A shell prompt for XMonad
- data Shell = Shell
- shellPrompt :: XPConfig -> X ()
- prompt :: FilePath -> XPConfig -> X ()
- safePrompt :: FilePath -> XPConfig -> X ()
- unsafePrompt :: FilePath -> XPConfig -> X ()
- getCommands :: IO [String]
- getBrowser :: IO String
- getEditor :: IO String
- getShellCompl :: [String] -> String -> IO [String]
- split :: Eq a => a -> [a] -> [[a]]
- In your
import XMonad.Prompt import XMonad.Prompt.Shell
- In your keybindings add something like:
, ((modm .|. controlMask, xK_x), shellPrompt defaultXPConfig)
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 safePrompt; 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
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
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.
getBrowser, but should be of a text editor. This gets the $EDITOR variable, defaulting to "emacs".