Pdmenu is a full screen menuing system for Unix. It is designed to be easy to use, and is suitable as a login shell for inexperienced users, or it can just be ran at the command line as a handy menu.
Pdmenu features color support and GPM mouse support at the Linux console. It was developed on Linux, and has now been compiled on many other unixes without problems.
I was prompted to write Pdmenu when I took a look at a shell script that used dialog to generate similar menus. The shell script was huge, complicated, and ugly, and had to be modified manually to add anything to the menu. I hope that Pdmenu is better.
pdmenu 1.3.4 released with these changes
pdmenu 1.3.3 released with these changes
pdmenu 1.3.2 released with these changes
There is a
pdmenu package in Debian, and source can also be downloaded
from git (
Currently the best place to download the tarball is from http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/pdmenu
For CentOS and SUSE, there are packages here: http://software.opensuse.org/search?baseproject=ALL&exclude_debug=true&lang=en&p=1&q=pdmenu
Amazingly, pdmenu was my first C program!