Command-line utilities by William F. Hammond

CONV [character-to-string CONVerter]
A command-line tool for making arbitrary character-to-string substitutions. Although this was originally designed for handling MTE-related conversions involving "control characters" and characters corresponding to "high ASCII" codes (byte values larger than 127), it is a general tool. Each invocation requires the command-line specification of a conversion table. Example conversion tables are available.
FWID [Fix WIDth]
A command-line tool for adjusting the width of a text file. While this function can be carried out in many editors and word-processors, there are times (such as the middle of a pipeline) when it is not convenient to have such manual intervention. The related utility WCW reports the width of an existing file.
WCW [Word Count with Width]
A command-line tool for determining the width of a file along with standard *IX "wc" information: number of lines, number of words, and number of characters. In alternative usage it reports the width of each line. The related utility FWID may be used to adjust the width of a text file.
XCHO [heX-capable eCHO]
This is a utility that was originally written as a pipeline primer for use with Bourne and C shells. It differs from standard "echo" only in that there is a large set of "shell-safe" escape sequences using '#' as the escaping character. More recently, it has become useful for poking at gopherds and httpds to see what they are really saying.

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