Re: [dwm] xprop patch

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 19:44:21 +0000

2008/12/9 Benoit T <>:
> On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 10:41:35AM -0700, Neale Pickett wrote:
>> I very much like this patch. I realized right away that I would never
>> again need to restart dwm when I work on my status script. When it
>> dies, I can just start it up again without restarting DWM. Someone
>> could even have multiple programs running to update the status text. It
>> removes the need for the "readin" variable: you either set the property
>> or you don't.
>> The patch removes 39 SLOC:
> gotta admit Neale has 2 points :)
> i like the idea of not having to restart dwm when hacking on the status
> script
> conversely, when hacking on dwm itself, i like being able to restart dwm
> without restarting my x session, yet i want the session to exit when dwm
> exits, ie. "dwm & xterm" in .xsession is not what i want.
> here is a "respawn" patch. it is most useful in conjunction with a
> "local install" in the makefile, copying the newly built dwm binary over
> the currently running one, inside my $HOME rather than in /usr/local
> the patch costs 5 loc in the source + 1 loc in config.h
> the patch is not completely portable due to use of ``environ''. i hope
> that even the BSDs have that nowadays, but probably not through defining
> _GNU_SOURCE, which is glibc specific.

If you consider that Neale's patch makes it upstream, what do you think about:

while true

in .xinitrc to restart dwm?

Kind regards,
Received on Tue Dec 09 2008 - 19:44:21 UTC

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