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Re^3: Forking an operative terminal

by perlgrim (Initiate)
on Dec 31, 2012 at 13:51 UTC ( #1011062=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Forking an operative terminal
in thread Forking an operative terminal

Thanks both for the point; I had seen this thread before: system("xterm -e yourchatprogram") is OK for a program --like a chat client-- that remains running. But what I want is firing up the terminal, runnig a single command (like ls) that outputs to the terminal and ends, and then the shell/terminal staying alive and processing CLI input till the user close it explicitely. When the single command ends the terminal closes, comes it from system, fork/exec or backtics.

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Re^4: Forking an operative terminal
by ww (Bishop) on Dec 31, 2012 at 14:23 UTC
    So, aren't you asking what's really an OS question, rather than a Perl question?

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