[xmonad] shellPrompt exec with args

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 15:10:39 CET 2013

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 5:55 PM, Carsten Mattner <carstenmattner at gmail.com>wrote:

> Do I have to configure anything special to use shellPrompt with extra args?
> For example "xterm -e emacs -nw" won't start anything and I believe it's
> because shellPrompt wants just a path or name of something in $PATH.

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, but shellPrompt uses "spawn" so
should not have issues with extra arguments.  I do see an issue where
completion would break if an executable has a space in its name, but that
shouldn't affect running it if you have your quoting correct.

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