Re: [dwm] Reloading running dwm - reload patch

From: Oliver Heins <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 17:45:28 +0100

"Szabolcs Nagy" <>
>> while true
>> do
>> cat $DWM_PIPE
>> done | /usr/bin/dwm
> it looks like a busy-loop
> shouldn't there be a sleep in there?

Though on the first look it seems to be one, in fact it isn't.
$DWM_PIPE is a fifo, so the loop idles most of the time unless there is
written something new to $DWM_PIPE. (Should have named $DWM_PIPE
$DWM_FIFO or so, I guess.)


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