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Powermenu for FreeBSD

balanga

Daemon

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#1
Don't know if anyone remember DOS Powermenu.... it was one of the first Shareware programs I installed to help make DOS user friendly. It was basically a program launcher that could start various commands with specific parameters. Is anyone aware of anything like this for FreeBSD?

I guess it would be relatively straightforward to cobble something together using dialog, but if there are any samples for using it, it would simplify matters.
 

aragats

Aspiring Daemon

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#2
Do you want it for console or X?
Console menu: misc/pdmenu, looks nice.
For X I like x11/dmenu, it has a completely different concept, but IMO is much better: you just start typing your command and it dynamically finds and suggests program names. You can start typing from the middle of a word, e.g. fox will bring up firefox.
 
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