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Offline sbaguz

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Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« on: May 05, 2010, 05:49:14 AM »
A very simple trick.

I like to see the percentage and the ETA of the files I'm downloading: to get it with appbrowser I simply edited my menu replacing 'appbrowser'  with 'aterm -e appbrowser'. This way a terminal window opens together with appbrowser and you can see there how your download is going (as in wget).

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Re: Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 07:08:48 AM »
Nice trick especially for the large multi-file extensions.
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Offline limeblack

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Re: Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 08:07:30 AM »
That's a great idea  ;D

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Re: Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 05:19:21 AM »
A very simple trick.

I like to see the percentage and the ETA of the files I'm downloading: to get it with appbrowser I simply edited my menu replacing 'appbrowser'  with 'aterm -e appbrowser'. This way a terminal window opens together with appbrowser and you can see there how your download is going (as in wget).

 ;)

hi, i'm sorry to revive this post but while downloading with appbrowser i was longing to see the percentage of downloaded files, then while searching the forum i found this post.

my problem is; where i can find or how i can edit my menu.

thanks in advance
r

Offline cast-fish

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Re: Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 05:57:33 AM »
hello

how do you edit the menu of tcl?

please

V.

Offline ru60hz

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Re: Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 03:50:00 AM »
hi, i'm trying to find the file menu but i didn't succeed.  what i found was this;

/home/tc/.wmx/SystemTools/AppBrowser

#!/bin/sh
exec appbrowser

and i change it to...
exec aterm -e appbrowser

when i tried it with the AppBrowser an aterm opens simultanuous
but only shows
'appbrowser

tce-load -w dillo2.tcz ( iwas trying to download dillo2 here)

no downloading is happening, am i doing something wrong here?

btw, i'm using the current version.

R

Offline ru60hz

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Re: Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 07:12:41 AM »
hello

how do you edit the menu of tcl?

please

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hello cast-fish,
it's working! i think the problem before is on dillo2.tcz which i am downloading.
 I tried to download another extension and it work!

try this;
open the editor, open file
/home/tc/.wmx/SystemTools/AppBrowser
edit ' exec appbrowser' to...
exec aterm -e appbrowser

that's it  :)

R

Offline cast-fish

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Re: Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 09:31:53 AM »
Hello

uh, non of this stuff worked for me.

Not sure why it doesn't work.

It would be handy to see a percentage bar as you download apps.

hmmm

V.

Offline maro

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Re: Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 03:04:35 PM »
I really haven't got any inclination to sort out any issues with wrapper scripts for the FLWM menu (as that does nothing for starting 'appbrowser' from WBAR). IMHO the simple "solution" is to essentially do the same more "manually": just open a shell (AKA a 'terminal') and start the application from that shell (i.e. execute appbrowser). All output (including the download progress bar) should show up in this shell.

OTOH as users actually also get to see the parameters used for 'tce-load' this way, they might chose to use this more "direct method" in the future (i.e. installation of extensions from the CLI). Needless to say that this is the way how I personally install extensions (pretty much exclusively).

Offline cast-fish

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Re: Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011, 03:15:57 PM »
Maro

thanks

i did exactly what was listed in this thread....but didn't see any percentage bar while downloading apps

It never occurred to me to start the Appbrowser tool from a terminal.

Now,after starting from a terminal, i see a percentage bar.

thanks

V.

Offline ru60hz

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Re: Show download percentage with appbrowser...
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2011, 08:03:56 AM »
hello maro,

thanks for the better, simple solution and for the advice
regarding use of CLI. using CLI on a daily basis on installing
and configuring gives more knowledge and understanding
on what is really happening on the system. i just wish i
could learn more.

thanks
ruel