fvwm-menu-directory

fvwm-menu-directory(1)          Fvwm Utilities          fvwm-menu-directory(1)



NAME
       fvwm-menu-directory - builds a directory browsing menu for fvwm

SYNOPSIS
       fvwm-menu-directory [ --help|-h|-? ] [ --version|-V ] [ --name|-na NAME
       ] [ --title|-t NAME ] [ --item|-it NAME ] [ --icon-title|-icon-t XPM ]
       [ --icon-dir|-icon-d XPM ] [ --icon-file|-icon-f XPM ] [
       --icon-app|-icon-a XPM ] [ --wm-icons ] [ --dir|-d NAME ] [ --order|-o
       NUM ] [ --[no]all|-a ] [ --[no]links|-l ] [ --xterm|-x CMD ] [
       --exec-title|-exec-t CMD ] [ --exec-file|-exec-f CMD ] [
       --exec-app|-exec-a [CMD] ] [ --command-title|-command-t CMD ] [
       --command-file|-command-f CMD ] [ --command-app|-command-a CMD ] [
       --[no]reuse|-r ] [ --[no]check-subdirs|-ch ] [ --special-dirs|-s
       [VALUE] ] [ --[no]memory-for-speed|-mem ] [ --menu-style|-men NAME ] [
       --func-name|-f NAME ]

DESCRIPTION
       A perl script which provides an output to read in with PipeRead to
       build an fvwm menu containing a directory listing. Almost everything
       can be configured.

HINTS
       The title item with its own attached action is usually added to the
       menu. This may be used to define an action for the directory for which
       the menu is built, such as starting a terminal in this directory (the
       default). However, this may annoy some users. To disable the title
       action use --command-title "", to remove the title completely use
       --title "".

OPTIONS
       --help
           show the usage and exit

       --version
           show version and exit

       --name name
           menu name, used only with --reuse, default is MenuBrowser

       --title title
           menu title format, default is '%*-40p' - last 40 characters of the
           current full path. TAB can be specified as '\t', but in .fvwm2rc
           you should specify a double backslash or a real TAB.

           Format specifiers: %d - the current directory name %p - the current
           directory full path

           These specifiers can receive an optional integer size, positive for
           right adjusted string or negative for left adjusted, example: %8x;
           and optional *num or *-num, which means to leave only the first or
           last (if minus) num of chars, the num must be greater than 3, since
           the striped part is replaced with "...", example: %*30x. Both can
           be combined: %-10*-20x, this instructs to get only the 20 last
           characters, but if the length is less then 10 - to fill with up to
           10 spaces on the right.

       --item format
           menu item format, default is '%n'. TAB and width modifiers for %n,
           %N and %s can be specified as described in --title above. Note,
           specifying a non default format slows the script.

           Format specifiers:

             %n - file/dir name (without the path)
             %N - file/dir name (full with the path)
             %d - file/dir date (yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS)
             %D - file/dir date (yyyy-mm-dd)
             %s - file/dir size (in bytes)
             %t - file/dir type (File|Dir |Link|Sock|Blck|Char|Pipe)
             %T - file/dir type (F|D|L|S|B|C|P)

           Example: --title '%*-40p\tDate, Type\tSize' --item '%*40n\t%d
           %t\t%s'

       --icon-title icon
           menu title icon, default is none

       --icon-dir icon
           menu dir icon, default is none

       --icon-file icon
           menu file icon, default is none

       --icon-app icon
           menu application icon, default is none

       --wm-icons
           define icon names suitable for use with wm-icons package. Currently
           this is equivalent to: --icon-title menu/folder-open.xpm
           --icon-item menu/file.xpm --icon-dir menu/folder.xpm --icon-app
           menu/utility.xpm.

       --dir dir
           starting dir, default is ${HOME-.}

       --order number
           in the range (-6 .. 6), default is 5:

             1 - do not sort,  2 - dirs first, 3 - files first
             4 - sort by name, 5 - dirs first, 6 - files first
             Negative number represents reverse order.

       --[no]all
           show hidden files, like in 'ls -A', default is --noall

       --[no]links
           follow linked directories, default is --nolinks

       --xterm command
           X terminal call, default is 'xterm -e'

       --exec-title command
           an fvwm Exec command on directory title (usually the shell),
           default is ${SHELL-/bin/sh}. '-' means no Exec command, i.e. Nop.
           If the command is not started with '^' X terminal call is
           prepended. The command is started in the currently browsed
           directory.

       --exec-file command
           an fvwm Exec command on regular files, default is ${EDITOR-vi}. '-'
           means no Exec command, i.e. Nop. If the command is not started with
           '^' X terminal call is prepended. The actual file name is appended
           to the command.

