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I may be wrong, but the output of "locate" are
file locations, not binary data.

Your output from locate would be, I imagine, your 
argument to your viewer program.

Try:

locate somepicture.jpg | gqview -



On Mon, 21 May 2001, Cor van Dijk wrote:

> Greetings,
> I am trying to write a script which will feed a single line of output of
> "locate" into a simple imageviewer like
> "gqview" or "kview" (redhat6.2). I tried both shell scripting and Perl,
> so far with little succes. Obvious things
> like piping wont work.  Perl seems to categorize this problem under
> "interacting with strangers". Also, there might be image viewers which
> will accept a command line from a file, but I haven't found any.
> Any ideas welcome.
> 
> Cor van Dijk
> 
> 
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