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KRunner and GNOME Do: the run command evolves
Posted Feb 12, 2009 18:59 UTC (Thu) by droundy (subscriber, #4559)
Posted Feb 13, 2009 17:19 UTC (Fri) by vmole (guest, #111)
e.g. how do you view a pdf file in bash?
There are a variety of choices, but I typically use "evince foo.pdf &". I'm not sure why this is harder than KRunner et. al.
Posted Feb 19, 2009 2:03 UTC (Thu) by SEMW (guest, #52697)
Keypresses? Given that both both Do and KRunner integrate with indexing frameworks, so can show a pdf anywhere on your system, I would only have to type "foo<enter>" (4 letters) for Do/KR to get the equivalent of typing "locate output.pdf | xargs evince &<enter>" (36 characters) in bash, a factor of 9 difference.
Posted Feb 19, 2009 4:55 UTC (Thu) by vmole (guest, #111)
Posted Feb 12, 2009 20:50 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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