Ubuntu

pipe stdin to stdin of 'command' when using -e or --command

Reported by Timothy Stebbing on 2008-10-28
0
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
Fix Released
Wishlist
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

This is a wishlist item:

When using gnome-terminal with the -e or --command argument, stdin for gnome-terminal should be piped to stdin for the executed command. This would make gnome terminal far more useful, for example:

% bzr diff | gnome-terminal -e less
continue working..

% ps aux | gnome-terminal -e less
continue working..

I tried this first example today and was shocked when it -didn't- work, I find the same feature lacking in xterm as well.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for the report, this needs to be forwarded upstream by someone interested on the feature, leaving this as incomplete until that, for forwarding instructions please have a look to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME ; thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete

Couldn't this be simply done with piping? Unless I'm not understanding, you could ps aux | less just fine, couldn't you? Or you could use the < and > operators. For reference:
http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html#Process-Substitution

On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 8:16 PM, Quinlan Pfiffer <email address hidden> wrote:
> Couldn't this be simply done with piping? Unless I'm not understanding, you could ps aux | less just fine, couldn't you? Or you could use the < and > operators. For reference:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html#Process-Substitution
>

The objective is to have the output in a new terminal, not the one you
are using; hence why gnome-terminal is part of the command in the
first place.

-tjs

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unknown → Invalid
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Invalid → Unknown
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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