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http://www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html need to be updated for new -remote syntax

RESOLVED FIXED

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Documentation
Help Viewer
RESOLVED FIXED
13 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: franCk, Assigned: Akkana Peck)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

refer to bug 246168.
The documentation on the webpage is obsolete with the need for specifying the
app using -a firefox for example.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

13 years ago
www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html is for Mozilla. Any possibility of getting this
in www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/extensions/commandlineoptions.html instead?
Assignee: rlk → timeless
(Reporter)

Comment 2

13 years ago
Technically the page
www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/extensions/commandlineoptions.html is for
*extension* related topics in firefox.
There is currently no real place for that in the, very scarce, Firefox
documentation, maybe http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/ue/ would be a
place or maybe under a new item in 'Developper link' in
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/, something like Starting Firefox. But,
most probably, a whole new help tree is needed - and for the time being we could
use the Firefox wiki http://kb.mozillazine.org/...

Note that the --remote scheme works with any app in the Mozilla suite (including
thunderbird and Mozilla) and all have been affected by the recent change thus
the information may belong to www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html

Comment 3

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
>But, most probably, a whole new help tree is needed - and for the time being we
>could use the Firefox wiki http://kb.mozillazine.org/...
> 
> Note that the --remote scheme works with any app in the Mozilla suite 
> (including thunderbird and Mozilla) and all have been affected by the recent 
> change thus the information may belong to www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html

Please, anyway this help WEB page will be placed, have an apropriate link in the
output of 
 firefox --help  (see bug #249516 )

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: timeless → akkzilla
(Assignee)

Comment 4

13 years ago
I'm not clear on which issue(s) this bug covers; none of the comments seem to
agree with the summary.  I'm going to go with the summary and assume that it
covers unix/remote.html and not firefox docs or lack thereof (that issue should
go to a firefox person).  This bug also doesn't specify what changes are being
requested.  

After reading bug 246168 comment 14, I've removed all the spaces in the examples
in unix/remote.html, and added a comment that commands should not have spaces. 
I've also added a copy of the current mozilla-xremote-client usage statement,
which includes -a and a few other arguments that weren't previously mentioned in
the help file.  Hope that covers it.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 5

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> I'm not clear on which issue(s) this bug covers; none of the comments seem to
> agree with the summary.  I'm going to go with the summary and assume that it
> covers unix/remote.html and not firefox docs or lack thereof (that issue
> should  go to a firefox person).
> This bug also doesn't specify what changes  are being requested. 
OK, you're right. Problem is that remote execution of Firefox 0.9 is buggy and
this this URL was not synchronize with current FF0.9 behaviour.

Seems that execution is now fixed (in TRUNK) according this issue #177996
So, for upcomming versions this URL will need probably update.

> which includes -a and a few other arguments that weren't previously mentioned in
> the help file.  Hope that covers it.
But anyway, for now, I think this URL covers all possibility how to execute
remotely. 
Thanks for it:-)
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