[NetBehaviour] terminated terminal termination

james morris james at jwm-art.net
Sat Feb 6 14:06:28 CET 2010


bash script (attached) is based on code here:

http://www.unix.com/shell-programming-scripting/96238-random-colour-xterm-alias.html#post302275247

script requires  xterm  &  bash


scaled video of bash script output/consequences here:

http://jwm-art.net/art/out-21-scaled.avi


the script generates a random colour and random dimensions (W x H) and
opens a terminal with these properties and passes the name of the script
to the terminal via the -e command. when the command passed to xterm via
the -e option finishes then the terminal exits.

the script recursively calls itself through "xterm -e $0" until (on my
system) eventually the system prevents any more terminals opening which
causes the last terminal to exit whih cascades down closing all of them.
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