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Old 10-30-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
darthaxul
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apps and sub-apps


I noticed some window managers on my computer have one main terminal that spawns other apps. But if i close that main terminal every other app closes.
Is that something to do with my dbus not working properly because I wanted to be able to close the main terminal and still use my apps but i cant when it looks like this.
....
[HTML]main terminal
|
app-1
app-2
|
app-3[/HTML]
 
Old 10-30-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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Can you provide a specific example?

Say you're using KDE and at a command prompt in a Konsole window you launch Gimp by typing

Code:
$ gimp
Now if you close that Konsole window then Gimp will also close. If you launch Gimp like this:


Code:
$ gimp & disown
Then close the Konsole window then Gimp stay running.

Is this the sort of thing you're talking about?
 
Old 10-30-2008, 02:32 PM   #3
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yeah I know the & doesnt tie up terminal but i dont have disown command.
Is there any way to put that disown command in a config file so I dont have to type it all the time?
 
Old 10-30-2008, 03:05 PM   #4
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Not that I'm aware of. I don't think you'd want to anyway, you don't want to run stuff like ls with &disown on the end.

Why won't you just launch stuff from a menu or something like the alt-f2 launcher that both KDE and Gnome have rather then launching everything from a command prompt?
 
  


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