2019-08-13 VF-1 handlers

Here’s my .config/.vf1rc file:

handler text/plain mdcat %s
handler text/html lynx -force_html %s

The first line says that all text gets rendered with mdcat which is like cat except it renders Markdown.

The second line says that HTML gets rendered by lynx, our favoured text browser. It opens lynx and stays there so you can browser the site on the web. It doesn’t just dump the HTML to text like the default VF-1 setup does.

For a moment I was experimenting with showing things in a second window, or a second session of my terminal, but when I tried it, I realised that I didn’t want it.



Another Markdown viewer but with word wrapping: glow.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-12-23 07:28 UTC

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