Re: wily in cygwin
- From: Don McLane <dmclane@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: wilyfans@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 18:44:50 -0700
On Wed Jun 7 23:13:44 CDT 2006, dmclane@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I just started using Wily and had some questions/comments. I'm running
it in cygwin (which is probably the source of my problems).
Is it supposed to display "$PWD" in the tag? Seems like that's an
expression that should be evaluated somehow.
you need to kill the PWD environment variable; e.g.
bash$ PWD= wily
although i noticed that wily is fooled by variables with values like ".".
Yes, I can get rid of the "$PWD" in the tag if I start wily like that
... but, opps, now I have to change $HOME too. And who knows what else.
Is this really a feature?
Shouldn't I be able to right-click on "../" and open a window in the
I seem to have a talent for being in the wrong place, at the wrong time,
with the wrong assumptions. It's a cygwin thing. I happened to be in
the cygwin root, "/", but knew that I was really in "C:/cygwin" and
expected that right clicking would jump up to "C:". Well it doesn't do
that in the cygwin shell either (you have to go to "/cygdrive/c" to get
to the "C:/" directory).
Yes I actually starting looking at acme with the plan9port on linux.
Wily was attractive because it would run both on linux and windows (via
cygwin). It's not that I like windows, it's just that I'm stuck with it
for some things. I also looked at the Inferno/SAC port on windows,
however they only run plan9 commands, not native commands.
Comparing wily with acme; there are some nits: I like wily because the
up/down arrow controls cursor movement. Although I like acme because
the scroll wheel works.
Wily seems better behaved, for instance try right clicking on "Program
Files/" in acme (Inferno/SAC). Too bad! But wily doesn't complain.
(No, I don't like spaces in directory names, but they're there and I
have to deal with it).
The big feature that acme seems to have is the "win" command. There are
a lot of important programs that are textually interactive. Consider
gpg, mutt, or configuring the linux kernel before compilation. In acme,
I wonder why "Win" isn't in the top tag, it seems a natural for the
Why not use "Copy" instead of "Snarf"? Familiar names ease the transition.
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