Thursday, November 8, 2012

PPT = Perl Power Tools: "Unix Reconstruction Project"

Welcome to the Unix Reconstruction Project.
Our goal is quite simply to reimplement the classic Unix command set in pure Perl, and to have as much fun as we can doing so.

I would really love to have a few more utilities in that collection:
Yes, the GNU coreutils do certain things much, much better, but still … – yet: you can install PPT privately and with a rather small footprint, which makes them rather suitable in certain corporate environments. 

Just a few goodies:
  • tcgrep lets you traverse directory trees – more or less like ack (see below!)
  • tail lets you follow multiple files simultaneously
Parts of the collection with a separate life outside the collection:
A few utilities, that are not formally a part of this collection:

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