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util/wb/tabexec.lha

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Short:Tabexec - a dmenu like launcher
Author:regj arch-ed dk (Rasmus Edgar)
Uploader:regj arch-ed dk (Rasmus Edgar)
Type:util/wb
Version:0.4
Replaces:util/wb/tabexec.lha
Architecture:m68k-amigaos >= 3.1
Distribution:Aminet
Date:2021-10-06
Download:http://aminet.net/util/wb/tabexec.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/wb/tabexec.readme
Downloads:180

# Tabexec

Launcher for AmigaOS 3.x, with tab and auto completion.

Tabexec is meant to be used as a process launcher.

Tabexec is inspired by Dmenu by suckless.org.

## Configuration and ToolTypes

Tabexec is configured through the AmigaOS ToolType system.

### Paths to scan

Set paths with info ToolType PATHS, like so:

    PATHS=SYS:C:,SYS:,SYS:Utilities

Default PATHS TT is set to: SYS:C:,SYS:Tools

### Stack size

The stacksize for launched programs can be changed with the PSTACK TT.

Example:

    PSTACK=8192

Default stack size is: 16384

### Colors

The colors of the tabexec window can be changed with the following TTs.

Change the front and backgrounbd colors of the window:

    FPEN=<integer>
    BPEN=<integer>

Change the front and background color of the seperator:

    FPEN_SEP=<integer>
    BPEN_SEP=<integer>

### Fonts

At the moment tabexec looks best when using the same system default font
and screen font.

The fonts will probably be configurable in a later release.

## Installation

Copy tabexec and tabexec.info to somewhere in your path.

Example:

    copy tabexec C:
    copy tabexec.info C:

Or launch from where you see fit.

The files tabexec and tabexec.info should be kept together.

## Usage

It is a good companion to dintwm (a tiling wm also found on aminet), but
is perfectly usable a standalone launcher.

Bind it to a shortcut key, launch it with the mouse or dedicate a CMD
entry to it in dintwm.

Tabexec makes most sense used as a shortcut launched app.

Tabexec gadget grabs input.

In short:

-   Launch tabexec
-   Start typing command
-   Tab suggestions, continously tabbing will move through suggestions
-   Ctrl-j and Ctrl-l moves back and forth through suggestions
-   Return launches command
-   Esc exits

Info files are filtered out of suggestions.

## Bugs

There are probably bugs. Report them on github:
https://github.com/RasmusEdgar/tabexec

Tested and is stable on AmigaOS 3.1.4 and 3.2 on both fs-uae and Amiga
1200.

Tested and is stable on AmigaOS 3.9 on fs-uae.

### Known bugs

It crashes sometimes on a specific distribution of AmigaOS 3.9 running
on V1200.

Reason not yet determined.


Contents of util/wb/tabexec.lha
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-rw-r--r--     0/0          97     491  19.8% -lh5- 9ade Oct  6 21:45 tabexec/tabexec.info
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 Total         3 files    8968   15323  58.5%            Oct  7 00:31

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