ANN: 'twander' 3.193 Released And Available

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Sun Feb 6 20:58:12 CET 2005

'twander' Version 3.193 is now released and available for download at:

The last public release was 3.160.

Existing users are encouraged to upgrade to this release as it has
a number of bug fixes and several significant new features including:

   - It is now possible to "filter" which files even appear in the
     interface using an arbitrary (Python) regular expression.
     This is very handy in large directories with, say, thousands
     of files, when you only want to deal with some small subset of
     those files.

   - The configuration language now supports "Execution Variables" -
     aka "backtick" variables - for embedding calls to external
     programs into the configuration.

   - User prompting now supports default values.  You can set a
     user prompt and pre-load the most likely response to the question
     in the reply dialog.

Complete details of all fixes, changes, and new features can be found in
the WHATSNEW.txt file included in the distribution.

Users are strongly encouraged to join the twander-users mailing list as
described in the documentation.

A FreeBSD port has been submitted as well.

What Is 'twander'?

'twander' is a macro-programmable Filesystem Browser that runs on both
Unix-like systems as well as Win32 systems. It embraces the best ideas
of both similar GUI-driven programs (Konqueror, Windows Explorer) as
well as text-based interfaces (Midnight Commander, List, Sweep).

Or, If You Prefer The "Elevator Pitch"

'twander' is:

    - A better file browser for Unix and Win32. (Tested on FreeBSD, Linux, Win32.)
    - A way to make browsing the same on all the OSs you use.
    - A macro-programmable tool that lets *you* define the features.
    - A GUI navigation front-end for your shell.
    - A way to "can" workflows for your technically-challenged colleagues.
    - A way to free yourself from the shackles of the mouse.
    - A way to significantly speed up your day-to-day workflow.
    - A Python/Tkinter application - about 5000 lines of code/comments
    - A RCT (Really Cool Tool) that will have you addicted in a day or two

See the web page for more information, a screen shot, and the complete

Tim Daneliuk
tundra at

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