xmonad-contrib-0.16.999: Third party extensions for xmonad
Copyright(C) 2007 Andrea Rossato
LicenseBSD3
Maintainerandrea.rossato@unibz.it
Stabilityunstable
Portabilityunportable
Safe HaskellNone
LanguageHaskell98

XMonad.Prompt.Shell

Description

A shell prompt for XMonad

Synopsis

Usage

  1. In your ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs:
import XMonad.Prompt
import XMonad.Prompt.Shell
  1. In your keybindings add something like:
  , ((modm .|. controlMask, xK_x), shellPrompt def)

For detailed instruction on editing the key binding see XMonad.Doc.Extending.

Variations on shellPrompt

See safe and unsafeSpawn in XMonad.Util.Run. prompt is an alias for unsafePrompt; safePrompt and unsafePrompt work on the same principles, but will use XPrompt to interactively query the user for input; the appearance is set by passing an XPConfig as the second argument. The first argument is the program to be run with the interactive input. You would use these like this:

    , ((modm,               xK_b), safePrompt "firefox" greenXPConfig)
    , ((modm .|. shiftMask, xK_c), prompt ("xterm" ++ " -e") greenXPConfig)

Note that you want to use safePrompt for Firefox input, as Firefox wants URLs, and unsafePrompt for the XTerm example because this allows you to easily start a terminal executing an arbitrary command, like top.

safeDirPrompt Source #

Arguments

:: FilePath

The command to execute

-> XPConfig

The prompt configuration

-> String

Which string to start compgen with

-> X () 

Like safePrompt, but optimized for the use-case of a program that needs a file as an argument.

For example, a prompt for dragon that always starts searching in your home directory would look like

safeDirPrompt "dragon" def "~/"

This is especially useful when using something like fuzzyMatch from XMonad.Prompt.FuzzyMatch as your prompt's searchPredicate.

Utility functions

getBrowser :: IO String Source #

Ask the shell what browser the user likes. If the user hasn't defined any $BROWSER, defaults to returning "firefox", since that seems to be the most common X web browser. Note that if you don't specify a GUI browser but a textual one, that'll be a problem as getBrowser will be called by functions expecting to be able to just execute the string or pass it to a shell; so in that case, define $BROWSER as something like "xterm -e elinks" or as the name of a shell script doing much the same thing.

getEditor :: IO String Source #

Like getBrowser, but should be of a text editor. This gets the $EDITOR variable, defaulting to "emacs".

getShellCompl :: [String] -> Predicate -> String -> IO [String] Source #

split :: Eq a => a -> [a] -> [[a]] Source #