[openbox] Pipe menus and background proccesses

Manuel Colmenero m.kolme at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 05:34:22 EST 2006

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 17:20:21 -0500
Matthew Graybosch <mgraybosch at starbreaker.net> wrote:

> Try adding a & at the end of the command to make it a background
> process. For example:
> Esetroot -s ~/wallpaper/foo.png &
> instead of:
> Esetroot -s ~/wallpaper/foo.png
> Hope this helps.

No luck, openbox waits for this process too :(

The idea is that a pipe outputs "Loading..." and starts an independent process to download an RSS.
But OB waits for the background process, so it's kind of useless... I've tried spawning the process, system(".. &"), popen(".. &"), without any luck so far. The effect is that OB freezes while the RSS is being downloaded.

kolme -at- telefonica.net

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