Re: [dev] dmenu / enso

From: Dieter Plaetinck <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 09:53:32 +0200

On Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:45:11 +0100 (BST)
"Kevin Nagel" <> wrote:

> Dmenu shows you only a list of commands specified by PATH. It opens
> the app then without any parameters and while selecting for an app
> (or command) there is no description what it does. I think sth like
> code completion + brief description + argument specification is the
> value of enso.
> Another neat thing is you could open, e.g. open openoffice writer,
> type in "2+3/5", highlight, type in enso-terminal "calc this", and
> the result replaces the "2+3/5" string in your document. They claim
> that you can do this with other programs as well. I believe I can
> program the parser as a unix command, but when it is run from dmenu,
> then I need to specify arguments.
> Kev

You can perfectly use a wrapper script that also shows you a description
You can also load a command by selecting it and then pressing tab, then
type any additional arguments and they will be used. (eg try xmess<tab>
foobar) to call 'xmessage foobar'.

you can also perfectly do your 2nd example by combining tools such as
xdotool, xbindkeys etc. Or use snippits

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