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Desktop Directory Structure
The default REBOL/View installation includes this file structure:
REBOL/View - (the default installation directory)
rebol.exe - the REBOL program
prefs.r - preference settings
user.r - user extensions and patches
rebol.r - REBOL extensions and patches
desktop/ - desktop files directory
bookmarks.r - desktop bookmark icons
filetypes.r - file association table
history.r - holds the GOTO history block
services.r - desktop service actions
icons/ - holds the default desktop icons
skins/ - skins directory (not yet used)
sounds/ - sound directory (not yet used)
tools/ - useful desktop tools and utilities
public/ - REB cache directory
www.rebol.com - REBOL.com file cache
www.***.com - other file caches
The prefs.r file in your View installation directory holds your desktop
preference settings. This is a text-based REBOL file and, if necessary,
it can be edited with any text editor.
The default settings for prefs.r are:
REBOL [Title: "User Preferences"]
name: "Your Name"
Bookmarks and Services Files
The bookmarks.r and services.r files use the desktop Index file format,
the same as a folder. The format is described in
Publishing Files to the Reb.
Services are loaded from the %services.r file, which you can edit to
add your own services. For example, if you wanted to be able to send
feedback to REBOL from the services bar, you could add the following
line to your %services.r file.
service "Feedback" email@example.com
Network File Cache
When you access desktop icons that are linked to network files, the
files will be read from the network and stored locally in a cache. This
greatly speeds access to the files when you access them again at a later
The cached files are stored in the view/public directory. A file is
created whenever you connect to a site and read files. The path used for
the cache is identical to that which appears in the URL from which the
file was read.
You can access any of the files in the cache directly from your
operating system. For instance you can run REBOL .r files or view text
and image files in the same way you would any other file in your system.
In addition, you can delete any or all of the files from your directory
cache at any time.