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Old 12-21-2009, 01:10 AM   #1
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Run?!


Does Linux's Shells have a Run Command ?
Please explain :-) thx
 
Old 12-21-2009, 01:18 AM   #2
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what is Run Command?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 02:22 AM   #3
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Can you explain a bit more on that?
What command are you talking about?
And what you trying to do?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 02:52 AM   #4
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Judging from your post here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-file-777151/
to execute a file or "running" it use "sh filename" or "./filename" from terminal.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 03:36 AM   #5
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options have the diffrent commands
 
Old 12-21-2009, 04:55 AM   #6
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Like "Run" in Windows?
 
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:00 AM   #7
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Does Linux's Shells have a Run Command ?
Please explain :-) thx
man run and see the result.
Are you talking about "ALT+F2" ?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 10:02 AM   #8
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man run and see the result.
Are you talking about "ALT+F2" ?
I don't think there's a manual for run, maybe if a specific distro uses this command, but I doubt that.

I think he means Alt+F2.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 10:17 AM   #9
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terminal options . not windows! Thanks!

I might be wrong but like in windows .

Or what might help is a Webpage with all the commands when using the terminal and simple instructions beside them ..
 
Old 12-21-2009, 10:23 AM   #10
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Hi,

I think you are referring to the 'Run' box/option you get when clicking on the Start button in Windows. From that box you can launch a command. In my opinion this doesn't exist in Linux, but you can launch about any command from a terminal. Other users already have indicated how you can switch to a 'fullblown' terminal session, or you can open a terminal window from within your GUI.

To list Linux commands and their descriptions I find these sites very helpfull:

http://www.pixelbeat.org/cmdline.html
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/
http://ss64.com/bash/

I hope this helps you out a bit.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 12-21-2009, 10:26 AM   #11
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You mean like a window where you type the command and it is run as a program?

You can just type in in a terminal, but closing the terminal will kill the application.

In GNOME you can get a window that you type the command in that closes automatically without killing the application by pressing Alt+F2. This is convenient when you don't want to have a terminal window hanging around just to keep the application running. But you won't be able to see the program's command-line output.

You also said if the shell has a run command, the shell practically is the run command!

Last edited by MTK358; 12-21-2009 at 10:29 AM.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 10:51 AM   #12
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Fullblown terminal session ?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 10:53 AM   #13
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That would work. But if you just want to launch a GUI application, then I would recommend using Alt+F2 if you have GNOME (I don't know if it works in KDE, maybe it does).
 
Old 12-21-2009, 11:17 AM   #14
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KDE has a run command in the menus, but--as many have mentioned--it's easy enough to just open a terminal.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 11:18 AM   #15
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That would work. But if you just want to launch a GUI application, then I would recommend using Alt+F2 if you have GNOME (I don't know if it works in KDE, maybe it does).
IDK about KDE either but Alt+F2 works in Xfce too -- closest dang thing to Windows+R ah ivver did see. It didn't like cmd but xterm started up sweet as a new Fordson on a Summer's day.
 
  


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