Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Wish -- A Window-Based Shell for X

Mary Gray

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-88-420
May 1988

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/CSD-88-420.pdf

Wish is an interactive command interpreter that runs on the X window system. It takes advantage of the observed locality of commands and file name arguments to reduce typing. Wish automatically displays file system information that users would otherwise need to request with commands. The command shell provides displays for listing the contents of directories and for browsing through the directory system hierarchy. It also allows invocation of commands and file arguments by pointing and "clicking" with the mouse. Users can group file names on the display based upon file type. To create file-type-specific command shortcuts, users can associate different sets of commands with mouse operations on different types of files.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Gray:CSD-88-420,
    Author = {Gray, Mary},
    Title = {Wish -- A Window-Based Shell for X},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1988},
    Month = {May},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/5638.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-88-420},
    Abstract = {Wish is an interactive command interpreter that runs on the X window system. It takes advantage of the observed locality of commands and file name arguments to reduce typing. Wish automatically displays file system information that users would otherwise need to request with commands. The command shell provides displays for listing the contents of directories and for browsing through the directory system hierarchy. It also allows invocation of commands and file arguments by pointing and "clicking" with the mouse. Users can group file names on the display based upon file type. To create file-type-specific command shortcuts, users can associate different sets of commands with mouse operations on different types of files.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Gray, Mary
%T Wish -- A Window-Based Shell for X
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1988
%@ UCB/CSD-88-420
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/5638.html
%F Gray:CSD-88-420