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Old 07-01-2003, 07:35 PM   #1
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Link Difficulties


I've been trying to make a executable that would run xmms and a certain playlist. I've tried many things such as creating a link to an application and putting in the execute on click as 'xmms /music/album/*,' but that doesn't work. I've also tried creating a text file with the same line and executing that in a terminal, but nnone of these work. Does anybody know of any other thing that I can do?
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Old 07-01-2003, 08:35 PM   #2
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Assuming you created a xmms playlist
in your home and called it noise.m3u...

vi my_noise.sh

#!/bin/bash
`which xmms` ~/noise.m3u

chmod u+x my_noise.sh

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Old 07-01-2003, 09:52 PM   #3
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I added this to the file and it changes the icon to a link, but I tried clicking on it and running in the command line xmms playlist* and nothing happened it just oppened up xmms and asked what files to load at of file:/. What do I do to use this?
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Old 07-01-2003, 10:23 PM   #4
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If xmms comes up with a file dialog it
means that it can't find your playlist.
Are you sure you have the playlist
in your home, and your call to xmms
includes ~/name_of_your_list ?
`which xmms` ~/list

As my windowmanager (fluxbox) doesn't
have desktop icons I can't veryfiy that
clicking on the icon will do what you
want, but I'd say it's a fair bet it would :}


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Old 07-01-2003, 10:47 PM   #5
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The stuff you mentioned previously. Where do you type that?
 
Old 07-01-2003, 11:01 PM   #6
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In a shell/terminal of your choice...

If you're scared of vi (or just don't like it,
like me) you can use any GUI text editor
you like to create the shell-script.

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Old 07-02-2003, 11:34 AM   #7
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No. I understand vi, but where do you add the text that you told me. Is it seperate or do you add it to the top of the playlist.
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Old 07-02-2003, 03:39 PM   #8
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Umm ... no.

You create a shell-script with vi,
and call it let's say my_noise.sh

In this you put
Code:
#!/bin/bash
`which xmms` ~/noise.m3u
You save that, and let's say
put it into /usr/bin
Code:
su -
mv my_noise.sh /usr/bin/.
Then you chmod it (from any
terminal) so it's executable for
every user:
Code:
chmod ugo+x /usr/bin/my_noise.sh
Now let's assume that your normal
user has a xmms playlist that's called
noise.m3u and that lives in his home,
clicking on the /usr/bin/my_noise.sh
will bring up xmms, automagically playing
the users list.

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