Re: [dwm] ii best practices

From: Matthias-Christian Ott <>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 16:38:05 +0200

"Anselm R. Garbe" <> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 03:24:44PM +0200, Matthias-Christian Ott wrote:
> > I want to start using ii for irc. What discouraged me from doing so was
> > a proper input method. Currently I know 2 methods to effectively input
> > text to ii: vim and dinput. I don't like both for some reason.
> > Do you have any best practices for using ii?
> echo(1), I'm not using ii but sic, but I usually create a fifo
> for sending input to sic using echo or sometimes cat(1), if I plan
> to have longer conversations than the usual hello.

But this would require me to write something like each time I want to
send something to the channel:

$ echo 'Hello' > fifo
# or
$ cat > fifo

Of course you could do:
$ while true; do cat > fifo; done

But what about this:

  | |
  | urxvt |
  | tail -f fifo |
  | |
  | |
  | input |

The basic idea is to embedd the urxvt window in another window which also
embedds an input window. The input window could be urxvt running a small
programme or small X11 programme reading input and writing to the fifo.
This is much nicer for tiling and feels more like an irc client.
You could do this with screen of course.

Any other ideas?

Received on Tue Apr 01 2008 - 16:38:13 UTC

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