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-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 runloop ifrom ito "your command $[digits]i" [-yes] [-nohead] sfk runloop ifrom -steps=n [-inc=i] "your command $[digits]i" sfk printloop ifrom ito "your text $[digits]i" run a self-defined command many times, or simply print text to the console, with a counter starting at ifrom, running until ito, or running n times if -steps=n is specified. with runloop, execution of commands is just simulated by default, so nothing happens. as soon as your command is looking well, add option "-yes" to really execute. options -inc=i increment step counter by i instead of 1. -spat support slashpatterns like \t \q \xnn. -delay=n wait n msec after every executed command. -nohead does not display the [simulating:] info text. printloop is the same as runloop -nohead. -quiet does not echo the commands before execution. -quietrc do not print rc status message per command. command string format the command string may contain $i which is replaced by the loop counter, or slashpatterns if option -spat is given. due to syntax limitations of the command shell, it may help - to use \q instead of \" (avoids quote miscounting at shell) - to use \x26 instead of & (if ampersand is behaving unexpected) $i also supports format parameters before 'i' like: $5i print 5 digits, right justified, filled with blanks. $05i print 5 digits, right justified, filled with zeros. $-5i print 5 digits, left justified, filled with blanks. to print the $ char itself in output use $$ quoted multi line parameters are supported in scripts using parm trim. type "sfk script" for details. aliases sfk printloop do not execute anything but just print the resulting text to terminal. see also sfk run - run self-defined command on filenames. web reference http://stahlworks.com/sfk-runloop examples sfk runloop 1 100 "copy mytest.dat testfile_$03i.dat" -yes creates 100 copies of mytest.dat named testfile_001.dat, testfile_002.dat, testfile_003.dat etc. sfk printloop 1 100 -spat "<a href=\qhttp://...&page=$i\q>$i</a>" creates html code containing 100 web links. note that \q was used instead of \", as '&' may create problems when combined with \" (a syntax mess produced by the command shell, not by sfk itself.) and to enable slash patterns like \q, -spat had to be added.
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.