Re: [dwm] dmenu_run problem

From: Sander van Dijk <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:15:01 +0100

On Feb 11, 2008 4:58 PM, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 12:08:20PM +0100, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
> > - exe=`dmenu_path | dmenu $*` && exec $exe
> > + set exe=`dmenu_path | dmenu $*` && exec $exe
> I'm not sure about this proposal either, but I applied your
> change this morning.

That shouldn't be necessary in the place you put it (in fact, it
shouldn't have any noticeable effect at all there), since that script
starts with #!/bin/sh, which should imply it will run in a Bourne
compatible shell, which means the "var=value command" syntax should be

This "my shell doesn't understand 'var=value command'" only was a
problem when that line was hardcoded in config.h, which would cause
the entire command to be passed to the user's default shell, rather
than to the current /bin/sh. In fact, that problem is the sole reason
the dmenu_run script was created in the first place.

Anyway, the 'set' won't hurt, so it's no big deal, but I'm quite sure
it won't fix anything here either.

Greetings, Sander.
Received on Mon Feb 11 2008 - 19:15:05 UTC

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