sending to an xterm
ktenney at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 23:21:40 CEST 2008
Derek Martin <code <at> pizzashack.org> writes:
> On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 08:25:19PM +0000, Kent Tenney wrote:
> > Howdy,
> > I want to open an xterm, send it a command and have it execute it.
> You can't do that. xterm doesn't execute shell commands passed on
> stdin... It can, however, execute one passed on the command line.
> Instead of just running xterm, you can run "xterm -e 'cmd foo bar'"
> where cmd is the program to run and foo and bar are its arguments.
> The problem is that as soon as the program exits, xterm will exit
Sorry to reply before getting googly
This appears to be a solution;
xterm -e "ls; bash"
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