OpenWindows User's Guide

Window Frozen when Opening an Application

If you opened an application from the command line in a Shell Tool or Command Tool window, as in the example below, you may find that your window freezes up.

example% cmdtool

The best way to open any DeskSet or other XView application on the command line is to append the command with the ampersand (&). For example:

example% cmdtool &

This starts the application "in the background" so that the parent window from which you started the application is free for further use.