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DMENU(1)		    General Commands Manual		      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 us-
       ing 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  ex-
	      its, 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,  re-
	      turning 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-5.0			      DMENU(1)

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