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User-Submitted Package Reviews Viewer via Terminal

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A good while back now, I wrote a somewhat-decent shell (Bash) program called Reviewer, but it's long since been rewritten, tweaked, improved, and still maintained in Perl, as Previewer. It's lightweight, fast, and portable. I can even see it having a use for whomever moderates the reviews people submit, due to its filtering capabilities.

Debian Packages: ... /previewer
Dependency Packages: ... ibtfl-perl
Hashes: ... ter/md5sum

Source Code: ... /previewer
Dependency Code: ... rce/
Hashes: ... ter/md5sum

Running the following commands will install (current version) Previewer and dependencies:

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wget -q && sudo dpkg -i libtfl-perl_2020-01-11_all.deb
wget -q && sudo dpkg -i previewer_2020-01-09_all.deb
sudo apt-get install libterm-readkey-perl libtext-wrapi18n-perl libwww-perl perl
Uninstall with:

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sudo apt-get remove --purge previewer
I have demonstrated it in a few of my videos (Learn Linux) on YouTube, but don't have anything recent. If that's something someone would be interested in seeing, please let me know.

I'm not sure where else to post this. It's just incredibly useful, even on other Debian- and Ubuntu-based distributions of Linux.

Would anyone like to help out with debugging, feature suggestions, and testing? It's been around a while and I believe has a few users as it stands, but with an ever-increasing list of projects, it gets tricky doing it all alone.

Would the Linux Mint team be at all interested in using or somehow providing this within the Linux Mint project?
Here to help.

I'm LearnLinux (LL) on YouTube: ... naEE6NtDSg
I'm also terminalforlife (TFL) on GitHub:

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