My fork of https://github.com/ritze/pinentry-dmenu
Changed font size to 12
Set font to Nerd Font-patched MxPlus IBM VGA


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You can also use your local clone with git send-email.


pinentry-dmenu is a pinentry program with the charm of dmenu.

This program is a fork from spine which is also a fork from dmenu.


In order to build dmenu you need the Xlib header files.


Edit config.mk to match your local setup (dmenu is installed into the /usr/local namespace by default).

Afterwards enter the following command to build and install dmenu (if necessary as root):

make clean install


To use pinentry-dmenu add in ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf:

pinentry-program <absolut path to pinentry-dmenu>

The config is located in ~/.gnupg/pinentry-dmenu.conf.

Parameter Default Description
asterisk * Defines the symbol which is showed for each typed character
bottom false pinentry-dmenu appears at the bottom of the screen
min_password_length 32 The minimal space of the password field. This value has affect to the description field after the password field
monitor -1 pinentry-dmenu is displayed on the monitor number supplied. Monitor numbers are starting from 0
prompt "" Defines the prompt to be displayed to the left of the input field
font monospace:size=10 Defines the font or font set used
prompt_bg #bbbbbb Defines the prompt background color
prompt_fg #222222 Defines the prompt foreground color
normal_bg #bbbbbb Defines the normal background color
normal_fg #222222 Defines the normal foreground color
select_bg #eeeeee Defines the selected background color
select_fg #005577 Defines the selected foreground color
desc_bg #bbbbbb Defines the description background color
desc_fg #222222 Defines the description foreground color
embedded false Embed into window


asterisk= "# ";
prompt = "$";
font = "Noto Sans UI:size=13";
prompt_fg = "#eeeeee";
prompt_bg = "#d9904a";
normal_fg = "#ffffff";
normal_bg = "#000000";
select_fg = "#eeeeee";
select_bg = "#d9904a";
desc_fg = "#eeeeee";
desc_bg = "#d9904a";