Re: [dwm] [dvtm] testing current git HEAD aka dvtm-0.5-rc1

From: Marc Andre Tanner <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:29:04 +0200

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 02:42:10AM -0700, Donald Chai wrote:
> On Oct 10, 2008, at 1:36 AM, Marc Andre Tanner wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 05:44:31PM -0700, Donald Chai wrote:
>>> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 4:44 PM, Charlie Kester
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> I assume the question concerns the new scripting support in dvtm.
>>>> Originally I was excited by the addition of this feature and
>>>> downloaded
>>>> the tip right away.
>>>> But since then, I've scarcely used it.
>>>> So I won't object if the default is to leave it disabled.
>>> Maybe if there were a list of sample scripts... The only usage that I
>>> can think of is to have VIM open a manpage in a new window using the
>>> 'K' key, as opposed to in the same window.
>> I agree that the main usage is opening new windows. For example when
>> mutt displays an email which contains a url it could launch a text
>> browser in a new window.
>> I was also asked if there is a way to detect whether the shell startup
>> script is running within dvtm. So i might introduce an envrionment
>> variable DVTM which contains the current version.
> Or the PID of the innermost dvtm instance?
> GNU screen lets me run commands without me having to specify a FIFO. I
> just run "screen -X <cmd>". It seems they use variables PPID and STY.

As far as i can see GNU screen just creates the fifos in /var/run/screen/*/*
if you have multiple session running you have to specify the session
with -S. I don't think this is better than the current dvtm behaviour.
Also why use "screen -S session -X cmd" if you could "echo cmd > fifo"?

Anyway the DVTM variable would just be to detect dvtm. So you could
write a shell startup script which contains.

 [ ! -z $DVTM ] && dvtm-startup-script


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