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Re: [gcmd-dev] commandline bugs...

From: Piotr Eljasiak
Subject: Re: [gcmd-dev] commandline bugs...
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 22:15:53 +0100

> > I found some bugs in commandline:
> > vim<shift+enter>
> > appers terminal window without content but error dialog:
> > "There was an error creating the child process for this terminal."
> > 
> > Is it error from gnome-terminal or gcmd?
> The problem seems to be connected with gnome-terminal. When running gcmd
> with -d=g flag, it can be seen:
>         [GG] running: gnome-terminal -e 'vim; /usr/bin/gcmd-block'
> The
>         gnome-terminal -e %s 
> is taken from Options|Programs, and the 'vim; /usr/bin/gcmd-block' is
> constructed by gcmd itself. /usr/bin/gcmd-block is a tool for blocking
> (not closing) the terminal. For some unknown reasons the solution is not
> working (you can try it just running it from the console: gnome-terminal
> -e 'vim; /usr/bin/gcmd-block'), although replacing gnome-terminal with
> xterm is working perfectly.
> I'd like to remove the whole 'gcmd-block' mess and use cleaner solution:
> just let the user specify terminal and all appropriate switches. For
> xterm it could be:
>       xterm -hold -e %s
> for gnome-terminal:
>       gnome-terminal --window-with-profile="GNOME Commander" -e %s
> (Unfortunately gnome-terminal does not contain option for not closing
> term on exit - it is done on profile basis, so the user has to prepare
> the profile itself. I'm trying to figure out how to read gnome-terminal
> default profile and to store it modified as 'GNOME Commander', but that
> inevitably can take a while...)

Here comes the fix - please do test. The patch removes gcmd-block
completely and switches (back ;o) the terminal usage from gnome-terminal
to 'xterm -hold -e %s' (see Options|Programs) - you may want to manually
edit ~/.gnome2/gnome-commander cfg file to change/remove the line
starting with 'term='. The change applies only to commands started with


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