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rofi-dmenu - Rofi dmenu emulation
To integrate rofi into scripts as simple selection dialogs, rofi supports emulating dmenu(1) (A dynamic menu for X11). The website for dmenu can be found here ⟨http://tools.suckless.org/dmenu/⟩. rofi does not aim to be 100% compatible with dmenu. There are simply too many flavors of dmenu. The idea is that the basic usage command-line flags are obeyed, theme-related flags are not. Besides, rofi offers some extended features (like multi-select, highlighting, message bar, extra key bindings).
In dmenu mode, rofi reads data from standard in, splits them into separate entries and displays them. If the user selects an row, this is printed out to standard out, allow the script to process it further. By default separation of rows is done on new lines, making it easy to pipe the output a one application into rofi and the output of rofi into the next.
By launching rofi with the -dmenu flag it will go into dmenu emulation mode. ls | rofi -dmenu DMENU DROP-IN REPLACEMENT If argv (calling command) is dmenu, rofi will start in dmenu mode. This way, it can be used as a drop-in replacement for dmenu. Just copy or symlink rofi to dmenu in $PATH. ln -s /usr/bin/rofi /usr/bin/dmenu DMENU VS SCRIPT MODE Script mode is used to extend rofi, dmenu mode is used to extend a script. The two do share much of the same input format. Please see the rofi-script(5) manpage for more information. DMENU SPECIFIC COMMANDLINE FLAGS A lot of these options can also be modified by the script using special input. See the rofi-script(5) manpage for more information about this syntax. -sep separator Separator for dmenu. Example: To show a list of 'a' to 'e' with '|' as a separator: echo "a|b|c|d|e" | rofi -sep '|' -dmenu -p prompt Specify the prompt to show in dmenu mode. For example, select 'monkey', a,b,c,d, or e. echo "a|b|c|d|e" | rofi -sep '|' -dmenu -p "monkey" Default: dmenu -l number of lines to show Maximum number of lines the menu may show before scrolling. rofi -dmenu -l 25 Default: 15 -i Makes dmenu searches case-insensitive -a X Active row, mark X as active. Where X is a comma-separated list of python(1)-style indices and ranges, e.g. indices start at 0, -1 refers to the last row with -2 preceding it, ranges are left-open and right-close, and so on. You can specify: • A single row: '5' • A range of (last 3) rows: '-3:' • 4 rows starting from row 7: '7:11' (or in legacy notation: '7-10') • A set of rows: '2,0,-9' • Or any combination: '5,-3:,7:11,2,0,-9' -u X Urgent row, mark X as urgent. See -a option for details. -only-match Only return a selected item, do not allow custom entry. This mode always returns an entry. It will not return if no matching entry is selected. -no-custom Only return a selected item, do not allow custom entry. This mode returns directly when no entries given. -format format Allows the output of dmenu to be customized (N is the total number of input entries): • 's' selected string • 'i' index (0 - (N-1)) • 'd' index (1 - N) • 'q' quote string • 'p' Selected string stripped from Pango markup (Needs to be a valid string) • 'f' filter string (user input) • 'F' quoted filter string (user input) Default: 's' -select string Select first line that matches the given string -mesg string Add a message line below the filter entry box. Supports Pango markup. For more information on supported markup, see here ⟨https://docs.gtk.org/Pango/pango_markup.html⟩ -dump Dump the filtered list to stdout and quit. This can be used to get the list as rofi would filter it. Use together with -filter command. -input file Reads from file instead of stdin. -password Hide the input text. This should not be considered secure! -markup-rows Tell rofi that DMenu input is Pango markup encoded, and should be rendered. See here ⟨https://developer.gnome.org/pygtk/stable/pango-markup-language.html⟩ for details about Pango markup. -multi-select Allow multiple lines to be selected. Adds a small selection indicator to the left of each entry. -sync Force rofi mode to first read all data from stdin before showing the selection window. This is original dmenu behavior. Note: the default asynchronous mode will also be automatically disabled if used with conflicting options, such as -dump, -only-match or -auto-select. -async-pre-read number Reads the first number entries blocking, then switches to async mode. This makes it feel more 'snappy'. default: 25 -window-title title Set name used for the window title. Will be shown as Rofi - title -w windowid Position rofi over the window with the given X11 window ID. -keep-right Set ellipsize mode to start. So, the end of the string is visible.
• 0: Row has been selected accepted by user. • 1: User cancelled the selection. • 10-28: Row accepted by custom keybinding.
rofi(1), rofi-sensible-terminal(1), dmenu(1), rofi-theme(5), rofi-script(5), rofi-theme-selector(1)
Qball Cow ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩ Rasmus Steinke ⟨email@example.com⟩ Quentin Glidic ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩ Original code based on work by: Sean Pringle ⟨email@example.com⟩ For a full list of authors, check the AUTHORS file. rofi-dmenu ROFI-DMENU(5)