Re: [dwm] xsetroot/status scripting using rc shell?

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 08:15:44 +0000

2008/12/14 Michael Brown <>:
> Maybe a silly question, but is any p9p user out there able to set the
> statusbar text with xsetroot using rc(1)?

Did you check if

  xsetroot -name foobar

works at all? If not something might be wrong with the DISPLAY variable.

> The following don't seem to work:
> xsetroot -name `{SCRIPT}
> xsetroot -name "`{SCRIPT}"
> xsetroot -name "(`{SCRIPT})"

The first one is correct. Try something like

  xsetroot -name `{date}^" "^`{uptime}

for example.

Kind regards,
Received on Mon Dec 15 2008 - 08:15:44 UTC

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