living in the consolex

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon May 29 12:40:08 UTC 2017


The see command is a new one to me, and it's not on my system. What
package provides that? It sounds very useful.



Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> Hi,
> It has a -really-quiet option which stop most output.
> Also just shut up your screen reader while playing music will work.
> If it is speakup, press the right bottom key on your keyboard, the enter key
> on the numpad for shut up.
> You can also set some config parameter in the mplayer config file in /etc to
> keep it quiet.
> for printing, just run
> print any_file_name
> If you have a properly defined mailcap file, things will just work.
> You can usually also just run
> lp any_file_name
> once your printer is configured properly.
> Web browsing is the one area where one has problems from the console.
> The lynx  browser, that is l y n x, works well for many things, but does not
> support modern web pages.
> That said, I use it unless I really cannot do otherwise.
> The three commands, see, edit and print uses your mailcap file and is quite
> powerful.
> e.g. if I do
> see some_file.doc
> it will read a microsoft word document to me.
> If I do
> see song.wav
> It will start playing the music.
> FWIW, Willem
> On Thu, 25 May 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > Well, Mark peveto here,
> > I tried mplayer, and yeah, it works, but good heavens how do I get it not to read that screen full of fluff while it plays?
> > 
> > 
> > Mark Peveto
> > Registered Linux user number 600552
> > Everything happens after coffee!
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