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Re: KDEbian FAQ



On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 08:32:33AM +0200, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> Why "exec"? Only "startkde" will do just fine. What is the advantage of the 
> often seen "exec"? There is not even a help text in the man page and it seems 
> a pretty useless command in a shell (and the above has a shell).

directly from the builtins man page:
(...)
 exec [-cl] [-a name] [command [arguments]]
              If command is specified, it replaces the shell.  No
              new process is created.
(...)

That means, the shell calling .xsession will be replaced by startkde, which
means, that you will have a shell less idling around in your process table.

blue skies
	Jan

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