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Authored by: Anonymous on Feb 06, '01 04:10:11AM

It can be quite useful as most old unix hacks know. We will in the future be getting applications that will be non-GUI tools, or GUI apps will, if launched a certain way, not bring up their GUI. These will be for things that have to be done in the background, perhaps on a schedule, scientific data gathering for instance. Or activating your video camera or house lights for instance. You could also telnet in, and launch the function remotely. I just recently wrote a quick&dirty tool to take screenshots without user interaction. This way I was able to get a screenshot of my login window by launching the tool from cron. I did have to launch it as root, since apparently users don't have access to the screen content when they don't own it.



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Authored by: torifile on Feb 09, '01 12:25:56AM

I personally like the feature because I can't figure out how to force quit an app using the kill command. So, if classic is acting up, I just open process viewer and force quit from there. Also, launching trublue via an alias through the command line is easier than clicking through to the resource in the finder.



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