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Re: webhttrack. start please

On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 14:28 +0100, somethin2cool wrote:
> Michael M. wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-04-28 at 18:13 +0100, somethin2cool wrote:
> >> Amy Templeton wrote:
> >>> somethin2cool wrote:
> >>>> Well, If I type "lynx" into <little-command-bar> I expect
> >>>> it to launch lynx. ie, launch a terminal with command
> >>>> lynx.
> >>> xterm -e lynx
> >>>
> >>> Amy
> >>>
> >>>
> >> Well, can't it just know that Lynx is installed and run it in a 
> >> terminal? It can't run anywhere else, so one would think this would be 
> >> the default action. And it should be possible
> > 
> > 
> > Can't you just alias the command as above, so that when you execute
> > 'lynx' it launches 'xterm -e lynx'?
> > 
> > Do you have more than one terminal app installed?  How would it know
> > which terminal you want to use for any particular command?  Or which
> > profile you want to use, if you have more than one?  Some things I like
> > to run in a borderless, (pseudo-)transparent gnome-termimal; some things
> > in an xterm; some things in a regular gnome-terminal (default profile;
> > i.e., what starts when I just click on the terminal icon on my panel or
> > select "Terminal" from the Gnome Applications menu).  You have to set up
> > your preferences.
> > 
> > 
> that is a good idea. however, i have another thread about making a 
> symlink, but all the responses involve real 1980s command solutions. 
> which, while fully capable of doing, i refuse to. when my friends see 
> this, they will laugh at a system which requires you to open a terminal 
> just to make a link (and rightly so). It takes longer to open a terminal 
> than it takes to right click

In GNOME, open Nautilus (the Gnome file manager), right-click on the
particular item you want to link to, and select "Make Link" from the
menu.  Done.

GUI methods of creating symlinks are typically handled by file managers,
so it's really a matter of finding a file manager that does what you
want.  The desktop enviroments (GNOME, KDE, XFCE) come with their own
file managers.  Window managers typically don't, though some recommend
particular file managers and/or other apps, especially for users who
like the basics of the window manager in question but are missing some
particular capablilities.

If whatever you're using doesn't provide some functions you think would
be desirable, your best bets are either (1) find something that does
(either as a replacement for what you're using, or a supplement to it),
or (2) request that those functions be incorporated by the developers.
Another option would be to code it yourself and submit the patch to the
project.  Even if your patch isn't accepted, you can always use it

> I'm sure the responses will be "this is linux, if you don't like it use 
> windows' and 'its free what do you expect' and 'linux is all about 
> terminal' ...these excuses just don't get old. It's 2007

Well, my response is more along the lines of "diff'rent strokes for
diff'rent folks."  :-)

Anyway, I happened to stop in at Powell's Technical Books Annex today
and I noticed a book called "Point and Click Linux," so I don't think
you're alone in preferring not to use a terminal.  OTOH, you started off
mentioning lynx.  Lynx runs in a terminal.  You would have a pretty hard
time using lynx without a terminal!

Michael M. ++ Portland, OR ++ USA
"No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions
of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to
dream." --S. Jackson

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