Re: [dwm] problem with dmenu3.1

From: Sander van Dijk <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 16:18:34 +0200

On 5/23/07, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> Thanks! I applied it to the repo, however I'm not totally sure
> the use of [ is a good idea. Is [ a symlink to test in any Unix?

I don't know, I do know it's a symlink to test in many linux distros.
I personally hate it though, since it obscures the fact that you are
calling a program ("test" is much clearer in this sense thatn "[").
Btw, in bash they are _both_ builtins (don't ask me why, I wonder when
they are going to make "emacs" a builtin too), but even then I believe
"test" indicates clearer what's going on than "[".

Greetings, Sander.
Received on Wed May 23 2007 - 16:18:36 UTC

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