[Lxde-list] run dialog question

Brian Winfrey bwcode4u at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 12:38:22 PST 2011


On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Stephan Sokolow
<gmane.ssokolow at spamgourmet.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure it's the "correct" way but you could use this:
>
> sh -c 'xmessage "$PATH"'
>
> The reason yours didn't work is because $PATH is a shell script variable
> reference and lxpanel's run dialog doesn't use the shell to parse the
> command string.
>
> The command above works by explicitly asking the shell to interpret the
> string.
>
> On 05/02/11 12:59 PM, Brian Winfrey wrote:
>> I was trying to determine $PATH for X.  I ran 'xmessage $PATH' from
>> the lxpanel run dialog, but it literally displayed "$PATH".
>>
>> What is the correct way to do this in LXDE?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brian
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> The modern datacenter depends on network connectivity to access resources
>> and provide services. The best practices for maximizing a physical server's
>> connectivity to a physical network are well understood - see how these
>> rules translate into the virtual world?
>> http://p.sf.net/sfu/oracle-sfdevnlfb
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The modern datacenter depends on network connectivity to access resources
> and provide services. The best practices for maximizing a physical server's
> connectivity to a physical network are well understood - see how these
> rules translate into the virtual world?
> http://p.sf.net/sfu/oracle-sfdevnlfb
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I believe your example is the same as opening a terminal and typing
'xmessage $PATH'.

I was trying to determine the path that X uses (for example to lauch a
program from a .desktop file), and this is how I recall finding it in
KDE.


Thanks,
Brian



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