Re: Clairification - was [Re: Desktop Background Bites the Dust]
On 05/24/2017 06:57 PM, David Wright wrote:
> On Wed 24 May 2017 at 17:28:52 (-0500), Michael Milliman wrote:
>> I installed and have been using feh as a stop-gap until the Debian
>> repositories catch up to upstream and/or fix the problem in Stretch.
>> Been working just fine, with its limitations. It's better than a black
>> desktop. :) I had to read the man page a couple of times and try it
>> another couple of times to make it work, but work it does.
> I prefer to keep feh off my systems; its description is a lie.
> feh - image viewer and cataloguer
> It's an editor that has no concept of a buffer, but just scribbles
> over the original file. And, IIRC, the error message, when thwarted
> by a read-only file, is incorrect: it blames the permissions of
> the directory, not the file.
This is a real problem, and I have no intention of using it for any
other reason than as a temporary fix to the MATE desktop background
issue. There are much better applications for viewing/editing pictures
(Eye of Gnome/MATE, and GIMP come to mind). I expect that as soon as
the background issue is resolved, I'll probably remove feh from my
system as well, as it has no other use for me.
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