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TITLE: run-free VERSION: 2.0.0 RELEAESE DATE: 4-1-2004 AUTHOR: Karl N. Redman firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.sleepingstill.com COPYRIGHT: Karl N. Redman (2004) LICENSE: GNU Public License Please see the COPYING file from the source distribution directory (i.e. the licensing agreement). DESCRIPTION: run-free is a GUI commandline launcher application for your Xwindows desktop. It is designed to be key-driven and flexible. The purpose for run-free is to be able to flexibly run command line programs and such from your X desktop without having to use your mouse. run-free is a pure C implimentation of gtk+1.2 in an effort to maintain the widest compatibility across systems. In order to use run-free it is suggested (and intended) that you bind 'run-free [options]' to a keystroke sequence in your X window manager. Features: + Run a command line from your GUI desktop. + Run your commands in a terminal. + Optionally run a shell after a command has executed in a terminal. + Easy to use keystrokes with a help reference. + Persistant mode (keep run-free on your desktop) + Allow Bash aliases to be used (i.e. dircolors). + Specify the use of a particular history file. + Specify the use of a particular X terminal. + Specify the the length of your history list. + Gtk+ 1.2 & C compatibility. + Small footprint and relatively fast. NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: run-free is/was a learning tool for me initially. Now I use run-free very often in my day-to-day X GUI environment (enlightenment). The code is a bit sloppy right now but I'll get to cleaning it up in later versions of this 2.x version. There is a C++ 3.0 version in the works for gtk+2 in the future. Download / Source / Documentation/Home Page: http://run-free.sourceforge.net Distributions: http://run-free.sourceforge.net http://freshmeat.net/projects/run-free Dependencies: What you need to install: gtk+ >=1.2 xfree >=4.1.0 (or compat.) an xterm (at least) /bin/sh (bash prefered) What you need to build: see install section above. gtk+_dev >=1.2 dev rpm packaging tools (optional) Doxygen >=1.3.5 (optional) patience... README Information: ./README ./extradist/README BUILD INFORMATION: read the INSTALL file read the README files try out ./configure --help try out ./configure --help=short building source code (simple): ./extradist/my_bldpkg ./configure make make install #as root or user in non-default location configure options (complex): Note: many of these options can be overridden on the command line. (not all options are shown here, just the highlights) --enable-rpm-rules: Use this if you inted on making RPM packages. that this distribution does NOT create relocatable RPMs. (this option requires super user access) --enable-user_history: Use this option if you always want to default to running run-free with a file that you specify. There is a default filename provided ".user_history" but you can change this as well. The idea here is that you may want to discourage the use of a bash history file or the like. --with-bash_history: The name of the bash history file that you want to use in the users home directory. --with-user_history: Specify the user history filename and path. This option makes the user history filename an absolute path. if you want to change the filename on a per user basis then you would use the --with-bash-history option above. --with-terminal_path: Use this option to specify the absolute or relative path of the X terminal you want run-free to use by default. building source code documantation: #remove any distrobution files you might have i.e 'rm -rf ./run-free-2.0.0' doxygen ./extradist/Doxyfile (-you may have to set the proper paths for OUTPUT_DIRECTORY INPUT EXAMPLE_PATH variables. You can use doxywiard for this if needed) building packages: tarball: make dist rpm (as root): make rpm #must be super user debian: ./extradist/my_mk.debian UNINSTALLING: (see man pages too) from source assuming the same configure options are set: make uninstall; debian: dpkg -P run-free; RPM: rpm -e run-free; APPLICATION INFORMATION: Examples: (see 'run-free --help' for more information) run-free -brc "ls -al /etc/"; This option will open run-free with 'ls -al /etc' in the entry box with the run_in_term box checked and, when you hit enter, execute the command in bash shell mode. if you have dircolors in your .bashrc then the file will display in their respecive colors. run-free -t Eterm This will start run-free and use Eterm as the terminal program if the run_in_term box is checked. run-free -d; This will open run-free in persistant mode where run-free will not die after executing a command. run-free -b -t'Eterm --geometry 160x20' This is my personal setting for my keystroke set up in enlightenment. This displays an Eterm that is nearly as wide as the screen on my 1024x768 display. Use this kind of setting to set bash mode and run a terminal for doing directory listings. run-free -ob run run-free in bash mode and keep the terminal window open with a shell (in this case bash) when the command is finished executing. Command Line Completion: Currently the only form of command line completion exists through the use of the fileselection dialog box. From the 'Browse' button you can interactively select files and directories that you want appended to the end of your command line in the entry box. Keystrokes: Note: The Keystrokes are mostly a gtk+1.2 thing. As a standard, I'm not sure that these keystrokes work very well. However, given the fact that I'm not willing to take on the responsibility of generating new keystrokes and reinvent this wheel, this is what you get. Maybe custom keystrokes will be an option in the future; I don't know... Entry Box Text Editing and Navigation: Ctrl-h, Backspace Delete previous character from cursor position Ctrl-w Delete previous word from cursor position Ctrl-b, arrowleft Move cursor back one character Ctrl-f, arrowright Move cursor forward one character Alt-b, Ctrl-arrowleft Move cursor back one word Alt-f, Ctrl-arrowright Move cursor forward one word Ctrl-a, Ctrl-Home Move cursor to begining of line Ctrl-e, Ctrl-End Move cursor to end of line List Box Navigation (from Entry box): Alt-n, downarrow Show next list item in entry box Alt-p, uparrow Show previous list item in entry box Alt-Spacebar Drop down list item box List Box Navigation (once dropped down): arrowup Go up one item arrowdown Go down one item PgDown Page down PgUp Page up Ctrl-Home Goto top of list Ctrl-End Goto bottom of list Escape Close list popup box Application Focus Navigation: Tab Focus next widget Alt-c Focus Command entry box Alt-a Focus Run_As entry box (N.A.) Alt-s Focus Password entry box (N.A.) Alt-o Show extended Options (N.A.) Alt-r Run command in entry Alt-t Toggle run command in terminal Alt-w Browse/Add entry from file list Esc Close run-free Other application options Ctrl-m Update history list from history file Alt-h Display keystroke help dialog Alt-y Set termstay switch Alt-u keepalive toggle (don't die) Original Build Tools Environment: autoconf 2.59 automake 1.4-p6 aclocal 1.4-p6 autoheader 2.59 Eterm 0.9.2 i586 CPU cvs 1.12.5 debian (sarge + custom) dselect 1.10.18 doxygen 1.3.5 doxywizard 1.3.5 emacs 21.3 enlightenment 0.16.6 gcc 2.95x glade 0.6.4 gtk+1.2 rpm 4.0.4 vim 6.2 Xfree 4.3.0
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