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Terminal multiplexer/Menu

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Janit is a Multiplexer and a “command-line environment”. It gives you:

  • Access to a menu for running desktop applications
  • As many terminals as you want
  • Simple Python methods that yield bash commands

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GPL3 By David Hamner

Janit Man:

  • manual command

    • run 'manual' for additional help
  • Navigation:

    • ctrl + left/right to open/change terminal window (That’s the multiplexing part)
    • ctrl + up/down with switch between terminal window and menu system
    • The from the menu without a command will switch to the Terminal too
  • Menu system:

    • Run an application by entering: name
    • TODO: To see the menu of installed programs hit without text
      • sub-menus can be seen by entering the sub-menu name
      • (the sub-menu names will be ignore when the command is run)
  • Target system:

    • From the menu you can enter a path to a file (~ and ./ will be turned into an absolute path)
      • at this point will show the applications that can run the file type
      • Running a command will now pass the target into the program as an argument
    • Run “done” to unset the target
    • Run “next” to try to toggle to the next alike file.
      • Example: a target of: “/home/Data/my Favorite Show/S01/e01.mp4” would become ../e02.mp4
    • Run “back” to try to toggle to the previous alike file
  • [Removed] Splitting terminals [Removed]:

    • You can split any open terminal in janit
      • is shown in top left most corner
      • separated by spaces, will split horizontally
        • Example: 0 1
      • separated by slash, will split vertically
        • Example: 0/1
      • Example:
        • Open 4 windows with Ctrl + Right
        • Run: 1 2/3 4
        • You should see the terminal split 4 ways
        • Run: 1
        • You should only see one terminal again


  • History clear/loading when switching terminal
  • redo menu
  • key up and down (in menu and as history)
  • show apps run more often first (for auto comp)
  • .desktop with multiple entrys will not load right

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