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Re: [E-devel] remembering commands with options



Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 16:08:24 +1300 Jochen Schroeder
> <jochen.schroeder@gmail.com> babbled:
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>> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
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>>> On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 11:14:46 +1300 Jochen Schroeder
>>> <jochen.schroeder@gmail.com> babbled:
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>>>> Replying to myself,
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>>>> I just did another test I changed the command to:
>>>>
>>>> Exec=Eterm -n test -e vim +"cd NotesWiki" +"e ToDo.vimki" && echo "test"
>>>>
>>>> However .xsession-errors only has:
>>>> REMEMBER CMD: "Eterm-ntest-evim+cd\ NotesWiki+e\ ToDo.vimki"
>>>> ...
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>>> yes. you can only execute 1 command - not a sequence of commands, from
>>> a .desktop file.
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>> I think you misunderstood me. I also have to correct you, putting
>> Exec=Eterm && Eterm into a desktop file works perfectly fine when
>> starting from the menu or from startup/.order, it starts a second Eterm
>> after the first is finished. My real problem is described below, when
>> using the remember option: "Start this program on login" it does not
>> work, because e does not use the .desktop file entry to start the
>> program, but the command from the window properties. Also when it uses
>> that command when it starts the program at login, all whitespace is
>> lost, thus if you started the program with options it now cannot find
>> the command. I'm asking why e is not just using the command from the
>> corresponding desktop file when setting "Start this program on login".
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> i know what the real problem is :) just that running multiple commands works by
> sheer luck only - not by design. i know about the other problem :)
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Ah, OK :) then forget what I set earlier :). Just one more question, by
running multiple commands works by luck, not by design, do you mean, by
design you don't want to run multiple commands?
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>>>> so it is dropping the part after the &&. I put the .desktop file into my
>>>> startup/.order file and then the whole thing works fine. So when
>>>> remembering an application for startup, e does not take the command from
>>>> the corresponding .desktop file. I just had a look at the window
>>>> properties and it only states Eterm -n test -e vim +"cd NotesWiki" +"e
>>>> ToDo.vimki" there. This problem also manifests itself when trying
>>>> remember to start seamonkey at login. The window properties show the
>>>> command is "seamonkey-bin" so when remembering to start at login it
>>>> tries to start using this command, which fails. Is this behavior
>>>> intended? I would say the expected behavior would be for e to use the
>>>> command from the corresponding .desktop file.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Jochen
>>>>
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