help: clean up kfmclient munging
authorJeff King <>
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:08:16 +0000 (17:08 -0400)
committerJunio C Hamano <>
Mon, 5 Oct 2015 18:08:05 +0000 (11:08 -0700)
When we are going to launch "/path/to/konqueror", we instead
rewrite this into "/path/to/kfmclient" by duplicating the
original string and writing over the ending bits. This can
be done more obviously with strip_suffix and xstrfmt.

Note that we also fix a subtle bug with the "filename"
parameter, which is passed as argv[0] to the child. If the
user has configured a program name with no directory
component, we always pass the string "kfmclient", even if
your program is called something else. But if you give a
full path, we give the basename of that path. But more
bizarrely, if we rewrite "konqueror" to "kfmclient", we
still pass "konqueror".

The history of this function doesn't reveal anything
interesting, so it looks like just an oversight from
combining the suffix-munging with the basename-finding.
Let's just call basename on the munged path, which produces
consistent results (if you gave a program, whether a full
path or not, we pass its basename).

Probably this doesn't matter at all in practice, but it
makes the code slightly less confusing to read.

Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

index fba8c01..e1650ab 100644 (file)
@@ -140,17 +140,10 @@ static void exec_man_konqueror(const char *path, const char *page)
                /* It's simpler to launch konqueror using kfmclient. */
                if (path) {
-                       const char *file = strrchr(path, '/');
-                       if (file && !strcmp(file + 1, "konqueror")) {
-                               char *new = xstrdup(path);
-                               char *dest = strrchr(new, '/');
-                               /* strlen("konqueror") == strlen("kfmclient") */
-                               strcpy(dest + 1, "kfmclient");
-                               path = new;
-                       }
-                       if (file)
-                               filename = file;
+                       size_t len;
+                       if (strip_suffix(path, "/konqueror", &len))
+                               path = xstrfmt("%.*s/kfmclient", (int)len, path);
+                       filename = basename((char *)path);
                } else
                        path = "kfmclient";
                strbuf_addf(&man_page, "man:%s(1)", page);