Re: [dwm] dmenu-input

From: Julian Romero <>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 11:27:33 +0200

I have a simpler approach (an oversimplification perhaps)
In config.h I have: | dmenu

and is something like:

cat<<FIN | sort -u
firefox -P julian
[more commands here]
exit 0

It's very fast and only requires a few minutes to think which programs
you usually use and in some cases writing a 3 line shell script to
avoid long commands in dmenu (for example to open centericq in a xterm
or opening a ssh connection, etc.)

You can make it faster sorting command list while editing with vi (:motion!sort)

On 10/5/06, Rob Manea <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just wrote a quick replacement for the shell construct in Anselm's
> config.arg.h which feeds dmenu with a list of all executables found in
> $PATH.
> The programm simply scans $PATH, extracts all files executable for the
> user running the programm and outputs those files to stdout.
> Usage:
>            dmenu-input | dmenu
> If you want it sorted:
>            dmenu-input | sort -u | dmenu
> The small source file is attached to this message, just in case anyone
> may find it useful.
Received on Thu Oct 05 2006 - 11:27:35 UTC

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