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DMS Tools and Utilities
Copyright (C) 2009, 2010 David M. Syzdek <>
This package is a collection miscellaneous programs that are not large enough
to require thier own projects, but are useful none the less. For basic
installation instructions, please see the INSTALL file.
For the latest information about this project is available from the following
Utilities and Tools
The following utilities and tools are included in this package:
Makefile-xcode - for calling Makefiles created with Automake from
within Xcode using the external build target.
bindump - displays the contents of a file in binary notation or
displays the difference between two files in binary notation
if two files are specified.
bitcopy - Copies a specified number of bits into a buffer at a
specific offset indicated and displays the output as binary.
bitops - Performs multiple calculations upon two numbers for a quick
reference of the affects of bitwise operators.
codetagger - Replaces the text between two tags with the text
contained within a tag definitions file.
colors - displays ANSI escape codes for generating colored text in
text terminals.
numconvert - converts between binary, octal, decimal, and hexidecimal
based number systems.
posixregex - Attempts to match the specified regular expression
using POSIX regular expressions against the provided strings.
Useful for testing a POSIX regular expressions or using POSIX
regular expressions in shell scripts.
suicide - This utility is used to test the behavior of signals
without needing to run a program and using the kill
typedef-info - display information about C/C++ data types.
Installing From Source
Supported platforms:
* FreeBSD
* Slackware Linux 12.1
* OS X 10.6
Required Software:
* Bash shell
* GNU Autoconf
* GNU Automake
* GNU Compiler Collection
* GNU Gettext
* GNU Lib C
* GNU Libtool
* Make
Basic installation:
cd dmstools
make install
For additional installation information and options, please refer to the
Getting the source
The source code for this project is maintained using git (
The following contains information to checkout the source code from the git repository
and create the autotool files.
Browse Source:
Git URLs:
Downloading Source:
$ git clone git://
Preparing Source:
$ cd dmstools
$ autoreconf -i -f -I m4
Git Branches:
master - Current release of packages.
next - changes staged for next release
pu - proposed updates for next release
xx/yy+ - branch for testing new changes before merging to 'pu' branch
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