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fbrun - display run dialog window


fbrun [options]


fbrun(1) is basically equivalent to the “Run...” dialog in other desktop environments.
This means that it is an easy way to start a program that isn’t contained in the menu (or
needs a special set of parameters for this particular invocation).

Pressing “Enter” will close the window and execute the command in your present $SHELL.
Pressing “Esc” will close the window and does not execute anything.

Another way fbrun can be useful is to be called from the menu with a preloaded command
line that you can edit and then execute. An example might be sshing to a very long host
name with lots of options of which one changes all the time. In this case, you could add
an entry for fbrun to your menu that contains all the options and the host name. When you
use said entry, you could edit the line as necessary and execute it.


-title title
Set title

-text text
Text input

-w width
Window width in pixels

-h height
Window height in pixels

-display display
Display name, defaults to $DISPLAY

-pos x y
Window position in pixels

Position the window under the mouse cursor

-fg color
Foreground text color. The default is black

-bg color
Background color. The default is white

-font name
Text font name

Disable font antialias

-hf filename
History file to load. The default is ~/.fluxbox/fbrun_history.

Show this help


fbrun -fg black -bg white -text xterm -title "run xterm"


This manpage was originally written by Bastian Kleineidam <calvin at debian.org> for the
Debian distribution of fluxbox (but may be used by others).

It was then converted to asciidoc format by Jim Ramsay <i.am at jimramsay.com> for

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