Hi guys!

I need the $HOSTNAME in Fvwm. Because i want to make my config portable to other computers, and therefor i need almost all of my config the same, but some parts should be different.

So my idea is, to put the different parts in seperate files named config-$
And to get this files i thought i can read them in my config with

Test (f $[FVWM_USERDIR]/config.d/config-$[HOSTNAME].foo) Read $[FVWM_USERDIR]/config.d/config-$[HOSTNAME].foo

In this files are Menus und Functions.
But $HOSTNAME or $[HOSTNAME] gets not resolved/expanded… So i tried a


which didn’t work. So i tried a

PipeRead ‘echo SetEnv HOSTNAME $HOSTNAME’

This doesn’t work already…

How can i get the Hostname?


Piperead `echo SetEnv HOSTNAME $(hostname)`