Re: [dwm] X paste support for dmenu?

From: Antoni Grzymala <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 01:31:59 +0200

Tako rzecze Marek Bernat (w e-mailu datowanym 2007-06-17, 01:14):

> My imagination is not limited, you do not have to offend me, thank
> you ;-)

Surely not, but I find calling that particular idea “such a useless” one
just as offending, and not very much at that. Anyway, this is not the
place to discuss that further.

> It is just that to run xterm, you probably won't go searching for
> text 'xterm' in browser or in other app. Detto with other programs.

No, I did *not* suggest selecting xterm and feeding that into dmenu for
execution via the X clipboard.

> That argument thing of yours doesn't sound very useful also. Can you
> give a more concrete example?

I wouldn't say it was „also” something, as it was my main argument. I'll
give you an inconcrete example. Say, I want to run application X with
argument Y and I happen to have the argument in my clipboard and I don't
want to start a terminal (or use an applications possibly horribly
useless GUI) to feed the app the argument. I run dmenu, select an app,
shift-ins the argument. Do you really think this is useless or
improbable? Do I need to open a terminal, write

$ gimp /whatever/path &

then close the terminal, when it could be done via dmenu? This sucks


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