[xmonad] darcs patch: XMonad.Core: make spawn smarter

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 18:04:54 EDT 2008

On 2008.09.26 16:56:08 -0500, Spencer Janssen <spencerjanssen at gmail.com> scribbled 0.4K characters:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 01:33:38AM -0400, gwern0 at gmail.com wrote:
> > Sun Sep 21 01:30:17 EDT 2008  gwern0 at gmail.com
> >   * XMonad.Core: make spawn smarter
> >   Have spawn examine $SHELL if it exists. $SHELL is the user's preferred shell, and may do many things the user wants but the default /bin/sh does not.
> I don't really see the advantage to this patch, convince me.

A user's shell when invoked as /bin/sh throws away a lot of their customizations and addons; I wrote this patch for a user on #xmonad who was perplexed why some of his scripts and other shell things were simply Not Working.

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