Subject: Re: Utility submissions?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/03/1995 01:59:38
The specific utilities I have (which do need some polish) are:
1. A wrapper on stat(2) suitable for shell use. I'd like to give it
some formatted output capabilities, but right now, it's a useful sysadmin
This might be useful, but a lot of the functionality you might get
from it could be better done using test(1). Do you have any specific
examples of where it's useful?
2. A columnizer. I know there are sort of such things already, but mine
does the right thing for "ls | c". (i.e., gets stty, or gets terminal size,
or assumes 80).
How does this differ from what column(1) does?