Re: ps in *term from Wharf .. how pls?

Benjamin J. Tracy (
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 08:35:30 -0500 (EST)

I believe that the problem is that when you use the -e argument for any
term, the lifespan of the terminal is the same as the lifespan of the
program that you are running.  Since ps immediately quits after printing
out some process info, the aterm quits as well.  

As for how to do what you're trying to do, I'm not sure.


On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, Dave LaMothe wrote:

> I've cleared the way for an AS config weekend and this is the first in what may
> be a lengthy series of nagging *post RTFM* questions. Many thanks in advance.
> With a "locally" compiled 1.6.6 on RedHat 5.2, intel:
> I can launch a "top" from Wharf with:
> *Wharf top cpuchip.xpm Exec "-" aterm -tr -e top &
> But trying a similar thing with "ps":
> *Wharf ps Gear.xpm Exec "-" aterm -tr -e ps au &
> results in the aterm popping open for a split second then closing. I've tried
> ps without the switch (ps doesn't use a leading dash for switches although I
> tried it with a dash also.) I tried without the "&". I tried without the -tr. I
> tried rxvt. I tried .....
> I can, however, simply launch an aterm, do a "ps au", and there it is.
> Any clues?  Thanks, Dave.
> 22-Jan-99
> 01:10:57
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