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

Sasha Vasko (
Thu, 27 Jan 2005 08:54:13 -0600

Bob McClure Jr wrote:
> 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
> desktop.
> 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?

You are right its broke. I'll work on it.


> Cheers,
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