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kupfer, smart, quick launcher. `master' is kupfer's release branch and tracks the main repository at ; All topic branches are Works in Progress and might be rebased.

kupfer is a simple, flexible, launcher for Gnome

Copyright 2007--2009 Ulrik Sverdrup <>
Released under the GNU General Public License v3 (or any later version)

This project is configured for waf; waf is shipped in the
distributable tarball but not in the repository.
If you need to get waf, run:

    wget -O waf
    chmod +x waf

Installation follows the steps:

    ./waf configure --prefix=PREFIX

    ./waf install

    sudo ./waf install

here `PREFIX` assigns an installation spot. For all users,
programs are normally installed with prefix as /usr/local.
Installing only for your user, the prefix ~/.local is often
used; you just have to check that
`~/.local/bin` is in your $PATH
`~/.local/lib/python2.*/site-packages` is in python's sys.path
(if not, you can add it by setting $PYTHONPATH)

Kupfer is installed as `kupfer` into $PREFIX/bin.


Kupfer uses tomboy's keybinder code, just like many other
applications do for global keybindings.
I had to break out the python wrapping of the code into a
standalone python module [keybinder][kb] that you need to install


Now you can set kupfer's keybinding by editing kupfer's config.
See `kupfer --help` for how to do that.

You can use kupfer without the keybinder module, for example
by assigning a global keybinding to the `kupfer` binary; it is
not recommended.
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