corenominal

Full stack web developer, interested in all the things, but especially the web, code, design, Linux, OS X, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript & robots.

Shell commands in Rocket Menu

Yesterday, I accepted a pull request and merged a commit into Rocket Menu that makes it possible to create menu items for running shell commands in a terminal. The commit adds a clever fake cmd:// protocol for adding shell commands via the Connections Editor. An example of this would be:

cmd://ping google.com

I never intended for Rocket Menu to do this sort of thing, I just use it for opening SSH connections in Nautilus, but it’s interesting to see how others are using it.

A big thank you to Adam Wójs for developing the latest feature and taking the time to submit a the pull request. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

P.S. For anyone using Rocket Menu via its PPA, I’ve rebuilt the package and the new version is already available.

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