customizing Quanta with script-actions to your specific needs
This is a short description which shows the basic steps needed to extend Quanta with your custom scripts. The example shown shows how to incorporate a Kommander script which calls the command-line utility program sitecopy. However, it is NOT intended to give an in-depth description on how to write Kommander-scripts nor setting up sitecopy correctly - please refer to the links at the bottom for tutorials about that.
So, here we go:
Note that the script Action will be added to the currently active Toolbar-Tab - if you want to add it to a custom-Toolbar, be sure to load/create/activate that first (under 'Toolbars'). For more Information about Toolbar Handling/Customizing, please refer to the Quanta Handbook.
For those who are interested in the example mentioned, here is a link to the referenced Kommander script, which is very simple as it does not do anything more than just call sitecopy with the 2 options I mostly need. Of course, this implies there is already a working installation of sitecopy, otherwise it will not do anything useful ! (Anyone feel free to add checks for working sitecopy etc... ).
This text is published under the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL).
- Start Quanta, select 'Settings-Configure Actions' .
- Under 'Action Properties', choose Type=Script, Text=Some useful description, optionally a symbol.
- In 'Detailed Settings', choose 'kmdr-executor <FULL-PATH-TO-YOUR-SCRIPT>' .
- Select 'Ok' and you're (almost) done - see the script in action.
Copyright (C) Werner Joss,
last modified on: Sat Oct 15 21:23:27 CEST 2005
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