fnlen - displays info on filename lengths
fnlen [options] <file1> ... <fileN>
fnlen displays the lengths of the filenames listed on the command line.
If no filenames are listed, then the files in the current directory will
be given. If the -d option is given, then the command-line arguments
will be assumed to be the names of directories, and name lengths for the
files in those directories will be given.
This was written with the assumption that the arguments will be file
names. However, those arguments can be any strings for which the user
wants string lengths.
fnlen takes the following options:
- -g minlen
This option specifies the lower bound of the filename length. All names
listed must be greater than this length. If the -g and -l options
are both specified, then the -g length must be less than the -l
- -l maxlen
This option specifies the upper bound of the filename length. All names
listed must be less than this length. If the -g and -l options
are both specified, then the -l length must be greater than the -l
This option forces names listed to be interpreted as directory names.
The files immediately within the listed directories will be listed.
Display a short help message.
Display a manpage for fnlen.
Display verbose error messages.
Display the version information for fnlen.
Copyright 2016 Wayne Morrison
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Wayne Morrison, firstname.lastname@example.org
This script was originally written in Perl for a purpose that has been
lost in the depths of time. While working to learn bash, I decided it
might be useful to convert the Perl version to bash. It might not be
very useful for actual use, but it helped in learning bash programming.
There are undoubtedly better ways this could be written, but this was
primarily a learning exercise.