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Re: getting random background colors in ssh xterm through gnome shortcuts

On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 22:11 -0500, H.S. wrote:
> Hi,
> At school I have my .fvmrc2 file in which I have these kind of lines:
> exec xterm -sl 2048 -ls -bg \#`printf '%02x%02x%02x' $((RANDOM%
> 31+224)) $((RANDOM%31+224)) $((RANDOM%31+224))` -e ssh remote.host.com
> to get an xterm windows at remote.host.com. The random light colored
> background is obtained with \#`printf '%02x%02x%02x' $((RANDOM%
> 31+224)) $((RANDOM%31+224)) $((RANDOM%31+224))`
> I was wondering, how do I get the same thing in gnome at my home machine
> running Debian Testing (2.6.12 kernel). I tried to make a custom
> application launcher on the panel but the command to get random
> background doesn't work. Any ideas what I should do instead?

I presume RANDOM is not a set var for Gnome. Thus you may need to set up
a script to generate random numbers and then call xterm -bg
appropriately. This script can then be launched from the panel.


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