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.TH DMENU 1 dmenu\-VERSION
.SH NAME
dmenu \- dynamic menu
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B dmenu
.RB [ \-b ]
.RB [ \-f ]
.RB [ \-i ]
.RB [ \-l
.IR lines ]
.RB [ \-p
.IR prompt ]
.RB [ \-fn
.IR font ]
.RB [ \-nb
.IR color ]
.RB [ \-nf
.IR color ]
.RB [ \-sb
.IR color ]
.RB [ \-sf
.IR color ]
.RB [ \-v ]
.P
.BR dmenu_run " ..."
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B 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.
.P
.B dmenu_run
is a dmenu script used by dwm which lists programs in the user's $PATH and
executes the selected item.
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
.B \-b
dmenu appears at the bottom of the screen.
.TP
.B \-f
dmenu grabs the keyboard before reading stdin.  This is faster, but will lock up
X until stdin reaches end\-of\-file.
.TP
.B \-i
dmenu matches menu items case insensitively.
.TP
.BI \-l " lines"
dmenu lists items vertically, with the given number of lines.
.TP
.BI \-p " prompt"
defines the prompt to be displayed to the left of the input field.
.TP
.BI \-fn " font"
defines the font or font set used.
.TP
.BI \-nb " color"
defines the normal background color.
.IR #RGB ,
.IR #RRGGBB ,
and X color names are supported.
.TP
.BI \-nf " color"
defines the normal foreground color.
.TP
.BI \-sb " color"
defines the selected background color.
.TP
.BI \-sf " color"
defines the selected foreground color.
.TP
.B \-v
prints version information to stdout, then exits.
.SH USAGE
dmenu is completely controlled by the keyboard.  Besides standard Unix line
editing and item selection (arrow keys, page up/down, home and end), the
following keys are recognized:
.TP
.B Tab (Ctrl\-i)
Copy the selected item to the input field.
.TP
.B Return (Ctrl\-j)
Confirm selection.  Prints the selected item to stdout and exits, returning
success.
.TP
.B Shift\-Return (Ctrl\-Shift\-j)
Confirm input.  Prints the input text to stdout and exits, returning success.
.TP
.B Escape (Ctrl\-c)
Exit without selecting an item, returning failure.
.TP
.B Ctrl\-y
Paste the current X selection into the input field.
.SH SEE ALSO
.IR dwm (1),
.IR lsx (1)