Re: [dwm] dwm wish, a tidy-up function

From: Chris Webb <>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 10:56:56 +0000

Sander van Dijk <> writes:

> On Dec 6, 2007 11:23 AM, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> > Ok, but the DWMTAGS idea is ok for everyone?
> Would that work? If the new dwm is a child of the old one it would,
> but when the dwm restart is controlled by a shell loop such as
> while true
> do
> dwm
> done
> I believe this wouldn't work, right?

If dwm were to produce the list of selected tags on stdout on exit and
could accept a list of tags as arguments on startup, this would allow a
'restart by quit' without losing the selected tags and without requiring a
special 'quit and exec' function.

Also, if the point of a restart is just to retag windows according to the
rules, wouldn't it be cleaner to implement just that rather than a full

Best wishes,

Received on Thu Dec 06 2007 - 11:57:01 UTC

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