       --exec-app [command]
           an fvwm Exec command on +x files, default is '-', which means the
           same command as on regular files. If no command is given, it is
           assumed to be empty - simply run the +x file. If the command is not
           started with '^' X terminal call is prepended. The actual file name
           is appended to the command.

       --command-title command
           an fvwm command to execute on title. If this option is not given
           (or command is '-'), the "--exec-title" is used instead. In the
           command, %d is substituted with the full directory path.

           In fact, --exec-title=tcsh is equivalent to --command-title='Exec
           cd "%d"; xterm -e tcsh'

           The empty value disables the title action.

       --command-file command
           an fvwm command to execute on regular files. If this option is not
           given (or command is '-'), the "--exec-file" is used instead. In
           the command, %f is substituted with the full file path.

           In fact, --exec-file=vi is equivalent to --command-file='Exec xterm
           -e vi "%f"'

       --command-app command
           an fvwm command to execute on +x files. If this option is not given
           (or command is '-'), the "--command-app" is used instead. In the
           command, %f is substituted with the full file path.

           In fact, --exec-app=^exec is equivalent to --command-app='Exec exec
           "%f"'

       --[no]reuse
           no pop-up menus, reuse the same menu, default is --noreuse. When
           you specify this option the Menu action is used, not Popup. Also,
           the --name parameter is not ignored, and --dir parameter is ignored
           if there is ~/.fvwm/.fvwm-menu-directory.dir file. This file is
           only created or used with this option specified, it is the only
           solution for the current fvwm menu state.

       --[no]check-subdirs
           check all subdirs for having execute (+x) permission and replace
           "Popup"/"Menu" command with "Nop" for these without permissions.
           This has a visual effect of disabling popup triangle in the
           subdirectory item. The default is --nocheck-subdirs, because: 1)
           enabling this slows a bit the script, 2) with this option enabled,
           if no icons used and no dir/file separate sorting used there is no
           way to know that the item is directory and not file.

       --special-dirs value
           add .. or ~ or / special directories according to given optional
           value. Without with option these directories are not added. Default
           value if not specified is "1,2". The value is comma separated
           ordered special directory indexes, where 1 is parent directory, 2
           is home directory, 3 is root directory. If minus is prepended to
           the value, special directories are added at the bottom of menu
           instead of top. Value "0" or any bad value is equivalent to non-
           specifying this option at all.

       --[no]memory-for-speed
           use speed optimization, i.e. use previously created directory menus
           without destroying it when closed, default is --nomemory-for-speed

               Warning: speed optimization takes up a lot of memory
               that is never free'd again while fvwm is running.

       --menu-style name
           assign MenuStyle name to the menus

       --func-name name
           overwrite the default MissingSubmenuFunction name that is
           "FuncFvwmMenuDirectory"

       Option parameters can be specified either using '=' or in the next
       argument. Short options are ok if not ambiguous: "-a", "-x", "-icon-f";
       but be careful with short options, what is now unambiguous, can become
       ambiguous in the next versions.

USAGE
       Put this into your fvwm configuration file to invoke the script:

         AddToFunc FuncFvwmMenuDirectory
         + I PipeRead "fvwm-menu-directory -d '$0'"

       More complex example:

         # AddToFunc FuncFvwmMenuDirectory
         # + I PipeRead "fvwm-menu-directory -d '$0' -x 'Eterm -g 80x40 -e' \\
           -a -l -o 6 --exec-app --exec-title 'tcsh -l' --exec-file 'vim -R' \\
           -t 'Go to: %d' --wm-icons"

       And put this in the menu from which you want to pop-up the directory
       menus:

         AddToMenu SomeMenu MissingSubmenuFunction FuncFvwmMenuDirectory
         + "Home Directory"  Popup $[HOME]
         + "Httpd Directory" Popup /home/httpd

       Note: please use absolute path names.

       It is a good idea to set the menu pop-up delay to something positive
       and enable busy cursor

         MenuStyle * PopupDelayed, PopupDelay 200
         BusyCursor DynamicMenu True

       in your configuration file when using this script for better results.

       Another interesting usage ("--reuse" or "-r" is mandatary for this):

         AddToMenu Browser
         + DynamicPopupAction PipeRead \\
           "fvwm-menu-directory -r -na Browser -d / -s"
         AddToMenu SomeMenu "My Browser" Menu Browser

       Here the "--dir" parameter (starting directory) is ignored if there is
       ~/.fvwm/.fvwm-menu-directory.dir file, which you can delete.

AUTHORS
       Inspired on 1999-06-07 by Dominik Vogt <domivogt@fvwm.org>.

       Rewritten on 1999-08-05 by Mikhael Goikhman <migo@homemail.com>.

COPYING
       The script is distributed by the same terms as fvwm itself. See GNU
       General Public License for details.

BUGS
       Report bugs to fvwm-bug@fvwm.org.



2.5.28 (from cvs)                 2009-03-22            fvwm-menu-directory(1)