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Re: [RP] exec program argument

From: James Leigh
Subject: Re: [RP] exec program argument
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 11:36:08 -0400

I see your point, thanks for a great windowmanager!


On Sun, 22 Apr 2001 11:16:57 Jonathan Walther wrote:
> If you can already accomplish it with shell script, then we don't want to
> bloat the core binary.  Ratpoison is simple; we continue to make it even
> simpler.  For instance, the built in "date" code may eventually go away
> entirely, and be replaced by an appropriate key binding to shell command.
> On Sun, 22 Apr 2001, James Leigh wrote:
> > I am not always using X.  Some times I am just typing away in tty1.  I
> do
> > use the X a lot and if I am working from tty1 and I wanted to start
> > netscape I could type:
> > $ xinit `which sh` -c "((ratpoison &) ; netscape ; ratpoison -k)"
> > and X would close after netscape is done, but I would rather simply
> type:
> > $ xinit `which ratpoison` -e netscape
> > 
> > I am okay without this feature, but I thought that it might not be to
> hard
> > to fork twice at the begining of the program, one to exec the shell
> program
> > and another to waitpid and call the ratpoison -k command.
> >   Sometime I want to start an arbitrary program up in a new X, and I
> > could/have written a script to ad in the proccess.  It just seemed like
> a
> > feature that should be included, thats all.
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