Idea about generic command framework for launching common applications
dfulton at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 20:03:10 PST 2008
Thank you for your input. The process of setting up the alternatives
(creating the links) should be automated . I wouldn't expect users to
issue a command like the example that I gave you from the command line.
Also, this idea is not really meant to directly benefit those lucky
souls who only use their own computer.
This is a standardized alternative method of launching useful common
applications by issuing a plain language command on the computer that
happens to be in front of you at that given moment. No clicking around
and visually scanning the program menu for 4 clicks and 20 seconds of
your life just to find a way to open a browser, a text editor, etc.
Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le lundi 17 novembre 2008 à 02:00 -0600, Darren Fulton a écrit :
>> Thank you for your response. A regular user can configure his
>> alternatives using --admindir and
>> --altdir, assuming the links are placed in a directory in the user's
>> PATH that he or she can write files. Here is an example:
>> alternatives --install $HOME/bin/email-client email-client
>> /usr/bin/xdg-email 100 --admindir $HOME/.alternatives/ --altdir
> I don't think you can expect users that do not know what the installed
> text editor is to try this.
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