Re: [hackers] [surf] Add prompts for SETPROP || Quentin Rameau

From: Vasily Kolobkov <>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2017 11:44:39 +0200

[2017-05-10 09:38]
> hi Quentin,
> * Quentin Rameau 2017-05-09 10:05
> > Just out of curiosity, what kind of shortcuts do you use there?
> shortcuts to bookmarks.
> I maintain a bookmarks file in a format borrowed from uzbl long ago when
> I switched to surf. It's formatted like
> <url> <title>\t[:<shortcut> ][<tag1> [<tag2>]]
> e.g.
> suckless :s code
> suckless :dwm code
> surf browser code
> st terminal emulator code
> suckless :sl code good
> :default
> :sp
> then, my SETURI invokes a script that does one of
> - return the URI corresponding to a shortcut, if the first argument is a
> shortcut (substituting the rest of the arguments for %s in the URI),
> - return the `:default` URI with all arguments (i.e. $_AT_) substituted for
> %s,
> - return the argument itself if it's an URI.
> I have also some tooling for filtering on tags (rather than shortcuts),
> stripping domains, etc. I may find some time to organise them in a
> public repo if anyone is interested.

Couldn't go by this small, usefull tooling! I'm doing pretty much
the same, but with a shell script i'm invoking via dmenu. It then
reads a file similar to that of yours and execs surf with a final

Super nice feature to quickly fire up wikis/dictionaries/search
queries etc.
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