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Old 03-21-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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KDE konqueror and the command line


HI,
Is there anything documenting konqueror and it's command line usage / options ? I have checked the manpage and the net (not much to be found) but am looking for some more practical examples.

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Old 03-21-2007, 09:18 PM   #2
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Could you be a bit more clear on what you mean by 'command line usage' in Konqueror?

I could tell you about io-slaves and such, but I don't think that's what you want.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 09:31 PM   #3
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And which profile are you using? e.g, the "File Manager" profile gives you two options under "tools," a "terminal session" and a "single command," whilst the "Midnight Commander" profile givies you a small "command line" window at the bottom of the screen.

In two of the above examples, the command you enter is executed as a standard shell command, but you may be somewhere else. The "terminal session" option just opens a standard terminal session for you in your current default directory.

Anyhow, your question is not really clear enough for an easy answer.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 05:05 AM   #4
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Sorry about that guys a very badly worded question.
Basically want to run konqueror from the command line and would like some documentation on konqueror syntax and which arguments / options one can use.
I've entered " $ konqueror --help " but that just gives a brief synopsis. Would like some more documentation and some real world practical examples. I couldn't really find anything on the web, unless there is a detailed KDE Systems ADMIN guide out there somewhere ? I like to spend a lot of time working in terminals / konsoles but do want to make good use of konqueror functionality.

Hope this clears things up.

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Old 03-22-2007, 09:05 AM   #5
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Ah. Well, that doesn’t tell us what you want to accomplish.

My point is that there may be alternative ways to do whatever you hope to accomplish with konqueror. Since konqueror is designed as a window application, unless you use the —silent option it’s going to try to open a window for interactive use. If you have some script you want konqueror to run when it is started, you could see if you could create a profile that would accomplish what you want.

In any case, though, if konqueror is opened from a terminal window, the process is a child of that window, and, unless you disown the process, the process will be killed when the terminal window is closed.

Bottom line: I, for one, still don’t understand your objective in this exercise.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 11:35 AM   #6
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OK
Is there anything worth doing with konqueror from command line except starting the program and opening a file/directory ?

I've entered the command : $ konqueror --help

and you do get some command line options which made me think that konqueror may have some use from command line.
My question is not specifically pointed at what I exactly want to do with konqueror more along the lines of what can be achieved with it if run from command line with the various arguments.
I hope this is a bit clearer !

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:36 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Is there anything worth doing with konqueror from command line except starting the program and opening a file/directory ? . . .
Well, not really. as the —help tells you, a —help-all will show you all the command line options, including the —silent one I mentioned above. But those options are primarilly intended for use in <name>.desktop files used to start desktop applications, and are usually attached to desktop icons.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 03:50 PM   #8
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Quote:
Is there anything worth doing with konqueror from command line except starting the program and opening a file/directory ?
Short answer - No.

Longer answer - maybe. If you want to start a particular instance of konqueror from, perhaps, a desktop icon, then you can use the --profile filemanagement or similar options (eg you want to pass it an URL to open by default, perhaps http://whatismyip.com, and give it a desktop icon of "?").

konqueror is a GUI application, and as such, is a pointy - clicky - draggy thing. So it's just not built for a lot of command line options. You start it, and get clicky-happy. That's it, no more command line. The developers aren't developing konqueror for the command line, but the GUI.

If you want to use then command line instead, then just go ahead and use it: it is one click away!

I am not sure what it is you are trying to achieve. If you want to play with KDE applications interacting with each other, take a look at dcop.
 
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Why does everything have to achieve something? Can't a guy get curious?
 
  


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