Well, what's new compared to the previous 2.3.4 version ?
It's almost innumerable additions, changes and fixes.
Details are in the ChangeLog file.
The most important/exciting ones are:
UnixTree has joined the Open Source community,
3.0.0 is the first release under the GNU General Public License .
Thus a source code package is available as well as precompiled binaries for numerous platforms.
UnixTree now comes along with its own terminal emulation program for X11
(called "pcxterm"), which enables a number of unique features:
SHIFT and ALT keypress detection, this means, UnixTree now acts like XTree under DOS,
i.e. display the respective menu on a single modifier keypress -
we've hardly (if ever) seen that in any other Unix terminal mode program before !
This is possible because UnixTree does not rely on ncurses or similar libraries,
but comes along with its own one, called "ecurses" (short for: "Extended Curses") !
(Note that for some reasons SHIFT acts like CTRL in XTree/DOS)
Full, native color and mouse support
Internationalisation, as a first step a German languaged menu is available as an option,
to be selected through the config menu.
A port to, believe it, Mac OS X is available now -
so this finally grants us some kind of a character based, reborn "XTreeMac"...
Added the ALT-'W'hat command, which displays the type of the current file,
similar to the system's "file" command.
... and there are many more great additions ... just explore yourself ...
Please note that some more updates at various sections of this homepage will follow soon,
so stay tuned and watch this space for more facts/the shocking thruth of UnixTree 3.0.0 ... ;-)
Added an "Up to_top"-link at the bottom
right of each page for navigating convenience.
UnixTree's homepage/ (now:) UnixTree.org :
The homepage of UnixTree now finally has a new, more adequate and mnemonic address:
along with an according renaming of the homepages name to "UnixTree.org",
and some subtle green colour adjustments...
Note that the old destinations "http://utho.arkanda.net",
now simply redirect visitors to the new location.
P.S.: An amazing new version of UnixTree is just around the corner,
it will be released very soon as Open Source under the GNU General Public License,
and will have some nifty new features, like native X11 support, and more
cool additions, so stay tuned...
Note, that the old destination "http://www.arkanda.net/utho"
will continue to remain valid additionaly, and can still be accessed.
However, for reasons of clarity and standardization,
solely the new address (utho.arkanda.net) should be used and linked to.
UnixTree Homepage ("UTHO"):
I have to apologise for the inconveniences you may have had the last couple of days
with some UTHO pages and functions.
In particular with the Download links, which have been completely
malfunctional for a number of days.
The reason was, that my webspace provider has upgraded to a new server hard- and software,
so they moved all the pages there, and, as a result, lots of configuration files, CGI scripts and
Server Side Includes had to be updated to meet the new environment properties.
However, all adjustments now finally have been done, and everything should work again as before,
especially all Download links, both HTTP and FTP now are valid again.
(In case you still come across any oddities, try to reload the respective page in order to access
an uncached version).
By the way, hopefully new updates and additions to the UTHO pages will follow soon ...
finally after a long gap ... so I think it's worth to stay tuned !
Hidden Hotkeys list updated, now also reflecting the additions and
changes of versions 2.3.2 and 2.3.3
UnixTree version 2.3.3 released
FreeBSD build to available binary downloads
Environment variable "$XTINIT" to specify an alternate resource file
Uncompress on-the-fly capabilites to the 'O'pen command
"/" as (hidden) alias for 'G'oto command in file window
"F3"-key in input fields to past in the most recent entry to the prompt
Ignore case option to File-View 'S'earch command
'O'pen command to archive node file window
'C'opy as a hidden alias to 'E'xtract in archive node file window
ALT-'N'ode now just releases the current node
'Q'uit command in file-view window now just quits the view-mode
In F8 split screen mode TAG/CTRL-'C'opy/'M'ove/etc. now defaults the opposite path as target
Printing commands now working also on Linux systems
Screen redraw after shell escape
UnixTree version 2.3.2 released
File compare/diff command 'J'FC
(The command's name "JFC" originally stood for "Jeff [-rey C. Johnson] 's File Compare"
in the DOS version 3.0x of XTreeGold.
It was kept for compatibility [and tribute!] reasons)
Node-toggle commands ">" and "<" now also available from the file window
Alt-'L'ink now uses only one input prompt for directory/file-target entry
The distribution text file formerly called "README" is now named "FILES"
All pathname prompt entries are now resolved
(such as "~" to the user's homedir and "$NAME" to the respective variable value)
Core dumps in ALT-'C'ompact fixed
File/path-names are now internally quoted
(to avoid trouble on names with blanks, etc.)
Message-line loss on cascading calls to menu-history routine fixed
Filename entries now accept tilde ("~") characters
The page now includes a nicely formatted directory (link) listing of the UnixTree HTTP and FTP
download locations. For the list's HTML is generated by a perl script on the fly,
the contents are always up to date, reflecting instantly any new files being uploaded.
