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Old 06-27-2003, 02:02 AM   #1
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Question Terminal short cuts

I found a game for my son and he must use the Terminal but the prob is he can't spell well yet. Is there a sort cut to get the game to work. the game is Abe's Amazing Adventure and the command to run it is ./abe -f
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Old 06-27-2003, 10:36 AM   #2
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Just make a launcher for it on the panel or desktop (assuming you are using gnome or kde)
Old 06-27-2003, 10:41 AM   #3
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mhearn - The key here was that he said HE MUST USE THE TERMINAL.

Just pointing that out.

Old 06-27-2003, 10:51 AM   #4
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Make an alias. In his /home/user/.bashrc, put something like this:

alias game='./abe -f'

Change game to some thing he can type easily.
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Does this have to be run outside of X, or can it be run in a terminal window?
If it can be run in a terminal window within X, you can do something like to following to give your son an icon to click on:

In KDE, you right click on the empty desktop and choose create new -> link to application. The Execute tab is where you insert the following command. In Gnome, it's similar, but you choose new launcher instead.
xterm -e abe -f


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