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Old 04-21-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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fluxbox doesn't consider bash_aliases


How may I make fluxbox consider what was made in bash_aliases file? I have put aliases there and when clicking a menu button clearly by how a program opens the alias's I have defined were not considered by the fluxbox menu.

I got around this by puting everything directly into the menu however its becoming ugly and messy. What way's can I make the menu file for fluxbox look more pleasing to look at and readable?

Thank you
 
Old 04-21-2007, 05:07 PM   #2
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I got around this by puting everything directly into the menu however its becoming ugly and messy. What way's can I make the menu file for fluxbox look more pleasing to look at and readable?
Post an example please.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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Normally aliases are defined in ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile. Sometimes an aliases script will be sourced by one of the startup scripts. Look in "info bash" for info on the bash startup scripts, and look in your home directory to see what is used in your case. You probably could add a line like "source $HOME/bash_aliases" to the startup script used if there isn't one already.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 04:08 PM   #4
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I put ". .bash_profile" to the fluxbox start up script and still the aliases seem to be ignored. Where should I put the "source" statement? I checked info bash and it references .bash_profile for startup?

Quote:
Post an example please.
Well it just looks like
xterm -bg black -fg white
I have xterm and other aliases to have "defaults" and not require common flags.

And recently I added functions to the place where aliases are which I would like also to be able to use from the fluxbox menu.

Thanks

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Old 04-24-2007, 05:55 PM   #5
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I think you are talking about .Xdefaults;
Code:
aterm*cursorColor: green
aterm*colorMode: true
aterm*borderwidth: 0
aterm*pointerColor: yellow
aterm*transparent: true
aterm*shading: 60
aterm*background: black
aterm*foreground: white
aterm*scrollBar: false
aterm*fading: 60
aterm*saveLines:4500
aterm*geometry: 100x25+20+5
aterm*loginShell: True
aterm*font: -*-terminus-medium-*-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
! xlock
XLock.erasedelay: 0

! xclock
xclock*background: gray
xclock*hourColor: blue
xclock*minuteColor: red
xclock*secondColor: black
xclock*majorColor: red
xclock*minorColor: cyan
xclock*update: 1
xclock*geometry: -0+0

xterm*cursorColor: red
xterm*colorMode: true
xterm*pointerColor: yellow
xterm*background: black
xterm*foreground: white
xterm*saveLines:4500
xterm*geometry: 110x40+20+5
xterm*loginShell: True
xterm*font: -*-terminus-medium-*-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
Xcursor.theme: neutral

xcalc*background:                  skyblue
xcalc*foreground:                  black
xcalc*geometry:                    300x300
xcalc*dispBack:                    black
xcalc*dispFore:                    yellow
xcalc*fKeyBack:                    steelblue
xcalc*fKeyFore:                    white
xcalc*iconBack:                    white
xcalc*iconFore:                    red
xcalc*nKeyBack:                    white
xcalc*nKeyFore:                    black
xcalc*oKeyBack:                    darkslategrey
xcalc*oKeyFore:                    aquamarine

oclock*transparent:	    true

XFontSel*menu*showUnselectable: false
XFontSel*MenuButton.shadowWidth: 0
XFontsel*Toggle*ToggleStyle: check
XFontsel*MenuButton*Justify:    left
XFontsel*MenuButton*MenuButtonStyle: select
.xfontsel.pane.commandBox.quitButton.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.commandBox.quitButton.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.commandBox.ownButton.background: orange3
.xfontsel.pane.commandBox.ownButton.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.commandBox.countLabel.background: snow
.xfontsel.pane.viewPort.sampleText.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.viewPort.sampleText.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field0.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field0.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field1.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field1.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field2.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field2.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field3.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field3.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field4.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field4.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field5.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field5.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field6.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field6.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field7.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field7.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field8.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field8.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field9.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field9.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field10.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field10.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field11.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field11.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field12.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field12.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field13.background: #777777
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.field13.foreground: snow
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox*foreground: #000000
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.MenuButton.borderWidth: 1
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.MenuButton.internalHeight: 1
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.MenuButton.internalWidth: 2
.xfontsel.pane.fieldBox.MenuButton.shapeStyle: rectangle

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some distro's use .Xresources I think
 
Old 04-26-2007, 07:59 PM   #6
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I use kubuntu and couldn't find these files. In the alias I start to create functions that run programs a certain way the reason is because global variables effect the way some programs are run (e.g. wine {wineprefix}). I would like to be able to execute these functions, through the fluxbox menu.

Thank you
 
  


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