[xmonad] automatically generating template xmonad.hs if it doesn't exist

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Thu Jan 3 18:08:59 EST 2008

On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 02:19:23PM -0800, Don Stewart wrote:
> byorgey:
> >    I was just talking with cce in #xmonad, who suggested that it would be
> >    nice if xmonad, when starting up, checked for the presence of xmonad.hs in
> >    ~/.xmonad/ and installed the template xmonad.hs if it's not there. 
> >    Especially for those installing xmonad via a packaged distribution, it may
> >    not be immediately obvious how to start configuring xmonad, where to put
> >    xmonad.hs, and so on.  I thought I'd run this idea by the list to see what
> >    people think before I implement it... perhaps there's a good reason it
> >    doesn't do this already.
> well, a lot of other apps don't put stub config files in, vim/mutt/ion
> etc. they instead document what needs to be done.

True, but it still sounds like a nice idea to me.  It wouldn't hurt to be
more friendly than other programs.
David Roundy
Department of Physics
Oregon State University

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