locking up

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Thu Oct 7 11:33:27 EDT 2004

If you use speech, then your accessibility is speech. Were it braille,
then that would be the drop in replacement, etc.

In any case, here's a suggestion on how to distinguish files from
directories (and other types of entries such as symbolic links):

alias ls='ls -px -1'

The -1 at the end gives you one entry per line. Take that off if you
don't care about that.

To learn more about what you can do with ls, and especially about how
you can customize it to taste, do:

man ls

Butch Bussen writes:
> I'm not sure what you mean by having accessibility installed.  If you mean 
> speech, I don't.  Are there other changes I could make to make the box 
> more useable?  One thing, for example, when I log in with my terminal 
> program, I don't see a way to distinguish files from folders.  I'm still 
> looking for a terminal program if anyone has any ideas.  Thanks for the 
> urls, I'll give those a look, and for reasons mentioned in other posts, 
> will likely go with fedora.
> 73s
> Butch Bussen
> wa0vjr
> On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Janina Sajka wrote:
> >You're not going to mess anything up by becoming an ordinary user. But,
> >perhaps you don't have accessibility installed and adapting that could
> >take you into a thicket--arguably.
> >
> >So, the Fry's box is a good bet. If you want to look at Fedora, look at
> >the Speakup Modified Fedora Distribution:
> >
> >http://www.linux-speakup.org/ftp/disks/fedora
> >
> >We have a installation HOWTO there:
> >
> >http://www.linux-speakup.org/ftp/disks/fedora/HOWTO_INSTALL.html
> >
> >
> >The idea is that the installation process, as well as the result, is
> >speech enabled with Speakup.
> >
> >One can also, of course, do this with Slack or Debian or Gentoo--but no
> >installation HOWTO, so you might want to look at ours even if you
> >install one of the other distributions.
> >
> >Butch Bussen writes:
> >>Actually, I plan on installing a Linux box just to run on its own, but
> >>this one is operational, and I'm afraid to mess with it for fear of
> >>breaking something that is working.  f y i, i r l p is internet radio
> >>linking project and is used by ham radio people to tie repeater systems
> >>and so forth together via the internet.  All of the supporting software is
> >>done in Linux.  Some of it, as I understand, is specialized code.
> >>Actually, I picked up a cheap computer at Fries last week end.  It has
> >>some offbrand of a gui Linux on it I've never heard of, so plan on blowing
> >>all that away and installing fedora or possibly slackware.  I looked
> >>around slackware's page and didn't really see anything about speech.
> >>
> >>Anyhow, that is where I am at the moment.
> >>73s
> >>Butch Bussen
> >>wa0vjr
> >>
> >>
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> >
> >-- 
> >
> >				Janina Sajka, Chair
> >				Accessibility Workgroup
> >				Free Standards Group (FSG)
> >
> >janina at freestandards.org	Phone: +1 202.494.7040
> >
> >
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				Janina Sajka, Chair
				Accessibility Workgroup
				Free Standards Group (FSG)

janina at freestandards.org	Phone: +1 202.494.7040

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