Command won't execute in launcher
jack_kern at operamail.com
Tue May 18 05:06:18 CEST 2004
Brett I. Holcomb wrote:
>That's it -
>xterm -e 'command first "second with spaces"'
>Now, is the first format supposed to work:
>command first "second with spaces"
Yes. However, I can't comment on the program you are using regarding how
it parses the command line. If it is a script or other program waiting
for a Ctrl-C, your "first format" (command first "second with spaces")
should work as the "Command:" in the launcher specification with "Run in
terminal" selected -- just like it would if you run the command in an xterm.
For example, the (useless) example myproggy script below sleeps until I
do a Ctrl-C:
jkern at boat:~$ cat $HOME/bin/myproggy
If I put "myproggy" as the launcher "Command:" and check the "Run in
terminal" box, an xterm will open when I click the launcher on the
panel; when I do a Ctrl-C, the script quits and the xterm closes. I
believe this how it is supposed to work.
The launcher apparently runs xfterm4. Although I took a look at it, I
am not able to assess how xfterm4 parses the command line or how it
might affect your particular program.
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