Re: [dwm] faster dmenu

From: Preben Randhol <>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 23:38:25 +0200

On Wed, 13 May 2009 16:54:18 -0300
Leandro Chescotta <> wrote:

> I don't know if I have a lot of apps in the path or what, but lately
> dmenu have a 5~ seconds delay when I press it's keybinding, so it's
> there a way to make it faster? Maybe make it don't show the path, and
> only run the entered command?

You could try to make a static file containing the filesnames
of the programs in /usr/bin and have dmenu reading that.

$(cat static-list | dmenu )

Then you don't need to wait for the dynamic read.
> If it's not possible, is there a way to have a dmenu like "run
> command"? only for enter a command, without searching the path?

$(echo | dmenu -p "> ")

Preben Randhol
Received on Wed May 13 2009 - 21:38:25 UTC

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