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Old 03-22-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
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dcop konsole

I'm trying to use a couple of commands to start konsole with a formatted prompt (PS1).
Heres what I have so far:

konsole --script &
dcop konsole-$! session-1 feedSession "PS1='\033[33;1m[\u \w]\$\033[0m '"

This sends the text ["PS1='\033[33;1m[\u \w]\$\033[0m '"] to the session, but I can't figure out how to emulate an enter from the dcop interface (submit the text).

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks In Advance

Last edited by bendeco13; 03-22-2005 at 05:13 PM.
Old 03-23-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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You can also edit ~/.bashrc and insert PS1='\033[33;1m[\u \w]\$\033[0m' there, to change your prompt.

But for your problem:
I managed to do your trick by typing konsole --script &
dcop konsole-$! session-1 feedSession "PS1='\033[33;1m[\u \w]\$\033[0m ', then Enter, and then " and again Enter. (So type an Enter before the last quotes)

Old 04-12-2005, 04:29 AM   #3
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I understand how that works and I got mine to do the same thing in a similar fashion. I guess I didn't phrase my question in a clear manor.

My problem is that I don't want to have to hit the enter key, but emulate the same affect that the enter key would provide by passing some command that I don't have knowledge of. This would make it possible to add the command to a script.

Thanks for the reply... I hope this clears up my question.
Old 04-12-2005, 04:46 AM   #4
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Sorry about the prior reply, but after playing around with it for a little while.
I realized that you're idea is the correct way to do this.
I just had to add the last double quotation mark (") on a new line.

In a script it would look something like this:
konsole --script &
TEST=`dcop $SESSION 2>&1 | grep "session-1"`
while [ ! "$TEST" ];
   if [ $COUNT == $TIMEOUT ];
      echo "Timed Out."
      exit 1
   TEST=`dcop $SESSION 2>&1 | grep "session-1"`
   sleep 1
   COUNT=$(($COUNT + 1))
dcop konsole-$! session-1 feedSession "PS1='\033[33;1m[\u \w]\$\033[0m '
The while loop ensures that the dcop interface is ready to communicate with before the script actually sends commands.

Thanks again Frankmulder


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