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enigma1 12-10-2003 12:01 PM

midnight commander
 
If I type 'mc' in a terminal, midnight commander starts up. If I try 'locate mc' in a terminal, I get lots of hits. The main ones, as far as I can see, are /usr/bin/mc and /usr/share/mc. This is mandrake 9.2 btw. My question is.....if I want to set a launcher on the desktop for Midnight Commander, how do I do it? I have tried using the above hits, but nothing happens.

James

trickykid 12-10-2003 12:05 PM

Re: midnight commander
 
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Originally posted by enigma1
If I type 'mc' in a terminal, midnight commander starts up. If I try 'locate mc' in a terminal, I get lots of hits. The main ones, as far as I can see, are /usr/bin/mc and /usr/share/mc. This is mandrake 9.2 btw. My question is.....if I want to set a launcher on the desktop for Midnight Commander, how do I do it? I have tried using the above hits, but nothing happens.

James

Well mc runs in a terminal so you'd have to check off your launcher to launch it in a terminal as well.
And it should be the /usr/bin/mc that should be used most likely.

burnpile 12-10-2003 12:26 PM

Apparently it's in your PATH so you only need to set mc as the location, as well as launch in a term as trickykid noted.

trickykid 12-10-2003 12:55 PM

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Originally posted by burnpile
Apparently it's in your PATH so you only need to set mc as the location
Actually it would be in his $PATH if he just has to type mc in a terminal and it starts up.. most likely its just the "launch in terminal" tidbit that is keeping it from starting up properly.. ;)

burnpile 12-10-2003 01:23 PM

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Originally posted by trickykid
Actually it would be in his $PATH if he just has to type mc in a terminal and it starts up.. most likely its just the "launch in terminal" tidbit that is keeping it from starting up properly.. ;)
lol...picky picky :p

trickykid 12-10-2003 01:25 PM

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Originally posted by burnpile
lol...picky picky :p
We don't want to confuse anyone.. ;)

enigma1 12-10-2003 03:47 PM

Brilliant!!!!!

Its working now - it was the 'run in terminal' thing that done it. As a little side issue, I have now discovered there is a 'which' command......

two steps forward and one step back <g>

Thanks to all

James


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