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Old 02-26-2016
Routing command to another graphical terminal

So, I'm in a graphical terminal (xfce4-terminal) and I was wondering, would there be a way to type a command, and it run in a new terminal window?? An example would be like, say that I want to open a .txt file, but I want it in a different window, instead of the one that I'm currently using because of whatever reason. Would there be a way for me to type something along the lines of
Code:
nano example.txt

and have it bring up a new terminal window, in which "example.txt" is being viewed with nano, and the original window is still there and nano is not running on it. If all of that makes since, maybe I'm making it sound too complex.

Last edited by Huitzilopochtli; 02-26-2016 at 03:11 AM.. Reason: grammar
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Old 02-26-2016
Try:
Code:
xfce4-terminal -e "nano example.txt"

If you're on a system with multiple terminal-applications, multiple users with their own preferences, and if TUI is installed, you could also try:

Code:
tui-edit example.txt
tui-terminal "tui-edit -c example.txt"

The first would open the textfile with the users favorite text editor, either GUI (gedit, geany...) or CLI (emacs, nano, vi..) (not limited to these named ones).
The second would open a new terminal (users favorite terminal app) and force tui-edit to open the textfile with the console editor in that new terminal window.

Hope this helps
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