Re: [As-users] Where are master files?

Jeff Krebs (jkrebs@tconl.com)
Sun, 23 Jul 2006 20:02:26 -0500


I said move .../start/ . That should be COPY!

* Jeff Krebs (jkrebs@tconl.com) wrote:
> Are you talking about the paths for the AS files, or the menu stuff?
> 
> Paths are in the file "base".
> 
> I don't know what you are trying to "look for". AS, through "base",
> is fairly inclusive of all items needed to run AS; i.e., AS knows
> where to look to find all of its own installed data.
> 
> This is provided you used configure correctly during build. Unless
> you are seeing odd things, all is probably OK.
> 
> For my local ~/.afterstep, I have the following directories:
> 
> ~/.afterstep
> 	backgrounds
> 	desktop          <- auto-created
> 		fonts    <- auto-created
> 		icons
> 		tiles    <- auto-created
> 	non-configurable <- auto-created
> 
> "autoexec", "base", "pager", "wharf", "database", "winlist" need
> to go directly into ~/.afterstep.
> 
> If you are talking about the menus, some of the stuff is AS commands,
> some is calling external programs.  You are looking in the right place,
> and that is the ..../start/ directory. The .include isn't what you need
> to follow; look at the files and dirs with numbers in front of them.
> All menus are just text files and dirs, with the dirs indicating
> sub-folders.  It's WYSIWYG.
> 
> You can move the .../start/ dir and its contents to ~/.afterstep/ .
> Edit to you heart's content.
> 
> For applications that you use frequently, I'd recommend making a
> button in Wharf... It's so much easier (one click rather than many).
> 
> 
> Jeff Krebs
> 
> * Mike Rosing (eresrch@eskimo.com) wrote:
> > On Sun, 23 Jul 2006, Jeff Krebs wrote:
> > 
> > > Once you initially start AfterStep, a directory should be
> > > created in your home directory called ".afterstep" (~/.afterstep).
> > >
> > > Copy the files you'd like to edit to that directory and edit the
> > > files there. "autoexec", "base", "pager", and "wharf" are examples
> > > of what you'd like to copy.
> > >
> > > The number one thing that needs editing is wharf, and you'll
> > > want to tailor it to your particular needs.
> > >
> > > Jeff Krebs
> > 
> > Thanks Jeff.  I'm now getting confused with the "start" menu.
> > I can see where most of the files call things up, but I don't follow the
> > .include file.  As an example, in
> > /usr/local/share/afterstep/start/0_Applications/Network the .include file
> > has
> > 
> > SmallMiniPixmap         large/NetworkedGlobe
> > 
> > Category                        "Network"
> > 
> > The first line makes sense, that's the picture on the menu.  But how does
> > Category work - it's obviously finding stuff somewhere, but I don't know
> > where.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > Patience, persistence, truth,
> > Dr. mike
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