sending to an xterm
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:
>>> 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
> OK, I see that.
> (getting off topic)
> any chance of keeping the xterm open after running the command?
xterm -hold -e "whatever"
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