I really love the simplicity of dmenu, but unfortunately it's a bit limiting for things that would benefit greatly from (or be impossible without) dynamically generated results. For example, using search suggestions, a more specialized sorting method, or a grep search where nothing is known in advance. Is there a program that would allow me to display my own results based on what is typed into a program similar to dmenu?

  • Most desktop environments offer searching through installed programs using Alt + F2. – zer0rest Apr 23 '15 at 0:39
  • @zer0rest: that's the kind of thing that dmenu is perfect for, though. Filtering a list of installed programs, or man pages, or any predetermined list. Maybe this is a good time to mention that I'm not using a DE, just i3-wm (and gnome-terminal, and firefox, and pcmanfm, etc, etc). – 0942v8653 Apr 23 '15 at 0:50
  • dmenu is usually what most people use in standalone window managers, I am using it in awesome-wm, maybe this list might be of interest. wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/List_of_applications/… – zer0rest Apr 23 '15 at 0:52
  • How about dmenu? It gets its completion list from stdin, so you should be able to generate whatever you want. – Bandrami Apr 23 '15 at 5:28
  • @Bandrami: I suppose I didn't explain very well. I want something that is like dmenu, but where I can generate a different set of completions based on what the user has already typed in, instead of the automatic filtering. – 0942v8653 Apr 23 '15 at 10:13

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