Re: [dwm] dzen2 latest release

From: pancake <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 01:27:31 +0100

Yayy! dzen2 is cool :) I've done some little changes to allow me to use't as a button
in the top bar. I've changed the -m flag for -l (lines instead of multiline has more sense
for me).

I've used mesure as stdin for dzen2 and now I've a network-meter in the top bar of dwm. if
you want to use it fetch the latest version of mesure from the CVS ( and
type this in your ~.xinitrc:

 while : ; do
 (echo eth0 && mesure -atnDKvi eth0 ) | dzen2 -x 1020 -w 80 -b 50 -l 1 -l 5
 xterm -bg black -fg gray -e sudo tcpdump -i eth0
) &

The new flag for dzen2 is -b that accepts a numeric value to define the width of the title box.

The patch is attached.

Suggestions and ideas:
 - hook SIGUSR1 and SIGUSR2 for rollup/rolldown the window
 - return value depends on the mouse button (0 = left button, 1 = middle button, 2 = right button) ...
 - support for wheel (progressive rollup/rolldown)

If we hook USR1 we can put a new keybinging to execute:

 pkill -USR1 dzen2

This can be used to rollup/down all the running dzen2s with a single keystroke

Nice toy!


On Sun, 4 Mar 2007 11:37:35 +0100
Robert Manea <> wrote:

> Hi,
> i fixed some locale related problems in dzen2. Now all characters should
> be displayed correctly if your font supports them.
> You'll find the latest dzen2 version here:
> Cheers, Rob


Received on Mon Mar 05 2007 - 01:27:39 UTC

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