If I open a command console and execute...
xterm -geometry 50x3 -bg cyan -fg red +sb
I get a nice little xterm started up with my (badly) chosen colours.
But - if I try -e to make it run something...
xterm -geometry 50x3 -bg cyan -fg red +sb -e pwd
(in this case, I want the new xterm to show current working directory)
...the xterm closes as soon as the command is executed
What option do I use to keep it open?
Also how might I string commands together into the new xterm using the -e without making a whole 'nother shell script (e.g; I might want the new (pop up) xterm windows to perform ls $HOME && echo -n "You are in " && pwd && sleep 5
...I've noticed using an exclamation mark ( echo "boo!"
) causes "bash: !": event not found" errors. Is there a way around this?