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Subject: [linux-help] Re: configuring window manager Fvwm95
From: Nate Bargmann <n0nb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 22:43:18 -0500
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The confusing thing about X is there are many pathways to the same
destination.  Perhaps the easiest way to get the desired function
out of your XTerm is to use the -ls switch on the xterm command line
in .fvwm95rc (is that right? been over two years since I used it!).
There are other switches you might find useful and man xterm is
your friend.  As an example, here is the command I use to start
xterm under IceWM:

        xterm -fn 9x15 -ls

I set up a number of other configuration options in a "resources"
file.  I'm not an expert in resources and I set mine up somewhat
differently than anyone else it seems.  Anyway, the -ls tells XTerm
to start Bash as a login shell and it then reads your ~/.bash_profile
and will then load whatever environment variables it finds there.
On Debian, at least, not using the -ls command line switch causes
Bash to read ~/.bashrc so one can setup different configurations
for each type of shell.  For example, I start Midnight Commander
through a very short script so it uses Bash as a non-login shell
and has a nice short prompt, just $.  Normally, I use a very long
PS1 command in ~/.bash_profile that features various colors for the
hostname, current directory, and prompt character.  This is not
interpreted in mc and causes a mess.

Okay, so I went off on a tangent...

- Nate >>


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