Re: [dwm] dzen-0.3

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 18:40:27 +0100

Actually your dzen looks somewhat similiar to what I planned to
be sbar when hacking the 2wm prototype some days ago.

If I were you, I'd remove all this timeout crap from dzen, and
let it appear as long as input is written (like in dwm). You
could then use the shell for timeouts instead and you dzen would
be useful as a status area replacement as well. I think the
following shell lines would do the timeout trick:

        echo "message"
        sleep 5
} | dzen


On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 02:47:06AM +0100, Robert Manea wrote:
> Hi,
> i was alway seeking for an alternative to tools like zenity or xosd wich
> would integrate well with dwm.
> Well, you guess it, I couldn't find any :).
> Thats why i wrote a small and simple utility called 'dzen'. It will take
> any message from standard input and display it in a very similar way to
> 'dmenu'.
> 'dzen' takes a couple of options (see README) and basically displays a
> message for a specified period of time (defaulting to 5 seconds). To get
> rid of the message before it times out simply click with any mouse
> button onto it.
> Example:
> echo -n "This is a message" | dzen -bg darkred -fg grey80 -fn fixed -t 10
> Anyone that might find it useful can get it here:
> Bye, Rob

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