Re: workspace_state

Frederick Bruckman (
Fri, 13 Aug 1999 08:32:36 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 13 Aug 1999, David Mihm wrote:

> On 13 Aug 1999, Christian B. Wiik wrote:
> >[Frederick Bruckman <>]
> >| AFAIK, there are no session managers that do a perfect job of saving
> >| state. The nice thing about Afterstep is that .workspace_state is a
> >| shell script, which can be edited. I find it easy enough to twiddle it
> >| to do exactly what I want, and then lock it down with "chmod a-r". Of
> >| course it never changes unless I want it to. Works for me.
> >
> >In other words: I can empty the file and remove the read-rights? Wont
> >this produce some error messages?

Yes, it logs an error. So?

> 	While "locking the file down" will work, You can simply edit the
> autoexec file and have it not sh the script.

I guess I missed the point. Yes, if all he wants is an empty file, he
may as well disable it.