No "run" menu item?

Markus Hitter mah at
Sat Jul 5 00:24:09 UTC 2008

Am 05.07.2008 um 00:31 schrieb Przemysław Kulczycki:

> This would be used to open programs that are not in the menu  
> without having a terminal window open.

You pretty much ask for a One-line Terminal putting it's output into  
some system log files.

> Example: metacity or compiz crashes
> Solution: run it again from a "run" menu item

I'm almost tempted to ask what's the point to run software unreliable  
enough to make this an issue. ;-)

More seriously, you really want to use a Terminal in such cases to  
catch the software's output. Likely, there's something to fix.

> Bad solution: run it from terminal - you have to keep it open  
> because when you close it you'll close metacity/compiz/whatever  
> you've run in it

Adding a "nohup" in front of the command will allow you to close the  
Terminal at any time. Just like you'd expect from a "run" Mini-Terminal.


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