[K12OSN] Scripting for Linux - RDesktop straight to an app

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Wed Apr 25 22:57:44 UTC 2007

I wonder if it would be possible to get the password from pam_mount.
Then, possibly, you might be able to rdesktop w/o even entering the

I have no idea how it would be done, but maybe somebody smarter than me
could chime in with an idea.


On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 12:02:20PM -0500, Peter Scheie wrote:
> You could write a wrapper script that prompts the user for the password, 
> then passes that pw to the rdesktop command.  I like using zenity for 
> creating GUI prompts to users (see the man page).  So you could do 
> something like this:
> PW=`zenity --entry --hide-text --text="Please enter your password"`
> rdesktop -u $USER -p  $PW 'server-name'
> Put the above lines into a file in. say, /usr/local/bin, make it executable 
> (chmod +x script), and try it from a command line.  If that works, then do 
> as Roger suggested and create a launcher that calls the script.
> Petre
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