creating a script that works in kde

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Sat Oct 1 22:33:43 BST 2005

John R. Sowden wrote:
> It seems that all of the script tutorials are based on running in the console 
> mode.  When I create the following script, and run it from a kde command 
> window, only the first ech line works.
> #!/bin/bash
> echo "Decrypt the encrypted partition"
> echo
> exec /bin/su
> echo
> exec /etc/init.d/boot.crypto start
> # to unmount the drive: as root: /etc/init.d/boot.crypto stop
> exit
> exit
> My next challenge is to execute the above from an icon.  The two exits are to 
> close the console window.
> any help or referral to a site would be helpful.
RTFM to see what the "exec" command does.

It doesn't do what you think it does.

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