DBUS-RUN-SESSION(1) User Commands DBUS-RUN-SESSION(1)
dbus-run-session – start a process as a new D-Bus session
dbus-run-session [–config-file FILENAME] [–dbus-daemon BINARY] [–] PROGRAM [ARGUMENTS…]
dbus-run-session is used to start a session bus instance of dbus-daemon
from a shell script, and start a specified program in that session. The
dbus-daemon will run for as long as the program does, after which it
One use is to run a shell with its own dbus-daemon in a text-mode or
SSH session, and have the dbus-daemon terminate automatically on
leaving the sub-shell, like this:
dbus-run-session — bash
or to replace the login shell altogether, by combining dbus-run-session
with the exec builtin:
exec dbus-run-session — bash
Another use is to run regression tests and similar things in an
isolated D-Bus session, to avoid either interfering with the “real”
D-Bus session or relying on there already being a D-Bus session active,
dbus-run-session — make check
or (in automake):
AM_TESTS_ENVIRONMENT = export MY_DEBUG=all;
LOG_COMPILER = dbus-run-session
AM_LOG_FLAGS = —
–config-file=FILENAME, –config-file FILE
Pass –config-file=FILENAME to the bus daemon, instead of passing
it the –session argument. See dbus-daemon.
–dbus-daemon=BINARY, –dbus-daemon BINARY
Run BINARY as dbus-daemon, instead of searching the PATH in the
usual way for an executable called dbus-daemon.
Print usage information and exit.
Print the version of dbus-run-session and exit.
dbus-run-session exits with the exit status of PROGRAM, 0 if the –help
or –version options were used, 127 on an error within dbus-run-session
itself, or 128+n if the PROGRAM was killed by signal n.
PATH is searched to find PROGRAM, and (if the –dbus-daemon option is
not used or its argument does not contain a / character) to find
The session bus’ address is made available to PROGRAM in the
environment variable DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS.
The variables DBUS_SESSION_BUS_PID, DBUS_SESSION_BUS_WINDOWID,
DBUS_STARTER_BUS_TYPE and DBUS_STARTER_ADDRESS are removed from the
environment, if present.
Please send bug reports to the D-Bus mailing list or bug tracker, see
D-Bus 1.10.6 DBUS-RUN-SESSION(1)