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Ok, I am pretty new to Linux, and I am having a problem finding programs from the File Explorer. I am currently using Ubuntu. The real problem I am having ...
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- 05-21-2007 #1
- Join Date
- May 2007
Run Program from Browser/File Manager
Ok, I am pretty new to Linux, and I am having a problem finding programs from the File Explorer. I am currently using Ubuntu.
The real problem I am having is that when I download a file (such as a torrent) and I want to open it with a different program than the default (I want KTorrent instead of BitTorrent). When I pick choose program it takes me to a file explorer. I type in the name of the program (KTorrent) and it says:
"The application you chose ("(null)") could not be found. Check the file name or choose another application."
I get the same message when I copy the command from the link (torrent %i %m -caption "%c" %u) and try to execute that.
So, where is the directory of executables? Where do I need to point Firefox? And how do I change the default for opening different file types? I tried "Preferred Applications" but this only lets me change my browser, email client, and terminal emulator.
- 05-21-2007 #2
First firefox is not really suited to be a file manager although it will browse
directories. If your going to execute files and so on I would recommend
Konqueror for KDE and Nautilus for Gnome.
Most all of the executables are in /usr/bin
- 05-21-2007 #3
Unfortunately, this feature is not very well designed. You must
already know where the application's executable is in
order to tell the file manager that this is the app to open a particular
type of file. I hope it improves in the future.
- 05-21-2007 #4
- Join Date
- May 2007
Objuan: I'm not trying to execute a file from Firefox, just set a file to open with a specific program when I download it in firefox.
Does anyone know where KTorrent keeps its executable and what it is called?
- 05-21-2007 #5
The exectuable for most programs is its name on /usr/bin
But some KDE programs use
/usr/kde/<your version>/binPut your hand in an oven for a minute and it will be like an hour, sit beside a beautiful woman for an hour and it will be like a minute, that is relativity. --Albert Einstein
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