[Pharo-users] pharo bash script with startup

Tim Mackinnon tim at testit.works
Wed Jun 27 03:03:07 EDT 2018

I’ve not noticed that problem on ubuntu or AWS lambda so there must be something different going on.

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> On 27 Jun 2018, at 07:30, Otto Behrens <otto at finworks.biz> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed pharo 6.1 using the .zip file (http://files.pharo.org/platform/Pharo6.1-64-linux.zip) and battled to start up pharo with arguments.
> The issue is that the pharo bash script (in the extracted home dir) quotes all arguments:
> # execute
> exec "$LINUX/pharo" \
>         --plugins "$LINUX" \
>         --encoding utf8 \
>         -vm-display-X11 \
>         "$image"
> where
> image = $*
> The impact is that if I want to run a startup script, eg.
> pharo my.image startup.st
> pharo complains with "Could not open the Pharo image file: 'my.image startup.st'
> So I must run the executable directly?
> If so, some questions about the options that the bash script passes in:
> --plugins "$LINUX"    is this necessary? will the default not be enough?
> --encoding utf8          the usage output says for example --textenc default is "UTF-8". Is utf8 the same thing?
> -vm-display-X11        I tried starting without this, and it worked. Do I need to explicitly start with this?
> Thanks
> Otto
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