#808 fluxbox menu -> About doesn't work when user's shell is tcsh

v1.3.5
closed
nobody
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2013-02-13
2007-10-02
t35t0r
No

The About item in the fluxbox menu doesn't work when the user's shell is /bin/tcsh

% tcsh --version
tcsh 6.13.00 (Astron) 2004-05-19 (i386-intel-linux) options 8b,nls,dl,al,kan,rh,color,dspm,filec

% fluxbox-generate_menu -k -g -B -t konsole -b firefox2

the About menu command runs:

(fluxbox -v; fluxbox -info | sed 1d) 2> /dev/null | xmessage -file - -center

removing the 2> /dev/null fixes the problem. What's the point of redirecting stderr to /dev/null for that command anyways?

Discussion

  • Mark Tiefenbruck

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  • Mark Tiefenbruck

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    Well, I'm putting this one down as a tcsh bug, but I guess it doesn't have to be there. We redirect stderr because we don't want to be spewing random things onto stderr (it sometimes happens with those commands when using nls). So, yeah, "fixed".

     

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