[dev] Re: [st] New feature idea

From: Christian Neukirchen <chneukirchen_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:21:44 +0100

Raphaël Proust <raphlalou_AT_gmail.com> writes:

> On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Christian Neukirchen
> <chneukirchen_AT_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Raphaël Proust <raphlalou_AT_gmail.com> writes:
>>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 6:36 PM, Calvin Morrison
>>> <mutantturkey_AT_gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 29 March 2013 14:31, Nick <suckless-dev_AT_njw.me.uk> wrote:
>>>>> […]
>>>> While I find many of those features useless, some of them are plain
>>>> cool, and are innovative. Why are we stuck with a text terminal when
>>>> we aren't using a tty most of the time? Sure simple text modes should
>>>> always be supported but additional features are cool. I'd love to be
>>>> able do an easy ls and be able to see my picture previews, why not?
>>>> It' s not terribly complicated and it sure is useful.
>>> I also like the idea of not having a pure-text interaction with the
>>> computer, but Terminology is definitely pushing things too far. It's
>>> hard to have a good middle ground.
>>> Alternatively, you could set up plumber and have your terminal be as
>>> smart as acme: left-click on a .jpg/png/gif/whatever opens an image
>>> viewer. It separates the two concept (ls and preview) and is dead
>>> simple. Bonus points: because the two concepts are separate, you can
>>> have the plumbing rules independent of your terminal so you can set up
>>> different dispatching easily.
>> How does the plumber get hold of the current directory?
> As per previous emails in the conversation: it doesn't.
> Although plumb(1) has a `-w` option for that. So it would be really
> simple to exec correctly from st's source.

st doesn't know either if one uses screen or tmux...
I could live with fiddling it out of the title string, however.

Christian Neukirchen  <chneukirchen_AT_gmail.com>  http://chneukirchen.org
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