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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 ]

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.

OPTIONS

--help - show the usage and exit

--version - show version and exit

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

--title=NAME - menu title format, default is '%*-40p' - last 40 characters of the current full path. TAB can be specified as '\t', but in fvwmrc 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=NAME - 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=XPM - menu title icon, default is no

--icon-dir=XPM - menu dir icon, default is no

--icon-file=XPM - menu file icon, default is no

--icon-app=XPM - menu application icon, default is no

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

--order=NUM - NUM (-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=CMD - X terminal call, default is 'xterm -e'

--exec-title=CMD - 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=CMD - 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[=CMD] - an fvwm Exec command on +x files, default is '-', which means the same command as on regular files. If no CMD is given, it is assumed to be an 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=CMD - an fvwm command to execute on title. If this option is not given (or CMD is '-'), the --exec-title is used instead. In the CMD, %d is substituted with the full directory path.

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

--command-file=CMD - an fvwm command to execute on regular files. If this option is not given (or CMD is '-'), the --exec-file is used instead. In the CMD, %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=CMD - an fvwm command to execute on +x files. If this option is not given (or CMD is '-'), the --command-app is used instead. In the CMD, %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 style 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, 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

Option parameters can be specified both using '=' and 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 (the + line is a one long line):

 
  # 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 100
  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 MenuBrowser
  + DynamicPopupAction Piperead "fvwm-menu-directory -r -na MenuBrowser -d / -s"
  AddToMenu SomeMenu "My Browser" Menu MenuBrowser  

Here --dir starting parameter is ignored if there is ~/.fvwm/.fvwm-menu-directory.dir file, you can delete it.

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.

 

  

 

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