Script To Launch Console Apps
There are three ways of launching console applications in the terminal from a tab icon:
The simpler way
Install the latest version on Embedded Konsole and create a script in /home/!QtPalmtop/bin that looks something like this:
#!/bin/sh qcop QPE/Application/embeddedkonsole 'setDocument(QString)' 'your_command'
Replace 'your_command' with the command you want to run, keeping the quotes.
Make it executable with the command:
chmod a+x /home/!QtPalmtop/bin/your_script
Then create a tab icon to run your script, either with the Tab Settings application or by hand.
By hand, create the file /home/!QtPalmtop/apps/Applications/your_app.desktop, that contains:
[Desktop Entry] Exec=your_script Icon=whatever.png Type=Application Name=your_app !CanFastload=0
Then restart Qtopia.
The slightly more complicated way
Quoted from Stmpynode on the old ZaurusZone forums: (added a little formatting)
"i got embeddedkonsole to run an app from qtopia.
here's how i did it.
the first thing is to make sure you have a .bashrc in your /home/root directory. i symlinked .profile to .bashrc
the very last line of .bashrc is exec $RUNME
now i created a bash script to invoke from the qtopia:
export RUNME=ks embeddedkonsole export RUNME=""
TERM=linux export TERM cd /home/root/kismet kismet_monitor -H & kismet cd ~
and last but no least i created
[Desktop Entry] Exec=irk Icon=warn Type=Application Name=Kismet CanFastload=0
now when i click on the kismet icon i get a terminal with kismet in color ready to go"
The more flexible way
To make it so that you can tap a script in the Document/Files tab and it will launch in the terminal, follow the instructions below:
1) Install the latest version of Embedded Konsole%%% 2) Edit the file /home/!QtPalmtop/etc/mime.types and if it does not have an entry for "application/x-sh" then add the following line
3) Edit the Embedded Konsole desktop icon file, which is usually /home/!QtPalmtop/apps/Applications/embeddedkonsole.desktop, and add the following lines:
!MimeType = application/x-sh !MimeTypeIcons = konsole/Terminal
4) Restart Qtopia 5) Create a shell script anywhere where it will be visible on the Documents/Files tab, give the it the filename extension '.sh', and make sure it is executable with the command:
chmod a+x myscript.sh
Then when you tap the script file in the Documents/Files tab it will launch within the Konsole application. It is important that you give the script file a '.sh' filename extension as that is how it is associated with the Mime Type application/x-sh and that in turn is associated with the Embedded Konsole application.