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Old 10-08-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
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basic shell script help

hi ppl, I'm asking for some help with a shell script, I've got giftd and giFTcurs up and running and I'm looking for info on how to write a script to make giftd start running as a daemon (giftd -d) and then open up a shell window and run giFTcurs, thats where my problem lies, I can run both those two programs in a script but I need to know how to open up a shell window so the script starts giFTcurs.

Also does anyone know if you can add custom elements eg scripts into the start/main menu? I'm running SusE 9.1 Pro, thanks for any help
Old 10-09-2004, 12:12 AM   #2
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What you're saying doesn't make sense?
A shell is a shell, it doesn't have (or know
anything about) "windows".

Do you mean you need a script that opens
up another xterm?

giftd -d
xterm -title "giFTcurs" -e giFTcurs

Old 10-09-2004, 12:32 AM   #3
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thanks, yea, thats what I needed, umm it doesnt look like it opened it up in a shell window, and the resolutions bigger (making the words smaller) but it's fine to use, cheers


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