[xmonad] XDG_CONFIG_HOME (reprise)

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Aug 31 00:09:31 EDT 2008

On 2008 Aug 29, at 21:30, Devin Mullins wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 09:02:05PM -0400, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH  
> wrote:
>> Definitely in favor, since my home directory lives on a network
>> filesystem but state like this needs to be per-host.
> State? I can think of
> * the 'history' file from Prompt
> * the xmonad binary, which is labelled with the platform (presumably a
>   result of a request from you :)
> What about that needs to be per-host, or what am I missing?

The history file is the one that worries me; cross-network locking  
doesn't work so well, and I find myself collecting private shell  
history files (i.e. shell puts history in .bash_history.pid because it  
thinks .bash_history is locked) that don't make it into the real one.

>> $HOME), but proper XDG_CONFIG_HOME support would make most of it
>> unnecessary.
> Would an acceptable alternative be to pass the config directory as a
> cmdline arg?

What exactly is the problem with following a documented standard?

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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