put the links onto a website
HMI inspection tomorrow and we've just found out that shortcuts created by IE in windows and saved to shared folder don't open in Firefox on eeePC
Doesn't seem to be a way to create them from Firefox on eeePC either
Any ideas (apart from running around all 24 of the little darlings!)
put the links onto a website
could do but then I'd need a shortcut to the website - catch 22 (and not really practical to setup in 15 hours )
Its individual links I'm after - I've trained teachers over the years just to send a shortcut to the desktop and then copy that shortcut to their class shared area and then direct class to their shared area and double-click the shortcut - thats the functionality I'm after
I've got as far as this script
which will parse the url file and return just the address but I can't seem to work out how to associate the suffix .url with running this script.Code:#! /bin/bash cat $1 | grep -v BASEURL= | grep URL= | sed 's/URL=//g'
You can seem to do it in File Manager (which is where I want to run it from) but any changes I make don't seem to stick - I can't even get it just to open it in kwrite
is this kde or the default simple menu?Code:firefox `cat $1 | grep -v BASEURL= | grep URL= | sed 's/URL=//g'`
default simple menu
Where do you suggest I stick your code
create a file in /usr/local/bin called something like url.sh
and make it executable.Code:#! /bin/bash firefox `cat $1 | grep -v BASEURL= | grep URL= | sed 's/URL=//g'`Then associate the .url extensions with that script, when you click they should open in firefox.Code:chmod u+x /usr/local/bin/url.sh
I'm really not too sure how to get the file association working in the simple menu (icewm) though. It should be- Control Center -> File Manager -> File Associations. But the filemanager is konqeror (a kde app) and this might be why it doesn't save in simple menu ?.
1 step forward - 1 back
Set FIrefox as the application to open *.url
When Firefox says what shall I do with it - say open with url.sh script and say remember.
Unfortunately - some .url files don't follow the same pattern as others so I need to go back to the parsing script again
was the one i assumed they all followed and theni found this oneCode:[DEFAULT] BASEURL=http://www.bbc.co.uk/ [InternetShortcut] URL=http://www.bbc.co.uk/ Modified=201A631F52A9C80180 IconFile=http://www.bbc.co.uk/favicon.ico IconIndex=1
Code:[DEFAULT] BASEURL=http://www.express.co.uk/ [DOC_miva] BASEURL=http://contentsearch.espotting.com/search/content/implementations/results.asp?affiliateid=5128&resulttype=dailyexpress_skyscraper&contentidentifier=Exnews&hits=2 ORIGURL=http://contentsearch.espotting.com/search/content/implementations/results.asp?affiliateid=5128&resulttype=dailyexpress_skyscraper&contentidentifier=Exnews&hits=2 [InternetShortcut] URL=http://www.express.co.uk/ Modified=7006DFE10A3BC70143 IconFile=http://www.express.co.uk/favicon.ico IconIndex=1
Nearly there (inspection over now of course !)
Works for the 3 different types i've found so farCode:#!/bin/bash urltest1=`cat $1 | grep ORIGURL=` if [ $? != 0 ]; then urltest2=`cat $1 | grep BASEURL=` if [ $? != 0 ]; then firefox `cat $1 | grep URL= | sed 's/URL=//g'` else firefox `cat $1 | grep BASEURL= | sed 's/BASEURL=//g'` fi else firefox `cat $1 | grep ORIGURL= | sed 's/ORIGURL=//g'` fi
Couple of issues - it generates a blank tab and the wanted tab and also it doesn't switch focus to FIrefox - is their a method of forcing that?
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