Edit detail for Multi-Version Support - Invoking Leo from Windows Explorer revision 1 of 1

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Editor: TL
Time: 2008/04/13 09:29:19 GMT-7
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To enable switching between local Leo version (typically Bazaar branches) invoked when opening Leo from the Windows Explorer the following batch files can be used:

Leo.bat - Executed when a .leo file is opened (double-clicked) 
          Update the "cd" command in the file to point to your Python directory

          Associate the Leo.bat to your .leo files by:
 
             Right click on on a .leo file in explorer 

             Select "Open with" from the pop-up menu

             Select "Choose program..."

             Check the "Always use the selected program..." box

             Browse to and select your Leo.bat file 
 
Leo_Set-???.bat - Executed to set the Leo branch to use
 
          Replace "???" with the name of the branch.
 
          Change the echo command to your path to leo.py 

The Leo_Set-???.bat files create a c:\\Leo_Exe_Path.txt file to store the path to the selected branch. The Leo.bat file reads from the c:\\Leo_Exe_Path.txt file to build the python command line. Leo_Exe_Path.txt is just a substitute for setting and reading an environment variable. Environment variables are difficult to do in Windows XP. 

The batch files should contain the following commands: 

Leo.bat 
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   @echo off
 
   rem Get Leo source to execute (Set by Leo_Set-xxx.bat)
 
   set /p Leo_Exe= < C:\\Leo_Exe_Path.txt 

   echo Leo: %Leo_Exe% 

   rem Change to Python directory (Modify path based on installation)

   cd  "C:\\Program Files\\Python" 

   cmd /C pythonw "%Leo_Exe%" %1

Leo_Set-???.bat 
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   Rem Specify which Leo source to execute (used by Leo.bat)
 
   echo C:\\Program Files\\Leo\\src\\leo.py > c:\\Leo_Exe_Path.txt

Double click on a Leo_Set-???.bat file or execute it from a command line to set the Leo branch to use.  Double click on a .Leo file to open it in Leo using the branch.  Be sure to associate the Leo.bat files to the '.leo' extension as described above.

Notes:

- You can remove this functionality by Reassigning the "Open With..." application back to 'pythonw'.

- The Leo.bat file leaves a dos command window open.  Just click on the windows close icon to close it.  Leo will remain running.  Otherwise, the dos command window will close automatically when Leo is closed.

To enable switching between local Leo version (typically Bazaar branches) invoked when opening Leo from the Windows Explorer the following batch files can be used:

Leo.bat - Executed when a .leo file is opened (double-clicked)

Update the "cd" command in the file to point to your Python directory

Associate the Leo.bat to your .leo files by:

Right click on on a .leo file in explorer

Select "Open with" from the pop-up menu

Select "Choose program..."

Check the "Always use the selected program..." box

Browse to and select your Leo.bat file

Leo_Set-???.bat - Executed to set the Leo branch to use

Replace "???" with the name of the branch.

Change the echo command to your path to leo.py

The Leo_Set-???.bat files create a c:\Leo_Exe_Path.txt file to store the path to the selected branch. The Leo.bat file reads from the c:\Leo_Exe_Path.txt file to build the python command line. Leo_Exe_Path.txt is just a substitute for setting and reading an environment variable. Environment variables are difficult to do in Windows XP.

The batch files should contain the following commands:

Leo.bat

@echo off

rem Get Leo source to execute (Set by Leo_Set-xxx.bat)

set /p Leo_Exe= < C:\Leo_Exe_Path.txt

echo Leo: %Leo_Exe%

rem Change to Python directory (Modify path based on installation)

cd "C:\Program Files\Python"

cmd /C pythonw "%Leo_Exe%" %1

Leo_Set-???.bat

Rem Specify which Leo source to execute (used by Leo.bat)

echo C:\Program Files\Leo\src\leo.py > c:\Leo_Exe_Path.txt

Double click on a Leo_Set-???.bat file or execute it from a command line to set the Leo branch to use. Double click on a .Leo file to open it in Leo using the branch. Be sure to associate the Leo.bat files to the '.leo' extension as described above.

Notes:

  • You can remove this functionality by Reassigning the "Open With..." application back to 'pythonw'.
  • The Leo.bat file leaves a dos command window open. Just click on the windows close icon to close it. Leo will remain running. Otherwise, the dos command window will close automatically when Leo is closed.