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    xterm question?

    I'm translating some Korn scripts used on Solaris to run on RHEL 6.4. The scripts use:

    dtterm -sl 25000 -geometry 133x18+0+0 -display ${GLOBAL_HOST_NAME}:0.0 -e $0 -s ${DTNG_SIM_PROTOCOL} -f ${DTNG_FOM_NAME} -r ${DTNG_TESTCASE} -X ${DTNG_GATE_EXEC} &

    I assume I'll need xterm? Can I use xterm to start a terminal and begin running some executable?


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    Saint Paul, MN
    Yes, xterm will handle the arguments as they are used for "dtterm". The terminals for KDE or GNOME will need translations in the arguments. The stuff after the "-e" is the command that is to be running in the terminal. The "-geometry 133x18+0+0" positions the initial location in the upper left corner of the screen and will be 133 character columns by 18 character rows. The "-sl 25000" sets the scroll back space to 25000 lines. The "-display ${GLOBAL_HOST_NAME}:0.0" is saying that the terminal will be displayed on the computer in the variable "GLOBAL_HOST_NAME" on it's primary display (rather than on the computer that is running the script unless it names the local machine or is an empty string).

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