Re: [wmii] Identifying the selected client

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 17:38:24 +0200

On Sat, Apr 22, 2006 at 04:41:06PM +0000, Neptun wrote:
> Is there any way to identify the selected client so that you can access
> it's properties after it is not selected any more?

No, simply because indexes aren't static and may change if a new
client gets attached or moved/swapped around. Actually I have
something different in mind, I'd like to represent the clients
in /client with their window id (see xprop for detail), ie.


This window id might be accessed with


That would be more general and less error prone and provide easy
xprop integration for scripting/tagging stuff.

Call this a feature request for wmii-4.

> I'm trying to write a script that changes the tags for the selected
> client in an interactive manner. That means that i have to open a new
> terminal window that will become selected itself. So i want to
> create a keybinding that sends the selected client's "path" (/client/x/) as
> a parameter to my script. I'm thinking of something like
> Modkey-Control-t)
> .... get sel $client here ...
> aterm -e myscript $client ;;
> Looking trough the wmii file system i could only see how you can get the
> properties of the selected client itself but not it's "index" in the
> clients list.



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