Slider, for Hammer

John Marino has created something very useful: a graphical tool for Hammer file history.  It’s called ‘Slider’, and it uses curses to work in a terminal.  It shows historic versions of files and can restore those old versions as needed.  This was already possible in Hammer, of course, but it required a sequence of commands that were not straight-forward.  I’ve been slow enough posting it that version 2.0 is already out, offering a way to see files that no longer exist, but are still in history.  (i.e. deleted some time ago)  ‘Time Machine’ sounds like the best name, but that seems to be taken.

8 Replies to “Slider, for Hammer”

  1. Bruno says:

    Perfect! Do you know any alternative for ZFS on FreeBSD?

  2. geier says:

    came to ask exactly that, if there isn’t, I might give this a try myself

  3. Siju says:

    I have always dreamt of a PHPhammerfsAdmin

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why would you dare desecrate something as safe as Slider, written in Ada, by suggesting that someone write something for it in PHP.

  5. ChalkBored says:

    Why make something safe if you don’t expect it to be wielded dangerously?

  6. woodsb02 says:

    For those of us that don’t have a dragonflybsd install to test this on, can we have a screenshot or 2 please?

    Ps: +1 for adding freebsd/ZFS support!

  7. Ricardo says:

    (Sorry for the off-topic)

    @Bruno, @woodsb02, PC-BSD has a GUI and CLI for ZFS snapshots management called Life Preserver, you might wanna check it out:

    On-topic, I read the mailing list ans slider seems like a nice addition, I haven’t been able to try Dragonfly yet but I’m running out of excuses not to :)

  8. John says:

    @woodsb02: ask and ye shall receive.

    That’s a brand new “howto” with about 20 screenshots. That should work for you.

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