Re: [dev] dmenu : auto confirm when only one item remains

From: Colin Shea <>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:45:47 -0500

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 08:39:41PM +0200, Julien Steinhauser wrote:
> Hello,
> Sorry, I don't write to bring a patch.
> I wander if someone has already patched dwm
> to make it auto confirm when, (as said in the subject)
> only one item remains.
> I've found something on the mailing list which is almost
> what I wish but not exactly, it auto confirms on exact match.
> It could be something like :
> <pseudocode>
> if number of Item == 1 or if firstItem == lastItem
> </pseudocode>
> fprintf(stdout, "%s", text);
> fflush(stdout);
> running = False;
> As I'm not a developper, I miss the knowledge
> to write the if condition in real code.
> This feature would be handy for a few scripts in which I use dmenu.
> If someone has already done it or have ideas on how to do it, please let
> me know :) .

Why not check if the number of items you are passing into dmenu is one
and use that instead of making dmenu do the check? It seems to me
pointless to call dmenu with only one value in stdin.

Colin 'Evaryont' Shea
Received on Wed Aug 12 2009 - 19:45:47 UTC

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