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

Mike Rosing (eresrch@eskimo.com)
Sun, 23 Jul 2006 19:59:39 -0700 (PDT)


On Sun, 23 Jul 2006, Jeff Krebs wrote:

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

Very good idea :-)

> * Jeff Krebs (jkrebs@tconl.com) wrote:
> > Are you talking about the paths for the AS files, or the menu stuff?

I'm not sure - like I said, I'm confused.

> > 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.

OK.

> > 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.

Good to know - I don't have that built up yet.

> > 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.

This is where I'm totally confused.  In the start/applications/network
I've got:
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           40 2006-07-22 21:16 1_ftp
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           46 2006-07-22 21:16 2_ncftp
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           44 2006-07-23 06:42 3_lynx
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           44 2006-07-22 21:16 4_mail
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           49 2006-07-22 21:16 5_irc
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           48 2006-07-22 21:16 7_news
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           52 2006-07-22 21:16 8_telnet

But when I pull up the menu with the mouse I get
Ftp
NcFTP
Lynx
Mail
Irc
Newsreader
Telnet
Gaim
Gnome ICU AIM/ICQ client
GnomeMeeting
Web Bookmarks
Web Browser

The directory corresponds to everything before telnet in the ls -l
command, but I don't see where Gaim comes from.  .include appears with
ls -la.  I want to be able to edit Web Browser so I can grab the one
I want.

> > For applications that you use frequently, I'd recommend making a
> > button in Wharf... It's so much easier (one click rather than many).

I don't click, I flow.  Not having the wharf is my appreciation of
afterstep - it fits with the whole minimalist picture.  Plus, my kids
can't figure it out (yet!)
:-)

Thanks for your help - I really appreciate it!
Mike


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