100 Command Line Tools For Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X

The Swiss File Knife Book.

Fully revised 2023 edition.

400 pages paperback for $29.95
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How to transfer files between computers by an instant web or ftp server, find and replace text in files, run a command on all files of a folder, show directory tree sizes, list biggest or newest files, list different files between two folders, copy a folder selecting or excluding sub folders and file names, find filenames fast across the whole drive, rename files by easy patterns, find duplicate files, split large files, convert line endings, remove tab characters from text, convert csv to tab separated text, sort and count text lines, create checksums and more.

All made possible by the Swiss File Knife (SFK), a free open source tool with all these functions in a single binary that runs instantly, anywhere. No installation or dependencies, it can be used directly on any computer with Windows XP to 11, Intel or ARM based Linux and Mac OS/X after a short download.

The book contains:
- an introduction how to get SFK running quickly on Windows,
Linux or Mac OS/X.
- a 70 pages tutorial introducing the most popular functions.
- a 310 pages reference part with the full syntax of all functions with many examples.
- a 7 page alphabetical index.

You may view a Demo PDF here, showing the first 20 pages.

Please note:

  • the Amazon page tells "May 2018" which is the date of the first release. The book content was updated on 15-Aug 2023. Click into "look inside" and check page no. 3, where it says:

    so you know it is the latest content.
  • the latest content has 408 pages, which you can also check on the Amazon page.

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