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Old 07-14-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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Finding default browser and mail client


Hi,

Is there a way to find, programmatically or through a shell script, what the default browser and mail client are on KDE, GNOME, etc.?

Any help, links etc are appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Ashutosh
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:15 AM   #2
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Please refer to thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/197623
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:28 AM   #3
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Thanks, but the methods suggested there and at the link within use the GUI to find/set the default browser. Can we do the same in a shell script or with a C-program?

Ashutosh
 
Old 07-14-2004, 12:40 PM   #4
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Shell script? If you're using KDE, its a matter of writing to ~/.kde/share/config/emaildefaults with your email client. For example, you can just have a script like so:

############ Begin default email client for KDE script #############
emailclient="kmail %t %s"
# Flags: %t - To %s - Subject %c - CC %B - body text

echo -e "Profile=Default\n\n[PROFILE_Default]\nEmailClient=$emailclient\nServerType=\nTerminalClient=false" > $HOME/.kde/share/config/emaildefaults
############ End Script ####################################

I'm not sure about Gnome, but i'm guessing it would be something similar.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 12:25 AM   #5
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Thanks! And can I assume that the current default email client would haev written something similar here, to find out what the current default client is?
 
  


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