[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] calling small unix tools from filemanager; was: unzip: file manager associations - NOT fixed

From: Danny Milosavljevic danny_milo at yahoo.com
Date: Tue Jan 30 20:00:45 EET 2007

So I wonder what I've been smoking... Writing "fixed" in the subject when the problem just changed to another one... Must be sleep deprivation ;)

On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 01:16:34 +0000, Danny Milosavljevic wrote:
>> However, the file manager will detect my test zip file as being "application/zip" (tested by long-clicking on zip file and choosing "Details").
> When I click on it, it will give "Unable to open".

So the problem moved to the desktop file, which is:

[sbox-ARMEL: ~/source/zip-unzip/unzip-5.52/debian] > cat unzip.desktop 
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Uncompress zip files
Exec=/usr/bin/batch-unzip -- %f 

Note that there is no dbus service or osso_init in batch-unzip (batch-unzip actually is just a shell script).

This probably means that quite a few assumptions the file manager made are broken by me, I'd think. Is there a way to call such tools in a simple way or do I have to add another dbus service / C program / callback / ... complex stuff?

> btw: where does the file manager get the icon for the file?


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