Re: How do you turn on and off a program automatcially
On 9/30/07, Celejar <email@example.com> wrote:
> I struggled for a while to figure out how to do exactly this, without
> success. I believe that cron does not work, since (at least some)
> ncurses apps insist on being run from a terminal.
Lets get back to first principles then.
How does a curses app know if its being run from a terminal? I can't
read source and I don't have curses book handy so I'll guess:
if it can look up that term in termcap/terminfo to see how to draw?
The value of tty?
Perhaps without an actual tty-type device it can't work?
If you do your at su - (I forget the syntax) command but have it echo
the env to a file, do you get a TERM set?
Perhaps create a script that sets TERM and then runs mc. Then have at
run that script?