Patchwork [1/1] handle two-word commands with tmux

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Submitter Peter Seebach
Date June 11, 2013, 2:28 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/51549/
State Accepted
Commit f8ed7446755eeb88191e16749350efa1e7e6197c
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Peter Seebach - June 11, 2013, 2:28 p.m.
Trying to make a devshell using tmux can fail because "tmux new"
expects a single command, not a series of arguments. It does, however,
split strings in a suitable way. So you can quote the command.

The failure mode is particularly arcane, in that you end up
with a message like:

	ERROR: Unable to spawn terminal auto: \
	Execution of 'pseudo /bin/bash' failed with exit code 1:
	usage: new-session [-d] [-n window-name] [-s session-name] \
	[-t target-session] [command]

which is confusing because there's no "new-session" anywhere in
sight (that's actually "tmux new"), and because what failed to execute
wasn't either pseudo or bash.
 meta/lib/oe/ |    4 ++--
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/meta/lib/oe/ b/meta/lib/oe/
index 28470e3..25f8004 100644
--- a/meta/lib/oe/
+++ b/meta/lib/oe/
@@ -122,7 +122,7 @@  class TmuxRunning(Terminal):
 class Tmux(Terminal):
     """Start a new tmux session and window"""
-    command = 'tmux new -d -s devshell -n devshell {command}'
+    command = 'tmux new -d -s devshell -n devshell "{command}"'
     priority = 0.75
     def __init__(self, sh_cmd, title=None, env=None, d=None):
@@ -133,7 +133,7 @@  class Tmux(Terminal):
         # devshells, if it's already there, add a new window to it.
         window_name = 'devshell-%i' % os.getpid()
-        self.command = 'tmux new -d -s {0} -n {0} {{command}}'.format(window_name)
+        self.command = 'tmux new -d -s {0} -n {0} "{{command}}"'.format(window_name)
         Terminal.__init__(self, sh_cmd, title, env, d)
         attach_cmd = 'tmux att -t {0}'.format(window_name)