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Old 10-12-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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COnfiguring Program Associations


I'm currently running Fedora Core 2, and I've been having a devil of a time setting up file associations in KDE.

Essentially, I am trying to make it so that when I double click a file type, my preferred editor, viewer, or player launches with that file in hand.

I finally figured out how to do this with mp3's and XMMS. I had to go into file associations and edit the "Audio Player" association command

From:

xmms -e %F

To:

xmms -p %F

-e is apparently to queue up a file, so double clicking didn't play my .mp3, but instead just loaded it and brought up XMMS doing nothing. I changed the launch option to -p (found it in the man page for XMMS) so the file would be played.

Here is my question:

What the heck is the %F? I didn't see it in the man pages for XMMS, so I assume it must be a bash variable for the file name?

What all %x variables are there, what are they for, and where can I see a list of them for other applications when I want to configure Mimetypes?
 
Old 10-12-2004, 07:59 PM   #2
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What the heck is the %F? I didn't see it in the man pages for XMMS, so I assume it must be a bash variable for the file name?

What all %x variables are there, what are they for, and where can I see a list of them for other applications when I want to configure Mimetypes?
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~chri1802/kde/...izing-kde.html

Also, if you have the help icon visible in your window theme, you can click on the help icon, then the command textbox to get that list.

The %F option is the most useful.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 09:14 PM   #3
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