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KDE Utils: new.exec, shell-exec (for ENTER & click on executables)

Posted 01-28-2012 at 04:08 AM by rainbowsally

[This post includes some test data showing what's wrong in KDE and a peek into the configuration files for various file types.]

Let's start with a program that writes programs. This is 'new.exec'.

file: new.exec (executable)
purpose: create a skeleton of a clickable shell program with an 'exec' extension.
# creates a new exec file named $1.exec that does $2

cd_here='cd `dirname
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Let's Go Retro Now - A RPM Extractor w/ Scripts

Posted 01-23-2012 at 09:10 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 04-05-2012 at 08:44 PM by rainbowsally (Kubuntu no longer has link to experimental/optimization forum on their main page. Can't find the link to the deb package build scripts I once uploaded there.)

[Note to myself: links to kubuntu forum re. deb extraction, rebuilding 2 places appears to be gone. It was in the Experimental section which appears to have been removed. :-( .]

Let's Go Retro Now - A RPM Extractor w/ Scripts

Especially when building retro packages from binary packages, we need to look out for old development files overwriting newer ones.

For deb packages, the process is a bit more complicated, but once you have a set of definitions...
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KDE Utils: cleanup, hlp

Posted 01-23-2012 at 08:16 AM by rainbowsally
Updated 01-23-2012 at 08:19 AM by rainbowsally

  • Cleanup old backup files quickly with feedback on operations being done.
  • Outstanding doc viewer that doesn't tie up your terminal.
See the link below for the "how and why" to install these as symlinks in your HOME/bin folder. Need functions for 'browse', 'launch', 'tofile'? It's all here.
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KDE Utils: new.image <format>

Posted 01-19-2012 at 11:21 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 01-19-2012 at 11:32 PM by rainbowsally

More 'new' funcs for KDE. Most of these will work with other Window managers but some rely on KDE gui apps so we'll call these KDE utilities.

These posts may also be of interest or may fill in some blanks if any of this post seems to be missing some pieces.

Personal HOME/bin installer/uninstaller, no superuser req'd here and reason for 'new(dot)' file (or file set) creation:
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KDE Utils: new.symlink, launch, edit, browse, tofile

Posted 01-16-2012 at 02:43 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 01-16-2012 at 02:58 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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