These are some small unix utilities that I carry with me from system to system as a security blanket of sorts. None of them are must have utilities, but I like them, and you might too. Reasonable unices have some version of them, but the standard interface across multiple unices is nice. No ports or rpms here, just gnuzipped, tarred source.
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- lo a utmp reader, like the who(1) command. Recently rewritten to be less embarassing to the author!
- pst a simple process tree printer, like GNU pstree(1). Very configurable. The code is a dance of C++ template functions. Basically I had a graph class I'd written for something else and decided to apply it here, too. The graph was the easiest thing to do.
- fortune a fortune file reader and indexing tools. This program is an old friend, and has run in one incarnation or another on DOS, AmigaDOS and several flavors of UNIX.