bbrun - An elegant tool for the Blackbox window manager that runs
bbrun [OPTIONS] [-- [-display <display>]]...
bbrun is a small but very useful application. It makes it convenient to
quickly execute commands from the blackbox or fluxbox window managers.
bbrun is very similar to KDE’s Alt+F2 Run Command dialog box. When
launched, it occupies a small portion of the desktop and docks itself
to the right side of the screen. The run dialog is opened by clicking
on the tiny bbrun window.
You don’t necessarily need blackbox for this program to work. It looks
just as good in fluxbox, but it won’t look the same in other window
-a, --advanced - advanced mode, shows more options than the normal
command entry box. The default is for it to be in normal
-h, --help - this help screen
-i, --history-file=<history file> - set the history file to use.
-v, --version - print the version number
-w, --withdraw - withdrawn mode, will go straight to command entry box
Options that must occur after ’--’ if they are used:
-display <display> - set the display that the gearbox should show up on
GENERAL USAGE INFO
bbrun can be run in normal mode where it creates an icon that sits in
the slit. You can then click on the gear icon to make the text entry
window popup. You can also run bbrun in withdrawn mode by specifying
the -w flag. This is ideal for use with the key shortcut program bbkeys
since it will jump straight to the text entry screen. bbrun also
supports the ’escape’ and ’enter’ keys for those of you who like to use
the mouse as little as possbile.
bbrun keeps a history of your most recent commands. The history list is
stored in the ’.bbrun_history’ file in your home directory. If the file
does not exist it is created automatically.
Also keep in mind that you need quotes when you specify arguments with
spaces in them. eg. mpg123 ’/mp3/Creed - Higher.mp3’
This file was updated by Kevin Coyner <firstname.lastname@example.org> on February