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This is something that's been niggling me for quite a while and I wondered if anyone else knows the answer. xterms don't normally repeat commands but the exit command is ...
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- 04-13-2011 #1
Why does xterm always echo the "exit" command before shutting down?
This is something that's been niggling me for quite a while and I wondered if anyone else knows the answer. xterms don't normally repeat commands but the exit command is always printed out on a line by itself (with no prompt) just before the window closes.
I grepped the source code to see if there was an actual instruction to print "exit" as a goodbye message but there isn't. So why does this happen and what is its purpose?"I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 04-14-2011 #2
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Sorry Hazel, but my system shuts down the xterms so fast that if they are echoing the string, I can't see it. And yes, I did try with a real xterm, and not a KDE or Gnome console/terminal window.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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