Re: [dev] [dmenu] A clickable dmenu is a dream?

From: Connor Lane Smith <>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 20:14:56 +0100


On 28 March 2010 19:28, Antoni Grzymala <> wrote:
> This might be getting off topic, but has the possibility of filename
> completion in the argument field been considered or written

The problem with this idea is that it adds rather a lot of complexity
to a program intended to simply be a menu. dwm simply uses dmenu_run,
a shell script wrapper for the more general dmenu. To add things like
filename tab completion would undermine the simplicity and generality
of the idea. It could be done in a separate patch, of course, but I'm
not sure that's entirely a good idea.

I was thinking of perhaps trying a dmenu-derivative which spawns a
shell to interact with, becoming an extremely simple one-line 'dterm'.
Could be interesting, anyway.

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