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        icewm-menu - icewm menu configuration file




       The menu file is responsible for configuring most of the icewm(1) root menu and start

       A menu of applications; usually customized by the user.  icewm provides the
       icewm-menu-fdo(1) program to generate a default menu.  Similar programs are xdg_menu(1),
       mmaker(1)' (MenuMaker), xde-menu(1), xdgmenumaker(1).


       The format of the file contains one of the following line syntax:

       prog ["]title["] icon program options
           Specifies a program to execute when the menu item is selected.

       restart ["]title["] icon program options
           Specifies a program to replace the window manager when the menu item is selected.
           This is for launching other window managers from within icewm(1).

       runonce ["]title["] icon "[res_name][.res_class]" program options
           Specifies a program to execute when the menu item is selected; however, if a window of
           the specified res_name and res_class is present, the program will not be run again.

       menu ["]title["] icon { # contained items }
           Specifies a sub-menu.  The lines that appear between the braces can be any menu item
           described here.

       menufile ["]title["] icon filename
           Specifies a file from which to collect sub-menu items (lines) and place them at this
           point in the menu.

       menuprog ["]title["] icon program options
           Specifies a program that will print sub-menu items on standard output and will be
           collected and placed in the sub-menu at this point.

           A separator for menu items.


       prog, restart, runonce, menu, menufile, menuprog, separator
           These are literal string keywords.

           This is the title string associated with the menu item which is displayed in the menu.
           When the title contains spaces, the title must be surrounded by double quotes ("""),
           although the title may always be surrounded by double quotes if preferred.

           Is the name of the icon file (with or without extension) or the full path to an icon

           res_name is the resource name of a window launched by program and res_class is the
           resource class of the window.  Only one of res_name or res_class need be specified.
           This is used to identify whether the program is already running and is for use with
           the runonce keyword.

       program options
           program is the name of the executable or full path to the executable file that will be
           run in response to selecting the menu item.  When used with the menuprog keyword, the
           program must print on standard output the contents of the menu and is used for dynamic

           options is the options and arguments passed to the program verbatim.

           filename is the name of the file relative to one of the icewm(1) configuration
           directories, or the full path to a file.  The file is used with the menufile keyword
           and specifies the file from which to read further menu items.


       Following is the example menu file that ships with icewm(1):

        # This is an example for IceWM's menu definition file.
        # Place your variants in @CFGDIR@ or in $HOME/.icewm
        # since modifications to this file will be discarded when you
        # (re)install icewm.
        prog xterm xterm xterm
        prog rxvt xterm rxvt -bg black -cr green -fg white -C -fn 9x15 -sl 500
        prog fte fte fte
        prog NEdit nedit nedit
        prog Mozilla mozilla mozilla
        prog XChat xchat xchat
        prog Gimp gimp gimp
        menuprog "Desktop Apps" folder icewm-menu-fdo
        menufile Programs folder programs
        menufile Tool_bar folder toolbar


       Locations for the menu file are as follows:





       Brian Bidulock <>.


       IceWM is licensed under the GNU Library General Public License.  See the COPYING file in
       the distribution.