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Greetings all: I've install LimeWire util on my machine, I have the following questions: - Is this a good util for file sharing in terms of security? I saw in a posting about LimeWire for Windows, it can send user's browsing info, is it true for the Linux version? - After install, I could run the util from a script in the install directory, is it possible to create a launcher on my desktop without using PATH? if so how? TIA...

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    Default newbie question: how to run a shell script from launcher

    Greetings all:
    I've install LimeWire util on my machine, I have the following questions:
    - Is this a good util for file sharing in terms of security? I saw in a
    posting about LimeWire for Windows, it can send user's browsing info, is
    it true for the Linux version?
    - After install, I could run the util from a script in the install
    directory, is it possible to create a launcher on my desktop without
    using PATH? if so how?

    TIA

    Rabbit51 Guest

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    Default Re: newbie question: how to run a shell script from launcher

    [ followup set to col.misc ]
    On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 05:49:40 GMT, Rabbit51 staggered into the Black Sun
    and said:
    > Greetings all:
    The "Yo dudes!" is not required in Usenet articles or E-mail. Inform
    Emily Post, if you would....
    > I've install LimeWire util on my machine
    Better peer-to-peer filesharing programs exist. Limewire's protocol is
    inefficient, the program itself is slow, and other networks have more
    users. Look at [url]http://xnap.sourceforge.net/[/url] , [url]http://overnet.com/[/url] , and
    [url]http://gift.sourceforge.net/[/url] .
    > - Is this a good util for file sharing in terms of security? I saw in
    > a posting about LimeWire for Windows, it can send user's browsing
    > info, is it true for the Linux version?
    "Browsing info"? What do you mean by that? Because of the way
    peer-to-peer filesharing programs work, if you search for
    "something.avi", many of the other nodes on the filesharing network will
    receive information like "user #131072 wants to know if 'something.avi'
    is available." Even Freenet has to do something like this. If you
    meant, "Does Limewire send the contents of ~/.mozilla/$PROFILE/$BLAH/
    history.dat or ~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/konq_history to other
    Limewire nodes?" , then the answer is probably "no" for obvious reasons.
    > - After install, I could run the util from a script in the install
    > directory, is it possible to create a launcher on my desktop without
    > using PATH? if so how?
    Which desktop environment/window manager are you using? In KDE, you
    right-click on the desktop, then select Create New->Link to Application.
    Name it whatever you want ("Link to APplication" is the default) then
    click the "execute" tab. Put the full path to the command you want to
    run in the "Command" edit field.

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