[xmonad] getting a string from a user
lowlycoder at huoyanjinjing.com
Thu Feb 19 20:11:31 EST 2009
Adam, Daniel: Got it. Thanks!
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Adam Vogt <vogt.adam at gmail.com> wrote:
> dmenu should work. Using System.Process you can get the stdout of dmenu
> (which will contain what the user typed in or the option they selected)
> when run as such:
> > echo "option1\noption2" | dmenu -p Input:
> You should also consider using XMonad.Prompt, which should allow an
> arbitrary string input optionally with completion. There are many uses of
> it under the XMonad.Prompt. namespace in xmonad contrib.
> * On Thursday, February 19 2009, lowly coder wrote:
> >I need to get a string from the user + do funky things with it.
> >This is like inverse of spawn "xmessage ... "
> >Dmenu does not "work" because I don't want to immediately run the program
> >I need xmonad to get the string + do things with it + control how the
> >program is started.
> >How can I do this?
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> >xmonad at haskell.org
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