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Old 07-13-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
Alans07
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GUI to Command interpreter


Hi,

I think there is a way to see commands in the Terminal while using GUI,anyone knows how to do that?
For example, you open Terminal and when you open a folder it will show in the terminal "cd folder" and so on.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 02:44 AM   #2
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If I understand you correctly, wouldn't starting the gui app from a terminal give you that result?
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:05 AM   #3
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Most will not show the commands but the only the standard out or error of the commands if your lucky. I think most commands will be in a sub shell or function (start do what they do and exit) and cannot be "monitored" in your current shell. There may be a way but I'm not aware of it.

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:50 AM   #4
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Nope, in general terms. To start with, GUI programs don't work that way usually. It would be a complete nonsense and a waste of resources. Programs use system calls, code contained within libraries like libc or whatever is applicable to the language.

In C, for example, you would use opendir() or a similar function.

You can use something like strace, though. That will show you a lot of info about what the program is doing. You have to know how to read it though.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 08:06 AM   #5
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yes, something like strace, but it was not that detail..

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