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Re: Start only one program at login



On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 10:34 +1100, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> You don't need two exec lines. You don't even need one:-)
> 
> Using "exec" _replaces" the shell running the script with the program
> being called. Normally the called program is a child of the shell. For
> the last program in a script it can be a tiny performance win to exec
> it, since the shell is no longer needed.
> 
> Using "exec" with a "&" is harmless but also useless.
> 
> So I would write:
> 
>   metacity --sm-disable &
>   exec gnome-terminal --window --full-screen

Thanks for the explanation - that makes sense.  Your suggestion also
worked just as you said. I'm going to make the change.

> I normally try to avoid full pathnames to executables - things will just
> break if the system layout is changed. Do you type full paths at your
> shell prompt? Rarely I would hope:-) Scripts are no different.

I originally left the full path out, but then put it back in because I
thought it would make it _more_ reliable.  The paths aren't ever going
to change on this box, unless it comes from upstream.

Your point is valid, though.

Thanks,

Ranbir
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Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
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