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Old 07-17-2003, 07:08 PM   #1
rryjew
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RH9 Lauchers/Commands ???


I've got RH9 installed and I have a question about configuring application launcers. A few of the launchers that came by default with RH9 use a "%" followed by another character. For example:

The xmms launcher is: xmms -e %F
and
Mozilla is: mozilla %u

My question is what does the % character do and where is this documented.

TIA

Ray
 
Old 07-18-2003, 03:48 AM   #2
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Its a metaparameter,

I have never been inrigued by this before but after a quick bounce around google it turns out that when running something like xmms, it would be nice to have a file. so %F invokes it with n arguments (file name), Then when its xmms is running and you double click on a song on the playlist xmms %F changes to xmms filename.mp3 or whatever. well thats my understanding from what i just read, the link is here

http://cantonlinux.org/pipermail/tec...ch/002781.html

Would check it but work despises linux
 
Old 07-18-2003, 09:17 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. But I'm still trying to find out where metaparamers are documented. When I searched google for: Linux metaparameters the results were rather meager.

When you searched google what was your query string.

Thanks

r
 
Old 07-18-2003, 09:50 AM   #4
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Talking

www.google.com/linux

then i stuck in xmms %F


 
  


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