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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 ⟨⟩.

       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

       If argv[0] (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

       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

       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


       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 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.


       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 ⟨⟩


       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.


       Hide the input text. This should not be considered secure!


       Tell rofi that DMenu input is Pango markup encoded, and  should  be  rendered.   See  here
       ⟨⟩  for  details  about
       Pango markup.


       Allow multiple lines to be selected. Adds a small selection indicator to the left of  each


       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.


       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),


       Qball Cow ⟨⟩

       Rasmus Steinke ⟨⟩

       Quentin Glidic ⟨⟩

       Original code based on work by: Sean Pringle ⟨⟩

       For a full list of authors, check the AUTHORS file.

                                            rofi-dmenu                              ROFI-DMENU(5)