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Old 12-20-2003, 02:52 PM   #1
megaman
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Cool adding commands?


Is there a way to assign new commands to software, say for instance if I'd like to start xmms by hitting Alt+F2 and typing "music" instead of "xmms"
or if you install new software without a command and want to assign it your own one?
 
Old 12-20-2003, 03:19 PM   #2
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Use the alias command. I'm not a slack user but for Mandrake I add them to the users .bashrc file. It is hidden file located in the users home directory.

http://campuscgi.princeton.edu/man?alias#sect6
http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu/cgi-bin/u...an-cgi?alias+1
 
Old 12-20-2003, 03:57 PM   #3
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If you mean Alt-F2 from a GUI (w/stock xmms, I assume so) your window manager should have some keyboard configuration capability. And yeah, either aliases in ~/.bashrc or symlinks, and so on.

What kind of software doesn't have a command, though? (That sentence hurts my head to even type.) That'd be a neat trick.
 
  


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