I'm wondering if there's a way to freeze a certain window that is to be closed after some time normally.
For example, I wish to freeze the Fortune window so I could actually read the fortune before it closes. I know there's the -w option but sometimes it's just not enough.
I'm running fortunes automatically with a startup script in XFCE4. They are displayed in aterm, which quits after displaying the fortune+some_calculated_time.
i'm assuming maybe you've got something like this in your .xinitrc
aterm -e fortune
maybe if you wrote a script like this, it would help:
#!/bin/sh fortune read
the read command waits for you to press enter.
Thanks. That's just what I wanted.