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Re: [opensuse] article about Midnight Commander
  • From: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 16:40:34 +0100
  • Message-id: <200612151640.34715.leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
On Friday 15 December 2006 14:59, Will Stephenson wrote:
> On Friday 15 December 2006 13:24, Hylton Conacher(ZR1HPC) wrote:
> > As with most of Linux it aint easy, but it can be done :)
> >
> > HOW Can I open documents in the graphical interface ie
> > (Ctrl-Alt-F7) from using the cli? True Linuxers use the cli and
> > find it OK, right? So why is it so difficult to explain how to
> > open a file in the designated viewer?
> >
> > Wouild it not be something like $> /document/dir/docname :0 to
> > open the document in Ctrl-Alt-F7?
>
> There are 2 steps involved: discover the appropriate viewer for
> the document, and open it in the right place.
>
> 1) "kfmclient exec /document/dir/docname" starts the appropriate
> KDE application for docname's mime type. This follows the
> settings for that mimetype in the KDE file associations config
> module.
>
> 2) we set DISPLAY to tell the program to use a given X display.
>
> Result:
> "DISPLAY=:0 kfmclient exec /document/dir/docname" should do the
> same thing as if you had clicked it in KDE for pretty much any
> file. You can always alias this if it seems like too much typing.
>
> > If the document was to be opened in Ctrl-Alt-F8 then wouldn't it
> > be $> /document/dir/docname :1 ?
>
> Right, substitute :1 for :0 above.
> If you are frequently running X on a different you could do some
> scripting trickery using the output of who to determine which
> display to use.

Yes, or the easy way: open a Konsole window, and run mc from there.
For root, do <Alt>+<F2>, enter "kdesu konsole".

Cheers,

Leen
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