Re: [dwm] [Offtopic] minimalistic filesystem ncurses viewer

From: Christian Garbs <>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 14:58:47 +0100

On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 12:31:27PM -0700, Jack Woehr wrote:

> In the mainframe world, there's a development env / filer called
> ISPF <>. It's old-style terminal
> oriented, so it's all nested number menus. You can nest down easy in
> one entry, e.g., entering gets you to feature 6 of feature
> 5 of feature 2, etc ...
> All the ISPF hacks know the whole tree, and can tell you, "Oh, you
> want to do so-and-so? That's just and then when you're done,
> a ..."

Back in the old days (before my encounters with ISPF - I'm still
thinking about writing a clone of the fine TSO file editor) I had the
entries of my Windows start menu renamed with a number prefix so I
could start programs directly by typing a sequence of numbers (using
nested subfolders of course).


If only woman came with pull-down menus & online help.
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