Projects / drun


drun is a GTK run dialog box with tab completion and a simple UI. It supports common features as well as history, files, directories, URLs, and spelling correction. It was designed to be simple and fast, and be easy to use with keyboard input. It can be run with directory and file parameters to support integration with Nautilus and Thunar selections. It keeps a history of run commands to give ordered completions including parameters. It has configurable URL and directory handlers, and recursive tab completion.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  06 May 2009 23:45

    Release Notes: This version runs a terminal in a directory if Shift+Return or Control+Return is pressed with a path entered. Reverse search behavior was modified. Directories are now completed from history as well as from the file system. It is now possible to go to the parent directory with Alt+Up and undo with Alt+Down. Running of shortcuts and documents is allowed on Windows. The '*' glob is allowed in the input.

    •  17 Dec 2008 22:20

      Release Notes: The final single backslash is literal. .exe.lnk files are resolved. The dialog can be shown with win+w, and recreated if it is closed.

      •  15 Dec 2008 23:34

        Release Notes: This release adds some support for Windows and fixes some minor bugs.

        •  24 Aug 2008 23:48

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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