Launching several applications via shell...

Glen Bojsza gbojsza at
Wed Mar 28 11:10:36 EDT 2012

I am trying to have a simple application launcher (on Linux) where the user
can launch different applications but a clicking the associated button.

The problem is that once the user has launched one application none of the
others will launch until they close the application they just opened.

I would like to allow all applications to remain open even if the Livecode
application closes... is this possible.

So far all I am using is the shell command in each button for an individual

button "Traffic Generator"

on mouseUp
get shell("trafficgen")
end mouseUp

button "pEditor"

on mouseUp
get shell("editor")
end mouseUp


Q: is there something that should be added to the shell syntax or another
way of doing this?



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