sending to an xterm

Rich Healey healey.rich at gmail.com
Sat Aug 9 07:17:52 CEST 2008


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Kent Tenney wrote:
> 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
>> also.
>>
> 
> OK, I see that. 
> 
> (getting off topic)
> 
> any chance of keeping the xterm open after running the command?
> 
> Thanks,
> Kent
> 
xterm -hold -e "whatever"

> 
> 
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