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Old 06-28-2004, 07:47 AM   #1
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bash: pass a parameter to xview

Is it possible to pass a parameter to a running program?

For example a slideshow with xview:

- open xview
- load pic1
- wait 5 secs
- load pic2
- ...
- close xview

It's easy to program this with opening and closing xview for every picture. How can I program that without opening and closing xview all the time?

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Re: bash: pass a parameter to xview

Is it possible to pass a parameter to a running program?
This is only possible if the program supports it explicitly. Don't know about xview.
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If a command allows taking arguments from a file, you could try using a named pipe as that file. Or you could try supplying the arguments using command completion.
xview `script-supplying-the-time-separated-arguments`.

However, if the arguments are all digested before the first image is displayed, these solutions won't work. I'm not at my own computer so I can't read the manpages, or test my ideas.


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