Bug 107995 - Weird back-quoting in xdg-utils-common.in
Summary: Weird back-quoting in xdg-utils-common.in
Status: RESOLVED MOVED
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
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Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Reported: 2018-09-20 07:41 UTC by Alexander Larsson
Modified: 2019-02-16 13:40 UTC (History)
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Description Alexander Larsson 2018-09-20 07:41:01 UTC
This code in xdg-utils-common.in seems weird:
https://github.com/freedesktop/xdg-utils/blob/master/scripts/xdg-utils-common.in#L317

copied here:

 elif `dbus-send --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.DBus /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus.GetNameOwner string:org.gnome.SessionManager > /dev/null 2>&1` ; then DE=gnome;

Why are we running dbus-send and then executing its output, after having sent it to /dev/null.

It seems to get the right result:

$ if `false > /dev/null`; then echo YES; fi
$ if `true > /dev/null`; then echo YES; fi
YES

But, why?
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