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Bug#852451: ITP: rname -- invoke a program under a different name

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net>

* Package name    : rname
  Version         : 1.0.2
  Upstream Author : Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net>
* URL             : https://devel.ringlet.net/sysutils/rname/
* License         : BSD-2-clause
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : invoke a program under a different name

The rname utility invokes a specified program, passing a different name
instead of the name of the program executable.  This could be useful in
a number of cases, both during software development, testing, and in
production use.  There are many programs that do different things based
on what name they have been invoked under; the rname utility avoids
the need to e.g. create ephemeral symlinks to run these programs in
some conditions when they have not been completely installed.

I originally wrote this tool in 2000 and I'm resurrecting it now for
the purpose of writing unit and integration tests for just such
a multifaceted program.


Peter Pentchev  roam@ringlet.net roam@FreeBSD.org pp@storpool.com
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