Re: [dev] [PATCH v3] dmenu_run: Don't leave a shell running

From: Peter Hofmann <>
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 09:36:22 +0200


On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 10:15:12PM +0100, Ross Lagerwall wrote:
> If you type: a\ b "c d" e
> then it will try and execute the program "a b" and pass it two arguments,
> "c d" and "e".

that might work, but something like this won't:

        xterm -hold -e bash -c 'echo "hello world"'

The "hello world" will collapse to "hello world".

I believe you can work around all these issues by simply prefixing the
command piped to the shell with an "exec":

        dmenu_path | dmenu "$_AT_" | sed 's/^/exec /' | ${SHELL:-"/bin/sh"} &

This way, any evaluation of quotes or spaces or $whatever by dmenu_run
itself is avoided.


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