Re: [dev] Re: [st] New feature idea

From: Raphaël Proust <>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:16:19 +0000

On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Christian Neukirchen
<> wrote:
> Raphaël Proust <> writes:
>> 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.
> 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.

Raphaël Proust
Received on Sat Mar 30 2013 - 17:16:19 CET

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