Re: [dev] [surf] next release

From: Peter John Hartman <>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 09:21:47 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 21 Oct 2009, Anselm R Garbe wrote:

> 2009/10/21 Peter John Hartman <>:
>> (1) * removing urlbar/searchbar and using dmenu instead
>> I'm not sure if this is so attractive, since dmenu does not support x paste
>> (without a patch) and one always finds oneself (or at least I do) cutting
>> and pasting into the searchbar.  The ultimate solution, it seems to me, is
>> to have dmenu support x paste in vanilla.  This strikes me as superior to an
>> "in-surf" solution (which uses GtkWhatever) for a number of reasons.
>>        (a) It keeps the code simple (on the surf side that is; dmenu will
>> need
>>        to change).
>>        (b) Other web-based activities (smart prefixes in particular)
>>        could benefit from a dmenu + x paste.  For example, I have a
>> script which runs dmenu after parsing my user
>> input
>>        from dmenu.  It would be nice to x paste into the dmenu rather than
>>        typing out a given google search (e.g.  when one is searching
>> someone's
>>        odd name.)
>>        (c) In general, I like the xprop interface and allowing applications
>> other
>>        than surf to interact with surf (which is what your new _SURF_FIND
>> feature
>>        allows--which is great--which is why we need dmenu to get patched!)
> There is sselp(1) at which reads
> current selection and prints it to stdout, hence enables you to
> integrate it into dmenu's cache or calling surf `sselp` directly.
> There shouldn't be a real need to paste something interactively into
> surf or dmenu really.
> Kind regards,
> Anselm

And FWIW (sorry to double post) xclip -o | xclip -sel clip seems to do the same thing that ssel
is meant to do.

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