OcLaunch is very easy to use.
But first, let's install it. You have several options:
- Easy way, without automatic update
- Using 0install, to choose which precompilled binary you would use
- Using Opam, for OCaml masters
- From sources (especially for beta version)
Quick and dirty (easy, without automatic update)
If you don’t want to test OcLaunch with 0install or Opam as describeb below, you can use the binary of 0install archives directly. Pick the right version in this directory. See the FAQ for details of the organisation.
Goto this page and follow instructions.
With this method, you will get a binary so that you do not have to compile the program, which can be a quite complicated and long step.
You can find instructions on this page.
You should create an alias, as explained on this page.
$ 0alias oclaunch http://download.tuxfamily.org/oclaunch/oclaunch.xml
If you get an error such as
It means that
0install can not define the new application in your
$PATH. So it define it elsewhere and want you to add this folder to your path. You should add the
export... line to your bashrc, so you can use 0install easier.
Test that all work
In the rest of the document, we assume that the
oclaunch command is found if you enter it in your terminal.
To test, just open a new one and enter
It should return something like this :
OcLaunch program is published under CeCILL licence. You may run the program with 'licence' command or see http://cecill.info/licences/Licence_CeCILL_V2.1-en.html (https://s.oclaunch.eu.org/cecill) for details. More here: https://oclaunch.eu.org/floss-under-cecill (https://s.oclaunch.eu.org/l). oclaunch.native SUBCOMMAND Nice to meet you! Here is some tips to get started with OcLaunch. Use 'help' subcommand to get help (it works both after the name of the software and with another subcommand). For instance run `oclaunch help add` For further help, see https://oclaunch.eu.org. Report any bug at http://s.oclaunch.eu.org/bug Feedback is welcome at email@example.com. To get remind for new stable versions, subscribe to our low-traffic mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org. More here: https://s.oclaunch.eu.org/ml See you soon! To keep in touch: https://s.oclaunch.eu.org/kt === subcommands === run Run the id sequence. Id sequence means a set of ids like this: 1,4-9,17. The command is run for each item of the generated list (1,4,5,6,7,8,9,17 in this case) licence Display the licence of the program add Add the command given on stdin to the configuration file at a given position(s) ([id_sequence]). If nothing is given, or if it is out of bound, append commands at the end. Id sequence means a set of ids like this: 1,4-9,17. The command is run for each item of the generated list (1,4,5,6,7,8,9,17 in this case) edit Edit the [COMMAND_NUMBER]th command of the rc file in your $EDITOR. May be used to add new entries, without argument, one new command per line. [COMMAND_NUMBER] may be a sequence of ids. Id sequence means a set of ids like this: 1,4-9,17. The command is run for each item of the generated list (1,4,5,6,7,8,9,17 in this case) list Print a list of all commands with their number. Useful to launch with number. Displays a star next to next command to launch cleanup Remove doubled entries, trailing spaces in them... Useful after manual editing or with rc file from old version delete Remove the [COMMAND_NUMBER]th command from configuration file. If [COMMAND_NUMBER] is absent, remove last one. [COMMAND_NUMBER] may be a sequence of ids. Id sequence means a set of ids like this: 1,4-9,17. The command is run for each item of the generated list (1,4,5,6,7,8,9,17 in this case) state Display current state of the program reset Reinitialises launches for the command number [command] to [n]. With both the [command] and the [n] argumennt, the command number [command] is resetted to [n]. With only the [n] argument, every entry in current tmp file is resetted to [n]. [command] may be a sequence of ids. Id sequence means a set of ids like this: 1,4-9,17. The command is run for each item of the generated list (1,4,5,6,7,8,9,17 in this case) reset-all Reinitialises launches for everything import Import an rc file of version 0.2.x version print version information help explain a given subcommand (perhaps recursively)
To update the software, you may use
0install update [the name you choose for oclaunch]
0launch -r http://download.tuxfamily.org/oclaunch/oclaunch.xml -version
This will allow you to refresh OcLaunch and display the new version number.
You can install it with Opam.
opam install oclaunch
If possible, try to use the latest version, which is not using the dependency
core_extended quite long to build.
Want to build from an archive, git repository
Pick up the url of the code in this list of places. You will then do
opam pin add oclaunch url
url by the url picked up earlier.
You may find further instructions for the git repository in this blog post.
Some old archives are not compatible with opam. Use the following method.
From the sources
Why build from sources
Even if precompilled binaries are available, you may build the program from source. You may not trust binaries and want to use code you verified yourself.
Or you want to get the latest version, a beta one or to build from the git repository.
Get the sources in this list (both git and tarballs).
Briefly, you may run
ocaml setup.ml -configure ocaml setup.ml -build ocaml setup.ml -install
Contact me if you have any problem.
Add command to launch
You may use
oclaunch edit. Your
$EDITOR opens and let you enter your commands (one per line). Close the editor when you are finish.
You can find ideas of command here.
Just add the following line to
This will allow you to launch each command added on terminal call.
There are several solutions to get help.