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opening new shell.

opening new shell.

opening new shell.


I was trying to build a GUI for an open source software using TCL/TK. This open source works in a different shell.

so, How do I open this shell (vagrant ssh) from TCL? for example "~/openthread/etc/vagrant/vagrant up" this is the path for the shell which will open up the vagrant. how do I set it into a button, for example, whenever a user presses the button, the above directory is run which brings up the vagrant shell?
can I do that in TCL/TK?

TIA for the help and suggestions.

RE: opening new shell.

To launch a separate executable

exec path_to_executable

To launch it from a button, add it to the button creation

button .... -command "exec ..."
or button .... -command [list exec ...]

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