Projects / gtkbfc


gtkbfc (GTK+ bash file chooser) is a hack that replaces the slow and hard-to-use GTK+ file chooser with an rxvt-unicode window that runs a little script that lets you use readline (and tab-completion) to enter filenames.

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  •  08 Sep 2007 21:21

    Release Notes: A minor bug in unquoting filenames entered with the supplied helper was fixed.

    •  19 Aug 2007 14:32

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      Recent comments

      10 Sep 2007 02:31 gvy

      Re: just in case...
      Agreed :-)

      10 Sep 2007 02:11 pcg1

      Re: just in case...
      ah, but the problem is not that you cannot do completion, but that a) it takes many more keypresses and b) it takes almost 1.5 minutes to select a file in /usr/bin using the gtk+ file selector, even worse for nfs and c) yes, you have to wait :(

      09 Sep 2007 13:59 gvy

      just in case...
      you can do completion in gtk2 file chooser (although it's highly inobvious): move the focus to the file area (not where it starts) and press keys corresponding to file path part in question.


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