation. Creating an ID database.
  • lid: (id-utils)lid invocation. Matching words and patterns.
  • fid: (id-utils)fid invocation. Listing a file's tokens.
  • fnid: (id-utils)fnid invocation. Looking up file names.
  • xtokid: (id-utils)xtokid invocation. Testing mkid scanners.



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Leaders and contributors

Jim Meyering maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/idutils/
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/id-utils
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-idutils/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/idutils.git/

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