Util Folder

tools-5I’ve got a Util folder where I keep some utilities, most of them are web-development related, others coming from *nix systems and sorely missing on windows, and some that I made. For example, there’s everything I need to automate workflow, get content from web in various ways, or convert Word to web pages. I keep it in Dropbox so I can easily update it and get it when and wherever I need it. Maybe other people find something interesting too, so here they are – listed in alphabetical order.

  • autohotkey.bjelic.net.ahk keyboard shortcuts and quick scripts, I already wrote about this.
  • ab.exe Apache benchmark for measuring the performance of a webserver. It provides results which are easy to use for example in a spreadsheet. Although a part of Apache Foundation, you can use it with any webserver of course.
  • baretail.exe improved log file reading in real-time Baremetalsoft.
  • bc.exe arbitrary precision calculator language, part of the unxutils on Sourceforge.
  • curl.exe versatile tool to transfer data on the internet, supports all HTTP verbs, FTP, email and so on. Available from http://curl.haxx.se/
  • email.ps1 a simple PowerShell script to send email, useful in automated tasks (if you need it – contact me)
  • grep.exe “Search for PATTERN in each FILE or standard input.”, part of the unxutils on Sourceforge.
  • jsl.exe JavaScript lint (not sure about the source, if you need it – contact me).
  • jsmin.exe JavaScript minification (same as above).
  • junction.exe symbolic links on windows (not included by default because of…!?), downloaded from TechNet.
  • kv.exe “a command-line key-value store integrated with the clipboard” available on CodePlex.
  • msxsl.exe convert XML using XSLT by Microsoft (requires Microsoft XML Parser 4.0, here’s a pure .NET utility on GitHub).
  • optipng.exe png optimizer (SourceForge).
  • PsExec.exe execute programs on remote Windows systems, part of the PsTools.
  • smtp4dev.exe dummy SMTP server, great for testing (CodePlex).
  • tidy.exe to quote the webpage: “clean up your Web pages with HTML TIDY” (SourceForge).
  • TimeStamp.vbs & TimeStamp.ps1 append the timestamp to filename(s) or folders (if you need it – contact me)
  • touch.exe change the access timestamp on a file, useful to restart web apps – part of the unxutils on Sourceforge.
  • wget.exe “retrieve files from the WWW”, great for testing, can check site for errors, works as a spider… (SourceForge)
  • xsltr.exe my own xml transformation utility (GitHub)
  • xpathr.exe my own utility to show results of a xpath on a chosen xml file (GitHub)

It would be great to know if you have something similar.

Bojan Bjelić
Working hard on bunch of stuff, positive future above all. I'm blogging mostly about software, productivity and digital world.

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