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

From: Ethan Grammatikidis <>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 02:30:16 +0000

On 29 Nov 2010, at 10:50 pm, Aurlien Aptel wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 10:20 PM, Joseph Xu <>
> wrote:
>> 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.
> It breaks st argument parsing because you have to put -e at the end
> and the man page/usage will be cluttered with this "feature".
> Also, I'm not sure a command line argument is the best place to write
> complex code. A separate script might be a better idea.
> On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 10:34 PM, Moritz Wilhelmy <>
> wrote:
>> I agree with you on that. Furthermore, both urxvt and xterm do it
>> the same way.
>> ...
>> I think it makes sense and people are used to it that way.
> I've personally never had to use xterm/urxvt -e option. Oh well. If
> everyone wants it, might as well apply it. Anyone against it?

-e feels Wrong every time I use it, but I appreciate it anyway
because quoting is so funky in bourne shell.

That's a "for it," in case I wasn't clear.
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