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Subject: Re: NFO viewing

Re: NFO viewing

From: mrlipring <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 12:05:26 -0000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Stenberg" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: NFO viewing

> Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> > Even better would be the ability to look at ANY file with the text
> >
> > This would require either (a) creating a list of file types that the
> > viewer will open when that file is "Played," or (b) being able to invoke
> > the text viewer in some manner OTHER than pressing "Play" on the file.
> It would be fairly trivial to add "view as text" to the ON+PLAY meny. But
we need to review the text viewer code first, to make sure it doesn't choke
when trying to view an mp3 or other binary data.
> Looking a bit forward, however, we should instead add a system to bind
plugins to file extensions (maybe with wildcards). A simple
/.rockbox/file_types file could describe this:
> .txt:/rockbox/.rocks/viewer
> .nfo:/rockbox/.rocks/viewer
> .ch8:/rockbox/.rocks/chip8
> .html:/usr/local/bin/rocks/mozilla
> ...and so on. If more than one plugin can view a certain file type, the
user should be prompted with a choice.
> --
> Björn

sounds great, yeah. you can never have enough config files! :)
Received on 2003-12-12

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