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dmenu(1)                                                              dmenu(1)




NAME

       dmenu - dynamic menu


SYNOPSIS

       dmenu  [-bfiv]  [-l  lines]  [-m  monitor]  [-p prompt] [-fn font] [-nb
       color] [-nf color] [-sb color] [-sf color] [-w windowid]

       dmenu_run ...


DESCRIPTION

       dmenu is a dynamic menu for X, which reads a list of  newline-separated
       items  from  stdin.   When the user selects an item and presses Return,
       their choice is printed to stdout and dmenu terminates.  Entering  text
       will narrow the items to those matching the tokens in the input.

       dmenu_run is a script used by dwm(1) which lists programs in the user's
       $PATH and runs the result in their $SHELL.


OPTIONS

       -b     dmenu appears at the bottom of the screen.

       -f     dmenu grabs the keyboard before reading  stdin  if  not  reading
              from  a  tty.  This  is  faster,  but will lock up X until stdin
              reaches end-of-file.

       -i     dmenu matches menu items case insensitively.

       -l lines
              dmenu lists items vertically, with the given number of lines.

       -m monitor
              dmenu is displayed on the monitor number supplied. Monitor  num-
              bers are starting from 0.

       -p prompt
              defines  the  prompt  to  be  displayed to the left of the input
              field.

       -fn font
              defines the font or font set used.

       -nb color
              defines the normal background color.  #RGB, #RRGGBB, and X color
              names are supported.

       -nf color
              defines the normal foreground color.

       -sb color
              defines the selected background color.

       -sf color
              defines the selected foreground color.

       -v     prints version information to stdout, then exits.

       -w windowid
              embed into windowid.


USAGE

       dmenu  is  completely  controlled  by the keyboard.  Items are selected
       using the arrow keys, page up, page down, home, and end.

       Tab    Copy the selected item to the input field.

       Return Confirm selection.  Prints  the  selected  item  to  stdout  and
              exits, returning success.

       Ctrl-Return
              Confirm  selection.  Prints the selected item to stdout and con-
              tinues.

       Shift-Return
              Confirm input.  Prints the  input  text  to  stdout  and  exits,
              returning success.

       Escape Exit without selecting an item, returning failure.

       Ctrl-Left
              Move cursor to the start of the current word

       Ctrl-Right
              Move cursor to the end of the current word

       C-a    Home

       C-b    Left

       C-c    Escape

       C-d    Delete

       C-e    End

       C-f    Right

       C-g    Escape

       C-h    Backspace

       C-i    Tab

       C-j    Return

       C-J    Shift-Return

       C-k    Delete line right

       C-m    Return

       C-M    Shift-Return

       C-n    Down

       C-p    Up

       C-u    Delete line left

       C-w    Delete word left

       C-y    Paste from primary X selection

       C-Y    Paste from X clipboard

       M-b    Move cursor to the start of the current word

       M-f    Move cursor to the end of the current word

       M-g    Home

       M-G    End

       M-h    Up

       M-j    Page down

       M-k    Page up

       M-l    Down


SEE ALSO

       dwm(1), stest(1)



                                   dmenu-4.9                          dmenu(1)

dmenu 4.9 - Generated Sat Feb 16 09:28:36 CST 2019
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