Collection of small utilities done to scratch some itches...
[Action5] is a bare-bone tool to spot modified files through checksums in a directory. There are a gazillion tools that do this, so I am not sure (remember) why I wrote it.
recurse over a folder, dump a tree of checksums (the index)..
..repeat to see what changed
A key point of this tools is that it is just shell commands, so you can plug in any check-summing command that you prefer, by default it uses
The purpose of bashutils is to mostly rely on bash to do some operations on processes.
Reading a file inside a variable (
gobbler), requires making sure that the file does not contain nulls, so it must be stored with an null free encoding format. Note: carefree usage of quotes in bash, (in places where not required) can cause a lot of memory to be wasted.
Monitoring cpu in a linux system, requires to read
/proc, pause without forking, and calculate statistics with just shell operations (
Limiting a process requires continuously sending
SIGSTOP signals, this is very slow in bash :) since it is a loop, and software might behave unexpectedly when constantly paused and resumed, since programmers don't usually expect their software to work intermittently!