Re: [wmii] Bugreport snap 20060316

From: Stefan Tibus <>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 08:51:42 +0100

On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 06:20:32PM +0100, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 04:15:26PM +0100, Stefan Tibus wrote:
> > Hmm...ok, but it's quite unusual and not even consistent. Why can I
> > access a file which the listing says does not exist? To be consistent,
> > if "1" is named "sel" then "wmiir read /..../1" should fail. But it
> > is very useful to be able to access all areas/clients by number, so
> > it was kept. But then I think it should also be listed.
> > Currently, "sel" can be thought of being a temporary symlink (as
> > shorthand) to the selected area/client and I think it should be listed
> > as such then.
> "sel" always points to the selected object (its index can be
> still accessed but is not displayed if it is selected, because
> you can easily determine which index relates to "sel").
Well...that's right, but why should the filesystem hide a file
which exists and is accessible? What's the advantage of it?
(And I still think this is inconsistent.)

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