"The miscellaneous utilities on BSD-type machines range from
"[" (yes that's a command) and ac to znew and zzz with strange
names such as zic, atactl, vgrind, chrtbl, usbhidctl, lookbib,
crunchide, hpftodit and fsirand. This article briefly explores a
few uncommonly-used commands."
"On my everyday NetBSD workstation, I have 34 commands under
/bin, 68 commands under /sbin, 47 in /usr/libexec, 153 in /usr/sbin
and 336 in /usr/bin (not to mention the 600 more executables under
/usr/pkg installed from various packages). These miscellaneous
utilities range from "[" (yes that's a command) and ac to znew and
zzz with strange names such as zic, atactl, vgrind, chrtbl,
usbhidctl, lookbib, crunchide, hpftodit and fsirand."
"In this series of articles, I will briefly explore a variety of
the esoteric commands that are often installed on BSD-type
computers. The following descriptions are short, so be sure to
consult your manual pages and system documentation for further or
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