[Konsole-devel] [Bug 143313] I would like to see konsole to support kio-slaves

Tuomas Nurmi outolumo at iki.fi
Wed May 23 19:51:21 UTC 2007

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------- Additional Comments From outolumo iki fi  2007-05-23 21:51 -------
As konsole is responsible for _sending_ user input to the program running in the terminal, it could check if the program is a shell if so, act as a wrapper for that. (Face it: using a shell is a fairly common practise among konsole users.)

Now, if the program running in konsole is a shell - and konsole knows it - it could intercept the user input before it gets delivered to the shell and check if there is something that would be appropriate to be handled by an ioslave (for example a reference to http or webdav) and make an appropriate decision. Equally, for output it could search for redirects (">") to such places and take the appropriate measure.

If this option was enabled as a command line parameter, it would make it possible to write kio-aware shell scripts. Of course it would need to be disabled by default, or it would confuse the truly network-aware apps, like links or wget. On the other hand, having this functionaity would give increased "it just works" feeling to all users of kde.

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