Hi Jaap.

My workmate insists on using xterm.

# zim custom command:
# ok (needs flag: command does not modify data)
/bin/bash -c "cd /tmp ; xterm &"

# FAIL (%d is ignored, not expanded)
/bin/bash -c "cd %d ; xterm &"


The problem with the 2nd case is that "%d" is not expanded within quotes.
No way.


Just for info.

Best regards,

    Andreas


On 24.03.2015 11:43, WEHLER Andreas wrote:
> Hi Jaap.
>
> You are right, thanks.
> Both variants work from command line as should be expected.
> Variant b) works from zim, variant a) does not.
>
> a) gnome-terminal --working-directory=%d
> b) gnome-terminal --working-directory %d
>
>
> One little thing is left:
> If you start a terminal from a leaf page then there is no attachment
> directory and therefore "%d" does not exist. Then you wind up in your
> home directory. But that's another problem and is probably ok so.
>
> Also:
> You have to keep in mind that the command is started without the help
> of a shell when launched with XFCE launcher (e.g. Applications menu).
> Command then has to be found in minimum $PATH, inherited from xinitrc.
> Say, $HOME/bin/command.sh   will not work due to unknown $HOME,
> and neither will "~/bin/command.sh".
>
> This again is not a problem of zim, but an issue with the XFCE launcher.
> So don't bother with that in zim context.
>
>
> Thanks a lot!
>
>     Andreas
>
>
>
> On 24.03.2015 10:43, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
>> .. that should be "gnome-terminal --working-directory %d" ... so same 
>> command minus the "="
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:43 AM, Jaap Karssenberg 
>> <jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com <mailto:jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>      Hi Andreas,
>>
>>      Ah yes, I see. The current limitation is that the "%d" needs to be an 
>> argument of it's own. Arguably you could consider that a bug or at least 
>> unexpected behavior.
>>
>>      Does gnome-terminal allow you to do "gnome-terminal --working-dir %s" 
>> instead ?
>>
>>      Regards,
>>
>>      Jaap
>>
>>
>>      On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:38 AM, WEHLER Andreas 
>> <andreas.weh...@thalesgroup.com <mailto:andreas.weh...@thalesgroup.com>> 
>> wrote:
>>
>>          Hi Jaap.
>>
>>          # this works:
>>          # zim custom command
>>          gnome-terminal --working-directory=/tmp
>>
>>          # this does not work (%d is ignored? empty? not expanded?)
>>          # zim custom command
>>          gnome-terminal --working-directory=%d
>>
>>
>>          Best regards,
>>
>>                Andreas
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>          On 24.03.2015 09 <tel:24.03.2015%2009>:28, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
>>          > Hi Andreas,
>>          >
>>          > What prevents you from define e.g. "xterm %d" as a custom command 
>> (replace "xterm" with your console of choice) ?  Also when you need the 
>> script, you should be able to put the full path to the script in the custom 
>> command dialog, e.g "~/bin/StartTerminal.sh" should work just fine.
>>          >
>>          > But maybe I so not understand the problem statement fully?
>>          >
>>          > Jaap
>>          >
>>          >
>>           > On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 8:31 AM, WEHLER Andreas 
>> <andreas.weh...@thalesgroup.com <mailto:andreas.weh...@thalesgroup.com> 
>> <mailto:andreas.weh...@thalesgroup.com 
>> <mailto:andreas.weh...@thalesgroup.com>>> wrote:
>>           >
>>           >     Hi.
>>           >
>>           >     I'm still looking for a good way to start a terminal as a 
>> custom command
>>           >     from within zim.
>>           >
>>           >     Until now I have defined a wrapper which must be found 
>> within $PATH:
>>           >         StartTerminal.sh     # see attachment
>>           >
>>           >     The setup of the custom command is shown here:
>>           >         Snap_01.png          # see attachment
>>           >
>>           >     This works if zim is started from a shell with PATH being 
>> set up
>>           >     e.g. in .bashrc and the wrapper is saved as 
>> "~/bin/StartTerminal.sh".
>>           >     Assume you have no write permission for /usr/local/bin.
>>           >
>>           >     So I've created also another launcher just to start zim:
>>           >         StartZim.sh          # see attachment, saved to ~/bin
>>           >
>>           >     And my launcher looks like:
>>           >         Snap_02.png          # see attachment, this works
>>           >
>>           >
>>           >     Now, the wrappers do a proof of concept, but it is a hassle.
>>           >     It's nothing you ever want to show a workmate.
>>           >
>>           >     Apparently I miss something with parameter substitution in 
>> zim
>>           >     custom commands or with quoting?
>>           >
>>           >     Thanks,
>>           >
>>           >          Andreas
>>           >
>>           >
>>           >     zim 0.60; Ubuntu 14.04
>>           >
>>
>>
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