[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #1707: g.manual does not run html browser in background

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Thu Aug 23 15:35:35 PDT 2012

#1707: g.manual does not run html browser in background
 Reporter:  annakrat     |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  defect       |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  6.4.3                    
Component:  Default      |     Version:  unspecified              
 Keywords:  g.manual     |    Platform:  Unspecified              
      Cpu:  Unspecified  |  
 In grass 6 g.manual doesn't launch html browser in the background so it is
 blocking the gui (or command line). In grass 7 it doesn't block anything.

 In grass 7, python script calls os.execlp. In grass 6, bash script is
 used. If I add '&' at the end of the command (in
 scripts/g.manual/g.manual, line 91) like this:

 "$GRASS_HTML_BROWSER" file://"$DOC_BASE/$1.html" &

 it works for me (using Ubuntu). I guess this not solution for all

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/1707>
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