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1 'twander' QUICKSTART
4 Everyone seems to hate reading documentation, so this is a fast-track
5 to getting started with 'twander'. However, a lot of time and
6 skull-sweat went into writing THE DOCS and you really should take the
7 time to read them if you want to truly understand this program and
8 what it can do for you:
10 - NOTE: 'twander' is a tool for experienced Power Users and
11 Programmers. You need to understand the command shell and scripting
12 on your system in order to effectively use the program. If you do
13 not, you will become quickly frustrated with 'twander', so spare
14 yourself the aggravation.
16 - Unpack the distribution tarball someplace safe.
18 - Installation is *manual*. The only exception is on FreeBSD where
19 there is a port for this program. The 'Makefile' in the
20 distribution archive is only for the FreeBSD port and should not be
21 used elsewhere. THE DOCS have a nice short section on installation
22 on various OSs.
24 - The example '.twander' configuration file has everything commented
25 out. If you start the program with this configuration, *you will
26 have no commands defined*. Several simple Command Definition
27 examples can be found in this file, so you can get started quickly
28 by uncommenting one or more of them. THE DOCS have a nice long
29 section on writing command definitions.
31 - There are a great many defaults for Key Bindings and Program Options
32 which can be overriden in the Configuration File. The example
33 '.twander' file provided in the distribution tarball lists every one
34 of them (and their default value, if any) as a comment. The
35 simplest way to change a default is to copy the relevant entry,
36 uncomment, and edit that copy. That way you always have
37 documentation about the default in your configuration. Details
38 about each of these options can be found in THE DOCS.
40 - This is a very powerful program with a nifty little macro language.
41 You have to READ THE DOCS to really understand and exploit what's
42 going on here.
44 - You would be well served to join the 'twander-users' mailing list as
45 documented in THE DOCS.