autostart confusion

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Nov 8 00:33:42 GMT 2014


On Friday 07 November 2014 21:44:30 Thomas L├╝bking wrote:
> $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/autostart/*.desktop is supposed to be started AFTER the
> session is initialized, what is different from
> ~/.config/plasma-workspace/env/ (etc.) which is supposed to be run BEFORE
> the session starts, ie. you'd export session wide env vars there, but
> launch applications which must talk to <service here> in the autostart
> folder.

Also note that the "env" name contains scripts that are *sourced*, so that 
they can set environment variables for all applications in the session (hence 
the name).

The "autostart" is just a list of applications to start automatically and 
won't affect the environment.
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