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imgcat

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It's like cat but for images.

$imgcat cat.jpg

Install

On OS X:

brew tap eddieantonio/eddieantonio
brew install imgcat

Important: See below if you're using iTerm2 3.0 with shell integration installed.

For other platforms, see Build.

Usage

imgcat some_image.jpg

See the manpage for more invocations.

Note on iTerm2's shell integration

If you install iTerm2's shell integration, chances are you also installed its additional scripts, including one called imgcat. iTerm's imgcat overrides this program by default. To see if this is happening to you, use which to determine where your shell is finding imgcat:

which imgcat

If it says imgcat: aliased to /Users/yourusername/.iterm2/imgcat, then you must edit your shell startup file and add unalias imgcat after the line that sources iTerm2's script. For example:

test -e ${HOME}/.iterm2_shell_integration.zsh && source ${HOME}/.iterm2_shell_integration.zsh
unalias imgcat

Build

Requirements

  • libncurses5-dev (if make complains about missing term.h, then you don't have it)

(You most likely already have both of these).

  • GNU make
  • GNU autotools

Then:

autoconf
./configure
make

Install

To install to /usr/local:

make install

To change the default prefix, simply provide PREFIX=... to make install:

make install PREFIX=/opt

Acknowledgements

License

Copyright © 2014–2018 Eddie Antonio Santos. Distributed under the terms of the ISC license.