When I get around to making my internet radio (still waiting for parts), I will want the command line available to startx the GUI to edit the playlist (or whatever) while the radio continues playing headless (X will otherwise not be running since it won't be needed in normal operation). My initial thought was to launch a new shell from the player but then I realized I should be able to run the radio script instead in its own shell process while letting the startup finish anything else I might have it do.
I was thinking I might use:
in the startup but then I found:
should do the same thing.
Is there a difference between the two beyond the number of characters typed on the line?