uutils is an attempt at writing universal (as in cross-platform) CLI utils in Rust. This repo is to aggregate the GNU coreutils rewrites.
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.
NOTE: This currently requires the most current nightly build.
To simply build all available utilities:
(on Windows use MinGW/MSYS or
Cygwin make and make sure you have
To build all but a few of the available utilities:
make DONT_BUILD='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2'
To build only a few of the available utilities:
make BUILD='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2'
To build with LTO and stripping:
make ENABLE_LTO=y ENABLE_STRIP=y
To check all available utilities for build errors:
To check all available tests for errors:
To install all available utilities:
To install all but a few of the available utilities:
make DONT_INSTALL='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' install
To install only a few of the available utilities:
make INSTALL='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' install
To install every program with a prefix:
make PROG_PREFIX=PREFIX_GOES_HERE install
To install the multicall binary:
To uninstall all utilities:
To uninstall every program with a set prefix:
make PROG_PREFIX=PREFIX_GOES_HERE uninstall
To uninstall the multicall binary:
To simply test all available utilities:
To test all but a few of the available utilities:
make DONT_TEST='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' test
To test only a few of the available utilities:
make TEST='UTILITY_1 UTILITY_2' test
Contributions are very welcome, and should target Rust's master branch until Rust 1.0 is released. You may claim an item on the to-do list by following these steps:
- Open an issue named "Implement [the utility of your choice]", e.g. "Implement ls"
- State that you are working on this utility.
- Develop the utility.
- Add the reference to your utility into uutils/uutils.rs (required for multibinary).
- Remove utility from the to-do list on this README.
- Submit a pull request and close the issue.
The steps above imply that, before starting to work on a utility, you should search the issues to make sure no one else is working on it.
- chmod (mostly done, just needs verbosity options)
- cp (not much done)
- mv (almost done, one more option)
- od (in progress, needs lots of work)
- sort (a couple of options implemented)
- split (a couple of missing options)
- tail (not all features implemented)
- test (not all features implemented)
- uniq (a couple of missing options)
uutils is licensed under the MIT License - see the
LICENSE file for details