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All commands have the general form kfmclient ''command parameters''.
 
All commands have the general form kfmclient ''command parameters''.
  
'''kfmclient openURL 'url''''
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'''kfmclient openURL 'url' ['mimetype']'''
  
Opens a window showing 'url'. 'url' may be a relative path\n" or file name, such as . or subdir/\n" If 'url' is omitted, $HOME is used instead.
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Opens a window showing 'url'. 'url' may be a relative path or file name, such as {{path|.}} or {{path|subdir/}}. If 'url' is omitted, {{path|$HOME}} is used instead.
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If 'mimetype' is specified, it will be used to determine the component that Konqueror should use. For instance, set it to text/html for a web page, to make it appear faster.
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'''kfmclient newTab 'url' ['mimetype']'''
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Same as above but opens a new tab with 'url' in an existing Konqueror window on the current active desktop if possible.
  
 
'''kfmclient openProfile 'profile' ['url']'''
 
'''kfmclient openProfile 'profile' ['url']'''
  
Opens a window using the given profile. 'profile' is a file under share/apps/konqueror/profiles (globally or locally). 'url' is an optional URL to open.
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Opens a window using the given profile. 'profile' is a file under {{path|share/apps/konqueror/profiles}} (globally or locally). 'url' is an optional URL to open.
New in KDE 2.
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'''kfmclient openProperties 'url''''
 
'''kfmclient openProperties 'url''''
  
Opens a properties menu
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Opens a properties menu.
  
 
'''kfmclient exec 'url' ['binding']'''
 
'''kfmclient exec 'url' ['binding']'''
  
Tries to execute 'url'. 'url' may be a usual URL, this URL will be opened. You may omit 'binding'. In this case the default binding is tried. Of course URL maybe the URL of a document, or it may be a *.desktop file. This way you could for example mount a device by passing 'Mount default' as binding to 'cdrom.desktop'
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Tries to execute 'url'. 'url' may be a usual URL, this URL will be opened. You may omit 'binding'. In this case the default binding is tried. Of course URL maybe the URL of a document, or it may be a {{path|*.desktop}} file. This way you could for example mount a device by passing 'Mount default' as binding to 'cdrom.desktop'
  
Examples:
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'''kfmclient move 'src' 'dest''''
  
    kfmclient exec file:/root/Desktop/cdrom.desktop "Mount"
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Moves the URL 'src' to 'dest'. 'src' may be a list of URLs.
  
Mounts the CDROM
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'''kfmclient download ['src']'''
  
    kfmclient exec file:/home/weis/data/test.html
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Copies the URL 'src' to a user specified location'. 'src' may be a list of URLs, if not present then a URL will be requested.
  
Opens the file with default binding.
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'''kfmclient copy 'src' 'dest''''
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Copies the URL 'src' to 'dest'. 'src' may be a list of URLs.
  
    kfmclient exec file:/home/weis/data/test.html Netscape
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'''kfmclient sortDesktop'''
  
Opens the file with netscape
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Rearranges all icons on the desktop.
  
    kfmclient exec ftp://localhost/
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'''kfmclient configure'''
  
Opens new window with URL
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Re-read Konqueror's configuration.
  
    kfmclient exec file:/root/Desktop/emacs.desktop
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'''kfmclient configureDesktop'''
  
Starts emacs
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Re-read kdesktop's configuration.
  
    kfmclient exec file:/root/Desktop/cdrom.desktop
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Examples:
  
Opens the CD-ROM's mount directory
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kfmclient exec file:/root/Desktop/cdrom.desktop "Mount"
  
    kfmclient exec .
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Mounts the CDROM
  
Opens the current directory. Very convenient.
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kfmclient exec file:/home/weis/data/test.html
  
'''kfmclient copy 'src' 'dest''''
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Opens the file with default binding.
  
