Firefox Panel Icon Loads Swiftfox

Karl Auer kauer at
Sun Aug 12 13:15:01 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-08-12 at 06:03 -0700, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> >  What do you get from:
> > ls -l $(which firefox)
> ls -l $(firefox) loaded another 2 instances of firefox

Not "ls -l $(firefox)" - "ls -l $(which firefox)". Big difference.

> Didn't know the the ls command could load a program.???

It can't. The shell looks at "$(which firefox)" and runs the stuff
between the parentheses, then provides the output as a parameter to "ls
-l". You can get the same effect with backticks: "ls -l `which

Regards, K

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