open multiple xterms with script
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Wed Dec 3 00:50:30 PST 2008
On Wed, 3 Dec 2008 09:58:52 +0200, "Aggelidis Nikos" <aggelidis.news at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for your help!
> some additional questions:
> 1) is there any way to give the root password once? i tried this:
> su root -c "\
> xterm -geometry 80x25 -title 'App 1' -e 'app1' &
> xterm -geometry 80x25 -title 'App 2' -e 'app2'\
> but i get this:
> xterm Xt error: Can't open display: %s
su doesn't preserve the DISPLAY environment variable, so you can use one
of the following:
sudo bash -c "xterm & xterm &"
su root -c "DISPLAY=$DISPLAY ; export DISPLAY ; xterm & xterm &"
> i don't think i need something so complex. Is there any way to
> instruct xterm not to close after the execution of the program?
I'm not sure. It may be possible to play shell-specific tricks that
cause `app1' to be executed as part of the shell's startup scripts.
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