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Swiss File Knife

One hundred command line tools in a small and portable binary.

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Replace text in files, search in files using expressions, stream text editor, instant command line ftp and http server, send folder via network, copy folder excluding sub folders and files, find duplicate files, run a command on all files of a folder, split and join large files, make md5 checksum lists of files, remove tab characters, convert CR/LF, list newest or biggest files of a folder, compare folders, treesize, show first or last lines of a file, find filenames fast using index files, rename many files using expressions, copy part of a file, change times of a file, delete files in selected sub folders, set file time from filename, print colored text to terminal, convert csv to tab separated, download files from web, send http or udp requests, print tcp or udp traffic, create hexdump of files, join many text files into one, list nested .zip .tar .tar.gz .tar.bz2 archive contents. Fully portable, for USB stick, without installation. For Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X.

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  • replace words in text and binary files
  • search in files using expressions (xfind, like grep)
  • stream text editor (xed, like sed)
  • instant command line ftp and http server for windows and linux
  • send folder via network between windows and linux
  • copy folder excluding sub folders and files
  • dupfind, find duplicate files by content
  • run a command on all files of a folder
  • split and join large files
  • make md5 checksum lists of files
  • detab, remove tab characters
  • remove CRLF, convert between unix and windows line endings
  • list biggest, largest files of a directory tree
  • list newest, latest files of a directory tree
  • compare folders, list changed and added files
  • treesize, show sub folder sizes
  • head, show first lines of a file
  • tail, show last lines of a file
  • find filenames fast using index files
  • rename many files using expressions
  • copy part of a file
  • remove blanks in filenames
  • touch, change times of a file
  • delete files in selected sub folders
  • fixfile, fix bad filenames (windows only)
  • set file time from filename
  • print colored text to terminal
  • convert csv to tab separated
  • wget, download files from web
  • ping many computers in one command
  • get or set clipboard text in batch (windows only)
  • create hexdump of binary files
  • xmlform, reformat xml output
  • send http or udp requests
  • send text via udp from batch
  • print tcp, http or udp traffic
  • create random test data
  • list nested .zip .tar .tar.gz .tar.bz2 archive contents
  • multi platform scripting
  • base64 encode and decode
  • hex encode and decode


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    Interesting tool!! Other than this, One of the interesting tools that I found recently is DuplicateFilesDeleter.It is tool that can be used to find & remove duplicate files. It is a simple to use,but very effective tool to locate duplicate files in one or more selected search paths.It scans the files and compares them based on Byte for Byte Comparison, which ensures 100% accuracy. You can then choose to delete the selected duplicate or original files. The program is multi-threaded which enhances the performance immensely & performs scans very quickly.You should try it.

    Posted 02/17/2014
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