shell programming challenge
Jan.Grant at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Nov 26 01:17:19 PST 2004
On Thu, 25 Nov 2004, Don Wilde wrote:
> J65nko BSD wrote:
> > On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:26:38 -0700, Don Wilde <don at silver-lynx.com> wrote:
> > > Hey, folks -
> > >
> > > I need to find a way to kick off an xterm running BASH and then execute
> > > a program within that xterm, but NOT close the new xterm after the
> > > program finishes.
> > xterm -hold -e sh -c ./ticktock &
> > "-hold" is explained in the xterm man page ;)
> Yes and no. I don't get as command prompt back in the new xterm, either with
> sh or bash. ALso, the --rcfile arcument does not appear to work in conjunction
> with -c.
> This is what the man for hold specifies, but I need the prompt.
If you have the option to modify it, ensure that your script exits via
"exec sh". Alternatively a wrapper that does this is straightforward to
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