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.
Wish -- A Window-Based Shell for X
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