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Old 07-06-2010, 01:59 AM   #1
Ben2K
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Question Run Script In New Window & Keep Window Open


This is probably dumb enough to belong in the newbie section, but...

How do I run a command or a script in a new window, and then hold that window open, so I can review the results?

For example, if I try:
Code:
xterm -e "tail ./foo"
A window opens, the command runs, and then the window immediately closes. If I try to add:
Code:
xterm -e "tail ./foo;read -p 'Press any key to continue...'"
all that changes is that
Quote:
Press any key to continue...
is echoed in the original window instead of the new one.

Doesn't matter if I try this from the command line, or from inside a shell script.

There must be a simple (obvious?) way to do this.
 
Old 07-06-2010, 02:13 AM   #2
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man is your friend here ... have a look at -hold option
 
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:28 AM   #3
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man is your friend here ... have a look at -hold option
That was quick!

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