Re: [dev] [st] Fixed -e with support for spaces

From: Josh Rickmar <>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 16:53:51 -0500

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 04:20:21PM -0500, Joseph Xu wrote:
> On 11/28/2010 06:22 AM, Aur??lien Aptel wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 12:35 AM, Joseph Xu <> wrote:
> >> came up with. It relies on the shell that executes st to parse the
> >> arguments, so you can't run a command like st -e "touch arst", you have
> >> to run st -e touch arst. This also means you can't have any st arguments
> >> after the -e because they'll all be included in the command to run.
> >
> > This breaks argument parsing. Why would you want to do that?
> > Josh's solution is better imo. I've pushed (a slight variation of) it to tip.
> Not sure what you mean by breaking argument parsing. I think it's the
> simplest way to parse a command with complex quoted arguments correctly
> without having to run an extra shell process.

Agree. I prefer this patch to mine. Mainly due to a bug(?) in
dmenu_run where everything is escaped before being executed by the
shell. So, for example, I can't run `st -e "tmux a"` from dmenu_run,
since it parses it as st -e \"tmux a\" instead. The xterm-like -e
behavior circumvents this issue.
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