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Re: Truly Amazing new XTree clone

Posted By: Greg Akers <>
Date: Aug-21-2000 8:15 p.m.

In Response To: Amazing new XTree clone for Linux/Unix released! (Mathias Winkler)

I've briefly tried the Windows version of this, WinTree, with these results:

I couldn't get it to run at all under Win98SE. I unzipped it into a directory in my path and read the README & INSTALL files for any special setup instructions, but didn't find any. Executing the xt.exe file, either directly or thru a batch file, just gave a quick flash of a DOS box that disappears. Is there something I need to do to make it run under Win98SE?

The xt.exe file ran OK for me under WinNT4. But, according to dispbox.exe, it uses svsh characters for drawing the frame and lines instead of the ascii characters it should use. How can I fix this?

Although I've used XTree for about 15 years and ZTree for the last 2 years I felt a little lost in this XTree clone. I decided to take a very cautious approach as soon as I saw there was no Log command. I did figure out the Node command for this, though. What other familiar keystrokes do different, and unexpected, things in this version??? Not being a programmer, nor familiar with unix, I'm going to tread very lightly in WinTree.

I was very pleasantly surprised to see that I can set the onscreen layout of WinTree for any combination of width and height I want! I'm now looking at a fairly deep tree with fairly long file names in my 198x95 window with 8x12 raster font!! Even in 3-column file listing I can read the entire long file name of almost every file!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!

But some things, like pressing the F4 to access each command of the Alt menu, seem quite strange to me. I didn't find the Ctrl menu at all. Looks like it'll take me quite some time to find my way around in WinTree.

Anybody else tried the Windows version of this and have any comments or tips to share?

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