launch - graphical utility to enter and invoke commands with arguments
/usr/sbin/launch [[-h header] [-m msg] [-p trailer]] [-c command [args]]
launch is a small application which consists of a text field where the
user can enter commands and their arguments for execution.
The IRIX Interactive Desktop file manager (fm) invokes launch when the
user double-clicks an icon and the icon's filetype requires additional
information before the corresponding application can be launched. End
users can also run launch program at a Unix shell command line, though
this would be unusual (it is easier to run the command itself directly).
The options to launch are as follows:
-h header Places the header header at the beginning of the command that
will be invoked but is not displayed in the application.
-p trailer Places the trailer trailer at the end of the command that is
used to invoke the command but is not displayed in the
-m msg Displays the message msg in the application window.
-c command Sets the initial value of the text field to command.
When no arguments are specified, it comes up with its text field empty.
If the launched program requires a tty, you must call launch with the -h
option, followed by an appropriate invocation of winterm. The following
is an example of launch as used with Mail.
launch -h winterm -c Mail
For more examples, see the *.ftr files under /usr/lib/filetype.
For more information about the entire IRIX Interactive Desktop
environment, see the IID(1) man page.
The IRIS IRIX Interactive Desktop Integration Guide, slaunch(1X),
winterm(1), fm(1), ftr(1), IID(1)
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