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Launch a job into a named Terminal

Contributed by: Scot Hacker
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

As described in Title Your Terminal, you can launch new terminals with a custom name that will appear on the title tab and in the Deskbar. You can also specify that a specific task or job start running in the new Terminal session immediately. For example, if you want to launch a Terminal called “rc5des” and start cracking keys in it right off the bat, type:


Terminal -t "rc5des" /boot/home/config/bin/rc5des &

Note that you must specify the complete path to the binary you want to run, even if it’s already in your path. This is a perfect way to launch Terminal jobs from your UserBootscript.

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