chiark-utils-bin - chiark system administration utilities

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Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename chiark-utils-bin_4.4.2_i386.deb
Package name chiark-utils-bin
Package version 4.4.2
Package release -
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category interface::commandline role::program scope::utility utils works-with::file
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ian Jackson <>
Download size 46.25 KB
Installed size 160.00 KB
This package contains a number of small administration scripts used
by and other systems belonging to the Sinister
Greenend Organisation.  Currently featuring only:
with-lock-ex: a simple tool for acquiring a lockfile before running
another program or script.
summer: a tool for reporting complete details about a filesystem tree
in a parseable format, including checksums.
xbatmon-simple: a very simple X client for displaying battery
charge status.
xduplic-copier: a very simple X client for typing into multiple windows
at once.
watershed: a utility for saving on superfluous executions of an
idempotent command.  (This is the same utility as shipped separately
in Ubuntu's udev, but with slightly different defaults and a
different install location.)
rcopy-repeatedly: a utility for repeatedly copying a file from one
host to another, to keep a copy constantly up to date.
acctdump: for reading process accounting files.
summer and watershed require the installation of the Recommended
crypto libraries; xbatmon-simple needs the Suggested X libraries.


Package Version Architecture Repository
chiark-utils-bin_4.4.2_amd64.deb 4.4.2 amd64 Debian Main
chiark-utils-bin - - -


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libc6 >= 2.8


Type URL
Binary Package chiark-utils-bin_4.4.2_i386.deb
Source Package chiark-utils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install chiark-utils-bin deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install chiark-utils-bin




2014-12-21 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.4.2) unstable; urgency=low
Copyright licencing fixes:
* nntpid: Provice actual licence (dual MIT/GPL3+).  Closes:#773650.
* git-cache-proxy: Mention in debian/copyright.
* git-cache-proxy: Update copyright year list to include 2014.
2014-10-26 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.4.1) unstable; urgency=low
Safety and convenience fix:
* Redact command name characters outside 33-126.
Portability fixes for platforms where we can't build acctdump:
* Do not build on platforms with no <sys/acct.h>
Portability fixes for acctdump on kFreeBSD:
* Use different struct acct, and different headers, on different
* Tolerate lack of ac_exitcode.
* Tolerate lack of ac_minflt and ac_majflt (and use %lu as is right).
* Tolerate variation in ac_flag field name, and, to an extent, value.
* Print ac_mem and ac_io if available.
* Together, the above: Closes:#766913.
2014-10-26 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.4.0) unstable; urgency=low
New utilities:
* acctdump.  (Imported from CVS and chiark by Jonathan Amery.)
2014-07-28 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.3.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* expire-iso8601: Fix mistake in usage message.
* git-cache-proxy: Fix various bugs in housekeeping.  Fixes a bug
where a particular cache dir could become `Not a git repository.
2013-11-29 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.3.0) unstable; urgency=medium
New utilities:
* xduplic-copier.  Closes:#727223.
* git-cache-proxy.
New features:
* random-word: -F<n> option for using only first <n> lines of source file.
* Make xbatmon-simple tolerate the lack of "type" in power supply uevent
fields, by guessing the type from the presence or absence of "present"
(which appears for batteries) and "online" (which appears for mains).
Closes: #689134.
Documentation improvements:
* really: Add "danger!" warning to usage message description of -R.
* really: Document -R option in the manpage.  Closes:#693354.
* really: Document need to be in the "root" group as well.  (This is
better than removing the restriction, because it would be dangerous to
relax this security barrier in existing deployments.)  Closes:#693356.
* watershed; Provide -h and --help options.  Closes:#659989.
Build and portability fixes:
* cprogs: Saner build runes when extra libs or objs needed.
* debian/rules: use dpkg-buildflags and pass to Makefile.
* cprogs/Makefile: clean deletes $PROGRAMS
* random-word: Some perl-mode emacs formatting glitch workarounds.
* random-word: use strict; -w.
* cprogs/usr-local-src-misc-Makefile: Remove ancient cruft file.
2012-06-10 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.2.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Rename `xacpi-simple' to `xbatmon-simple':
- rename source file
- change program name in Makefiles, .gitignore, rules, etc.
- change program's idea of its own name for usage message
- look for X resources under both old ane new names
- provide a compatibility symlink (using dh_link)
2012-06-07 - Ian Jackson <>
chiark-utils (4.1.32) unstable; urgency=medium
xacpi-simple improvements:
* Better parsing of boolean -debug option.
* Support -into, -iconic and -withdrawn options.
Packaging fix:
* debian/rules clean removes various sv-* and dh log files.

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