Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Prompting for arguments with KDE

Today, I needed to make an application shortcut (.desktop file) that prompted for arguments. I searched Google ten different ways and couldn't find any posts on doing what should be a simple task. I finally solved the mystery in a highly ghetto way - I used bash to find all binaries that begin with K. When I saw kdialog I knew how to do it. Good luck ever finding this on Google:

server=`kdialog --inputbox "Server to connect to"` ; rdesktop -x l -a 24 -u administrator -g 1024x768 $server

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