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I have simple goal of creating script to open terminal, run command and then keep terminal open.

Here is what I tried:

#!/bin/bash

xterm -e -hold ls

It generates the following error:

xterm: Can't execvp -hold: No such file or directory

Then I also tried

 #!/bin/bash

   konsole -e --noclose ls

This simple does not do anything, when I double-click it. (I made sure that script file is executable)

I do not want to use gnome-terminal as it requires creating profile for gnome-terminal first.

Would it be easier to do in python?

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    In your first command I think hold is considered as a file or directory. – Rahul Jun 23 '17 at 17:45
  • @Rahul thank you, do you know how to fix it? – user1700890 Jun 23 '17 at 17:47
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The argument after -e is taken as a command to be executed. So for xterm, this works:

xterm -hold -e ls

I don't have Konsole installed, but this should work:

konsole --noclose -e ls
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From man xterm

The  -ls  flag and the loginShell resource are ignored if -e is
               also given

That's why you got error in your first command.

This command worked for me.

xterm -hold ls

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