Swiss File Knife
a command line
free external tools,
Windows: after download, open a command line (CMD.exe) then CD into the download folder and type "sfk" for the help text. Mac OS X: open the .DMG then control+click on the contained script and select Open. Linux: after download, open a command line or terminal, then rename to sfk like "mv sfk-linux.exe sfk", make it executable by "chmod +x sfk" and type "./sfk"
Intense users may be interested in Swiss File Knife Extended Edition (XE) which features
a high performance replace command for large text and binary files, and which can also
read .zip, .jar, .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 file contents. Read more on that here.
You may place questions in the sfk forums, or submit a tracker request.
For software download sites: the SFK PAD file is available here.
SFK Icons and example code for linking can be found here.
Now follows the SFK for Windows syntax overview. (On Mac OS X and Linux, replace every ! character by :, and every $ by #. Type wildcards with a preceeding slash: \* and \?)
SFK - The Swiss File Knife File Tree Processor. Release 1.7.0 Base/XD Revision 2 of Feb 22 2014. StahlWorks Technologies, http://stahlworks.com/ Distributed for free under the BSD License, without any warranty. type "sfk commandname" for help on any of the following. some commands require to add "-help" for the help text. file system sfk list - list directory tree contents. list latest, oldest or biggest files. list directory differences. list zip jar tar gz bz2 contents. sfk filefind - find files by filename sfk treesize - show directory size statistics sfk copy - copy directory trees additively sfk sync - mirror tree content with deletion sfk partcopy - copy part from a file into another one sfk mkdir - create directory tree sfk delete - delete files and folders sfk deltree - delete whole directory tree sfk deblank - remove blanks in filenames sfk space [-h] - tell total and free size of volume sfk filetime - tell times of a file sfk touch - change times of a file sfk index - create index file(s) for fast lookup sfk iname - lookup file names using index files conversion sfk lf-to-crlf - convert from LF to CRLF line endings sfk crlf-to-lf - convert from CRLF to LF line endings sfk detab - convert TAB characters to spaces sfk entab - convert groups of spaces to TAB chars sfk scantab - list files containing TAB characters sfk split - split large files into smaller ones sfk join - join small files into a large one sfk hexdump - create hexdump from a binary file sfk hextobin - convert hex data to binary sfk hex - convert decimal number(s) to hex sfk dec - convert hex number(s) to decimal sfk chars - print chars for a list of codes sfk bin-to-src - convert binary to source code text processing sfk filter - search, filter and replace text data sfk addhead - insert string at start of text lines sfk addtail - append string at end of text lines sfk patch - change text files through a script sfk snapto - join many text files into one file sfk joinlines - join text lines split by email reformatting sfk inst - instrument c++ sourcecode with tracing calls sfk replace - replace words in binary and text files sfk hexfind - find words in binary files, showing hexdump sfk run - run command on all files of a folder sfk runloop - run a command n times in a loop sfk printloop - print some text many times sfk strings - extract strings from a binary file sfk sort - sort text lines produced by another command sfk count - count text lines, filter identical lines sfk head - print first lines of a file sfk tail - print last lines of a file sfk linelen - tell length of string(s) search and compare sfk find - find words in binary files, showing text sfk md5gento - create list of md5 checksums over files sfk md5check - verify list of md5 checksums over files sfk md5 - calc md5 over a file, compare two files sfk pathfind - search PATH for location of a command sfk reflist - list fuzzy references between files sfk deplist - list fuzzy dependencies between files sfk dupfind - find duplicate files by content networking sfk httpserv - run an instant HTTP server. type "sfk httpserv -help" for help. sfk ftpserv - run an instant FTP server type "sfk ftpserv -help" for help. sfk ftp - instant anonymous FTP client sfk wget - download HTTP file from the web sfk webrequest - send HTTP request to a server sfk tcpdump - print TCP conversation between programs sfk udpdump - print incoming UDP requests sfk udpsend - send UDP requests sfk ip - tell own machine's IP address(es). type "sfk ip -help" for help. sfk netlog - send text outputs to network, and/or file, and/or terminal sfk fromnet - receive and print network text scripting sfk script - run many sfk commands in a script file sfk echo - print (coloured) text to terminal sfk color - change text color of terminal sfk alias - create command from other commands sfk mkcd - create command to reenter directory sfk sleep - delay execution for milliseconds sfk pause - wait for user input sfk label - define starting point for a script sfk tee - split command output in two streams sfk tofile - save command output to a file sfk toterm - flush command output to terminal sfk loop - repeat execution of a command chain sfk cd - change directory within a script sfk getcwd - print the current working directory sfk require - compare version text sfk time [-h] - print current date and time development sfk bin-to-src - convert binary data to source code sfk make-random-file - create file with random data sfk fuzz - change file at random, for testing sfk sample - print example code for programming sfk inst - instrument c++ with tracing calls diverse sfk media - cut video and binary files sfk view - show results in a GUI tool sfk toclip - copy command output to clipboard sfk fromclip - read text from clipboard sfk list - show directory tree contents sfk env - search environment variables sfk version - show version of a binary file sfk ascii - list ISO 8859-1 ASCII characters sfk ascii -dos - list OEM codepage 850 characters sfk spell [-h] - phonetic spelling for telephone sfk license - print the SFK license text help by subject sfk help select - how dirs and files are selected in sfk sfk help options - general options reference sfk help patterns - wildcards and text patterns within sfk sfk help chain - how to combine (chain) multiple commands sfk help shell - how to optimize the windows command prompt sfk help unicode - about unicode file reading support sfk help colors - how to change result colors sfk help xe - infos on sfk extended edition All tree walking commands support file selection this way: 1. short format with ONE directory tree and MANY file name patterns: src1dir .cpp .hpp .xml bigbar !footmp 2. short format with a list of explicite file names: letter1.txt revenues9.xls report3\turnover5.ppt 3. long format with MANY dir trees and file masks PER dir tree: -dir src1 src2 !src\save -file foosys .cpp -dir bin5 -file .exe For detailed help on file selection, type "sfk help select". * and ? wildcards are supported within filenames. "foo" is interpreted as "*foo*", so you can leave out * completely to search a part of a name. For name start comparison, say "\foo" (finds foo.txt but not anyfoo.txt). When you supply a directory name, by default this means "take all files". sfk list mydir lists ALL files of mydir, no * needed. sfk list mydir .cpp .hpp lists SOME files of mydir, by extension. sfk list mydir !.cfg lists all files of mydir EXCEPT .cfg general options: -tracesel tells in detail which files and/or directories are included or excluded, and why (due to which user-supplied mask). -nosub do not process files within subdirectories. -nocol before any command switches off color output. -quiet or -nohead shows less output on some commands. -hidden includes hidden and system files and dirs. For detailed help on all options, type "sfk help options". beware of Shell Command Characters. command parameters containing characters < > | ! & must be sur- rounded by quotes "". type "sfk filter" for details and examples. WRONG COLORS? Use one of: set SFK_COLORS=theme:black for DARK backgrounds set SFK_COLORS=theme:white for BRIGHT backgrounds see also "sfk help colors" type "sfk ask word1 word2 ..." to search ALL help text for words. type "sfk dumphelp" to print ALL help text. type "sfk book" for infos on the two dollar printable PDF (website).