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Why TUI applications ?

5 minute read Published: 2020-11-22

Twenty years ago, most of us thought TUI applications were going to disappear. TUI were just a vestige of low capabilities computers. There was no reason for TUI not to die with the rise of the personal computer.

This didn't happen. We still love to use TUI applications.

Why can be kind of mysterious.

Broot 1.0

5 minute read Published: 2020-09-02

8 months ago, but it feels like years ago, somebody shared a link to broot on Hacker News. There was some very kind messages and broot gained a few users. But I had more in my TODO list.

A lot was done since.

At first sight, broot didn't change much: It looks the same and what could be done then can still be done the same way, 500 commits and 60 releases later.

For better prompts

5 minute read Published: 2020-07-29

Prompts I see everywhere are very bad in my opinion.

They're sometimes fancy, full of bling which amazes coworkers, but usability nightmares.

Broot content search

4 minute read Published: 2020-07-26

An example of an efficient search workflow based on broot, a general purpose file manager.

Use broot and meld to diff before commit

4 minute read Published: 2020-07-05

Before every commit, I do a short review of what I wrote. And usually there's a few last things to fix, mainly comments.


1 minute read Published: 2020-07-04