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KDE Utils: new.symlink, launch, edit, browse, tofile

Posted 01-16-2012 at 01:43 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 01-16-2012 at 01:58 PM by rainbowsally

[Recommended: Kate (Advanced Text Editor).]

In my setup I have HOME/bin with a subdirectory named src where I put my private stockpile of micro-programs and where I can uninstall them easily by simply deleting the files or the directories containing them.

Under HOME/bin/src I have the directories named for the apps they contain, in some cases being collections of apps with additional subdirectories.

In order to put the apps in the path all that is necessary...
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Stragest BugZ Part 2

Posted 01-15-2012 at 10:57 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 01-16-2012 at 12:48 AM by rainbowsally (code error)

[Edited: Corrected md5sum generator, Jan 15, 2012.]

Before I forget, I want to jot some notes on the screwiest bugs I've seen.

Kubuntu next.

I initially got the Live CD, version 11.10, but I have dialup. After playing with it a while I got 12.4 on the DVD and currently my Kubuntu is on mothballs but I do want to jot down a few things I noticed.

First of all, Kubuntu is so biased toward those with a high speed internet connection that I...
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Stragest BugZ Part 1

Posted 01-15-2012 at 10:14 AM by rainbowsally
Updated 08-06-2014 at 10:37 AM by rainbowsally

Before I forget, I want to jot some notes on the screwiest bugs I've seen.

First, openSUSE.

I'm using version 11.4, but it's very likely that some of these misfeatures are still present in 12.1 though the newer kde seems to behave a bit better. Better, at least when JAWS appears. The newer KDE it may self correct better but you may well still see the effect for an instant even so.

JAWS!

The exploding desktop bug, or "JAWS", which...
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So you'd like to run apps from the commandline as su or user

Posted 01-14-2012 at 11:24 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 01-15-2012 at 07:42 AM by rainbowsally

So you'd like to run apps from the commandline as su or user

In case it's not clear, and it probably isn't, this modification (openSUSE version so far):

[x] Allows users to run gui apps (such as kate or kwrite, konqueror or dolphin) and non-gui apps with the same syntax, no wrappers. I.e., makes kde work WITH linux instead of against it.

[x] Allows uniform syntax for calling script-based programs which may now call gui apps or not and run without crashing,...
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This is very cool. I have a blog.

Posted 01-14-2012 at 10:58 PM by rainbowsally

Thanks for the blog LQ!

Maybe this is where I should have been posting before.

Stay tuned.
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