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Old 10-06-2022, 02:30 PM   #1
jindam vani
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Red face xterm: Can't execvp -xxxcx: No such file or directory


i am running debian bullseye on userland
app (android)(3). when i run my .sh file:

*
Code:
xterm -e -hold -geometry 80x24+30+200 -display localhost:51 cat ~/wpc.txt $@
shows error: "xterm: Can't execvp -hold:
No such file or directory"

*
Code:
xterm -e -geometry 80x24+30+200 -display localhost:51 cat ~/wpc.txt $@
shows error: "xterm: Can't execvp -geometry:
No such file or directory"

even if i remove "-display", it shows same
error

geometry settings copued from man page (1).

# microsoft wslg "xterm geometry argument
ignored" (2) bug applies to me?
# or is there something in code itself?

(1) https://linux.die.net/man/7/x
(2) https://github.com/microsoft/wslg/issues/108
(3) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tech.ula

regards,
jindam, vani
 
Old 10-06-2022, 02:40 PM   #2
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man xterm
Code:
      -e program [ arguments ... ]
               This option specifies the program (and its command line arguments) to be run in the xterm window.  It also sets the window title and icon name to be the basename of the program being executed
               if neither -T nor -n are given on the command line.

               NOTE: This must be the last option on the command line.
 
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Old 10-06-2022, 06:04 PM   #3
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Maybe you want something like:
Code:
xterm -g 80x24+30+200 -display localhost:51 -e "cat ~/wpc.txt; bash"
 
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Old 10-06-2022, 11:02 PM   #4
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@pan64 i will keep in mind about using -e option
@teckk your code works great
 
  


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