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540a7876 — Anselm R Garbe removed ido-matching, changed behavior of -i meaning case insensitive matching now, commented -x, -y, -w arguments in dmenu.1 13 years ago
                                                                                
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.TH DMENU 1 dmenu\-VERSION
.SH NAME
dmenu \- dynamic menu
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B dmenu
.RB [ \-i ]
.RB [ \-x " <x>"]
.RB [ \-y " <y>"]
.RB [ \-w " <width>"]
.RB [ \-fn " <font>"]
.RB [ \-nb " <color>"]
.RB [ \-nf " <color>"]
.RB [ \-p " <prompt>"]
.RB [ \-sb " <color>"]
.RB [ \-sf " <color>"]
.RB [ \-v ]
.SH DESCRIPTION
.SS Overview
dmenu is a generic menu for X, originally designed for
.BR dwm (1).
It manages huge amounts (up to 10.000 and more) of user defined menu items
efficiently.
.SS Options
.TP
.B \-x
defines the x coordinate dmenu appears at (0 by default).
.TP
.B \-y
defines the y coordinate dmenu appears at (0 by default).
.TP
.B \-w
defines the width of the dmenu window (screen width by default).
.TP
.B \-i
makes dmenu match menu entries case insensitively.
.TP
.B \-fn <font>
defines the font.
.TP
.B \-nb <color>
defines the normal background color (#RGB, #RRGGBB, and color names are supported).
.TP
.B \-nf <color>
defines the normal foreground color (#RGB, #RRGGBB, and color names are supported).
.TP
.B \-p <prompt>
defines a prompt to be displayed before the input area.
.TP
.B \-sb <color>
defines the selected background color (#RGB, #RRGGBB, and color names are supported).
.TP
.B \-sf <color>
defines the selected foreground color (#RGB, #RRGGBB, and color names are supported).
.TP
.B \-v
prints version information to standard output, then exits.
.SH USAGE
dmenu reads a list of newline-separated items from standard input and creates a
menu.  When the user selects an item or enters any text and presses Return, his/her
choice is printed to standard output and dmenu terminates.
.P
dmenu is completely controlled by the keyboard. The following keys are recognized:
.TP
.B Any printable character
Appends the character to the text in the input field.  This works as a filter:
only items containing this text will be displayed.
.TP
.B Left/Right (Mod1\-h/Mod1\-l)
Select the previous/next item.
.TP
.B PageUp/PageDown (Mod1\-k/Mod1\-j)
Select the first item of the previous/next 'page' of items.
.TP
.B Home/End (Mod1\-g/Mod1\-G)
Select the first/last item.
.TP
.B Tab (Control\-i)
Copy the selected item to the input field.
.TP
.B Return (Control\-j)
Confirm selection and quit (print the selected item to standard output). Returns
.B 0
on termination.
.TP
.B Shift\-Return (Control\-Shift\-j)
Confirm selection and quit (print the text in the input field to standard output).
Returns
.B 0
on termination.
.TP
.B Escape (Control\-bracketleft)
Quit without selecting an item. Returns
.B 1
on termination.
.TP
.B Backspace (Control\-h)
Remove a character from the input field.
.TP
.B Control\-u
Remove all characters from the input field.
.TP
.B Control\-w
Remove all characters of current word from the input field.
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR dwm (1),
.BR wmii (1) .