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Gsh 0.0.12 - Graphical shell is released.

Mar 20, 1999, 00:43 (0 Talkback[s])

Vaughn Cato writes:

Gsh is designed to do two things:

1) be a comfortable environment for people who are already accustomed to using a Unix shell.
2) make operations that are difficult or awkward with a normal shell easier by having the shell take advantage of a graphical environment.

Some of the features include:

  • context sensitive popup menu that gives you a list of commands based on what is currently selected.
  • user confurable menu for commonly used commands.
  • the ability to run multiple commands simultaneously and keep the output separate.
  • special colors that differentiate commands from output; running commands from completed commands; etc.

Please visit the Gsh Home Page at

This is the first development release of Gsh. It is being developed under Linux, but has also been tested to some extent under Irix. I am interested in making it usable under any Unix-like system. Gsh is distributed under the GPL.

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