Re: [dwm] [PATCH] Add support for on-start actions

From: Jules Villard <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 14:08:41 +0200

Le dim, 27 avr 2008 04:42:02 -0700, mikshaw a écrit :
> --- On Sat, 4/26/08, Jules Villard <> wrote:
> > This patch adds the ability to perform user-defined actions
> > on
> > startup. In particular, you can launch some applications
> > like a bunch
> > of terms, a browser, you name it... or select a specific
> > tag. I found
> > a need for it because I always perform the same actions
> > when I start
> In case you weren't aware, you can do this without writing a
> patch. As yy said, you can use .xinitrc to start applications, as
> you're probably aware. You can then create symlinks to your
> applications, and use the names of those links for creating rules in
> config.h

I used to be aware of that, but then I forgot and so I wrote this
patch, which gave me an excuse to dive into dwm.c. That said, I
thought that, maybe, one day, someone could, somehow, find some kind
of use to arbitrary startup actions (other that mere application
starting which, i do agree, do not belong here), but i couldn't find
any apart from initial tag selection so maybe there is none indeed.

Anyway thanks for the (sometimes kind) replies and see you next time i
forget some basic piece of unix common sense ;)

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