Re: [wmii] Changing geometry through filesystem

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 02:18:58 -0500

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 12:21:51AM -0500, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> I am using wmii-hg2409. Is it possible to change the geometry of the
> windows using the file system. I would like to map some keyboard keys to
> increase/decearse the width of the columns.

See the grow and nudge commands in wmii(1). I use the following
(in rc syntax) to enter a sort-of move/resize mode on M-C-g:

# Bindings to move/resize windows. M-C-g enters move/resize mode.
# <h/j/k/l> grows the window in the given direction
# C-<h/j/k/l> shrinks the window in the given direction
# S-<h/j/k/l> moves the window in the given direction
fn Key-$mod-Control-g {
                . wmii.rc $"*

                fn mode {
                        mod=$1; cmd=$2; shift 2
                        eval '
                                fn Key-$mod^$left {' wmiir xwrite /tag/sel/ctl $cmd sel sel left $"* '}
                                fn Key-$mod^$right {' wmiir xwrite /tag/sel/ctl $cmd sel sel right $"* '}
                                fn Key-$mod^$up {' wmiir xwrite /tag/sel/ctl $cmd sel sel up $"* '}
                                fn Key-$mod^$down {' wmiir xwrite /tag/sel/ctl $cmd sel sel down $"* '}'}
                mode '' grow
                mode Control- grow -1
                mode Shift- nudge

                fn Key-Escape { wi_cleankeys; exit }


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