Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

To Start Applications in a Terminal Window

    Type the command to start the application at the command-line prompt.

The general syntax for starting an application is:

application [options] &

application--the application name

options--a list of optional information to be passed to the application

&--indicates that the application runs in the background; that is, you can continue to use the Terminal window while the application is also running

Refer to the man page or other documentation for each application to find the command and options to use for that application.

For example, to start a digital clock from the command line, type:

xclock -digital &