Provided by: kdeaddons-kfile-plugins_3.5.9-0ubuntu1_i386
lnkforward - open an URL in a Windows .lnk file under KDE
lnkforward [ generic-options ] [ --map drive=path ... ] URL
lnkforward examines a Windows .lnk file, determines its target and then
opens this target file. In deciding how to open the target file, the
usual KDE file associations will be used.
The given URL must include a protocol. Specifically, if it is simply a
file on the local filesystem, it must be given in the form
Drive mappings must be supplied (via --map) for any Windows drive
referred to in the .lnk file. See the OPTIONS section below for
This utility is used by the .lnk kfile plugin, and is part of the
official KDE add-ons module.
Below are the lnkforward-specific options. For a full summary of
options, run lnkforward --help.
Map the given Windows drive to the given path on the local
filesystem (generally its mount point). This option may be
passed multiple times.
Suppose that the Windows file c:\readme.txt.lnk is a link to
d:\foo\bar.txt. Then the following command will open the file
/mnt/data/foo/bar.txt in the usual KDE text editor:
prompt$ lnkforward --map c=/mnt/windows --map d=/mnt/data
This utility was written by Martin Koller <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was prepared by Ben Burton <email@example.com> for the
Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
October 23, 2004 LNKFORWARD(1)