Re: [wmii] snap: 20060414, ~/.wmii-3/wmiirc ignored?

From: Salva Peiró <>
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 07:38:27 +0000

> Suraj N. Kurapati wrote:
> > In this snap, the $HOME/.wmii-3/wmiirc is being completely ignored
> > and the default etc/wmii-3/wmiirc file is being executed instead.
> I forgot to mention: I have indeed made sure that my
> $HOME/.wmii-3/wmiirc is executable.

cp $HOME/.wmii-3/wmiirc $HOME/.wmii-3/wmiircb # backup the not working
cp /usr/local/etc/wmii-3/wmiirc $HOME/.wmii-3/wmiirc # copy the default wmiirc
echo 'xmessage mine' >> $HOME/.wmii-3/wmiirc # differentiate both
And check what wmiirc gets executed.

It's also useful to read the debug/error statements that are printed
in the place
you started wmii, so if you're starting wmii via 'startx' check the
terminal, after
you've started wmii.

I usually put this on my xinitrc, to catch errors/output:
  wmii > ~/.xsession-errors 2>&1
So i can see errors in X, without checking the terminal.

You can also take a look at the wmii startup sh-script:
 - wmii/cmd/wm/wmii (sources)
 - /usr/local/bin/wmii (install)

Good luck

gualteri (at)
Received on Sat Apr 15 2006 - 09:38:28 UTC

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