GNU Tools Micellany: A Compendium of GNU Utilities

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GNU Tools Micellany is a compendium of GNU utilities. Included is the full GNU documentation for:

* GNU Accounting Utilities

* dc, an arbitrary precision calculator

* GNU Finger

* gleem: OpenGL Extremely Easy-to-use Manipulators Documentation

* User's Guide to gperf

* GNU gprof

* jwhois

* GNU sharutils

* Portable Terminal Control From Scripts

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Overview

GNU Tools Micellany is a compendium of GNU utilities. Included is the full GNU documentation for:

* GNU Accounting Utilities

* dc, an arbitrary precision calculator

* GNU Finger

* gleem: OpenGL Extremely Easy-to-use Manipulators Documentation

* User's Guide to gperf

* GNU gprof

* jwhois

* GNU sharutils

* Portable Terminal Control From Scripts

This book is a printed version of the GNU documentation, available online from the Free Software Foundation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595137923
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Book 1 GNU Accounting Utilities 1
Preface 3
A Note on File Names and Locations 4
History of the Accounting Utilities 5
ac 7
Flags 7
Problems 10
The FTP Problem 11
The Shutdown/Reboot Problem 11
Stupid System V Machines 12
accton 13
Flags 13
Last 14
Flags 14
Problems 17
The Clock Change Problem 17
The FTP Problem 17
lastcomm 18
Flags 19
sa 21
Flags 22
Problems 26
mips sa 26
Book 2 dc, an arbitrary precision calculator 27
Introduction 29
Invocation 30
Printing Commands 31
Arithmetic 32
Stack Control 34
Registers 35
Parameters 36
Strings 37
Status Inquiry 39
Miscellaneous 40
Reporting bugs 41
Book 3 GNU Finger 43
Introduction 45
Why Another Finger? 45
Using Finger 47
Arguments to GNU Finger 47
Command Line Options 51
Special User Names 52
Advanced Use 54
How Finger Works 54
The '~ / . fingerrc' Script 55
User-defined Targets 57
How Finger Picks a Port 57
Security Issues 59
Bug Reports 60
Installation 61
Basic Installation 61
Configuration Files 64
The 'clients' file 64
The 'serverhost' file 66
The 'mailhost' file 66
The 'forwardhost' file 66
The 'ttylocs' file 67
Site Specific Functions 67
Configuration Options 68
GNU Finger Quick Reference 69
Book 4 gleem: OpenGL Extremely Easy-to-use Manipulators Documentation 71
Introduction and Description 73
How to Incorporate gleem Into Your Programs 74
Compiling gleem 74
Incorporating Manips 74
Incorporating the Examiner Viewer 75
Multiple Window and Multi-Threading Support 76
User Interface 77
Translate1Manip and Translate2Manip User Interface 77
HandleBoxManip User Interface 77
ExaminerViewer User Interface 77
Developer Information 79
Class Hierarchy 79
Per-Class Documentation 80
Library Overview 80
Suggestions for Further Development 82
Licensing Terms 84
Frequently Asked Questions 86
Acknowledgments, Thanks and Other Interesting Links 87
Version History 88
Book 5 User's Guide to gperf 89
Contributors to GNU gperf Utility 91
Introduction 92
Static search structures and GNU gperf 93
High-Level Description of GNU gperf 95
Input Format to gperf 95
struct Declarations and C Code Inclusion 96
Format for Keyword Entries 97
Including Additional C Functions 98
Output Format for Generated C Code with gperf 99
Options to the gperf Utility 100
Options that affect Interpretation of the Input File 100
Options to specify the Language for the Output Code 100
Options for fine tuning Details in the Output Code 102
Options for changing the Algorithms employed by gperf 104
Informative Output 107
Known Bugs and Limitations with gperf 109
Things Still Left to Do 110
Implementation Details of GNU gperf 111
Bibliography 112
Book 6 GNU gprof 113
The GNU Profiler 113
Introduction to Profiling 115
Compiling a Program for Profiling 117
Executing the Program 119
gprof Command Summary 120
Output Options 120
Analysis Options 125
Miscellaneous Options 127
Depricated Options 128
Symspecs 129
Interpreting gprof's Output 131
The Flat Profile 131
The Call Graph 133
The Primary Line 135
Lines for a Function's Callers 137
Lines for a Function's Subroutines 138
How Mutually Recursive Functions Are Described 139
Line-by-line Profiling 142
The Annotated Source Listing 144
Inaccuracy of gprof Output 147
Statistical Sampling Error 147
Estimating children Times 148
Answers to Common Questions 149
Incompatibilities with Unix gprof 150
Details of Profiling 151
Implementation of Profiling 151
Profiling Data File Format 153
Histogram Records 153
Call-Graph Records 154
Basic-Block Execution Count Records 154
gprof's Internal Operation 154
Debugging gprof 157
Book 7 jwhois 159
Introduction 161
Invocation 162
RIPE Extensions 164
Site Configuration 165
Global 166
Whois-servers 167
Content-redirect 168
Cache Functionality 169
Reporting bugs 170
Book 8 GNU sharutils, version 4.1.9 171
Introduction to both programs 173
Invoking the shar program 174
Selecting files 175
Splitting output 175
Controlling the shar headers 176
Selecting how files are stocked 178
Protecting against transmission errors 180
Producing different kinds of shars 181
Invoking the unshar program 183
Miscellaneous considerations 185
Book 9 Portable Terminal Control From Scripts 187
tput: Portable Terminal Control 189
Using tput 190
Output and Exit Status 192
Yet More Examples 193
Capabilities 195
Boolean Capabilities 195
Numeric Capabilities 196
String Capabilities 197
Error Messages 207
tabs: Setting Terminal Tabs 208
Options 208
Tab Specification 209
Canned tab specifications 210
Examples 211
GNU Free Documentation License 212
Table of Contents 212
GNU Free Documentation License 212
How to use this License for your documents 219
The GNU Project 221
The first software-sharing community 221
The collapse of the community 221
A stark moral choice 223
Free as in freedom 224
GNU software and the GNU system 225
Commencing the project 225
The first steps 226
GNU Emacs 226
Is a program free for every user? 227
Copyleft and the GNU GPL 228
The Free Software Foundation 229
Free software support 229
Technical goals 230
Donated computers 231
The GNU Task List 231
The GNU Library GPL 232
Scratching an itch? 233
Unexpected developments 233
The GNU Hurd 234
Alix 234
Linux and GNU/Linux 235
Challenges in our future 235
Secret hardware 235
Non-free libraries 236
Software patents 237
Free documentation 237
We must talk about freedom 239
"Open Source" 239
Try! 240
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