Re: [dwm] More suckless software

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Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2007 17:30:10 +0200

On (08/04/07 19:03), Arun G Nair wrote:
> On 4/7/07, Enno Gottox Boland <> wrote:
> >
> >dmenu doesn't care avout nasty shell aliases... And shell scripts also
> >don't care about shell aliases. They are only respected when you type
> >something in your shell...
> >
> I know that. Did you try Ion ? It has a thing similar to dmenu and it
> respects aliases. The purpose of dmenu is to execute something instead of
> executing it with an ampersand (&) in the shell imo. And in that case
> respecting aliases is a good thing, imho. Just my opinion.
> -Arun

But that is not problem of dmenu, but problem of how the result of dmenu
is used.

Standart invocation is like:
        COMMAND=`... | dmenu` && exec $COMMAND

for support of alias in bash, try something like:
        COMMAND=`... | dmenu` && exec /bin/bash -ic "$COMMAND"

BUT! in this way, there was one backgrounded bash process for each use.

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