A better browser cat (bcat) - Pipe content directly to your browser
I always liked the ability to stream logfiles, json responses or whatever
output I came accross inside a terminal to my browser window. The only thing
I was always missing was a more sophisticated view inside the browser (eg.
Syntax highlighting, JSON data as an unfoldable tree structure, animation
highlights if new lines are recieved.). That's why I decided to hack together
bdog. As with
bdog is supposed to be a better
The basic implementation currently ready mimics most of bcats basic behaviour. Therefore it can be used as a drop in replacement in most situations currently. The application architecture allows for easy integration of advanced views and all the graphical stuff I would like in the future. Currently none of those are implemented. They will follow as soon as I got some more spare time.
You may install a running version of bdog using npm:
npm install bdog -g
The above command will install the
bdog command globally for your current system.
An alternative to using
npm for installing is to simply clone the git repository. After that a certain amount of preparation needs to be done in order to install all needed dependencies:
npm install task should automatically run
grunt to create a build of the software inside the
dist folder. Every time you change the code