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TrueTool, Refreshed

· 2 min read
Kjeld Schouten

We are excited to announce that we have completely reworked our "TrueTool" tool to improve its functionality and reliability.

For those unfamiliar with TrueTool, it is a tool that helps users with bulk-updating of Apps and provides easy access to "hidden" features of TrueNAS SCALE, such as enabling "apt" and "helm" commands.

With the latest update, TrueTool now contains multiple hotpatches that fix migration and backup issues on TrueNAS SCALE 22.12 "bluefin". It also includes improvements for slower systems with lots of Apps, as well as the removal of colors that were not looking nice in email output.

Many of these changes were made possible thanks to the HeavyScript project, which was started by former staff member "HeavyBullets" in 2022. The HeavyScript project has made numerous improvements to the original (then python-based) TrueTool code, and we have made sure to port as many of these changes back to TrueTool to ensure that all of our users can benefit from them.

Thanks to all these changes, TrueTool is now more reliable than ever and will continue to provide solid updates and backups for our users. We hope that you will find TrueTool to be an invaluable tool for managing your TrueNAS SCALE system as well.