Chris Heath: Useful Computer programs for people using the Math
Department UNIX machines
Here is a collection of programs that I have written to make my life
less frustrating and tedious while working on the Math Department's
UNIX computer system.
They are not guaranteed to function at all on any other systems
since most of them involve knowledge of some very volatile system
settings. In fact they are not guaranteed to work next week even
on our computers!
Here is a list, with brief descriptions of what each one does.
Instructions for use are included as comments at the top of the files.
- setprinter (version 1.1)
This script works out which room you are in, and sets the
PRINTER and LPDEST environment variables to the nearest printer.
- dispquota (version 1.0)
This script displays your available disk space when you start up.
This could be good for anyone who tends to have large files.
- du2 (version 1.0)
This perl program shows you the amount of disk space used in each
directory. It works better than the UNIX du command. This
could be good for people who are running short of disk space and
want to find where the culprit files are.
- getclass2 (version 1.0)
This perl program goes one step further than the getclass program.
You first get your class list using the getclass program.
Then when you run getclass2, it adds extra information (e-mail
address and resHall) to the list and then outputs it in a form
that is compatible with MS Excel or Applix.
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Last changed 22 Oct 1998