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Old 02-04-2004, 07:12 PM   #1
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running xprop in an xterm

How to run a term window from a window manager menu, run xprop in the term, and have the term stay open to show the results when xprop is used.

xterm -e xprop

runs the term and allows the use of xprop, but closes the term immediately after xprop is used, so that the results are not seen.

Old 02-05-2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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xterm -hold -e <command> - then close it with the wm's windowing controls. It's in the man page.

Maybe also try 'xmessage' if you want.
Old 02-06-2004, 12:55 AM   #3
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Another option is

xterm -e xprop &> filename

then see what's in "filename" after you close xprop


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