Re: [dev] slmenu - dmenu spinoff for the console

From: Peter John Hartman <>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 07:41:45 -0400

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 02:09:50PM +0200, Rafa Garcia Gallego wrote:
> Hi,
> I sometimes use sandy in a SSH session, so I wrote some code around
> dmenu to have it work in the console. The resulting program takes
> input from stdin, reopens the tty, prints the UI to stderr, gets your
> input (again from stdin) and prints the result to stdout, so it mostly
> works as a drop-in replacement for dmenu. Stuff I don't use such as
> the multiline menu and runtime selectable colors is not implemented.
> Should anyone be interested, the source is at
> I thought of either bundling it with sandy or providing it as a patch
> to dmenu, but this seemed cleaner.

This has been on my personal TODO list for quite some time! Thanks,

sic dicit magister P
Collaborative Programme in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
University of Toronto
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