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[Savannah-register-public] [task #8221] Submission of Extended Utilities

From: Krishna Chaitanya
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #8221] Submission of Extended Utilities
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2008 18:16:45 +0000
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                 Summary: Submission of Extended Utilities 
                 Project: Savannah Administration
            Submitted by: krischat1
            Submitted on: Sunday 06/01/2008 at 18:16
         Should Start On: Sunday 06/01/2008 at 00:00
   Should be Finished on: Wednesday 06/11/2008 at 00:00
                Category: Project Approval
                Priority: 5 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
        Percent Complete: 0%
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                  Effort: 0.00



A new project has been registered at Savannah 
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or
discards the registration.

= Registration Administration =

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, *approving
or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group
<> page*,
accessible only to site administrators, effectively *logged as site
administrators* (superuser):

* Group Administration

= Registration Details =

* Name: *Extended Utilities *
* System Name:  *extutils*
* Type: non-GNU software & documentation
* License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


==== Description: ====
Project Purpose: Enables end-user to work with the commands provided within
this package,with ease.

Project Topic: "Extendedutils" package which is an extension for the GNU
Coreutils adds useful metadata to the utilities and enhance their
functionality.The project work meets GNU standards.

Programming Language: C, Perl

Below is the brief description of the commands provided withing in the
package :

1)Renaming a file/directory:
Command Name - renm
Description- Unlike mv command ,renm renames a directory given the source
path of the directory and just the new name, this new name is renamed within
source path specified.
Renaming is done by giving suitable warnings to the user.

2. Search for a file/folder and delete it
Command Name-sdel
Description – This command allows the user to specify the name of the
file/folder that one intends to remove. With the specified name, search is
done in the given directory and if found deletes the file/folder recursively.

3. Sort the list by owner’s name
Command Name – ls --osort (an additional option to ls command)Description
– With ls command an option can be used which allows the user to list the
contents of its output sorted on the owner’s name.

4. Displaying the progress while copying
Command Name-cprog
Description – Provides the user with the progress during copying, by
displaying the progress of the content that has been copied as a percentage of
the total content size that has to be copied.

5. Creating a backup for rm
Command Name- rm –b (An additional option for rm command)
Description – A backup option is provided for rm that creates a backup for
the specified file/folder which is to be deleted. Backup is stored in a
temporary folder and is cleared periodically. The user will be notified
through a prompt, regarding the path of the backup folder.

6. Recursive Shredding of a folder
Command Name- rshred
Command Description –A new command will be provided, which shreds the
folder recursively.

Two versions of the package will be released.The release details are as

Release version : Extendedutils-0.1
Included Commands : sdel , renm , ls (with --osort option)

Release version : Extendedutils-1.0
Included Commands : sdel , renm , ls (with --osort option) ,rm (with -b
option) , rshred ,cpprog

Release package will contain:
1) Source code
2) Makefile
3) Configure file
4) Readme File
5) Man Pages

==== Other Software Required: ====
"Extendedutils" has the dependencies that the Coreutils package has.
Coreutils Installation depends on: Bash, Binutils, Coreutils (Version earlier
than 6.9), GCC, Gettext, Glibc, Grep, Make, Patch, Perl, Sed, and Texinfo

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