GLib Utilities

String Utility Functions — various string-related functions
Character Set Conversion — convert strings between different character sets using iconv()
Unicode Manipulation — functions operating on Unicode characters and UTF-8 strings
Base64 Encoding — encodes and decodes data in Base64 format
Data Checksums — Computes the checksum for data
Internationalization — gettext support macros
Date and Time Functions — calendrical calculations and miscellaneous time stuff
Random Numbers — pseudo-random number generator
Hook Functions — support for manipulating lists of hook functions
Miscellaneous Utility Functions — a selection of portable utility functions
Lexical Scanner — a general purpose lexical scanner
Automatic String Completion — support for automatic completion using a group of target strings
Timers — keep track of elapsed time
Spawning Processes — process launching with fork()/exec()
File Utilities — various file-related functions
URI Functions — URI Functions
Shell-related Utilities — shell-like commandline handling
Commandline option parser — parses commandline options
Glob-style pattern matching — matches strings against patterns containing '*' (wildcard) and '?' (joker)
Perl-compatible regular expressions — matches strings against regular expressions
Simple XML Subset Parser — parses a subset of XML
Key-value file parser — parses .ini-like config files
Bookmark file parser — parses files containing bookmarks
Windows Compatibility Functions — UNIX emulation on Windows