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Viddy

viddy

Modern watch command.

Viddy well, gopher. Viddy well.

Demo

viddy

Features

  • Basic features of original watch command.
    • Execute command periodically, and display the result.
    • color output.
    • diff highlight.
  • Time machine mode. 😎
    • Rewind like video.
    • Go to the past, and back to the future.
  • See output in pager.
  • Vim like keymaps.
  • Search text.
  • Suspend and restart execution.
  • Run command in precise intervals forcibly.
  • Support shell alias
  • Customize keymappings.
  • Customize color.

Install

Mac

Homebrew

brew install viddy

MacPorts

sudo port install viddy

Linux

wget -O viddy.tar.gz https://github.com/sachaos/viddy/releases/download/v0.3.6/viddy_0.3.6_Linux_x86_64.tar.gz && tar xvf viddy.tar.gz && mv viddy /usr/local/bin

ArchLinux ( AUR )

yay -S viddy

Alternatively you can use the AUR Git repo directly

Alpine Linux

After enabling the community repository:

apk add viddy

asdf version manager

asdf plugin add viddy
asdf install viddy latest
asdf global viddy latest

Go

go install github.com/sachaos/viddy@latest

Other

Download from release page.

Keymaps

key
SPACE Toggle time machine mode
s Toggle suspend execution
b Toggle ring terminal bell
d Toggle diff
t Toggle header display
? Toggle help view
/ Search text
j Pager: next line
k Pager: previous line
Control-F Pager: page down
Control-B Pager: page up
g Pager: go to top of page
Shift-G Pager: go to bottom of page
Shift-J (Time machine mode) Go to the past
Shift-K (Time machine mode) Back to the future
Shift-F (Time machine mode) Go to more past
Shift-B (Time machine mode) Back to more future
Shift-O (Time machine mode) Go to oldest position
Shift-N (Time machine mode) Go to current position

Configuration

Install your config file on $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/viddy.toml On macOS, the path is ~/Library/Application\ Support/viddy.toml.

[general]
shell = "zsh"
shell_options = ""

[keymap]
timemachine_go_to_past = "Down"
timemachine_go_to_more_past = "Shift-Down"
timemachine_go_to_future = "Up"
timemachine_go_to_more_future = "Shift-Up"
timemachine_go_to_now = "Ctrl-Shift-Up"
timemachine_go_to_oldest = "Ctrl-Shift-Down"

[color]
background = "white" # Default value is inherit from terminal color.

What is "viddy" ?

"viddy" is Nadsat word meaning to see. Nadsat is fictional argot of gangs in the violent book and movie "A Clockwork Orange".

Credits

The gopher's logo of viddy is licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attributions license.

The original Go gopher was designed by Renee French.