Re: [hackers] [slstatus] announcement

From: Dimitris Papastamos <>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:25:47 +0100

On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 12:09:39AM +0200, Aaron Marcher wrote:
> Fellow hackers,
> my name is Aaron Marcher but I am better known as drkhsh. I started using
> suckless software about two years ago. Since then I have been using dwm, st
> and all the other great programs. About a year ago I joined IRC. I never
> posted to the mailing list so thats the reason for this short introduction
> about myself.
> Now to the actual content: I always wanted some statusbar in dwm. I started
> with some shell script as pointed out in the wiki but it grew and used a lot
> of resources. So I started to hack something in C. That project, which was
> initially forked by "dwmstatus" and only intended to be used by me grew and
> became something bigger. I started to write it, so that it can be easily
> used by other people. Multiple entries per function (e.g. multiple
> batteries) are
> supported and everything can be reordered and customized via a C header file
> (similar to other suckless programs).
> The following information is included:
> - Battery percentage/state
> - CPU usage (in percent)
> - Custom shell commands
> - Date and time
> - Disk[s] status (free storage, percentage, total storage and used storage)
> - Available entropy
> - Username/GID/UID
> - Hostname
> - IP addresses
> - Load averages
> - Memory status (free memory, percentage, total memory and used memory)
> - Temperature
> - Uptime
> - Volume percentage (ALSA)
> - WiFi signal percentage and ESSID
> Currently I am working on porting it to BSD as it is only made for Linux at
> the moment.

We are also working on a similar project[0] and has code to do some of
the stuff you mentioned on BSD. You might be able to reuse that instead
of writing your own.

Received on Thu Oct 13 2016 - 11:25:47 CEST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Thu Oct 13 2016 - 11:36:15 CEST