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lightning 0.4.1

Lightning is a commandline framework that lets users wrap commands with shell functions that are able to refer to any filesystem path by its basename. To achieve this, a group of paths to be translated are defined with shell globs. These shell globs, known as a lightning _bolt_, are then applied to commands to produce functions. In addition to translating basenames to full paths, lightning _functions_ can autocomplete these basenames, resolve conflicts if they have the same name, leave any non-basename arguments untouched, and autocomplete directories above and below a basename. To make bolts shareable between users and functions easier to create, lightning has _generators_. A _generator_ generates filesystem-specific globs for a bolt. Lightning comes with some default generators. Users can make their own generators with generator plugins placed under ~/.lightning/generators/.


  1. 0.4.1 - February 24, 2012 (29.5 KB)
  2. 0.4.0 - April 20, 2011 (29.5 KB)
  3. 0.3.4 - April 8, 2011 (29 KB)
  4. 0.3.3 - February 8, 2011 (29 KB)
  5. 0.3.2 - April 13, 2010 (30 KB)
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  • Gabriel Horner



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