hotwire: A replacement for the interactive command execution portion of a Unix shell1

Hotwire is intended to replace the interactive command execution portion of a typical Unix shell. It includes much of the functionality found in the combination of a terminal emulator, a shell, and core utilities like ls and grep. Most of the commands are named the same, and do basically the same thing. Where it makes sense, Hotwire improves the commands to have better defaults and makes things nicer by using the mouse, and so on. For example, rm moves files to ~/. Trash on Unix and Recycle Bin on Windows, cd automatically lists the contents of the directory you change to, ls links are clickable (view file or cd to directory), filter (analogous to Unix grep) shows matching text in bold, and the ps process list has right-click menu for killing.

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Colin Walters <walters [at] verbum [dot] org>
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: GPL
Status: Beta
Version: 0.721


T2 source: hotwire.cache
T2 source: hotwire.desc

Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 1.92 MB, 312 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree coreutils diffutils findutils gawk glib grep gtk+ python sed sysfiles unzip

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).