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Swiss File Knife

a command line
multi function tool.

remove tabs
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filter lines
find in path
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instant ftp or
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file transfer
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Receive UDP network text sent as log output by sfk tonetlog, supporting colored text, with the free Swiss File Knife for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
  • Download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge.
  • Open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell.
  • OS X : type mv sfk-mac-64.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
  • Linux: type mv sfk-linux-64.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk. OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
sfk fromnet [port] [options]

receive network text sent by sfk tolog or tonetlog.

if a port number is given, it is used to receive text
instead of the default UDP port 21323.

options
   -raw   do not cache text lines without linefeed
          but print them to terminal immediately.
          default is to wait for a linefeed, to join
          large lines split across multiple messages.
   -timeout=n   wait up to n msec for input, then continue
                with next chain command, if any. default
                since sfk 1.8.8 is to wait endless if no
                input is received.
   -nowait      with command chaining, always go to next
                command even without any input
   -port=n      to specify receive port by option

chaining support
   cannot not use chain input data.

see also
   sfk netlog   - how to send SFK network text
   sfk udpdump  - print raw udp data immediately

   A recommended GUI tool to view and filter network text
   is Depeche View. Type sfk getdv to download, then run
   the tool by dview -net for instant net text display.
   It runs with Windows, and on Linux/Mac using WINE.

web reference
   http://stahlworks.com/sfk-fromnet

examples
   sfk fromnet
     wait for incoming text and print it to terminal.

   sfk fromnet +filter -high red error +loop
     highlight errors in red in the incoming text.

   sfk echo "waiting ..." +fromnet 5000
     prints a message then waits for text on port 5000.
     to send text on the same machine use:
       sfk echo "hello" +tonetlog localhost:5000
 
sfk fromnet [port] [options]

receive network text sent by sfk tolog or 
tonetlog.

if a port number is given, it is used to 
receive text instead of the default UDP
port 21323.

options
   -raw   do not cache text lines without 
          linefeed but print them to
          terminal immediately. default is
          to wait for a linefeed, to join
          large lines split across multiple
          messages.
   -timeout=n   wait up to n msec for input,
                then continue with next
                chain command, if any.
                default since sfk 1.8.8 is
                to wait endless if no input
                is received.
   -nowait      with command chaining, 
                always go to next command
                even without any input
   -port=n      to specify receive port by 
                option

chaining support
   cannot not use chain input data.

see also
   sfk netlog   - how to send SFK 
                  network text
   sfk udpdump  - print raw udp data 
                  immediately

   A recommended GUI tool to view and 
 filter network text
   is Depeche View. Type sfk getdv to 
 download, then run
   the tool by dview -net for instant net 
                     text display.
   It runs with Windows, and on Linux/Mac 
   using WINE.

web reference
   http://stahlworks.com/sfk-fromnet

examples sfk fromnet wait for incoming text and print it to terminal. sfk fromnet +filter -high red error +loop highlight errors in red in the incoming text. sfk echo "waiting ..." +fromnet 5000 prints a message then waits for text on port 5000. to send text on the same machine use: sfk echo "hello" +tonetlog localhost:5000

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sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's, no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for windows, linux and mac are included).

 

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