Swiss File Knife
a command line
free external tools,
- 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-i686.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk - Linux: type mv sfk-linux.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
sfk linelen [options] sfk strlen phrase tell the length of text lines supplied via stdin or through command chaining, or tell the length of a single string. the result is printed to terminal, and supplied as a return code to the command shell. "sfk strlen" does not accept any options, allowing to supply a string starting with "-". options -i read lines from standard input, tell the longest line length. -min tell the minimum, not the maximum length. -minmax tell both min and max length. -verbose tell minmax, line numbers and line text. you may also type -all or -ver -quiet do not print anything to terminal, just provide the shell return code. limitations if the input contains stream text, i.e. text where linefeeds are used only for paragraphs (not lines), the result will be a paragraph length, and it can be completely wrong if there are paragraphs longer than 4000 characters approx. web reference http://stahlworks.com/sfk-linelen examples sfk strlen "foo bar" results in a string length of 7. sfk filter foo.txt +linelen -all list the shortest and longest line of foo.txt Windows batch: expand short parameter sfk strlen "%1" IF %ERRORLEVEL% LEQ 3 ( set TARGET=192.168.2.%1 ) ELSE ( set TARGET=%1 ) echo "using: %TARGET%"
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).
read more about all sfk functions here.