Minimal-dependency file utilities in Python
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Swiss Army Knife

Minimal-dependency file utilities in Python

These scripts are designed to perform file and backup housekeeping operations with minimal or no external dependencies: these are specifically intended to be used on constrained environments like network-attached storage devices, routers or Raspberry Pis.

Unless specifically called out, all these scripts should work on a standard Python 2.7.x installation with no additional package requirements. I have extracted some shared code into a shared module. We'll see how that works out.

I have deliberately chosen to write these scripts in Python (2.7.x, specifically) for the following reasons:

  • I like Python
  • Python 2.7.x is almost universally available on all platforms I care about (Linux, macOS, Windows)
  • Python 2.7.x is usually installed by default on Linux and macOS

Scripts available:

Downloading in constrained environments

An installation script is provided to download all tools on environments which do not have direct access to Git:

mkdir swissarmyknife && cd swissarmyknife && wget -qO- | bash

Once the directory has been bootstrapped like this, you can just run install from this directory in future to update to the latest version of the scripts.


Released under MIT License

Copyright © 2018, Richard Cook. All rights reserved.