|Subject:||backporting tail from HEAD to RELENG_5|
|From:||Kevin Oberman (ober...@es.net)|
|Date:||Jan 18, 2005 12:30:43 pm|
Xin LI <delp...@frontfree.net> wrote:
On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 01:01:44PM -0600, Doug Poland wrote:
Cool, I currently get this functionality from misc/xtail. xtail was on my short list of "must-have" ports.
Would you please share the list with us? I think it would be helpful if we know the needs :-)
I'm surprised that nobody else replied. This is a list of small non-X11 ports that I install on most machines (even non-FreeBSD if applicable). This list is certainly not complete, and everyone probably has his/her own favourite tools.
- cpdup (great to copy/sync directory trees) - cvsup-without-gui (cannot use FreeBSD without it) - elinks (nice text web browser, better than lynx) - fping (useful to ping multiple hosts/nets at once) - joe (my fav. editor, though I can cope with vi, too) - logsurfer (useful tool to watch your logs) - lsof (can't live without it) - lynx-ssl (sometimes useful) - netcat (well-known) - nmap (well-known) - omi (I use this one to mirror stuff via FTP) - par (I use this often for mail / news) - screen (can't live without it) - strace (better than ktrace and truss, IMO) - super (better than sudo, in my opinion) - trafshow (very nice tool to watch network activity) - zsh (my favourite shell, very powerful)
Of course, lots of people will probably have different opinions about some of those tools. But that's one of the big advantages of FreeBSD and its ports collection: You have enough things to chose from, so go and try them to find the one which suits you best. :-)
Excellent. I've used swatch for a long time, but I had missed logsurfer. I'll see how it does.
One absolute requirement for me is most(1) which is more(1) than less(1). It handles binary files and has a number of very nice capabilities that less lacks, but wraps lines with a '\' at the wrap point which I find very annoying. But I still prefer it and, even when I try to type "more", my fingers insist on "most" at least once. Guess it's because I've been using most(1) for at least 15 years and probably closer to 20.
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