Monday, April 9, 2007


It is usual to have in a Linux system several programs used for the same task, for example, several text editors. To choose the default program for a certain task, update-alternatives is used. I'm now aware of a graphical tool to do this, galternatives.

Galternatives is intuitive and really useful to simplify those configurations. It is easily installed with a sudo apt-get install galternatives in Ubuntu.

In the screenshot, I'm configuring java6 as the default java interpreter.

Known through Marco.

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