Special icons for distribution files

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pferor
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Special icons for distribution files

Post by pferor »

I've seen than in PCManFM there are special icons for files with names: COPYING, AUTHORS, INSTALL, CHANGELOG, etc., as it should be.

This is only a suggestion:

* Use the same special icon of 'COPYING' for a file named 'LICENSE' (icon: 'text-x-copying')
* 'README' (uppercase) has no special icon, but 'readme' (lowercase) has one. Use the same icon of 'readme' for a file named 'README', and also it could be expanded to 'README.txt' and 'README.md', for those are very specific names nowadays. (icon: 'text-x-readme')
* If possible, if the filename is 'TODO', tell PCManFM to use another icon (icon: 'text-x-readme' as well will suffice)
* Tell PCManFM to use a icon for 'Makefile' (icon: 'text-x-source', for example)

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Rex Bouwense
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Re: Special icons for distribution files

Post by Rex Bouwense »

If you had looked at the top thread under PCManFM you would have noticed that there is a place to go to make requests or file a bug report. The second post under that thread gives the current location. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=575
Future requests for PC ManFM should be made to http://sourceforge.net/p/pcmanfm/feature-requests/
Developers rarely if ever visit this forum. As a result any requests become lost because we have no authority or power to change anything.
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drooly
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Re: Special icons for distribution files

Post by drooly »

pferor wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:47 pm
I've seen than in PCManFM there are special icons for files with names: COPYING, AUTHORS, INSTALL, CHANGELOG, etc., as it should be.

This is only a suggestion:

* Use the same special icon of 'COPYING' for a file named 'LICENSE' (icon: 'text-x-copying')
* 'README' (uppercase) has no special icon, but 'readme' (lowercase) has one. Use the same icon of 'readme' for a file named 'README', and also it could be expanded to 'README.txt' and 'README.md', for those are very specific names nowadays. (icon: 'text-x-readme')
* If possible, if the filename is 'TODO', tell PCManFM to use another icon (icon: 'text-x-readme' as well will suffice)
* Tell PCManFM to use a icon for 'Makefile' (icon: 'text-x-source', for example)
These things have nothing to do with LXDE or pcmanfm.
They have everything to do with mimetypes and various icon and freedesktop specs, which are found across all Linux distros & graphical interfaces.
It's a nice idea though, I suggest you take it to the appropriate channels.
Meanwhile, it is possible to manually extend these mimetypes to do as you desire.

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