Copies the URL 'src' to 'dest'. 'src' may be a list of URLs.
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kfmclient exec file:/home/weis/data/test.html Netscape
  
'''kfmclient move 'src' 'dest''''
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Opens the file with netscape
  
Moves the URL 'src' to 'dest'. 'src' may be a list of URLs.
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kfmclient exec ftp://localhost/
  
'''kfmclient sortDesktop'''
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Opens new window with URL
  
Rearranges all icons on the desktop.
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kfmclient exec file:/root/Desktop/emacs.desktop
  
'''kfmclient configure'''
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Starts emacs
  
Re-read konqueror's configuration.
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kfmclient exec file:/root/Desktop/cdrom.desktop
  
'''kfmclient configureDesktop'''
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Opens the CD-ROM's mount directory
  
Re-read kdesktop's configuration.
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kfmclient exec .
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Opens the current directory. Very convenient.
  
 
== Usage example ==
 
== Usage example ==

Revision as of 18:45, 16 January 2007

Contents

Driving Konqueror From Scripts: kfmclient

Introduction

kfmclient is a small utility for communicating with Konqueror from the command line, or from scripts. It can control Konqueror to a high degree using an API similar to that provided to C++ programmers by the Konqueror class. kfmclient is part of the kdebase package, so you can rely on it's presence on any system running KDE. The reason why it's still named kfmclient and not konqclient is so that scripts written for KDE 1.x still run with KDE 2.x Note that all this help is also available from kfmclient itself, if you run kfmclient --commands

Commands

All commands have the general form kfmclient command parameters.

kfmclient openURL 'url' ['mimetype']

Opens a window showing 'url'. 'url' may be a relative path or file name, such as . or subdir/. If 'url' is omitted, $HOME is used instead.

If 'mimetype' is specified, it will be used to determine the component that Konqueror should use. For instance, set it to text/html for a web page, to make it appear faster.

kfmclient newTab 'url' ['mimetype']

Same as above but opens a new tab with 'url' in an existing Konqueror window on the current active desktop if possible.

kfmclient openProfile 'profile' ['url']

Opens a window using the given profile. 'profile' is a file under share/apps/konqueror/profiles (globally or locally). 'url' is an optional URL to open.

kfmclient openProperties 'url'

Opens a properties menu.

kfmclient exec 'url' ['binding']

Tries to execute 'url'. 'url' may be a usual URL, this URL will be opened. You may omit 'binding'. In this case the default binding is tried. Of course URL maybe the URL of a document, or it may be a *.desktop file. This way you could for example mount a device by passing 'Mount default' as binding to 'cdrom.desktop'

kfmclient move 'src' 'dest'

Moves the URL 'src' to 'dest'. 'src' may be a list of URLs.

kfmclient download ['src']

Copies the URL 'src' to a user specified location'. 'src' may be a list of URLs, if not present then a URL will be requested.

kfmclient copy 'src' 'dest' Copies the URL 'src' to 'dest'. 'src' may be a list of URLs.

kfmclient sortDesktop

Rearranges all icons on the desktop.

kfmclient configure

Re-read Konqueror's configuration.

kfmclient configureDesktop

Re-read kdesktop's configuration.

Examples:

kfmclient exec file:/root/Desktop/cdrom.desktop "Mount"

Mounts the CDROM

kfmclient exec file:/home/weis/data/test.html

Opens the file with default binding.

kfmclient exec file:/home/weis/data/test.html Netscape

Opens the file with netscape

kfmclient exec ftp://localhost/

Opens new window with URL

kfmclient exec file:/root/Desktop/emacs.desktop

Starts emacs

kfmclient exec file:/root/Desktop/cdrom.desktop

Opens the CD-ROM's mount directory

kfmclient exec .

Opens the current directory. Very convenient.

Usage example

Here is a simple example of how you can use the kfmclient interface. It is a simple shell script to open a kfm window in the current working directory (I call this script "here").

 #!/bin/sh
 exec kfmclient openURL .

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