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Re: [wmx] Feature suggestion: a "Restart wmx" command

O'Shaughnessy Evans - Mon Aug 02 22:56:37 1999

Stefan `Sec` Zehl <sec@42.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 02, 1999 at 11:35:33AM -0700, James Ramsey wrote:
> > Of course, if doing an actual "restart-wmx" command is a mess, it
> > shouldn't be bothered with. The theming cat can also be skinned in
> > other ways.
> Thinking of it, it mght be easily possible for wmx to catch SIGHUP, and
> restart itself then. Does this sound reasonable ?

I really like this idea.  SIGHUP is definitely the Signal Of Choice, too.

On a related note, I just implemented something along these same lines like

   1) Added a "[Restart wmx]" menu item just above "[Exit wmx]"
   2) Created functions in Manager.h:  setRestarting() sets a private
      variable to True when the restart menu item is selected.
      isRestarting() tests that value.
   3) Changed Main.C so that wmx exits with 1 when isRestarting() is True,
      and 0 otherwise.

   4) Finally, I make use of this value in my .xinitrc:

      wmx; restart=$?
      while [ $restart -eq 1 ]; do
          wmx; restart=$?

I like the SIGHUP idea better, but this _does_ work.  If someone adds
SIGHUP support, I'd like to request that they add a menu item for it
as well.

O'Shaughnessy Evans

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