I’ve got two programs named “st” on the list, which caused no end of confusion for about an hour today. Oddly, I can’t show much of either one.
The first one comes, yet again, from the suckless.org gang, because everything in the suckless stable starts with the letter S.
Just kidding. In this case st is a simple terminal and unfortunately every rendition — which is quite a few according to the AUR — failed to build for me. Most of those seemed to be from git, so maybe I just grabbed it at the wrong time.
I’m going to keep trying though, mostly because suckless.org usually does things right, and I plan on trying out some of their other toys too.
The other st is a miniature statistics tool, capable of skimming through numbers in a text file and providing some fundamental statistical information — a minimum, maximum, mean, standard deviation and a few other things.
I could build st but I’m not a perl pro, and it only gave me error messages when I tried to kick it into action. I have a feeling I hadn’t put all st’s little important parts in the right places.
The second st isn’t in AUR or Debian, so if you decide to try it out, there might be a little work involved. Not that a little work ever hurt anybody. … 😉