On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 10:48:53AM +0100, Andres Jimenez wrote:
=> What about a small script with a menu and different options?
Bear in mind that the keyboard handler under X11 traps keypresses. As a
matter of fact, the magic c-a-d isn't magic at all - the console keymap
just maps it to "Boot", which means "send SIGINT to PID 1", which (as
stated in inittab(5) ) calls the ctrlaltdel line if defined.
One could map "Boot" to another key or keysequence (go figure mapping it
to the "Enter" key...) or have the ctrlaltdel instance being called with
# kill -INT 1
(provided of course PID 1 is goold old sysv-init)
Anyway, as I was reminded on one of my first posts to this list, back in
late 2002, "little hacky shell scripts tend to introduce in the system more
evilness (eg: race conditions) than they solve".
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