Re: [dev] [dmenu] [PATCH] Added option to prompt for passwords

From: Eric Pruitt <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:21:36 -0700

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:14:28PM -1100, mikan wrote:
> I was working on a similar thing but decided that password entry doesn't make
> sense in dmenu context (since it's a menu!) and made a separate tool instead
> and glue pinentry code to it.

I don't agree with this sentiment -- dmenu happily supports arbitrary
text entry when the thing you want to enter isn't in the list of
presented items. I already use dmenu, so I would much rather maintain my
~40 line patch than introduce a new tool to my workflow that may
eventually diverge from dmenu in ways I consider undesirable or be
abandoned by its sole maintainer.

Received on Mon Jul 25 2016 - 22:21:36 CEST

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