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Old 06-28-2005, 04:20 AM   #1
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Launching application + variables in FVWM


I would like to know the way to execute a more complex launching of an application in FVWM since I need to pass an environment variable at the same time.

this standard syntax works great as you'd expect:

+ "&W. Writer" Exec exec oowriter

But I need to do something like this:

+ "&W. Writer" Exec exec LANG=ko_KR.eucKR XMODIFIERS=@mi=Ami oowriter

I read the man page and even tried Piperead instead of exec , which only messed up my mouse. Quotes around the command didn't work either.

Setting the LANG environment variable globally causes unwanted side effects in other apps, so that's not a valid solution for me.



Old 06-28-2005, 05:52 AM   #2
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Why is "exec" in there twice? I only use it once in all my menus, such as:

+ "&Xterm%term.png%"	Exec xterm -e /usr/bin/bash &
+ "&Links%links.png%"	Exec links -g -driver x &
+ "&Hotsync%hotsync.png%"	Exec aterm -name bterm -tr -fg green -g 158x10+0-0 -e pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyS0 -s /home/dominic/Stuff/Exe/Palm  &

Last edited by oneandoneis2; 06-28-2005 at 05:53 AM.
Old 06-28-2005, 08:36 AM   #3
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Exec is in there twice, as FVWM requests it to avoid doubling the number of process running. Per the man page, it is reccomended although not necessarily needed. Hence, I heed the man page advice so it is in there.

I noticed your commands issued have options added, which I have no problems with FVWM executing either. it is the setting of environment variables before the actual command (oowriter in my case) that is causing trouble.

So, with that, any more suggestions? Anyone? Buehler?




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