Appendix B. useraction.xml

This appendix gives several examples of useraction.xml files. With this you can begin to discover the power of the UserActions and start learning how to use them. Once you understand how to write UserActions you will find that Krusader is an even more powerful, customizable tool.

Please consider uploading your UserActions at kde-files.org as we are collecting them. If your UserAction is selected by us it will be shipped with Krusader at the next release. We provide also an UserActions Forum.

  • Runs uptime

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
     <KrusaderUserActions>
      <action name="uptime" >
      <title>Up-time</title>
      <tooltip>tells how long since the computer has been booted</tooltip>
      <icon>clock</icon>
      <category>information</category>
      <description same_as="tooltip" />
      <command executionmode="collect_output" >uptime</command>
      <defaultshortcut>Alt+Ctrl+U</defaultshortcut>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • Runs ls -l

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
     <KrusaderUserActions>
      <action name="ls -l" >
      <title>ls -l in current dir</title>
      <description same_as="tooltip" />
      <command executionmode="collect_output" >ls -l %aPath% %oPath%</command>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • Echo Placeholder

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
     <KrusaderUserActions>
      <action name="test_placeholder" >
      <title>Echo Placeholder</title>
      <tooltip>Echo's the placeholder values</tooltip>
      <category>Testing</category>
      <description same_as="tooltip" />
      <command executionmode="collect_output" onmultiplefiles="call_each" >echo -e "aPath %aPath()%  \naCurrent: %aCurrent()%"</command>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • This useraction copies current path and filename to clipboard:

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
    <KrusaderUserActions>
     <action name="clipboard current" >
      <title>Copy to Clipboard</title>
      <tooltip>Copy to clipboard</tooltip>
      <icon>klipper</icon>
      <category>System</category>
      <description>Copy current path and filename to clipboard</description>
      <command>%_Clipboard("%aCurrent%")%</command>
      <defaultshortcut>Win+C</defaultshortcut>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • Selects .diff and *.h in the active panel:

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
    <KrusaderUserActions>
     <action name="test_select" >
      <title>Add selection *.diff and *.h</title>
      <category>Selection</category>
      <command>%aSelect("*.diff", "add")% %aSelect("*.h", "add")%</command>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • Active panel changes to mnt/floppy (bookmark):

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
    <KrusaderUserActions>
    <action name="mnt/floppy bookmark" >
      <title>Jump to /mnt/floppy</title>
      <category>Bookmarks</category>
      <command>%aGoto("/mnt/floppy", "yes")%</command>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • Select in the non-active panel, all filenames that are highlighted in the active panel:

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
    <KrusaderUserActions>
     <action name="asdfasdf" >
      <title>Select in Other Panel</title>
      <category>Selection</category>
      <description>Select all filenames that are selected in the active panel, also in the non-active panel</description>
      <command>%oSelect("%aList("selected", " ", "Yes")%")%</command>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • Make a backup of the current file/folder to foo.bak into the current directory:

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
    <KrusaderUserActions>
     <action name="backup current" >
      <title>Backup in Current Directory</title>
      <tooltip>Backup in current directory</tooltip>
      <icon>document-save-as</icon>
      <category>System</category>
      <description same_as="tooltip" />
      <command>%_Copy("%aCurrent%", "%_Ask("new name", "%aCurrent%.bak")%")%</command>
      <defaultshortcut>Shift+F5</defaultshortcut>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • Opens KruSearcher:

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
    <KrusaderUserActions>
     <action name="search" >
      <title>Search Test</title>
      <command>%_NewSearch("Search 2")%</command>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • Sets the selected picture as wallpaper:

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
    <KrusaderUserActions>
     <action name="set wallpaper" >
      <title>Set as Wallpaper</title>
      <tooltip>Set as wallpaper</tooltip>
      <icon>image</icon>
      <category>Service Menu</category>
      <description>Set as wallpaper (scaled)</description>
      <command>dcop kdesktop KBackgroundIface setWallpaper "%aCurrent%" 6</command>
      <defaultshortcut>Win+W</defaultshortcut>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • This useraction edits a file with root permissions using kdesu:

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
    <KrusaderUserActions>
     <action name="edit as root" >
      <title>Edit as Root</title>
      <tooltip>Edit as root</tooltip>
      <icon>kwrite</icon>
      <category>System</category>
      <description>Edit a file with root permissions using kdesu</description>
      <command>kdesu kwrite %aCurrent%</command>
      <defaultshortcut>Win+F4</defaultshortcut>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • This useraction Add item(s) to Amarok playlist:

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
    <KrusaderUserActions>
     <action name="amarok enqueue" >
      <title>Enqueue in Amarok</title>
      <tooltip>Append selected item(s) to Amarok playlist</tooltip>
      <icon>amarok</icon>
      <category>Multimedia</category>
      <description same_as="tooltip" />
      <command>amarok --append %aList("Selected")%</command>
      <defaultshortcut>Win+A</defaultshortcut>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>

  • Opens Synchronizer (disabled at the compilation time by default):

    <!DOCTYPE KrusaderUserActions>
    <KrusaderUserActions>
     <action name="synchronizer" >
      <title>Synchronizer</title>
      <command>%_Sync("Sync 2")%</command>
     </action>
    </KrusaderUserActions>