I want to create a custom command in startup applications that will open a terminal and run a command. The command is an alias for connecting to an ssh server.




ssh elem@ -p 2022

I tried using the following as a custom command for a startup application, but I just get a blank terminal window with no output and no way to input anything.

io.elementary.terminal --execute=schat
  • I ended up just install gnome-terminal and am going to be using it as my default terminal from now on. The new startup command is: gnome-terminal -- ssh elem@ -p 2022 Feb 20, 2019 at 7:03

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Try it without telling the Terminal to execute a command in Terminal.

custom command

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