dmenu is a fast and lightweight dynamic menu for X. It reads arbitrary text from stdin, and creates a menu with one item for each line.
The user can then select an item, through the arrow keys or typing a part of the name, and the line is printed to stdout.
dmenu_run is a wrapper that ships with the dmenu distribution that allows its use as an application launcher.
- Completely controlled by the keyboard. Items are selected using the arrow keys, page up, page down, home, and end.
- Can match menu items case insensitive.
- Can grab the keyboard before reading stdin. This is faster, but will lock up X until stdin reaches end-of-file.
- Looks for executables in the directories defined in your $PATH.
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