Getting Rev control back after shell()
Frank D. Engel, Jr.
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Thu Jan 13 13:14:06 CST 2005
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Yes, but it is disabled under Mac OS X by default, due to "power
management concerns," supposedly. Under other *NIX platforms, you
could do something like this:
echo "my-command" | at now+1 minute
to schedule a job to take place in 1 minute (unfortunately, seconds
does not seem to work, so 1 minute is the minimal time to wait before
This will schedule the job under OS X, but the daemon (system service)
which checks the schedule and starts the jobs is not running by
default. If you had system admin privileges for sure, you might be
able to start it manually, or there might be a way to enable it, but if
programming for others (or using power management), it may not be the
best idea to do so.
On Jan 13, 2005, at 1:54 PM, RGould8 at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 1/12/05 11:19:29 AM, fde101 at fjrhome.net writes:
>> That works fine in Terminal, but Rev still waits for the command to
>> finish. Quite stupid, really.
>> Under Windows, there is a "start" command that can be jury-rigged to
>> this. Not sure how to handle it under OS X/*nix (believe me, I've
>> trying to figure that one out too).
> Hmmmm, there's just got to be a way around this - - - - how about some
> of unix "start this command 2 seconds from now" type of call, where
> you'd get
> the control back in Rev immediately. Is there such a thing?
> use-revolution mailing list
> use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
Frank D. Engel, Jr. <fde101 at fjrhome.net>
$ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
$ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
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