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README.md

astro

A Gemini web browser using shell script

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Installing

Move the file astro to a folder in your PATH variable, or run make, by default it will be installed into ~/.local/bin. Use PREFIX to override the install location.

Using

Start browsing by running astro with an optional URL:

astro gemini://rawtext.club:1965/~sloum/spacewalk.gmi

you can omit the protocol and port:

astro rawtext.club/~sloum/spacewalk.gmi

no arguments takes you to gemini.circumlunar.space:

astro

Client certificates

astro can work with client certificates if capsules requires them for authentication.

astro allows a single client certificate per (sub)domain identified by it's name. If a client cert for a specific domain is available astro will send it to the server with every request.

When a resource requires a client cert and astro can't find one it will show you a command to create a client cert for the capsule. The certicates are stored in ~/.config/astro/certs/.

To remove a certificate simply delete the <domain>.crt and <domain>.key files in the directory mentioned above.

Key bindings

  • b to go back one page
  • o to open a new URL, you'll be prompted to type it
  • r to reload the page
  • H to go to the home page
  • g to follow a link in the current page, a link will be displayed, and
  • s to save the page to a file
  • m to add the current page to bookmarks
  • M to go to a bookmark
  • q to quit

More coming.

Configuration

You can setup a config file at ~/.config/astro/astro.conf to configure astro the way you like.

The file uses a simple key=value style, see the complete example for the default values below.

hints:

  • astro will be appended to cachehome, the directory must be writable for your user.
  • The style- keys must be ANSI style codes.
cachehome=~/.cache/
margin=8
homepage=gemini.circumlunar.space
style-header1=35;4;1
style-header2=35;1
style-header3=35;4
style-quote=2;3
style-link-bullet=33
style-link-text=36;3
style-list-bullet=35;1
style-list-text=0

Meta

This software is a work in progress and may not work as it is intended to.

Further works

  • Better history
  • Opening files
  • Support input

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