Bossman is a very simple menubar utility for sending things to the command line. It stays out of your way by sending everything to a specific tmux session which you can use however you see fit.
If you have tmux installed at
/usr/local/bin/tmux then just build Bossman and run. Tmux is required, but the path can be changed in preferences.
Click the menubar item and enter a command. Commands are sent via
tmux send-keys so commands will be queued and sent as they are finished. You are expected to nohup responsibly.
Included in the application bundle are two applescripts for attaching to the tmux session in either iTerm or Terminal. You can set the Command + Enter field to
osascript /path/to/Bossman.app/Contents/Resources/Attach in (Terminal | iTerm).scpt so that command returning automatically launches you into the shell.
Fun use: run a curses program and then submit keys directly to it. It's not the expected use case so Enter will be sent each time you do it, but that could be changed.
Alt + Click the menubar item opens the Preferences window.
- Autosize the command bar
- Show current process and/or progress spinner
- Add a button (?) to background the current process
- Add script or method to send notification on task complete
- Do a path check for tmux on launch
- Include standalone tmux?
- Better architecture, etc.
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