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Following up on a question about the Awesome WM menu contents, I'd like to figure out how to import the GNOME menu in its entirety into the menu.lua file for Awesome.

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It looks like xdg-menu-to-awesome-wm does the job:

python awesome-xdg-menu.py > ~/.config/awesome/menu.lua

Then modify rc.lua to include it according to the readme (perhaps replacing the Debian menu). Now if only there was some way to avoid converting every time I install a GUI application...

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I use awesome-freedesktop which reads the menu files when awesome is started so there is no need to rerun it manually.

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