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You should not use an ampersand '&' at the end of the command. You
probably want to use an additional "exec" at the beginning of
Without that, the shell that fvwm invokes to run your command
stays until the command exits. In effect, you'll have twice as
many processes running as you need. Note that some shells are
smart enough to avoid this, but it never hurts to include the
The following example binds function key F1 in the root window, with no modifiers, to the exec function. The program rxvt is started with an assortment of options.
Key F1 R N Exec exec rxvt -fg yellow -bg blue \ -e /bin/tcsh
Note that this function doesn't wait for
to complete, so things like:
do not work reliably (see the PipeRead command).
fvwm 2.7.1 (from cvs)