man fbrun (Commandes) - display run dialog window


fbrun - display run dialog window


fbrun [options]...


fbrun is basically equivalent to the "Run..." dialog in other desktop environments. This means that it is an easy way to start a program that isn't contained in the menu (or needs a special set of parameters for this particular invocation).

Another way fbrun can be useful is to be called from the menu with a preloaded command line that you can edit and then execute. An example might be sshing to a very long host name with lots of options of which one changes all the time. In this case, you could add an entry for fbrun to your menu that contains all the options and the host name. When you use said entry, you could edit the line as necessary and execute it.


-font name
Text font name
-title name
Set title
-text text
Text input
-w width
Window width in pixels
-h height
Window height in pixels
-display name
Display name
-pos x y
Window position in pixels
-fg name
Foreground text color
-bg name
Background color
Disable antialias
-hf filename
History file to load (default ~/.fluxbox/fbrun_history
Show this help


fbrun -fg black -bg white -text xterm -title "run xterm"


This manpage was originally written by Bastian Kleineidam <> for the Debian distribution of fluxbox (but may be used by others).

The main author of fluxbox is Henrik Kinnunen <>.