Re: [dev] hotkey (1) - a suckless global keybinder

From: Rob <>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2014 11:03:13 +0000 (GMT)

On 09/02/14, Chris Down wrote:

> On 2014-02-09 01:43:55 -0500, Calvin Morrison wrote:
>> Surely the user knows what shell they are using? Sure it's a valid
>> point, but almost irrelevant at the same time. Who cares about their
>> shell behavior? If they think it's an issue, then they need not run
>> any commands. I assume people are intelligent, and want to let them
>> use their shells additional features, rather than retard them with
>> safety.
> Well, I think the fact that you have to append & after each command
> about sums up my feelings on the matter.

I suppose it's a question of whether you'll use shell features or not.
If not, you can go with how dwm does it, and pass
(char *[]){ "xterm", "-e", "mail", NULL } to execvp.

Regarding EXIT_SUCCESS, I think this is perhaps a bit picky, 0 is
perfectly fine and besides, every non-trivial shell script hard codes
stdout and stderr: 2>&1.

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