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#1 2023-02-28 09:16:27

youni
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Registered: 2023-02-28
Posts: 10

Keyboard Shortcut for Open xfce4-terminal and Run Alias

Hello, dear xfce users!
I have an alias for alarm on 10 o'clock:
alias w
alias w='while [ ! `date -d +3sec +%H` -eq "10" ]; do date; sleep 1; clear; done; mpg123 "/home/user/music/titiyo-come-along.mp3" volume=40'

I wish to start this alias with 'audio mute button': clicking on 'aufio mute button' should run xfce-terminal window, where I see current time, and it starts music at 10 o'clock.
I cannot figure out which command should be. These dont work:
xfce4-terminal -x w
xfce4-terminal -x 'bash -i "w"'
xfce4-terminal -x 'while [ ! `date -d +3sec +%H` -eq "10" ]; do date; sleep 1; clear; done; mpg123 "/home/user/music/titiyo-come-along.mp3" volume=40'

Please, can you advise, how to run xfce4-terminal and run alias there?

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#2 2023-02-28 09:34:04

youni
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Registered: 2023-02-28
Posts: 10

Re: Keyboard Shortcut for Open xfce4-terminal and Run Alias

I found that need to use 'bash -c'
This is my command for Keyboard shortcut:
xfce4-terminal -x bash -c 'while [ ! `date -d +3sec +%H` -eq "10" ]; do date; sleep 1; clear; done; mpg123 "/home/user/music/titiyo-come-along.mp3" volume=40'

This command runs window of xfce4-terminal, and run my alarm command.
But also it would be great if i learn how to use aliases here. This way to load alises does not work:
xfce4-terminal -x bash -c 'source /home/user/.bashrc; w'
-- this only run a window for 0.0001 sec and closes it straight away.

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#3 2023-02-28 12:16:38

ToZ
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Re: Keyboard Shortcut for Open xfce4-terminal and Run Alias

Bash aliases only work in interactive mode. Try something like this:

xfce4-terminal -x bash -i -c w

Note, you might want to use something other than "w", as it is already a valid command.


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#4 2023-03-22 06:14:15

youni
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Registered: 2023-02-28
Posts: 10

Re: Keyboard Shortcut for Open xfce4-terminal and Run Alias

yes, this works. yes, changed alias to 'z'.

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