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       gmrun - Featureful CLI-like GTK+ application launcher


       gmrun [TEXT]


       This manual page documents briefly the gmrun command.  This manual page
       was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the  original
       program does not have a manual page.

       gmrun  is  a  program that allows a user to use a CLI-like interface to
       launch applications from within the X11 windowing  environment.  It  is
       based on the GTK+ toolkit.


       If  gmrun  is  invoked  with a command-line parameter, that will be the
       initial content of the dialog box.

       gmrun can be customized using a configuration file,  ~/.gmrunrc  .  The
       system-wide configuration file is /etc/gmrunrc .

       The  format of the configuration file is simple; "variable = value". To
       refer to a variable as opposed to setting it, enclose the  variable  in

              variable1 = foobar
              newvariable = ${variable1} foobaz

       Were  this  placed  within  the  configuration file, the gmrun variable
       "newvariable" would contain the text "foobar  foobaz".  Some  variables
       that are understood by gmrun, by default. These are:

              The  command  to  run when Ctrl+Enter is pressed with no command
              entered; used to start a new terminal.

              The command to run when Ctrl+Enter is  pressed  with  a  command
              entered.  The  entered  command  is  supplied  as an argument to

       Width  Initial width of gmrun window.

       Top, Left
              Initial placement of gmrun window - specify both  Top  and  Left
              variables  such  that  the  gmrun  window  is  placed  at  pixel
              (Top,Left) of your desktop.

              Number of entered commands  which  should  be  kept  in  gmrun’s
              history(~/.gmrun_history).  Using  the  Up  and  Down arrow keys
              within the gmrun window will cycle through the history. You  can
              search backwards through the history with Ctrl+R or by writing !
              (exclamation mark), and forward with Ctrl+S. To cancel a search,
              hit  Ctrl+G  or the ESC key. Otherwise, after you have found the
              history item you wish to run, hit Enter.

              Whether to show the last command as initial text,  or  an  empty
              textarea (1 or 0).

              Whether the initial text should be selected or not (1 or 0).


       As  opposed to entering a command, gmrun supports the entering of URLs.
       The included configuration file(/etc/gmrunrc) gives some  examples.  To
       set  up  your  own url, create a variable in /etc/gmrunrc or ~/.gmrunrc
       with the format of "URL_protocol". For instance, URL_http. Here  is  an

       URL_http = /usr/bin/mozilla %u
              Using   this,   entering   ""   will  run

       gmrun may also strip the protocol and colon away from the  entered  URL
       before passing it to the defined program. For example:

       URL_mailto = mutt %s
              Using this, entering "" will  run  the
              command ’mutt’

       The  included configuration files has a few examples which you can work
       with. You should also note that the protocol part of  URL_protocol  can
       be *anything*. You can set up "URL_foobarbazcustom", and so long as you
       enter in "foobarbazcustom:<whatever>", it will use the  given  program.
       Have fun :)


       /usr/share/doc/gmrun/README.gz, /etc/gmrunrc.


       gmrun was written and is maintained by Mihai Bazon <>
       ,      the      latest      version       is       available       from

       This  manual  page was written by David B Harris <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                August  8, 2001                       gmrun(1)