Common call for launching file browser
vpadro at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 07:52:32 UTC 2009
On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 1:48 AM, Victor Padro <vpadro at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 8:24 PM, David Curtis <dcurtis at uniserve.com>wrote:
>> On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 20:43:58 -0500
>> "Cybe R. Wizard" <cybe_r_wizard at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> > Derek Broughton <derek at pointerstop.ca> said:
>> > > Charlie, you _know_ this is Linux - we can do anything!
>> > >
>> > > As long as you can identify the desktop, it can't be that difficult
>> > > (as xdg-open shows) to invoked the appropriate application for the
>> > > desktop - or it could be done through the "alternatives" system.
>> > As for xdg-open, it seems to me that it only opens a file with the
>> > preferred application or a URL with the preferred browser. Am I missing
>> > something? If it /does/ open a file manager I haven't been able to do
>> > it.
>> 'xdg-open ~' or 'xdg-open /etc' works for me. XFCE on Jaunty. LXDE does
>> _not_ work, there seems to be a problem with pcmanfm and /etc/mailcap. A
>> > I am not familiar with the "alternatives" system.
>> > <googles>
>> > hmmm...
>> > <reads man page>
>> > I can't find a correct group name for a file manager
>> > in /etc/alternatives.
>> Right, there's no x-file-manager, or whatever it would be.
>> > <checks gconf-editor>
>> > I can't find a place to change the default file manager anywhere. I
>> > would love to set it to use PCManFM if I only could.
>> > I /know/ that we, as Linux users, can do anything. I am stumped by
>> > the, "how?"
>> Maybe we could get a 'sensible-file-manager' script?
>> > Even inside my own system this doesn't look so easy, much less
>> > for /any/ system.
>> > Help?
>> It seems xdg-utils is the way to go, as long as the DE is compliant/set up
>> properly. I know nothing about mime types or mailcap re:LXDE/pcmanfm.
>> David Curtis <dcurtis at uniserve.com>
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> I don't know if this helps but in gnome terminal you can do:
> vpadro at workstation:/# nautilus /home/vpadro
> and it opens the vpadro's home folder(s)...
> hope this what you wanted in the first place...
> P.S. actually I have configured a shortcut using Ctrl-R to open a terminal
> and perhaps I'm trying to emulate the Super+R in windows...who knows. :)
> old habbits...
> "It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion."
> "Todo el desorden del mundo proviene de las profesiones mal o mediocremente
you can do something like in windows to open the IE from the Run window:
but in linux is:
vpadro at workstation:/# firefox http://www.google.com
therefore many applications can be run from the terminal just like in
"It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion."
"Todo el desorden del mundo proviene de las profesiones mal o mediocremente
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