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bash commands don't seem to run in .xinitrc

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I am trying to run some bash commands in my .xinitrc script, but the window manager starts without these commands running properly. I run Arch Linux with the window manager is called "awesome", and I start it with startx. This is the entirety of my ~/.xinitrc file: #!/bin/sh # # ~/.xinitrc # # Executed by startx (run your window manager from here) if [ -d /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d ]; then for f in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/*; do [ -x "$f" ] && . "$f" done unset f fi xinput set-int-prop "TPPS/2 IBM Trackpoint" "Evdev Wheel Emulation" 8 1 xinput set-int-prop "TPPS/2 IBM Track (HowTos)