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somebar - dwm-like bar for dwl
The mailing list for this project is ~firstname.lastname@example.org.
- c++ compiler, meson, and ninja
sudo apt install build-essential meson ninja-build \
libwayland-bin libwayland-client0 libwayland-cursor0 libwayland-dev \
libcairo2 libcairo2-dev \
libpango-1.0-0 libpango1.0-dev libpangocairo-1.0-0
sudo pacman -S base-devel meson \
wayland wayland-protocols cairo pango
src/config.hpp, and adjust if needed.
cp src/config.def.hpp src/config.hpp
meson setup build
ninja -C build
sudo ninja -C build install
You must start somebar using dwl's
-s flag, e.g.
dwl -s somebar.
Somebar can be controlled by writing to
or the path defined by
The following commands are supported:
status TEXT: Updates the status bar
hide MONITORHides somebar on the specified monitor
show MONITORShows somebar on the specified monitor
toggle MONITORToggles somebar on the specified monitor
MONITOR is an zxdg_output_v1 name, which can be determined e.g. using
Additionally, MONITOR can be
all (all monitors) or
selected (the monitor with focus).
Commands can be sent either by writing to the file name above, or equivalently by calling
somebar with the
-c argument. For example:
somebar -c toggle all. This is recommended
for shell scripts, as there is no race-free way to write to a file only if it exists.
Out of the box, somebar cannot control dwl. Clicking on the tag bar has no effect, because there is no communication channel from somebar back to dwl.
If you apply the patch
contrib/ipc.patch, then somebar will
- Not read stdin anymore, and instead use a wayland extension to read dwl's state. This means you must close stdin yourself, if you choose to launch somebar using dwl's -s flag.
- somebar can use the same wayland extension to send commands back to dwl. This means that clicking on tags will switch to that tag (this can of course be customized in config.h).
If you apply the IPC patch to somebar, then dwl must have the wayland-ipc patch applied too, since dwl must implement the wayland extension too.
Like all suckless software, somebar can be customized via patches. You can find some patches in the contrib folder with descriptions written in them.
somebar - dwm-like bar for dwl
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