metashell - User Friendly Shell
nvalcarcel at ubuntu-pe.org
Wed Jan 30 04:35:31 UTC 2008
I think he was only looking for free publicity
On 1/27/08, Fergal Daly <fergal at esatclear.ie> wrote:
> On 27/01/2008, Forest Bond <forest at alittletooquiet.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 02:01:56AM +0000, Fergal Daly wrote:
> > > Seems like you could achieve much the same thing by having command
> > > (let's call it "o" for open so it's nice and short) that checks the
> > > mime-type of it's argument and opens it according to user preferences.
> > This already exists. It's called "see", "edit", etc...
> > Honestly, a whole shell to get functionality that's been around for how
> There is an underlying problem here, I knew that there must be a
> gnome-blah to do this and I spent 5 seconds looking in the gnome-*
> haystack for that needle before giving up. I also had a recollection
> that there was a mime tool to do it but couldn't remember what it was.
> It also seems that some people capable of writing a shell didn't know
> about these (or maybe they just wanted to write a shell anyway).
> So there is a problem of discoverability.
> Also, gnome-open reads from my gnome-prefs, see reads from mailcap. Is
> there any syncing between these? Multiple tools to do the same job is
> perfectly OK but multiple places to store the same preferences is not
> much fun.
> "open" seems to be the obvious choice of name for such a tool but for
> me, it's a symlink to openvt. Is there a good reason for openvt to be
> holding this valuable name or is it just historical. The fact that
> it's a symlink makes me think that someone has already tried to free
> up "open". Maybe that could be completed and a discoverable,
> alternatives-based "open" command could take it's place,
> > -Forest
> > --
> > Forest Bond
> > http://www.alittletooquiet.net
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