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

From: Jan Christoph Ebersbach <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:09:18 +0200

If dmenu could easily be used as a replacement for pinentry my desktop
would suck a little less. I'm not aware of many other use cases for
entering passwords. Is that possible with your patch?

Jan Christoph

On Mon 25-07-2016 13:21 -0700, Eric Pruitt wrote:

> 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.
> Eric

Jan Christoph Ebersbach
I didn’t want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes
from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes
from trusting Christ - God’s righteousness.  Phil 3:9

Received on Tue Jul 26 2016 - 18:09:18 CEST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Tue Jul 26 2016 - 18:12:10 CEST