Re: [dwm] I like Dmenu a little simpler

From: Joerg van den Hoff <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 12:36:41 +0100

On Fri, Mar 07, 2008 at 11:56:53AM +0100, Antoni Grzyma??a wrote:
> On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 11:14:59 +0100, Enno "Gottox" Boland
> <> wrote:
> >this is not be done by dmenu but by dmenu_path. This is a simple
> Yes, dmenu is totally "dumb" in that respect, it just shows what you feed
> to it.
> Try running `echo -e "ls\npwd\nwhoami" | dmenu` from a shell.
> [a]

sorry for "intruding" on this thread. I've ignored `dmenu'
up to now completely. I tried now (mod1-p), but when I
select some entry and hit return, nothing happens at all.
the manpages of `dwm' and `dmenu' don't enlighten me
(beyond doing something silly like your shell example

I was expecting that the selected entry is fed to `exec' or
whatever. simple question: what is supposed to happen and
how do I use `dmenu' sensibly?



PS: I'm on MacOS and the statusbar shows the EOF "bug"
mentionend in the `dwm' manpage, i.e. stdout is closed
already before `dwm' executes. is that the problem?
Received on Fri Mar 07 2008 - 12:36:42 UTC

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