I am trying to run an X.Org command from within ruby’s shell commands
receiving “Command Not Found” errors.
As a walk through, I first start my X server (xvfb) and then start irb.
irb, if I type:
I get the results I’d expect. But, if I type:
I receive “command not found” error for the entire command. At first, I
thought that X11 permissions were preventing me from accessing such
commands; but, I shouldn’t see the “command not found” error if this was
case. When I close irb and run the same command DISPLAY=:1 firefox, I
the results that I expect. I’ve tried this with several X11 commands
within irb and receive the same error. I thought about whether a ruby
binding would fix this issue but I’m under the assumption that the shell
scripts (I’ve tried ``, %x, system) only run the raw command… i.e.
DISPLAY:=1 firefox translates to DISPLAY:=1 firefox in the shell.
Would anyone know how I can access such a command from within a ruby
Any help would be greatly appreciated.