Re: [dev] coloring in the status bar

From: gnuisancev3 <>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:02:27 -0400

I'm a bit lost, I read section 6 of the wmii manual: and
am still a bit lost.

my ~/.wmii-3.5/wmiirc has the following in it

status() {
        echo -n Unread: $(~/bin/get_gmail) '|' Now Playing:
$(~/bin/ '|' IP: $(~/bin/get_ip) '|' $(date +"%a
%b. %e %Y | %l:%M:%S %p")

All I want to color is the text for the text "Unread:", "Now
Playing:", etc. But it seems not to accept bash color codes.

Doing a wmiir create /rbar/foo #000000 #ffffff #aaaaaa Foo doesn't
really do anything, it just hangs there and I have the C-c to cancel
the operation and I'm kinda confused about how this works in
conjunction with wmiirc to begin with.

Sorry if i'm being a pita.

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 6:26 AM, Aurélien Aptel<> wrote:
> Create a bar with its own colours (see Kris' message) for each status
> info you want.
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 10:04 PM, Kris Maglione<> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 01:02:08PM -0400, gnuisancev3 wrote:
>>> is there a way to format text by coloring it in the ~/wmii-3.5/wmiirc
>>> file.  I have a good deal of info in my statusbar (mpd info, # of
>>> unread emails, disk usage, RAM/swap info, etc..) and would like to
>>> make it a bit more legible but I can't seem to find anything on how to
>>> go about doing this.
>>> any help would be appreicated greatly.
>> See doc/wmii.pdf. Basically, though, try:
>>    wmiir create /rbar/foo #000000 #ffffff #aaaaaa Foo
>> --
>> Kris Maglione
>> When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when
>> it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it
>> so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil
>> power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.
>>        --Benjamin Franklin
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