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Can we omit the "exec" command when launching a WM ?

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I've read that not using the "exec" command when launching a window manager can lead to a security issue, because it means that terminating the WM, even when the screen is "locked", can drop to a shell. So my question is if it's OK to omit the exec line, as in the current instructions in point 2. D-Bus#The_session_bus

This is probably the place I saw this I3#Starting_i3.

-- Ris (talk) 14:32, 23 March 2023 (UTC)

I'll add the warning from the i3 page, as it seems pertinent, and in any case, probably better safe than sorry on this. -- Ris (talk) 10:39, 24 March 2023 (UTC)