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Re: alias in .xsession

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 07:23:19PM -0400, Stephen Touset wrote:
> Bob Proulx wrote:
> >Stephen Touset wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>I'm trying to set up my .xsession to include an alias Unfortunately, 
> >>the alias isn't created--when I run Eterm from the menu, it doesn't 
> >>include the options. I'm positive that the file is being sourced, 
> >>because the CVSROOT environment variable is being set correctly. How 
> >>can I get the alias to apply to my Enlightenment session?
> >>  
> >
> >
> >Environment variables are inherited from parent to child.  Since your
> >terminals are all children of the parent xsession you can pass
> >environment variables down.
> >
> >But you can't pass aliases to children.  Instead you need to put them
> >in your .bashrc or other shell environment file.
> >
> >Bob
> > 
> >
> This won't work, though. I'm trying to get it so that any attempt to 
> execute Eterm from within the Enlightenment menus will execute the 
> alias. This is so that I can add in an entry for (for example) Eterm -e 
> gdb, without having to retype all the other tags for it each time I make 
> another entry. Not to mention, if I ever decide to change the options, 
> I'll only have to change it in one place, not in sixty.
> For now, I just did an "export ETERM="-t auto --trans -f rgb:dd/dd/dd", 
> and I use "Eterm $ETERM" in all the menu files.
if you feel like breaking a nut with a sledge hammer, you could:

export EP=`which Eterm`
mv $EP $EP.real
echo -e \#\!/bin/bash\\nexec $EP.real \-t auto \-\-trans \-f rgb:dd/dd/dd > $EP
chmod a+x $EP


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