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Old 04-22-2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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urxvt -e


Now I'm sure this is something stupid or I'm not understanding what the flag is for, but when I try running urxvt -e "pacman -Su" it seems as if nothing happens. I tried the same with aterm, I see what may be an aterm flicker on the screen for less than half a second and it's gone. Now if I do a plain pacman -Su or urxvt it works fine, where am I going wrong?

I'm doing this from a python script but I get the same results if I type the command straight into a terminal, I want to open a new terminal window that stays open and is running the command I specify.

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Old 04-23-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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not suposed to use the quotes
 
Old 04-23-2005, 01:10 AM   #3
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Code:
urxvt -e pacman -Su
aterm -e pacman -Su
Both yield the same results as before

Any other ideas?
 
Old 04-23-2005, 05:32 AM   #4
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Rxvt requires some command line switches to work properly. Pacman probably complains about either lack of color support (-tn rxvt) or too small terminal size (-geometry 80x25). Try running it in the terminal you started with plain urxvt, it should display an error message.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 06:16 AM   #5
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Nah, it works fine when I run it normally in the terminal. Like I said in the first post, I can run pacman fine and I can run urxvt and get a new terminal window fine, individually it works great, that -e switch is where the problem is though. Maybe it's an issue with my setup or something because it seems to work fine for other people Was in IRC getting people to do it and it works for everyone except me, any ideas?
 
  


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