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I have a shell script for my LXDE desktop, which runs rdiff-backup. What I would like is for this to open up a terminal with the output.

Coming from Windows, this would automatically be done. (example, run batch file with xcopy for backup). How can I do this on Linux?

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The only stupid question is the one not asked ;) – Wuffers Oct 23 '10 at 23:56
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Xterm has the -e flag, which can run a script/command. Other terms should have similar.

xterm [other_flags] -e path_to_your_script &
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worked perfect, thank you – Franky S Oct 25 '10 at 2:26

Create a launcher for the shell script that runs it in a terminal.

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