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List biggest files
List newest files
Show subdir sizes
Search in files
Replace word in files
List dir differences
Send files in LAN

Free Open Source:

Swiss File Knife

a command line
multi function tool.

remove tabs
list dir sizes
find text
filter lines
find in path
collect text
instant ftp or
http server
file transfer
send text
patch text
patch binary
run own cmd
convert crlf
dup file find
md5 lists
fromto clip
split files
list latest
compare dirs
save typing
trace http
echo colors
head & tail
find classes
dep. listing
speed shell
zip search
zip dir list

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Source Research
First Steps

windows GUI

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java game engine

command line
file encryption

free external tools,
zero install effort,
usb stick compliant:

zip and unzip
diff and merge
reformat xml
reformat source

java sources

thread creation

cpp sources

log tracing
mem tracing
using printf


stat. c array
stat. java array
var. c array
var. java array
view all text
as you type
surf over text
find by click
quick copy
multi view
find nearby
find by path
location jump
skip accents
clip match
filter lines
edit text
load filter
hotkey list
receive text
send in C++
send in Java
smooth scroll
touch scroll
fly wxWidgets
fly over Qt
search Java

Swiss File Knife most recent changes


Summary: added clipboard access on desktop linux and mac. copy to clipboard is now faster. detail improvements and bugfixes.

- add: sfk fromclip/toclip on Macintosh, through the pbcopy/pbpaste tool.

- add: sfk fromclip/toclip on desktop linux, through the xclip tool.

- add: "if" now accepts text "1" or "0" to execute or skip the following command or block.

- add: sfk incvar, decvar to increase or decrease the value of a numeric variable.

- add: sfk unzip -asdir x renames the top level folder from a zip file on extraction.

- add: sfk ping: option -noterm to allow writing of ping output to a file.

- add: sfk make-random-file: option -char c to create a file filled with character c

- add: sfk load: option -force to continue script on missing file

- add: sfk calc: -hex to print hexadecimal result.

- add: sfk sft ... putx: alias for put -setexec=*

- add: option -maxsub=n to include up to n subdir levels in commands like list.

- add: sfk knxsend, knxdump: more data types.

- opt: sfk toclip: massive performance improvement with larger data, if -trim etc. options are not used.

- opt: sfk fromclip: performance improvement if following command can receive binary, like xed or xex.

- chg: sfk toclip: now receives binary and text data, to avoid unwanted conversions.

- fix: hexfind: -maxdump was ignored in sfk ose.

- fix: sfk batch vedit.bat: join of videos now works with ffmpeg 4.4.1 or higher

- fix: sfk ... +hexdump -offlen too much output.

- fix: sfk data: symbols like $1foo did not reuse.

- fix: make-random-file: sometimes added LfLf instead of just CrLf line endings.

- doc: more details on -deacc search option.

- doc: alias: xclip example for windows.

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