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

From: Markus Teich <>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:46:06 +0100


Brandon Mulcahy wrote:
> 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`).

You don't need the export.

> 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.

What is wrong with having a binary with a general interface and some simple
shell scripts to get a specific use out of it?

Received on Mon Nov 03 2014 - 22:46:06 CET

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