RevOnline: New version of Shell Command Help

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 16:09:40 CST 2011


Closest thing I know of would be apropos. Not a complete list, but a more
'targeted' list. Could implement a search box that returns an apropos list
(on mac and linux) and use that for a clickable.

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Peter Brigham MD <pmbrig at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jan 5, 2011, at 2:22 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>
>  Thanks pretty useful if you know already what the command is you need help
>> with. Looks like you are getting the man pages via a shell call yourself.
>>
>> What would make this marketable is if there was a way to list all the
>> shell commands available to the system and present them to the user in a
>> list, have the user be able to click on a shell command and have the man
>> page load, and then be able to insert the command into a rev script with the
>> proper LiveCode syntax. I would pay money for that!
>>
>> Bob
>>
>
> That was just my reaction to the stack -- great if you know what you're
> doing already, but you have to know shell commands. (I dropped it into my
> Plugins folder anyway....)
>
> Is there a shell command to get all the shell commands on the currently
> running system? If so, it should be a snap to expand the stack accordingly.
>
>  On Dec 28, 2010, at 1:55 AM, Phil Davis wrote:
>>
>>  Hi folks,
>>>
>>> I just uploaded a new version of the Shell() Command Help plugin.
>>>
>>> New features:
>>> - Search for words in the displayed help text.
>>> - Print the displayed help text.
>>> - Use arrow keys to retrieve previous commands (like the LC message box).
>>>
>>> Enjoy!
>>> --
>>> Phil Davis
>>>
>>
> -- Peter
>
> Peter M. Brigham
> pmbrig at gmail.com
> http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig
>
>
>
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