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Old 03-26-2008, 01:30 AM   #1
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Start->Run command in GNOME?

If I am not wrong, there used to be a menu option under GNOME (it still is in KDE), where, just like in Windows, you could click on a menu item and be able to type a command; no need to open a console. But I can't find it anymore (been outside of linux for a long time). Is there a way I can get it back (in menu)?

If not, I want to do a 'rdesktop mycomp', and be able to close the console after rdp kicks in. I know there used to be, or still is an '&' that I need to attach at end in console so that it closes after rdp opens. I tried 'rdesktop& mycomp' and 'rdesktop mycomp&'. But that & doesn't seem to have any effect. .
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Try "exec application theaddress &". Anything with "run" in it should do: krun, grun, tkrun, or bind a script like this to the run command:
cmd=$(zenity --title="Run" --entry --text "Enter Command:")
exec "${cmd}"
exit 0
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if you just want to run one command like that, will "alt+f2" do the trick?

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And if you want to have it at hand, right click on the panel, select "Add to panel" and choose "Run Application": it will add a launcher for the "Run Application" dialog.


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