Re: [dwm] [dvtm][RFC] dvtm command interface over a named pipe

From: Charlie Kester <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 17:35:15 -0700

* Marc Andre Tanner <> [2008-06-23 23:36:32 +0200]:

>I was recently asked whether it would be possible to add a command
>interface to dvtm which would allow external scripts to control dvtm.
>One usecase which was given are shell aliases which could be defined so
>that certain apps would automatically run in a new window (man was
>mentioned as an example which would open all the manual pages in a new
>window by sending an appropirate command to dvtm).
>Another possible usecase are monitoring scripts running in a minimized
>window which would bring themself to focus when something interesting

I like it!

Another use case: a program (e.g., an RSS feed reader) running in
one window could open a textmode browser in another, in order to
display the page at a specified URL.

An even more general use case: a user could enter a shell command
in one window to open a new window running any arbitrary program.
(I've often wished Mod-c took an argument, so I could run something
besides a shell in the new window.)
Received on Wed Jun 25 2008 - 02:35:55 UTC

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