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commit 4b3fcb045de9742ead9e474c69f469ecd206859d
parent c577c2614e79ff5e15d716690efce7d3cca2b5f9
Author: Aleksandrs Stier <>
Date:   Sat, 11 Jun 2022 00:03:13 +0200

[dwm][status_monitor|tutorial] mention xprop as an alternative to xsetroot

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2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ b/ @@ -10,6 +10,11 @@ It can be easily set and retrieved using standard Unix tools. xprop -root -notype -f WM_NAME "8u" \ | sed -n -r 's/WM_NAME = \"(.*)\"/\1/p' +Alternatively, instead of xsetroot also xprop can be used to set the +status-bar-text. + + xprop -root -set WM_NAME $status + Set The Status Using A Shell Script ----------------------------------- while true; do diff --git a/ b/ @@ -112,6 +112,10 @@ Using the tools of, this can be set using: % xsetroot -name "Some Text" +or + + % xprop -root -set WM_NAME "Some Text" + There are various tools and methods to populate this text with useful information from your system or services running on your system. A barebone for doing this in C is [dwmstatus](../status_monitor/). See the