Re: [dev] [st] New feature idea

From: Raphaël Proust <>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:45:02 +0000

On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM, Christoph Lohmann <> wrote:
> Greetings.
> On Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:58:39 +0100 Raphaël Proust <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 6:36 PM, Calvin Morrison <> wrote:
>> > On 29 March 2013 14:31, Nick <> 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.
> That’s what I do, too. For now this is a script run on Mod + o in dwm,
> which does some regexp parsing on the string and calls sxiv and surf‐
> accordingly.

Anywhere on the intertubes where this script can be found?

> It would be nice to have some project to gather interesting regexp
> parsers and opener scripts that make the suckless life more efficient.
> What are you guys using as a plumber in daily work?

I sometime run the actual plumber (from plan9port) (whenever I'm in
acme). Otherwise, my Mod+o is bound (via xbindkeys) to surf. (I
haven't bothered setting up a full plumbing, but I probably should.
And will.)

Raphaël Proust
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