Re: Clairification - was [Re: Desktop Background Bites the Dust]
On Wed 24 May 2017 at 18:57:01 -0500, 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.
The description is not intended to deceive and the limited editing
functions are described in the manual. Scribbling can be avoided
(Ctrl+2 in the manual):