Projects / trowser


Trowser is a browser for large line-oriented text files (such as debug traces). It's meant as an alternative to "less". Compared to less, trowser adds color highlighting, a persistent search history, graphical bookmarking, separate search result windows, and flexible skipping of input from pipes to STDIN. Trowser has a graphical interface, but is designed to allow browsing via the keyboard at least to the same extent as less. Key bindings and the cursor positioning concept are derived from vim.

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  •  31 Mar 2009 20:38

    Release Notes: Background highlighting and search tasks have been improved to interfere less with concurrent interactive use. A bug in background task management has been fixed that sometimes led to an infinite lock-up of background tasks. The performance and usability of several search list commands was improved when working with very large text files. Several new commands were added to extend the flexibility of the search result window. The search history was extended to remember search options.

    •  03 Mar 2009 19:08

      Release Notes: The ability to bookmark text lines and to undo modifications was added to the search result list. Various performance improvements in dealing with large number of lines were implemented. Background task scheduling (for search and highlighting) was improved to interfere less with interactive tasks. The synchronization of viewable portions in main and search list windows was improved. Search behavior was improved to match vim behavior more. Focus traversal between the main text and the search entry field was improved. The ability to wrap text lines in the main window was added.

      •  07 Oct 2007 16:09

        No changes have been submitted for this release.


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