Galternatives – GUI for Alternatives Configuration February 12, 2006Posted by Carthik in applications, Readers' Tips, ubuntu.
Galternatives is a tool to enable users to use the GUI to update the /etc/alternatives files, which decide the default commands/apps for various tasks. John Pywtorak sent in this tip via email (thanks John).
The /etc/alternatives defines default applications for the traditional Unix/Linux system – such as, the default application to handle irc, to browse the web etc.
You can install galternatives using:
$sudo apt-get install galternatives
After it is installed, you can run it using: