Re: [wmii] Two wmii.rc issues

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 11:56:40 -0400

On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 11:44:03AM +0200, Juan Pablo Aroztegi wrote:
>/var/tmp/portage/sys-devel/bc-1.06-r6/temp/environment: line 1:
>*=urxvt: command not found

It seems like something does
env >$temp/environment; . $temp/environment.

Really, this is a bug in their code. Unfortunately, there's no
way to unset an envorinment variable in rc (Yes, it's lame.
Complane to Tom, if you'd like, but it won't help). I could
always switch to the Unix rc port, and earn the neverending ire
of some Plan 9 folks, though.

>/usr/lib/portage/bin/ line 1658: /bin/sort: Argument list too long
>/usr/lib/portage/bin/ line 1658: /bin/tr: Argument list too long
>/usr/lib/portage/bin/ line 433: /usr/bin/find:

These are because rc stores functions in its environment. I'll
add code to wi_runcmd to unset them; you're not the first to
have this trouble.

Something like:

fn `{env | sed -n 's/^fn#([^=]+).*/\1/p'}

Or, you could use zsh, which automagically strips environment
variables that it doesn't like.

Kris Maglione
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