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
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- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rcook/swissarmyknife/master/install | 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.