This message is largely addressed to Linux users who use the KDE file
manager kfm and the mail program Pine. There is a feature in Pine
which allows one to open a web browser to a url that is listed in a
message currently being read.
I currently using Netscape for this, with the command in the .pinerc
# List of programs to open Internet URLs (e.g. http or ftp
url-viewers="/usr/X11R6/bin/netscape -remote 'openURL(_URL_)'"
This works correctly. However, I find kfm, in its relatively early
stage of development already in some ways preferable to netscape. I
anticipate that it will soon emerge as the clear superior. I would
like to know how to set things up so that a kfm window is opened to
the appropriate url instead of Netscape. I have no idea how to do this
I could not find anything after doing a news search. This is a fairly
specialised enquiry, but involving two rather different programs. So I
have cross-posted it to three newsgroups. If you feel this was
inappropriate, please tell me.
Sincerely, Faheem Mitha.