I did say it was a daft question :-).
From: P at draigBrady.com [mailto:P at draigBrady.com]
Sent: 08 December 2004 10:57
To: Hamilton, David (TSG C&I)
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Daft scripting question
Hamilton, David (TSG C&I) wrote:
> I am writing a script to automate server deployments where every server
> has one of four roles.
> It's not a linux box, it's a hp-ux box, but there shouldn't really be a
> difference at this level.
> I'm using /usr/bin/sh as my shell which is the posix sh.
> My problem is that when I run the following command:
> /usr/bin/read ROLE
> It takes keyboard input, but doesn't update the $ROLE variable.
I don't know what that read is, but it's the shell builtin you
probably want. A child process can never modify the enrironment
variables of it's parent.
Pádraig Brady - http://www.pixelbeat.org
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Multiple X sessions
It is possible to open more than one "X" session on a single box.
As User #1 (from console) : $startx -- :0
As User #2 (from console) : $startx -- :1 ... and so on
Toggle between sessions with Ctrl+Alt+F(n) and Ctrl+Alt+F(n+1)
and so on ... where n is the first free tty (usually F7)
vnc or xnest can be handy for the same task also.
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