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Old 09-18-2022, 03:34 AM   #16
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I am not sure, but I believe in Windows you can run

Code:
> start SomeTextFile.txt
on a terminal and Windows will open the text file with whatever program is configured as the default one for opening .txt files.

Whether that is true or not, is there such a thing on Linux?

I remember there used to be such a command for KDE a very long time ago (like 15 years ago), but I don't know if it is still used and, anyway, I need some command that does not rely on KDE. It just has to assume the user has a graphical environment. Is that possible?

TIA

unfortunately linux has not such a script for that. you will end up in nothing likely on some boxes.

Solution: From Source is magic.

The best is that you think about X11 lib or other small size libs, and you can compile your notepad with GCC or CLANG. See BSD for instance, there are cool projects for that (small size and readily compilable).
 
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Old 09-18-2022, 03:42 AM   #17
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I am not sure, but I believe in Windows you can run

Code:
> start SomeTextFile.txt
on a terminal and Windows will open the text file with whatever program is configured as the default one for opening .txt files.

Whether that is true or not, is there such a thing on Linux?

I remember there used to be such a command for KDE a very long time ago (like 15 years ago), but I don't know if it is still used and, anyway, I need some command that does not rely on KDE. It just has to assume the user has a graphical environment. Is that possible?

TIA
Have a look ... a cool link: https://www.fltk.org/doc-1.3/editor.html

You can compile it on any linux

Try this if it works:

Code:
 wget -c --no-check-certificate   "https://termbin.com/ke4l"  -O editor.cxx ; g++ editor.cxx    -lfltk -o notepad ; ./notepad

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Old 09-18-2022, 03:55 AM   #18
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Just going to add that the OSX equivalent to "start" and "xdg-open" is "open".
xdg-open sucks totally. it is not low end.
 
Old 09-18-2022, 10:59 AM   #19
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xdg-open sucks totally. it is not low end.
Eh?

Usually, when you say that something "sucks totally", you mean that it is "low end".
 
Old 09-18-2022, 11:26 AM   #20
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xdg-open sucks totally. it is not low end.
I am having trouble parsing this for your meaning. Are you high-endian or low-endian?
 
Old 09-18-2022, 11:53 AM   #21
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Can also do alias's. I don't use them but many do. Then you can type in whatever you want.
Seconded for aliases. Those -- and shell scripts in my ~/bin directory (in your PATH, of course) -- handle all the custom commands you can think of.

Re: xdg-open

When I issue "xdg-open some-text-file" (on Leap 15.3) it launches Kate BUT it also dumps
Code:
kf.sonnet.core: Unable to find any suggestion for "dummy to trigger identify"
kf.kio.core: We got some errors while running testparm "Weak crypto is allowed"
to stderr. Ugh. An alias that includes "2>/dev/null" is needed to clean things up.
Code:
$ alias open='xdg-open 2>/dev/null'
 
  


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