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List biggest files
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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

Depeche View
Source Research
First Steps

windows GUI

the d3caster
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

Reformat XML text lines

on the command line for easy reading
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 The Book - A Good Bedtime Reading.
sfk ... +xmlform[3]
sfk xmlform in.xml

simple XML text reformatter to allow easy reading
and searching of XML data.

this command is experimental and may not be suitable
to reformat XML data intended for further processing,
as lines longer than 3900 characters may be hard wrapped!
furthermore output of multi line tags may contain
wrong indentation in some cases.

  -i         read text from stdin.
  -indent=3  or typing "sfk xmlform3" selects an
             indent of 3 instead of the default 2.

  sfk xf        same as xmlform

see also
  sfk jsonform  reformat JSON data

web reference

  sfk xmlform in.xml
    read the file in.xml and print it reformatted

  sfk xmlform in.xml +view
    display in.xml reformatted in Depeche View
    to allow easy browsing and searching

  sfk filter in.xml +xmlform
    reformat output of a previous sfk command

  type in.xml | sfk xmlform -i
    reformat output of a non-sfk command

  sfk xex in.xml "x<web_info>**</web_info>x[part2]x"
   +xmlform +view
    extract a web_info multi line text block,
    reformat and display it in Depeche View. [22]
    this uses 'x' as a separator character as '/'
    and '_' are already part of the search text.

  sfk web http://myserver/getxml.php +xf
    call a web URL that sends an xml reply
    and reformat output for easy reading.
example command:

   sfk filter in.xml +xmlform

example output:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <Program_Name>Depeche View Lite</Program_Name>
    <Program_Cost_Dollars />
    <Program_Cost_Other />
    <Program_Release_Status>Minor Update</Program_Release_Status>
    <Program_Install_Support>No Install Support</Program_Install_Support>
    <Program_OS_Support>Linux,Mac OS X,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Win98,WinVista,
    <Program_Change_Info>Added command line options to search instantly
    <Program_Category_Class>System Utilities::Text/Document Editors
    <Program_System_Requirements>Windows: none. Linux/Mac: WINE 1.4.1
      <Expire_Count />
      <Expire_Based_On />
      <Expire_Other_Info />
      <Expire_Month />
      <Expire_Day />
      <Expire_Year />
        <Keywords>fast text browser, text file viewer, full text search
        <Char_Desc_45>Load, view and search all text of a directory
        <Char_Desc_80>Load, view and search all text of a directory
        <Char_Desc_250>Load, view and search all text of a directory
        <Char_Desc_450>Load, view and search all text of a directory
        <Char_Desc_2000>Load, view and search all text of a directory

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.

Download the free Depeche View Lite Text Search Tool