Re: [hackers] [slock] Use argv0 instead of passing "slock:" to die every time || FRIGN

From: Markus Teich <>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:40:17 +0100

FRIGN wrote:
> we came up with this in sbase/ubase as an idiomatic way to set argv0
> for tools that don't use arg.h.
> We need argv0 here because I moved the prepending of the argv[0] into
> die(), and thus we need to store the argv0 in a global variable.

Heyho frign,

sure, but I asked why you would *shift* argc and argv right at the start of
main. If someone reads just the fork exec part and assumes argv[0] is `slock`,
this is confusing and forcing the reader to search for the place where argv is

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