[xmonad] Re: xmobar PipeReader doesn't work

Norbert Zeh nzeh at cs.dal.ca
Fri Mar 13 10:21:26 EDT 2009

> > 2) Create a pipe somewhere with "mkfifo foo" and edit your rc file to
> >    read this pipe instead.  Then fire up xmobar and in your terminal
> >    do "cat > fifo".  Then start typing lines and see whether they show
> >    up in xmobar.
> Interesting. This test doesn't work here. Platform dependent?
> (I'm using linux x86_64 and ghc 6.8.2)

I'm also on x86_64 but am using ghc 6.8.3, and it works here.  What
happens when you do the above?  Do you get an error or simply nothing?
Also, are you running the latest xmobar (ie, darcs version)?  I'm not
sure whether this makes any difference, of course.


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