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       gitaction - GNU Interactive Tools - per file type action script


       gitaction directory file
       .gitaction directory file


       gitaction  is  a  script that executes a different action for each file
       type specified. It is called by the gitfm program when pressing  F2  or
       ^Xa (see the gnuitrc.TERM configuration files in the gnuit manual). The
       first parameter is the current directory name and the second one is the
       file  name  to be matched against the default patterns. The matching is
       done using the shell ’case’ statement.  If you press F2  or  ^Xa  on  a
       *.html file, gitfm will invoke a browser to view it, if you press F2 or
       ^Xa on a *.tar.gz file, gitfm will list the tar  archive  contents,  if
       you  press  the  same  keys  on  a  *.gz  file,  gitfm will display its
       uncompressed contents on the screen, etc ...

       If you press F2 or ^Xa on a *.gif file or *.jpg file and you  have  the
       zgv  utility  installed,  you  will  be  able to see it. If you want to
       change the gif/jpeg viewer, all you need to do is to change its name in
       the gitaction script.

       There  are many more file types and viewers that gitaction knows about.
       In addition, if you are running under GNOME, gnome-open is used, and on
       MacOS,  open(1)  is  used.  see(1)  and  metamail(1)  are  also used as

       If all else fails, the file is displayed using $GNUIT_PAGER. Feel  free
       to  change  this.  If  you want to find out what the default action for
       each file type is (or if you want to modify it), just  read/modify  the
       gitaction script.

       The script can be easily enhanced. Just read it.

       The  .gitaction script is a local version of the gitaction script. When
       started, gitaction tries to search a script called  .gitaction  in  the
       current  directory  and,  if it finds it, it starts it. If .gitaction’s
       exit code  is  0  (  .gitaction  couldn’t  find  a  matching  pattern),
       gitaction  starts  its  own  case statement trying to match the current
       file name (the second parameter) against its default patterns.

       The .gitaction script *must* be executable. An  example  of  .gitaction
       can  be  found  in  the  directory  gitfm  is installed into.  (usually
       /usr/local/bin   or   /usr/bin)   Debian   users   can   find   it   in
       /usr/share/doc/gnuit/examples/.   You  should  copy  the example to the
       current directory or your home directory and then modify it.


       Please send bug reports to:


       gitfm(1)  gitps(1)  gitview(1)   gitmount(1)   gitkeys(1)   gitrgrep(1)


       Tudor Hulubei <>
       Andrei Pitis <>
       Ian Beckwith <> (current maintainer).