On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 01:24:42PM +0200, mcINEK wrote: > W li?cie z czw, 15-05-2003, godz. 13:00, Wouter Verhelst pisze: > > Here's your error: if you do that, it's not the user who can change his > > browser, but the system administrator. Those two are not always the > > same. > > But, does it eliminate my soluton? As you wrote later, user always can > change /etc/mailcap. I didn't wonder how it would be on multi-users > machines but I don't think it could be 'worse'. > > On the contrary, for one-user machines it will be very good and fast > solution to make their programs runing apps like they want. The don't > need to wonder what app will be starded, just that what they choose by > update-alternatives. And also, this apps may be different for xwindows > or console. I really think it would be a bad idea to go the alternatives road here. If you must, you could write a front-end that parses /etc/mailcap, and for a given MIME type, allows a user to pick the application of his/her choice; the front-end could then write that to ~/.mailcap. > What is more, everything will be doing automatically. > I think it can be interesting. We disagree, then. -- Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "An expert can usually spot the difference between a fake charge and a full one, but there are plenty of dead experts." -- National Geographic Channel, in a documentary about large African beasts.
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