dmenu is a fast and lightweight dynamic menu for X. It reads arbitrary text from stdin, and creates a menu with one item for each line. The user can then select an item, through the arrow keys or typing a part of the name, and the line is printed to stdout. dmenu_run is a wrapper that ships with the dmenu distribution that allows its use as an application launcher.
Installing dmenu is simple:
# pacman -S dmenu
Now, you will want to attach the
dmenu_run command to a keystroke combination. This can be done either via your window manager or desktop environment configuration, or with a program like . See the Hotkeys article for more information.
And so, dmenu nice to be Prelink'ed.
dmenu_run results in an error similar to this:
$ dmenu_run /usr/bin/dmenu_run: line 15: 1879 Segmentation fault dmenu "$@" < "$cache"
And running dmenu crashes like the following:
$ echo "blahblahblah" | dmenu no locale support Segmentation fault
$LANG is set to something valid. For example, I was experiencing this problem because I had set
$LANG to "en_US.UTF_8" in /etc/locale.conf. In my case it should have been "en_US.UTF-8".
Keep in mind that the value contained in
$LANG must be uncommented in /etc/locale.gen as well.