Section: Linux 1.x (1)
open - start a program on a new virtual terminal (VT).
[-c vtnumber] [-s] [-u] [-l] [-v] [--] command command_options
will find the first available VT, and run on it the given
with the given
standard input, output and error are directed to that terminal. The current
search path ($PATH) is used to find the requested command. If no command is
specified then the environment variable $SHELL is used.
- -c vtnumber
Use the given VT number and not the first available. Note you
must have write access to the supplied VT for this to work.
Switch to the new VT when starting the command. The VT of the new command
will be made the new current VT.
Figure out the owner of the current VT, and run login as that user.
Suitable to be called by init. Shouldn't be used with -c or -l.
Make the command a login shell. A - is prepended to the name of the command
to be executed.
Be a bit more verbose.
wait for command to complete. If -w and -s are used together then
will switch back to the controlling terminal when the command completes.
end of options to open.
If open is compiled with a POSIX (Gnu) getopt() and you wish to set
options to the command to be run, then you must supply
the end of options -- flag before the command.
can be used to start a shell on the next free VT, by using the command:
- open bash
To start the shell as a login shell, use:
- open -l bash
To get a long listing you must supply the -- separator:
- open -- ls -l
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-w idea from "sam".