Comments on 2019-06-12 What I want from Gopher

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edkalrio 2019-06-13 15:42 UTC


I think the observation is correct: the item types are bogus and mostly useless. Gopher maps are misused as text files. It hurts my brain.

But the solution doesn’t have to be HTML and HTTP. It can be Markdown and simple sockets, with a layer of TLS or Tor on top. I would like it better because that’s the kind of client and server I can implement, unlike a caching, chunking, meta-data lassen HTTP protocol with a plethora of useless tags and a cumbersome way of writing those tags into the text.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-06-13 21:21 UTC


OK, using VF-1 and mdcat:

Append the following line to you RC file, for example like this:

echo "handler text/plain mdcat %s" >> ~/.config/.vf1rc

The handler command makes mdcat the tool to display text files!

– Alex Schroeder 2019-06-15 22:11 UTC


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