Cross-platform Rust rewrite of the GNU coreutils
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uutils is an attempt at writing universal (as in cross-platform) CLI utils in Rust. This repo is to aggregate the GNU coreutils rewrites.

Why?

Many GNU, Linux and other utils are pretty awesome, and obviously some effort has been spent in the past to port them to Windows. However, those projects are either old, abandoned, hosted on CVS, written in platform-specific C, etc.

Rust provides a good, platform-agnostic way of writing systems utils that are easy to compile anywhere, and this is as good a way as any to try and learn it.

Build Instructions

To simply build all available utilities:

make

(on Windows use MinGW/MSYS or Cygwin make and make sure you have rustc in PATH)

To build all but a few of the available utilities:

make SKIP_UTILS='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2'

To build only a few of the available utilities:

make UTILS='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2'

Installation Instructions

To install all available utilities:

make install

To install all but a few of the available utilities:

make SKIP_UTILS='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' install

To install only a few of the available utilities:

make UTILS='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' install

To install every program with a prefix (e.g. uu-echo uu-cat):

make PROG_PREFIX=PREFIX_GOES_HERE install

To install the multicall binary:

make MULTICALL=y install

Set install parent directory (default value is /usr/local):

make PREFIX=/my/path install

Uninstallation Instructions

To uninstall all utilities:

make uninstall

To uninstall every program with a set prefix:

make PROG_PREFIX=PREFIX_GOES_HERE uninstall

To uninstall the multicall binary:

make MULTICALL=y uninstall

To uninstall from a custom parent directory:

make PREFIX=/my/path uninstall

Test Instructions

To simply test all available utilities:

make test

To test all but a few of the available utilities:

make SKIP_UTILS='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' test

To test only a few of the available utilities:

make UTILS='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' test

To include tests for unimplemented behavior:

make UTILS='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' SPEC=y test

Run busybox tests

This testing functionality is only available on *nix operating systems

To run busybox's tests for all utilities for which busybox has tests

make busytest

To run busybox's tests for a few of the available utilities

make UTILS='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' busytest

To pass an argument like "-v" to the busybox test runtime

make UTILS='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' RUNTEST_ARGS='-v' busytest

Contribute

To contribute to coreutils, please see CONTRIBUTING.

To do

  • arch
  • base32
  • base64
  • basename
  • cat
  • chcon
  • chgrp
  • chmod
  • chown
  • chroot
  • cksum
  • comm
  • cp (not much done)
  • csplit
  • cut
  • date
  • dd
  • df
  • dircolors
  • dirname
  • du
  • echo
  • env
  • expand
  • expr (almost done, no regular expressions)
  • factor
  • false
  • fmt
  • fold
  • groups
  • hashsum
  • head
  • hostid
  • hostname
  • id
  • install (a couple of missing options)
  • join
  • kill
  • link
  • ln
  • logname
  • ls
  • md5sum, sha1sum, sha224sum, sha256sum, sha384sum, sha512sum (replaced by hashsum)
  • mkdir
  • mkfifo
  • mknod
  • mktemp
  • mv
  • more (in progress, needs lots of work)
  • nice
  • nl
  • nohup
  • nproc
  • numfmt
  • od (almost complete, --strings and 128-bit datatypes are missing)
  • paste
  • pathchk
  • pinky
  • pr
  • printenv
  • printf
  • ptx
  • pwd
  • readlink
  • realpath
  • relpath
  • rm
  • rmdir
  • runcon
  • seq
  • shred
  • shuf
  • sleep
  • sort (a couple of options implemented)
  • split (a couple of missing options)
  • stat
  • stdbuf
  • stty
  • sum
  • sync
  • tac
  • tail (not all features implemented)
  • tee
  • test (not all features implemented)
  • timeout
  • touch
  • tr
  • true
  • truncate
  • tsort
  • tty
  • uname
  • unexpand
  • uniq
  • unlink
  • uptime
  • users
  • wc
  • who
  • whoami
  • yes

License

uutils is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details