Re: Opening files from terminal

On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 13:30, Frank Worsley wrote:
> > I will change my little program to (conditionally) use the libgnome
> > change and send it to you (it was never available publically, since I am
> > the last remaining person in the world without a website).
> Since you guys are working on this, anyone feel like adding a function
> that is the equivalent of gnome_url_show and gnome_vfs_url_show but opens
> the url in the default *viewer* and not the default application.
> This should be pretty useful for apps like gnome-terminal, etc. If you
> click on a URL in gnome-terminal you probably want to view it quickly, not
> edit it in the full-blown app.
> In any case, this would be a nice (and easy) API addition to round things
> out.

You are right, in that it's a useful feature. However, we are in
feature-freeze time currently and you are talking about an API addition,
so this is not something to worry about for a while. (Plus, I personally
have slightly less than zero time to work on anything outside of my TODO
list for the next month or so. Some hard deadlines are approaching.)

I should point out, though, that my interest in this area is from the
point of view of an application, not an API in a library -- I saw
somebody using OS X and was impressed that they could type "open foo" in
a terminal and it would Just Work. So I wrote a small GNOME equivalent;
I think I pretty much emulated what gnome_url_show() does now.


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