UnixTree version 2.3.1 released
Absolute/relative link option to 'L'ink and ALT-'L'ink directory commands
NCR SVR4 build to available binary downloads
In text-entry fields, now either "INS" or "OVR" is displayed to indicate Insert or Overwrite mode
Changed the news item's stylebook to provide a more clear and better readable appearance
UnixTree version 2.3.0 released (Note: 2.2.9 version number skipped due to important file name changes)
Menu-style recall-history (up-arrow) mechanism, with hotkey "F10" to keep at and hotkey "Delete" to delete entries from the list
"Max. saved entries" configuration value counts only non-permanent entries, while set to "0" saves unlimited number of entries
"user.trm" read after loading default terminal file to hold user custom definitions separately from distribution files
XTHOME environment variable and directory (by default "~/xt") to include any user specific UnixTree files (such as "xt.fc" (formerly "~/.xtrc"), "xt.fc" (formerly ".xtfc"), "xt.hs" (formerly ".xths"), "xt.mnu", "*.trm" and "*.sh" files)
Support for special-file type "door" (used in SVR4 systems)
ALT-'L'ink command to file menu to enable symlink value changes
Absolute/relative link option to 'L'ink and ALT-'L'ink file commands
Support for identifying broken symlinks (represented by a preceding "?"-character)
Support for ALT-'T'ag broken symlinks
Linux build now delivered in gzipped "*.tar.gz" archive format rather than in compressed "*.tar.Z" archive format.
Pattern matching routine, so "foo*" would match file "foo"
In the ALT-file-menu "F10 Resolve" is only displayed on symlink files
Linux build now linked with libncurses instead of libtermcapto avoid core-dumps on Debian systems
Output-attribute routine to re-output any alt-char stateafter changing colors or attributes to deal with bug in "Eterm"
UnixTree version 2.2.8 released
Info command ("?") for normal dir/file displays
Command line options "-h" and "--help" as synonym for "-?", and "-helpall" and "--helpall" as synonyms for "-??"
Hitting Return in file view mode now also return to the file window
Configuration option "Insert mode" to set insert mode on by default on prompts
Configuration option "ignore case" to ignore case when sorting dir/file names by name
Split-screen info window is now persistent until another "?"-keypress ends it
Dest-dir logic to correctly display node/file info and path-line when in split screen
Input history will collapse duplicate subsequent entries
History file (~/.xths) is now set to mode 600 (rw-------)
Dir stats now updated properly when doing an alt-relog
Fixed erroneous "CWD in path" message in graft/compact
UnixTree version 2.2.6 released
Multi-history capability on all input
Search-back key and secondary search-next/previous keys ('/','.') to view file window
File position percentage display to view cmd window
Hotkey ('/') to duplicate current filename in copy/move/link/rename/etc commands for editing
Log new nodes and any other directory-window capabilites from directory window to destination-dir (F2) command
Directory GOTO command ('/')
The (former) "UnixTree home" now has a (just slightely different) new name:
"UnixTree Homepage", or short: "UTHO" ,
also it has a new address: www.arkanda.net/utho (while all requests for the old address (www.arkanda.net/unixtree) will be redirected to the new one),
and, last but not least, a completely new site layout is introduced today!
UnixTree version 2.2.5 released
Automatic insert of current filename in archive node log dialogue.
ALT-'R'elease node now only releases the current-node (not asking for all other logged nodes to release any more)
Tag file Move/Copy/Link operations now also insert the opposite directory name in split screen mode.
UnixTree version 2.2.4 released
Support for gzip files and logging gztar files
Bug in put/save node (used with alt-quit)
The "tips & tricks"-page is now ready to be explored !
It contains a list of command line options, and a survey of "Hidden hotkeys" (some notes on Terminal file (*.trm) definitions are coming soon)
The guided tour is now ready to be joined !
It consits of a cool set of screenshots, which nicely illustrate the program's features, as well as its differences and additions compared to XTree
UnixTree version 2.2.3 released (Changed from "verson 2.23" to "version 2.2 release 3"
in order to provide rpm-required separate version and release strings)
UnixTree rpm file to deliverables
Problem with WinTree where it would exit with "~ does not exist" message if no HOME env var was found (it now defaults to "c:\").
UnixTree version 2.22 released
xterm-c.trm file for linux users with color-xterm,
Mouse movements now highlight the dir/file the mouse is on,
Default mouse-cmd color changed from black/white to black/cyan
More changes to linux.trm file for various function keys
Default exit-color is changed from white/black to black/white if in a window
UnixTree version 2.21 released
This marks the official starting day of UnixTree distribution,
as well as the
birth of the "UnixTree Homepage" (at about 12:00 am local time)
under its initial name "UnixTree home" and location at "www.arkanda.net/unixtree"
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This page by Mathias Winkler -
- Last updated 04-03-05
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