[greenstone-users] Preview command

From Greenstone Team
DateMon Apr 4 14:50:02 2011
Subject [greenstone-users] Preview command
In-Reply-To (4D961D5D-3060501-free-fr)
Hello,

When running GLI, go to File > Preferences > Connection.
In the Preview Command field you will want to type the command necessary
to launch your browser, and this needs to be suffixed with %1 (put %1 in
quotes if there are spaces in the Greenstone installation path). On
Linux, Firefox for instance can be launched by running the command
"firefox" from a terminal. So that is the command we would want.

- On Ubuntu and other Linux, try: firefox %1
If there are spaces in your path, try: firefox "%1"
Otherwise pick whatever command launches the browser of your choice from
a linux x-term. Then copy and paste that command into GLI's and append
%1 to the end of that command.

- On Mac, the Preview Command field needs to contain: open %1
If there are spaces in your path, try: open "%1"
This should launch the default browser on your Mac machine.

- On Windows, it seems to have automatically done the right thing for me
here. The Preview Command field contains: cmd.exe /c start "" "%1"

I don't recall setting the Windows one, but on Linux I have had to
regularly change this over from the settings for the Mac and vice-versa
(since both the machines are networked and use the same home account,
thereby using the same GLI configuration file).

> For Waikato colleagues: this is the sort of basic thing that should
be somewhere on the wiki for people who do not really know their OS.
Thanks and best regards, John
I'll update the Greenstone 2.84 release notes with the above.

Thanks for informing us of this. Try out the Linux suggestion above and
see if that works. And please tell us if you have any further difficulties.
Regards,
Anupama

John Rose wrote:
> Hi, I have just installed version 2.84 on Ubuntu 10.04 and was
> pleasantly surprised that GLI works right off (I had not got around to
> finding out how to do it with 2.83, apparently Perl problem that has
> been fixed).
>
> But when I want to preview the collection I get the message "Enter the
> command for opening the program to view collection preview. Remember
> to use %1 as the placeholder for the collection address, and to use
> speechmarks where necessary." How do I put in the %1 and the
> speechmarks to go directly to the collection to be previewed (tried
> /home/john/Greenstone/gs2-server.sh %1 with and without quotes).
>
> For Waikato colleagues: this is the sort of basic thing that should be
> somewhere on the wiki for people who do not really know their OS.
> Thanks and best regards, John
>