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Galternatives – GUI for Alternatives Configuration February 24, 2006

Posted by jreevior in Linux.

Galternatives About

Galternatives is a tool to enable users to use the GUI to update the /etc/alternatives files, which decide the default commands/apps for various tasks. John Pywtorak sent in this tip via email (thanks John).

The /etc/alternatives defines default applications for the traditional Unix/Linux system – such as, the default application to handle irc, to browse the web etc.

You can install galternatives using:
$sudo apt-get install galternatives

After it is installed, you can run it using:
$gksudo galternatives

The next screenshot shows you me updating the x-www-browser to Epiphany (did I tell you it is “simply” wonderful?).
Galternatives - example

[Via Ubuntu Blog]



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