The Danix Collection of Utilities (11/28/90) Version 1.02
The full documentation for each of the utilities included can be found using
the "man" command. Type man ls for the documentation on ls. For information
on how to use man, type man man. A brief description of each command is
contained in this file.
cat prints files to the standard output. It can be used as a filter
by including a minus sign '-' in the file list.
chmod changes the access modes on files. The modes which it can change
are the archive bit, read-only attribute, hidden file attribute, and system
Used most often as a filter, cut will select parts of each line of input
to be printed to standard output. It can also take input from files or
both files and standard input by including a '-' in the file list.
cwd prints the current working directory on the current drive or the drive
supplied as a parameter.
daytime simple prints the approximate time of day in non-military time.
dtree prints a directory tree beginning with a specified path and drive,
or the current directory by default.
head prints out the first 10 lines of a text file or standard input, or
both, if '-' is in the file list. The number of lines printed can be
changed with a parameter.
list the contents of a directory. By default, it prints the current
directory contents, excluding hidden files. Many options allow for
many different forms of listings.
manual reader to display doc files. manual "pages" can be added by creating
a file with any word processor, and using the man -a option. Pages which
you add should only contain ascii characters due to the way the man program
handles them. Therefore, word processors should be instructed to save the
file as an ascii file, without any headers which it may usually include.
The file man.pgs is used to store the pages and should be located somewhere
in your path. It will store up to 150 man pages or until it runs out of
memory. The longer the man pages are the longer it takes man to load in
the pages, so these docs should be as concise as possible, just outlining
the options and usage of commands which you refer to often. If you try
to insert a man page longer than 5000 bytes, man will truncate it.
paste joins files horizontally. It prints the first line of the first
file argument, followed by a tab, and the first line of the second file
argument, etc. until the file list has been exhausted. Standard input
can be used as one of the files by including a '-' in the file list.
ptime gives the execution time of a command. It passes all arguments to
the command interpreter, and then displays a message telling how long the
program took to execute. Times may vary from computer to computer and
are only approximate because the command interpreter must search for the
file, if necessary.
prints out the last ten lines of its file arguments, and standard input,
if '-' is in the file list. Number of lines printed is controllable.
updates the time stamp on a file, or creates the file if it does not
count the number of lines and/or words and/or characters in any number of
files, or standard input, by including '-' in the file list.
The normal wildcard characters can be used:
wc *.doc counts the number of words, lines, and characters in all files
with a .doc extension
ls file?.doc will list all .doc files beginning with file followed by
any other character.
If you find these utilities useful, your donation of $15.00 would be
greatly appreciated. Registered users will recieve a disk with the
next major upgrade of the package, or the current version if an older
version is registered. See the file register.doc for information.
At this time, any comments/suggestions can be sent to:
Dan Schikore[email protected]
1983 Greenheath (US Mail)
Florissant, MO 63033