How to let Puppy Linux automatically open a set of files
In Puppy 4.xx series some new installed applications like Open Office can't be opened automatically by clicking on the icon of the file. For doing this follow these instructions.
- right click on the file that you want to be automatically opened
- choose the "Set run action" item. A window opens with written "Enter a shell command"
- type in the name of the application that have to open the file (e.g. swriter for Open Office Writer) and add the suffix "$@" like this
Now if you click on the file it should open with the application that you have chosen. If this doesn't happen then you have to create a symlink in /root/my-applications/bin to let the system find the application. For doing that do as follow:
- open with the file manager the directory /root/my-applications/bin
- open the directory which contains the application executeble file. For example for Open Office, if you have installed it outside of your dev_save file, it will be something like this /initrd/mnt/dev_save/openoffice.org2.4-linux/program
- drag the executable file in the /root/my-applications/bin window and choose the option absolute link
Now you can automatically open the file by clicking on it.