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Old 09-09-2011
gnome-terminal questions

I have a couple questions regarding gnome-terminal.

Basically I am trying to write an alias that will bring up several gnome-terminals that navigate to certain directories and run certain commands. I have it pretty well figured out, but the one I am having a problem with is simply running a command one time, and returning to the command line. Here is what I am currently doing

gnome-terminal --working-directory=/(directory) --title=(title) --geomety=125x17+0+0 --command="ls -ltr"

This opens the terminal, executed the ls -ltr, but immediately closed the terminal after it's done. I tried adjusting the profile, and that made it so it wouldn't close the terminal, but it didn't return to a command line. Ultimately I have a few scripts that I want to run in non-predicable intervals (aka I can't do a watch), and ideally when the terminal opens it would run the script, and then when I want to run it again I can just Up Arrow and hit Enter to re-run it.

My second question: Is it possible to have a gnome-terminal open in a different workspace from the one you are currently in. I wasn't able to find a --workspace=(workspace) type thing.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 09-09-2011
Seems a bit strange, but you might try this if you need a command line after the command:
--command="bash -c 'ls -ltr; bash'"

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Old 09-09-2011
Basically the reasoning behind this is that there are several directories I check after various events occur. The events are not predictable, so basically an event happens, I go an "ls -ltr" the directory, and depending on what pops up I either look into it or just go back to what I was doing.

I have to do this with many many directories, so what I am trying to do with this script is bring them up all at once, which is also why I am wondering if it's possible to open them in another workspace.

FYI: I am using Redhat Linux with these Unix Terminals
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