Ok, fair enough - probably using a standalone launcher is the way to go as Daniel Andersson suggest below. But this leads to following questions:
- How do I get bash-like command completion with Tab to work in xfrun4 or:
- Is there some other launcher (for xfce) that opens instantly enough (as fast as xterm) does not need crapload of KDE or Gnome libs that has tab-completion?
For instantly enough reference:
$ time $(xterm echo) real 0m0.064s user 0m0.048s sys 0m0.004s
The original question was:
Old habits die hard, so on my Linux desktop I launch applications by opening a terminal and running the (X) application from the command line. I would like to turn one of my Xterm windows into an application launcher so that I can just type
charm and the application is launched in the background without suffixing the command with
& or Ctrl-Z followed by
Is there an easy way to make an Xterm window / shell that runs all command in the background?
Preferably a script that I can just
source (in bash) or even better, something that is run automatically when I disembiggen the font by Ctrl-Shift--