Kmenu editor - launching files

John john_82 at
Sun Jan 21 17:55:09 GMT 2007

No  don't think it's a bug as such. It seems that if a file such as a pdf is 
launched from Kmenu it isn't passed on to to the application it's associated 
There also seems to be some inconsistency in this area. For example
a command  - wine "some win application with it's full path" - needs the 
quotes and does work where as - acroread "some pdf file with it's full path" 
doesn't (kpf and kghost too).
The solution is to put - acroread filename.pdf in command and the pdf file's 
full directory in the working directory.
The file name can be in quotes or not in quotes. In the wine case the quotes 
must be added.


On Sunday 21 January 2007 17:16, Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> John wrote:
> > Hi
> > I'm try to launch pdf files from the Kmenu using Kmenu edit. I expected
> > to just have to launch the file together with it's path but that doesn't
> > work. I've also tried acroread " path --- file name". That just launches
> > acrobat and it complains that the file doesn't exist. If I drop the
> > quotes it complains that several files don't exist. Just what do I need
> > to do?
> >
> > Kmenu Edit help has no information on this sort of thing at all.
> >
> > Editing in the command - wine " path -- file name " causes wine to start
> > up and then load the program. I'm using a gp windoze magnetics simulation
> > program as there doesn't seem to be anything simular available on linux
> > only general FEA. The pdf's are tutorials etc but wine will not launch
> > them from the apps window. Everything else is ok.
> I'm not quite sure I understand the problem, but perhaps it's another
> manifestation of ?
> Regards,
> Philip


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