Re: Starting aterm on a specific desktop

Tomas Duewiger (
05 Apr 1999 08:47:25 +0200

cajun <> writes:

> I've answered part of my own dumb question below (why name the terminals).
> However, I'm still not quite able to get aterm to do what I'm looking for.
> The command line I'm using is:
> aterm -name Named -fg white -bg blue -e tail -f /var/log/messages | grep
> named &
> This works for the most part.  Aterm does start on the desktop I want and
> does do the 'tail -v /var/log/messages', but it does not do the grep.  My
> guess is the problem is a syntax error, but I've tried every combination
> of delimiters that I can think of.

aterm -name "Named" -e sh -c "tail -f /var/log/messages | grep named" &

should work.


Tomas Duewiger