OutMan 1.0

OutMan is an output manager.

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Brett Hall
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OutMan is an output manager. The program captures the output from command line based programs (like make) and organizes it in a list. If a line from a text file can be associated with a line of output (as happens when make reports an error or warning) then clicking on that line of output in the list causes a text editor to open to the associated file.

Basically it simplifies ones life when dealing with errors from make (at least as far as getting to the line in the file where the error occurred, actually fixing the error it can't do for you). All these references to make shouldn't make you think that OutMan can only deal with the output from said program.

With no modification it can also work with most variants of grep and any other program that uses the "file_name:line_number:" style of output. In addition to this custom filters can be built to deal with the output from just about any program (a filter to parse the output from ctags is included).


· Gnome
· Gtk 1.0 or newer


Read the INSTALL file in the distribution for more info. The simplest way to do it is to un-compress the archive file and then do the usual configure/make/make install. More specifically, type the following at a command line:

tar xvzf outman-x.x.tar.gz
cd outman-x.x
make install

The final step will probably require you to be the root user. The "x.x" should be replaced with the version number for the version that you downloaded.


OutMan can be run from the command line by typing "outman" or from the
"Utilities" sub-menu of the Gnome menu. For more information see the
online help (accessed through the help menu in OutMan).


· In going from version 1.0 to 1.1 the programming interface to GTK-- was changed in a non-backwards compatible way. As a result OutMan won't compile if you have GTK-- 1.1 installed. When a stable release of GTK-- 1.1 is made OutMan will be updated to be compatible. (NOTE: this is a problem with Gtk-- not Gtk+. Gtk-- is a C++ wrapper of Gtk+, so it in turn requires Gtk+. OutMan works fine with Gtk+-1.2, the problem is with Gtk-- > 1.0).
· If OutMan is being run in server mode and it crashes then it won't be possible to run an OutMan server under that name again until the server name has been removed from "~/.OutMan/server.ior". Unfortunately the functionality required for OutMan to be able to do this automatically hasn't been implemented in Orbit yet.

Last updated on February 4th, 2008

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