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gmrun - Featureful CLI-like GTK+ application launcher


gmrun [TEXT]


This manual page documents briefly the gmrun command. This manual page was written for
the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual

gmrun is a program that allows a user to use a CLI-like interface to launch applications
from within the X11 windowing environment. It is based on the GTK+ toolkit.


If gmrun is invoked with a command-line parameter, that will be the initial content of the
dialog box.

gmrun can be customized using a configuration file, ~/.gmrunrc . The system-wide
configuration file is /etc/gmrunrc .

The format of the configuration file is simple; "variable = value". To refer to a variable
as opposed to setting it, enclose the variable in ${}.

variable1 = foobar
newvariable = ${variable1} foobaz

Were this placed within the configuration file, the gmrun variable "newvariable" would
contain the text "foobar foobaz". Some variables that are understood by gmrun, by default.
These are:

The command to run when Ctrl+Enter is pressed with no command entered; used to
start a new terminal.

The command to run when Ctrl+Enter is pressed with a command entered. The entered
command is supplied as an argument to TermExec.

Width Initial width of gmrun window.

Top, Left
Initial placement of gmrun window - specify both Top and Left variables such that
the gmrun window is placed at pixel (Top,Left) of your desktop.

Number of entered commands which should be kept in gmrun's
history(~/.gmrun_history). Using the Up and Down arrow keys within the gmrun window
will cycle through the history. You can search backwards through the history with
Ctrl+R or by writing ! (exclamation mark), and forward with Ctrl+S. To cancel a
search, hit Ctrl+G or the ESC key. Otherwise, after you have found the history item
you wish to run, hit Enter.

Whether to show the last command as initial text, or an empty textarea (1 or 0).

Whether the initial text should be selected or not (1 or 0).


As opposed to entering a command, gmrun supports the entering of URLs. The included
configuration file(/etc/gmrunrc) gives some examples. To set up your own url, create a
variable in /etc/gmrunrc or ~/.gmrunrc with the format of "URL_protocol". For instance,
URL_http. Here is an example:

URL_http = /usr/bin/mozilla %u
Using this, entering "http://www.slashdot.org" will run '/usr/bin/mozilla

gmrun may also strip the protocol and colon away from the entered URL before passing it to
the defined program. For example:

URL_mailto = mutt %s
Using this, entering "mailto:[email protected]" will run the command 'mutt
[email protected]'

The included configuration files has a few examples which you can work with. You should
also note that the protocol part of URL_protocol can be *anything*. You can set up
"URL_foobarbazcustom", and so long as you enter in "foobarbazcustom:<whatever>", it will
use the given program. Have fun :)

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