[MPlayer-users] Request: name change of command line switch

Thoralf Dassler thoralf.dassler at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 13:48:59 CEST 2015

Thanks for the tips, will look into writing a script (got too many 
aliases already :) )

On 24/06/15 10:29, houghi wrote:
> On 2015-06-24 10:54, Thoralf Dassler wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I was wondering if the following command line switch can be changed:
>> -xineramascreen --> -xs (or maybe just add -xs, so there's two
>> switches doing the same thing?)
>> The change would be very helpful for users with a multihead
>> environment; = much less typing.
> Just a FYI if it is decided not to do it, or untill they do, there are 
> temporary solutions for you.
> 1) If you use it all the time, use an alias. Even if you don't use it 
> all the time an almias can come in handy
> e.g. mplayerxs could be an alias for 'mplayer -xineramascreen'
> 2) Write a script that turns the -xs option into -xineramascreen
> What I do with most often used commands is to write them into either 
> an alias or a script. You could do e.g. mpx for 'mplayer 
> -xineramascreen -one option -anotheroption -option three ...'
> That way 'mpx file.avi' will start the file with all the parameters.
> If you want toi do different things and check some things, a script 
> might be a better option.

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