Desktop as pipe menu?

A start

#!/bin/bash

where=$(xdg-user-dir DESKTOP)
echo "$where"

# more

Launch .desktop (gtk-launch?)

https://askubuntu.com/questions/5172/running-a-desktop-file-in-the-terminal

More

#!/bin/bash

# Desktop in pipe menu

where=$(xdg-user-dir DESKTOP)

cd "$where" || exit

for stuff in *
do
    if [[ -f $stuff ]]; then
        echo "$stuff is file"
    elif [[ -d $stuff ]]; then
        echo "$stuff is dir"
    fi
done

# And so on ...

And separate fodlers from files&links

 #!/bin/bash

# Desktop in pipe menu

where=$(xdg-user-dir DESKTOP)

cd "$where" || exit

# fodlers
for stuff in *
do
    if [[ -d $stuff ]]; then
            echo "$stuff is dir"
    fi
done

# files
for stuff in *
do
    if [[ -f $stuff ]]; then
        echo "$stuff is file"
    fi
done


# And so on ...

Not particulary efficient with two loops… And some hardcoded xml/pipeMenu code

#!/bin/bash

# Desktop in pipe menu

where=$(xdg-user-dir DESKTOP)

cd "$where" || exit

# menu head
echo "<openbox_pipe_menu>"

# fodlers
for stuff in *
do
    if [[ -d $stuff ]]; then
cat << ITEM
    <item label="$stuff">
        <action name="Execute">
            <execute>thunar '$where/$stuff'</execute>
        </action>
    </item>
ITEM
    fi
done

echo "<separator/>"

# files & links
for stuff in *
do
    if [[ -f $stuff ]]; then
cat << ITEM
    <item label="$stuff">
        <action name="Execute">
            <execute>thunar '$where/$stuff'</execute>
        </action>
    </item>
ITEM
    fi
done

# menu foot
echo "</openbox_pipe_menu>"

Call this pipeDesktop, put it in ~/bin, chmod +x it. And add that to .config/openbox/menu.xml like:

<menu execute="pipeDesktop" id="desktop" label="desktop"/>

Done.

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