Re: [dwm] console equivalent for dmenu?

From: pancake <>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 00:32:39 +0100 (CET)

I've curiously written an app that does this stuff on console. :)

The code is 'eread.c'. Very ugly code written in 5 min. But it works(R).

I would like to implement a better readline support to autocomplete
commands from argv instead of filesystem autocompletion.

For dialogs you can use "dialog". I've seen scrollz having a wrapped
text-entry shell with readline too.

The eread.c code needs some rewrite but can be the base to emulate dmenu.

PD: Look't script how uses eread.


> I've been thinking about converting some of my old pre-dmenu scripts
> over to use dmenu instead of dialog. Most of the time, these scripts
> are run in an X11 environment, but sometimes I want them at a plain old
> console.
> I was wondering if anyone has a dmenu-equivalent script or program
> which can be called as an alternate for those times when there's only a
> console. It doesn't have to be particularly pretty or efficient, but it
> would be really handy if it just took the same arguments as dmenu, and
> produced equivalent results.
> It would even be acceptable to wrap dialog in a script so that its
> inputs/outputs look like dmenu. It would be nice, though, if it did the
> same key-by-key pattern matching that dmenu does. If no-one else has
> already written something then I'll just hack something up (maybe
> another good lua programming exercise for me :-)
> Karl.
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