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Old 06-07-2004, 08:57 AM   #1
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running a terminal command from a link

is it possible to have an icon that when clicked on, opens a terminal and does the following? :

- su
- password: ********
- scanimage >newimage.pnm
- exit

Please help! Thanks!
Old 06-07-2004, 10:08 AM   #2
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Make a shell file using text editor ( name it anything like
1. Put your commands in it.
2. Save the file .
3. Change the permission of files to make it executable
a. Either use shell for it . Type the command
chmod 700 (you need to be root to do so.)
b. Or right click on the file in konqueror and from the permissions tab select the appropriate settings.

4. Now in konqueror make a new link to application.
You can do it by right clicking in the window and selsecting Create New and then 'New Link to application'
or by going there from 'Edit' toolbar. Now name the command and in execute tab give the path for your shell script ( lets say ) ( or you can put scanimagesh in your bin directory , which should be in your path and jus tgive the name of the script ) . Also check the 'Run in Terminal' option .

Now when you will click on the icon . I will open a terminal execute your script and will then disappear imediately.

Hope it works. Good Luck


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