An experimental graphical add-on view for the command line to display things your xterm can’t.
See also the accompanying blog post for motivation. It turned out to not be as useful for me as I had originally anticipated.
niveau reads a byte stream (e.g., the content of your terminal window), extracts interesting information (e.g., your current working directory), and generates a graphical view you don’t have in your terminal window (e.g., thumbnails of images). niveau works totally non-invasive - you don’t have to change your terminal emulator or your shell. The view is customizable using XHTML/CSS templates.
niveau was developed using the Scala language, the Flying Saucer XHTML renderer and the Apache Velocity templating engine.
To give it a try:
- Have the bin/ of a Scala 2.7 distribution (e.g. Scala 2.7.7) in your PATH (does not work with 2.8 or newer)
mkfifo /tmp/niveau-pipe, check cfg/config
sh run.shand in another terminal,
script -f /tmp/niveau-pipe
niveau was written by Andreas Textor firstname.lastname@example.org.