1 dwmblocks - Modular status bar for dwm written in c. 2 3 This repository is kocotian's fork of Luke Smith's build: 4 https://git.lukesmith.xyz/dwmblocks 5 6 The statusbar is made from text output from commandline programs. Blocks are 7 added and removed by editing the config.h file. 8 9 Most statusbars constantly rerun every script every several seconds to update. 10 This is an option here, but a superior choice is giving your module a signal 11 that you can signal to it to update on a relevant event, rather than having it 12 rerun idly. 13 14 For example, the audio module has the update signal 10 by default. 15 Thus, running: 16 $ pkill -RTMIN+10 dwmblocks 17 will update it. 18 19 You can also run: 20 $ kill -44 $(pidof dwmblocks) 21 which will have the same effect, but is faster. Just add 34 to your typical 22 signal number. 23 24 My volume module NEVER updates on its own, instead I have this command run 25 along side my volume shortcuts in dwm to only update it when relevant. 26 27 Note that if you signal an unexpected signal to dwmblocks, it will probably 28 crash. So if you disable a module, remember to also disable any cronjobs or 29 other scripts that might signal to that module. 30 31 Like i3blocks, this build allows you to build in additional actions into your 32 scripts in response to click events. See the above linked scripts for examples 33 of this using the "$BLOCK_BUTTON" variable. 34 35 For this feature to work, you need the appropriate patch in dwm as well: 36 https://dwm.suckless.org/patches/statuscmd/ 37 Credit for those patches goes to Daniel Bylinka (email@example.com).