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4.2.8. Adding an item to the menu

The directory ~/.ratmenu contains the main menu file, and the submenus it calls; all these are editable scripts. We will now edit the Network menu using GVim. GVim is in the menu, but try calling it using the colon

  C-t :exec gvim ~/.ratmenu/

or simply

  C-t ! gvim ~/.ratmenu/

Note that graphical applications are called directly, but command line programs need to be opened inside a terminal.

Use j and k to navigate to where you want to add the entry for Mplayer2, type i to insert, ESC to return to command mode, and :wq to write and save. Test the change by typing

  C-t r

The new item should already appear. If all is well, you may close the editor.