I keep a file containing a list of gui applications to pipe into dmenu,
so that I could only start those applications that do make sense in the
However, since vanilla dmenu allows to insert any arbitrary text, this
isn't fool-proof, I could still type "dd" hit Return and fork a running
program that never stops until I kill it (please don't tell me, that
this is a human problem and should not yield to patch dmenu).
The attached simplechoice patch adds the command line switch '-c', which
causes dmenu to only allow selecting one of the given entries. It does
still work as normal, i.e. typing text results in filtering out the
It's also useful in other cases, for example to select a bookmark to
open in surf. So it might be useful to others, which is why I'm mailing
it to the list...
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