Re: [dev] [announce] ff2sixel: view farbfeld images in terminal

From: hiro <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:16:58 +0100

there's nothing convenient in your pityful setup.

"won't disturb any window layout I had open already"
fix your window manager, seems it's not able to manage shit.

that escape you're talking about is called execve and it works just fine.

On 3/20/17, Aditya Goturu <> wrote:
> One could argue its a little more convenient. I personally like it
> because it won't disturb any window layout I had open already. Here's a
> thought: Rather than adding all the code to the terminal, a simple patch
> could be made which detects a certain escape and will pipe everything
> after that for X bytes into some image viewer. That could be another
> separate program. And we don't need to use sixel, we just push the raw
> farbfeld.
> On 03/20/2017 02:40 PM, hiro wrote:
>> why would one want to view images in st, can't your shell start other
>> graphical programs for that? is st becoming a new kind of web browser
>> now? and why don't you open remote images using a remote file system
>> instead of fucking around with remote shells and then trying to
>> display them in a local terminal?!
>> i mean even loonix can do this already. sshfs, qiv (or other proper
>> graphical application of your choice). you even have a window manager
>> in your same old project here, why not open some windows already?
>> On 3/20/17, Laslo Hunhold <> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:57:20 +0300
>>> Alexander Krotov <> wrote:
>>> Hey Alexander,
>>>> I have crafted a program to convert farbfeld images to sixels:
>>> this is very cool! Sixels are definitely an interesting concept to view
>>> images over an SSH-connection.
>>>> Too bad st does not have a patch to display sixels, so I am going
>>>> to use mlterm when I need to browse images. One simple way to
>>>> implement it in st is to cut out sixel images, convert them back
>>>> to farbfeld (with separate process) and pass result to lel. Not
>>>> going to do it now, just an idea.
>>> There were discussions on sixel support in st, and I think even some
>>> code written for it. Can anybody give a status update on that one?
>>> With best regards
>>> Laslo
>>> --
>>> Laslo Hunhold <>
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