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Manual Reference Pages  -  AWESOME2-CLIENT (1)

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NAME

awesome2-client - awesome2 window manager command line interface

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

awesome2-client

DESCRIPTION

awesome2-client is the command line interface to awesome2. It communicates with awesome2 via a socket located in the users\(cqs HOME directory.

USAGE

To determine which socket is to be used, it reads the DISPLAY environment variable. awesome2-client reads commands from standard input.

When you pipe multiple lines into awesome2-client, an empty line will flush already collected lines into awesome2 with an according immediate execution.

The command format is: screen_number command argument

For example, to change a statusbar textbox text on screen 0, you can do the following:

echo 0 widget_tell <statusbar-name> <textbox-name> text Hello, world | awesome2-client

To change an iconbox image on screen 1, you can do the following:

echo 0 widget_tell <statusbar-name> <iconbox-name> image /home/user/image.jpg | awesome2-client

To view tag number 3 on screen 1:

echo 1 tag_view 3 | awesome2-client

To zoom focused window on screen 0:

echo 0 client_zoom | awesome2-client

SEE ALSO

awesome2(1) awesome2rc(5)

AUTHORS

Julien Danjou <\m[blue]julien@danjou.info\m[][1]>

WWW

\m[blue]http://awesome2.naquadah.org\m[]

NOTES

1. julien@danjou.info  mailto:julien@danjou.info
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