[As-users] AS 2.00.02 seems not to honor mid-line # comments

Bob McClure Jr (robertmcclure@earthlink.net)
Wed, 26 Jan 2005 16:18:58 -0600

Well, I think I'm back to AfterStep for good ... well, maybe until the
next major rev.  I've been using IceWM and I sure miss the virtual

I had a problem with Firefox starting on desk 1.  I checked
/usr/local/share/afterstep/database and found this line:

Style   "Firefox-bin"       Icon mozilla-star.png   #, StartsOnDesk 1

After verifying that I had no database file in ~/.afterstep/, I copied
the system file to there.  Then I took out the "#" and changed it
to desk 2 to verify that it had an effect, which it did.  Then I
removed the formerly commented material so that it looks like this:

Style   "Firefox-bin"       Icon mozilla-star.png

Now Firefox starts anywhere.  So it appears that the config parser is
not honoring "#" characters in the middle of the line.  Or have I
missed something else?

Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
robertmcclure@earthlink.net  http://www.bobcatos.com
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