Re: [dev] environment variables versus runtime configuration (rc) files versus X resources

From: Brandon Mulcahy <>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:30:48 -0500

One thing I like about command-line options is that you can either specify
them "automatically" via a shell alias or manually. Having an option be an
environment variable instead of a command-line option denies the user that
choice (besides doing something like `export option=a; command; export
option=b`). I do wish the concept of aliasing were a bit more general.
It'd be nice to be able to have something like it in dmenu without having
to resort to wrapper scripts.
Received on Mon Nov 03 2014 - 22:30:48 CET

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