aemenu(1) programs for use with

Other Alias

aepanel, aesession, switch-desk


aemenu [--config|-rc <file>] [-s|--switch]
aepanel [--config|-rc <file>] [-b|--bottom]
aedesk [-n <num>] [[+|-]<num>]


The programs listed above provide several window and session management features to complement aewm(1x). aemenu and aepanel launch programs and raise existing windows (or unhide iconified ones). aemenu uses a popup menu to accomplish this (the --switch option changes the function of this menu), while aepanel stays on the screen inbetween uses (launching and switching functionality are both always available).

Each program comes in both a GTK+ and a Xaw version; aemenu is actually a symlink to either aemenu-gtk or aemenu-xaw (likewise for aepanel).

The list of programs to be run by both clients is read from $HOME/.aewm/clientsrc. There are two kinds of directives that may be used in this file:

cmd "Description" "command"

defines a command, which whill be interpreted by sh(1).

menu "Title"

defines a submenu. The number of submenus that can be nested within each other is limited only by stack space. Double quotes may be included within quoted strings by escaping them with a blackslash (\"), and quotes may be omitted around single-word descriptions or commands. Blank lines and lines starting with '#' are ignored.

aesession is a do-nothing program; it will simply reap any children it inherits and then sleep. By ending your $HOME/.xsession script with "exec aesession", you can exit and restart aewm(1x) without killing your X session. The author does not really expect anyone except WM hackers to find this useful.

aedesk changes to a new virtual desktop, specfied by num, or sets the number of available desktops, with -n.




Decklin Foster <[email protected]>
Adam Sampson <[email protected]>