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How Do I Choose A Program To Open A File (FireFTP)

     
5:46 pm on Dec 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

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How exactly do I navigate to a program when using FireFtp and it asks "Choose a program to open this file?"

If you are familiar with FireFTP, you probably know that you can right click a file on the remote server and it will give you a dialog box asking you to pick an application to open that file.

That will by default start at the desktop of the current user.

How do I then navigate to, say, Geany, or to Brackets?

I'm using linux mint 13, by the way.

Thanks in advance.

BTW: Not 100% sure it is actually doable in Linux. Also, just a reminder that this is different than using the file manager to navigate to a LOCAL file and choose a program that way. I am trying to use the navigation that is built into fireftp.
5:02 am on Dec 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I do not use FireFTP, but have you tried going to the executable for that application: e.g. /usr/bin/geany

I just use my file manager to manage files on servers as well. The only complication I have found is that if I open a file in a non KDE application from Dolphin changes are only saved locally until you exit the application, at which opening Dolphin asks whether to upload the changes. I am not sure what happens with a KDE app and non-KDE file manager.
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Thanks, Graeme:

I was not sure where the executable was...been a lot on my mind lately.

I have not tried using the file manager for ftp yet. I always found FireFTP so useful that I still use firefox. Otherwise, I would use opera or chrome (I like them better for debugging).
11:13 am on Dec 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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IN general, to find an executable use the which command. You need to know the name by which you call the application from the command line:

which geany