Tony Baechler tony at
Tue Jun 10 15:58:33 UTC 2008

You didn't say that you tried Google in your original post, so I had no 
way of knowing.  What format is it in?  Are there docs?  Is it a package 
or a standard tar archive?  What about source?  You could try reading 
the source as often there are comments as to what it does.  If it's 
binary only, maybe ldd will give you a clue based on what libraries it uses.

Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
> I tried it, bud didn't find anything.
> I always try google before asking.
> /Kristoffer
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tony Baechler" <tony at>
> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:54 AM
> Subject: Re: brlstatxmaker
>> Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
>>> I've got a program that I downloaded a long time ago called 
>>> brlstatxmaker.
>>> It was so long ago that I've forgotten what it exactly is.
>>> So, what is it?
>> Hi,
>> Have you tried Google?  Have you extracted the archive and read the 
>> documentation?  If it's a Debian package, use dpkg --info.  Have you 
>> tried searching with apt-cache or  I can guess 
>> that it has something to do with Braille.  There are many resources 
>> available to identify unknown programs, so I'm surprised that you 
>> apparently didn't try Google first.

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