PSmisc – small utilities that use the /proc filesystem I failed compiling the PSmisc package on OS X 10.10 AKA Yosemite. Maybe I wasn’t patient enough. If I had a running Fink system these days, I wouldn’t even bother installing PSmisc resp. pstree myself. But my Fink system broke little after upgrading to Yosemite.

how to easily display a base64 encoded file

I wondered, how I could achieve that on various Unix platforms, and I ran the following command on my Linux box: $ man -k base64base64 (1)           – base64 encode/decode data and print to standard outputMIME::Base64 (3pm)   – Encoding and decoding of base64 strings Right the utility base64 (beloning to… Continue reading how to easily display a base64 encoded file

how to sort files by content

Same content, different names of 2 or more files –– how to identify the duplicates? Use check sum utilities (like chksum, md5sum, sha1sum, …)  for this, and sort on their output!

logcheck – scans your logfiles and warns you – this is the nicest overview page Dependencies and restrictions: logcheck depends on logtail logtail runs on exactly one file … … and only once on that file, as it keeps a sister file called logfile.offset improving this should actually be “easy”, e.g. keeping a sister file called logfile.offset.user Pros: abstracting resp. filtering… Continue reading logcheck – scans your logfiles and warns you