ARPUS/ce, Version 2.6.2 (03/10/05) (SCCS 1.6) _______________________________________________________________________________ cp [options] <command_line> "create process" DESCRIPTION: The "cp" command is used to create a new process with its own ceterm window. ceterm typed in the command window is an alias for cp. If the command line contains white space (has arguments) the entire command line must be enclosed in single or double quotes. Most of the options and arguments that are accepted by ce are also accepted by cp. See the help file on xresources for the full list of command arguments and X resources. The -display, -name, -help, and -load options are not supported via cp. "cp" without any arguments creates a new window and within it runs your default shell. You can also use "cp" to invoke a command other than a shell by specifying the command, along with additional options and arguments if desired. For example, to start a process that lists the contents of the current directory and then terminates, you would type cp /bin/ls If the command specification contains embedded white space, enclose the entire command line (except the "cp") in quotes: cp "/bin/ls -al" "cp" does not run the specified command inside a shell. If you want the command to run within a shell, for example, to redirect standard output (which is a shell feature), you must include the shell as part of the command: cp "/bin/ksh -c '/bin/ls -al > /tmp/ls.stdout'" Note the use of (i) the '-c' option to the shell, which instructs it to execute the command that follows and (ii) the single quotes to enclose the command that follows the '-c' option. "cp" and "ceterm", when invoked from the "Command:" prompt, are synonymous. RELATED HELP FILES: ce (Create Edit) cv (Create View - Command: prompt) cc (Carbon Copy) cpo (Create Process Only) cps (Create Server Process) xresources (Arguments and X resources) ceterm (ceterm - from shell prompt) support (customer support) _______________________________________________________________________________ Copyright (c) 2005, Robert Styma Consulting. All rights reserved.