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Modern command line tools

2020-11-10  Tags: unixlinuxsoftwareshell

The basic unix style command line tools, such as cat, cut and ls, have been around since the 1970s. Various additional features have been added to them over the years, such as BSD extensions and GNU style --long-options, but the basic tools still function the same way they did in the early 1970s. Evolution and improvement in this area is generally slow compared to many other fields of computing, but there have been some useful new tools created in the last 10-20 years. Read more...