dmenu - dynamic menu
dmenu is an efficient dynamic menu for X. And originally developed by suckless.org engineers.
This fork is patched with XFT, focus, fuzzymatch, opacity and other patches. It also includes extra features like:
- dmenu_app executable, which solarizes dmenu and sorts results by most hits.
- dmenu_run uses dmenu_app to find executable and run it.
In order to build dmenu you need the Xlib header files. See config.mk for details.
Edit config.mk to match your local setup (dmenu is installed into the /usr/local namespace by default).
Afterwards enter the following command to build and install dmenu (if necessary as root):
make clean install
See the man page for details.
You can see my path application menu configuration as an example