Re: follow up on bs/del
Craig Sanders (email@example.com) wrote on 14 May 1996 19:00:
>On Fri, 10 May 1996, Carlos Carvalho wrote:
>> I've just tested netscape without the overriding translations and it
>> works fine, with just keycode 22 = BackSpace.
>> However, this is only true if I invoke it from the shell. If it's
>> invoked from fvwm backspace doesn't work, with or without the
>> translations. Here's what I use to call netscape (I don't use the
>> debian package):
>> XNLSPATH=/usr/local/netscape112/nls \
>> XKEYSYMDB=/usr/local/netscape112/XKeysymDB \
>> /usr/local/netscape112/netscape $*
>2. make fvwm run your script rather than netscape. Edit your .fvwmrc and
>put in the full pathname to your netscape script.
That's what I did.
>BTW, that script should read:
I used sh, it's the same in debian.
>exec /usr/local/netscape112/netscape $@
>The environment variables must be exported, otherwise they are only
>local to the shell script...they are not passed on to child processes.
My script does exactly the same; it puts the variables in the
environment of the command only, not on the user environment.
>I use 'exec netscape' because the shell isn't needed any more after
>netscape loads...may as well get rid of immediately.
Correct. However in this case you don't need to export the vars, do
>1. Make sure the XNLSPATH and XKEYSYMDB env vars are set and exported
>BEFORE fvwm is run (i.e. before you startx). This way, fvwm will inherit
>the environment vars from the parent shell, and everything that fvwm forks
>will inherit them too.
As before, they're exported to the netscape process, which should be