calling specific terminals in scripts?

Derek Martin dmartin at
Mon Feb 14 13:56:43 EST 2000

On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Mike Katz wrote:

> Hello list members
> I have a quick question....  Im using a script to start a aplication in
> gnome.... however Im not realy fond of gnomes default terminal (I cant
> scrole up to see any text in  the terminal).  Is there a way to have a
> script call up a rxvt and then pass the scripts comands off to it?

I don't use rxvt but xterm can do it, and I'd bet rxvt can to. There are a
couple of ways to do it... the easiest is probably to have a second script
run in the xterm, by doing this:

  xterm -e ""

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-Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347 

Derek D. Martin      |  Senior UNIX Systems/Network Administrator
Arris Interactive    |  A Nortel Company
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