This program presents a button to start another application. It is implemented using the Athena Widget Set (should be included in your X Windows distribution).
xstartbutton program starts the specified application
when you click on the window.
-program PROGRAM is used to specify the application to
start. This argument is mandatory.
-label LABEL can be used to specify the label of the
button. If this option is omitted the specified
-fn FONT can be used to select one of the X Windows fonts
-bg COLOR can be used to set the background color
-fg COLOR can be used to set the foreground color
xstartbutton -program "xlock -remote" -label xlock -bg black -fg green
Source code of xstartbutton.
thinglaunch.c by Matt Johnston does something similar by opening a text entry box to type in the program you want to run.
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