[Solved] A launcher to launch two applications at a time

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[Solved] A launcher to launch two applications at a time

Postby ra11.10laptop on Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:11 pm

I would like one launcher (in the application menu of cinnamon for linuxmint 13) to launch both eclipse and an android emulator that comes in the tools of the android-sdk

I'd like to launch the emulator with the parameters

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emulator -avd Froyo-AVD -scale .5


Making a menu item with the command

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eclipse & /home/correct/path/to/emulator -avd Froyo-AVD scale .5


launches eclipse but not the emulator even though a menu item with only

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/home/correct/path/to/emulator -avd Froyo-AVD scale .5


actually does launch the emulator

I can't get the emulator to launch at all from a bash shell script, but I can easily be doing it wrong since I'm relatively new to Linux

Can anyone help?
Last edited by ra11.10laptop on Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: A launcher that can launch two applications at a time

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:58 pm

Moved here by moderator

Try instead:
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(eclipse &); /home/correct/path/to/emulator -avd Froyo-AVD scale .5

The parenthesis lauch eclipse in a subshell, and the ampersand makes it launch in the background. The emulator can then also be launched immediately.

If it doesn't work, you may have to explicity start it with bash, as in:
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bash -c "(eclipse &); /home/correct/path/to/emulator -avd Froyo-AVD scale .5"
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Re: [Solved] A launcher to launch two applications at a time

Postby ra11.10laptop on Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:59 am

Thank you. This worked:

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bash -c "(eclipse &); /home/me/android-sdks/tools/emulator -avd Froyo-AVD -scale .5"
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