For example consider text containing – an URL link. Or ~/Documents/MyPresentation.key – a presentation file. Both matchers and actions are fully customizable.

Tactor’s idea is loosely based on Plan9’s Plumber where any text can potentially be an action, although the actual technical implementation is very different. And it provides functionality somewhat similar to that of Apple Data Detectors in a way that is fully extensible and transparent.

Tactor will analyze the current text selection and based on its context (Terminal’s current directory), try to guess the its most appropriate representation. A list of files in this case.