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Old 12-10-2003, 11:01 AM   #1
enigma1
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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
 
Old 12-10-2003, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: midnight commander

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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.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 11:26 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 11:55 AM   #4
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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..
 
Old 12-10-2003, 12:23 PM   #5
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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
 
Old 12-10-2003, 12:25 PM   #6
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lol...picky picky
We don't want to confuse anyone..
 
Old 12-10-2003, 02:47 PM   #7
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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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