Re: Wharf Question

David Mihm (
Sun, 23 Aug 1998 17:27:36 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 23 Aug 1998, David A. Pellegrino wrote:

! Hello,
!     I'm very new to Afterstep and I've been palying with the wharf.
! Adding folders and icons and the like, but I can't get any programs to
! execute.  I've added netscape to my wharf, but it will not run when the
! icon is pressed.  The line in  wharf reads: *Wharf netscape netscape.xpm
! Exec "-" netscape &.  The netscape directory is in the path.  If I give
! the "netscape" command from any Xiterm it runs.  But it won't run from
! wharf.  any one have any ideas, am I missing something?

	First off, check your database file to make sure it's not getting
sent to a desk that you don't have.  The default database had a
"StartsOnDesk 1".  Have you also check `ps` to see if it was running after
you clicked on the wharf button?  Another possiblitiy could be that the
second word should be unique to all the *Wharf entries (I think this is
still the way it is); this means that you can't have something like:
	*Wharf netscape foo.xpm Folder
		*Wharf netscape bar.xpm Exec "-" netscape &

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