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Old 11-07-2004, 07:31 PM   #1
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Command-line trouble


I really should know better here, but then I've only been at this Linux game for a couple of weeks now.

How do I set up Firefox to start at a command? What I need to know is:

- How to get Linux to associate a shell command with an executable file (a specific shell script in this case)
and
- How to pass Firefox a URL as an argument so that it starts up in a specific webpage.

If I've used any incorrect terminology (eg. is a shell script technically executable?) please let me know, too - I don't want to en-silly myself in future

EDIT: Oh yeah, does KDE (in SuSE Personal 9.1, if it makes any difference) have a 'default browser setting'? I know it seems to favour Konqueror at the moment, but I thought I saw a box somewhere to choose your favourite browser. I can't seem to find it again, though. Does it really exist? Was it just a figment of my overworked imagination? If not, where can I find it?

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Old 11-07-2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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for firefox ln -s /path/to/firefox /somewhere/in/your/path/firefox

or is it the other way around? try both, one way will tell you that file already exists
 
Old 11-07-2004, 07:50 PM   #3
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Quote:
ow do I set up Firefox to start at a command? What I need to know is:

- How to get Linux to associate a shell command with an executable file (a specific shell script in this case)
and
link it to /usr/bin

Code:
ln -s foo /usr/bin/
Quote:
- How to pass Firefox a URL as an argument so that it starts up in a specific webpage.
This can't be done as far as I know

Quote:
If I've used any incorrect terminology (eg. is a shell script technically executable?) please let me know, too - I don't want to en-silly myself in future
All your terminology is correct

-Joey
 
Old 11-07-2004, 07:57 PM   #4
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To open firefox with a specific page, this works for me:
Code:
$ firefox-bin www.linuxquestions.org
For setting the default web browser, open up 'kcontrol' (KDE Control Center), go to KDE Components->Component Chooser
 
Old 11-08-2004, 03:56 PM   #5
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Why thankyou!

So does putting anything in /usr/bin mean that you can just refer to it on the command line?

One problem: In the KDE Control Centre there appears to be no default browser setting. There's a default email setting there (which I'm leaving as Kmail for now, unless anyone knows of anything oustandingly better) but nothing for websites...

And doesn't Firefox just spit back a load of errors at you if you try to run the binary directly? Am I doing something wrong?
 
Old 11-08-2004, 05:29 PM   #6
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/usr/bin is one of many places in your PATH.

things in your PATH can be run from anywhere just by their filename.

echo $PATH
 
  


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