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Old 02-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
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kual: kterm -e myapp.sh

How to set up KUAL GUI launcher extension to launch kterm and run in same kterm?

#!/bin/bash
bin/kterm -e myapp.sh
exit

whilst their are a host of ways of getting kterm to open,
none as yet take -e option and run another script in the same terminal.
afaict using ps ax the myapp.sh runs, but not in the terminal....

How to do this so it works?
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How to set up KUAL GUI launcher extension to launch kterm and run in same kterm?

#!/bin/bash
bin/kterm -e myapp.sh
exit

whilst their are a host of ways of getting kterm to open,
none as yet take -e option and run another script in the same terminal.
afaict using ps ax the myapp.sh runs, but not in the terminal....

How to do this so it works?
Currently, KUAL buttons are non-interactive.

So for now, you will need a button per external command.
Although you do not need the external shell script as shown above.
"action" : "bin/kterm -e myapp.sh"
will do the job, the string value of the action tag is passed to the system default command processor (in this case Ash).

OR
If the above does not work, try:
"action" : "bin/kterm", "parms" : "-e myapp.sh"
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #3
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make it easy on yourself. wrap it in a shell...

{"name": "Start MYTHING", "priority": 1, "action": "bin/start_MYTHING.sh"}

and then in bin/start_MYTHING.sh

Code:
#!/bin/sh
/mnt/us/extensions/kterm/bin/kterm -e /mnt/us/extensions/MYTHING/bin/myapp.sh
That's how it is done in the frotz extension.
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knc1 thanks for response, unfortunately as per my original description myapp.sh is launched, but in separate process afaict

as a check I also used "params: ps ax" and checking via ssh indeed:

30568 ? SN 0:00 /bin/sh bin/kterm ps ax
30569 ? SNl 0:00 /mnt/us/extensions/kterm/bin/kterm
30570 ? SN 0:00 sh -c /mnt/us/extensions/kterm/bin/matchbox-keyboard --xid
30571 ? SN 0:00 /mnt/us/extensions/kterm/bin/matchbox-keyboard --xid
30572 pts/1 SNs+ 0:00 /bin/sh
30575 pts/0 RN+ 0:00 ps ax

2x kterm running

any further ideas?
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try taking out the
#!/bin/sh
from the script

30570 is the one being generated inside of KUAL.
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tx 2bob!

had become fixated on local links, as per instructions somewhere,
had not hit on absolute...

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knc1 will try, if I can remember another time... tx again ~:"
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knc1 will try, if I can remember another time... tx again ~:"
You did notice that your '-e' was being stripped from the command line, didn't you?
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