Bug 91536 - gnome-terminal does not handle -e parameter correctly
gnome-terminal does not handle -e parameter correctly
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2003-05-23 17:20 EDT by Matthew Bellew
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-30 00:34:43 EDT
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Description Matthew Bellew 2003-05-23 17:20:44 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 

Description of problem:
  xterm -e view /etc/rc

will open a new window running vi on the given file

  gnome-terminal -e view /etc/rc 
will return:
  Invalid argument: "/etc/rc"

xterm is consistent with man xterm, while gnome-terminal is not

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gnome-terminal -e view /etc/rc

Actual Results:  Invalid argument: "/etc/rc"

Expected Results:  new terminal session

Additional info:
Comment 1 Matthew Bellew 2003-05-23 17:30:36 EDT
Likewise -T is not compatible

works: xterm -T "vi" -e vi 
fails: gnome-terminal -T "vi" -e vi
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-05-30 00:34:43 EDT
xterm command line arg compatibility isn't a goal; gnome-terminal is compatible
with itself (more or less) going back a few years, and it would be bad to break

From gnome-terminal --help:

  -e, --command=STRING                            Execute the argument to this
                                                  option inside the terminal.
  -x, --execute                                   Execute the remainder of the
                                                  command line inside the

The options behave as specified there, -x does what you are expecting.
gnome-terminal doesn't have a -T option, it has -t and --title instead.

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