Lovely little utility

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:25 pm By BigLig

I had occasion to install pho, a lightweight image browser, since comix isn't quite the same as Cdisplay. Pho doesn't have a Ubuntu package, and I was resigned to messing about with tarballs, when I noticed it did have a Debian package. So I downloaded that, and a little tool called gdebi popped up, told me all sorts of details about the package, and let me install it with a single click. Very slick.

Pho itself is quite interesting, the writer has gone for a very simple command line UI, you just say "pho imagefiles" where imagefiles is a list of images to view. This turns out to make it very flexible; "pho camera\* wallpaper\*" works as you would expect.