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app robar

A simple, but flexible system overlay bar for the X Window System (X11)

4 releases (stable)

2.0.1 Sep 14, 2021
1.0.0 Dec 24, 2018
0.1.0 Sep 18, 2018

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robar Documentation License: MIT License: Apache 2.0 Build Status

Screencast of robar

robar is a simple, but flexible system overlay bar for the X Window System (X11) using Unix Sockets. Inspired by xob.

Installation

robar can be installed with Cargo.

$ cargo install robar

Usage

robar 2.0.0
Jeffrey Xiao <jeffrey.xiao1998@gmail.com>
A simple, but flexible system overlay bar for the X Window System (X11).

USAGE:
    robar [SUBCOMMAND]

FLAGS:
    -h, --help       Prints help information
    -V, --version    Prints version information

SUBCOMMANDS:
    help           Prints this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)
    hide           Hides the bar.
    show           Shows bar with a specific value and in a specific color profile.
    show-stream    Shows bar using lines from standard input in the form of `profile value`
    start          Starts daemon that listens to requests.
    stop           Stops daemon.

Configuration

When robar is started (robar start), it looks for a configuration file in the following order:

  1. The path specified by the -c/--config argument.
  2. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/robar/robar.toml if $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is set.
  3. $HOME/.config/robar/robar.toml

Global Configuration

Global configuration values are set under the global section in the config ([global]).

Name Description Default
x_center_relative The x coordinate of the center of the bar relative to the active screen. 0
x_center_absolute The absolute offset of the center of the bar.
y_center_relative The y coordinate of the center of the bar relative to the active screen. 0
y_center_absolute The absolute offset of the center of the bar.
margin The size of the margins. 0
border The size of the borders. 0
padding The size of the padding. 0
height_relative The height of the bar relative to the active screen. 0
height_absolute The absolute height of the bar.
width_relative The width of the bar relative to the active screen. 0
width_absolute The absolute width of the bar.
timeout The number of milliseconds before the bar fades. If timeout is set to 0, then the bar persists. 1000
fill_direction The direction to fill the bar (up, down, left, right)

The height of the bar is defined as the height_relative + height_absolute.

The width of the bar is defined as the width_relative + width_absolute.

margin, border, and padding behave the same as in css.

Color Profile Configuration

Color profile configuration values are set under the colors.<profile> section in the config ([colors.<profile>]) where is the name of the color profile.

Name Description
foreground The color of the foreground.
background The color of the background.
border The color of the border.

All values must be in the format #RRGGBB.

Example Configuration

examples/robar.toml

[global]
x_center_relative = 0.9
x_center_absolute = 0
y_center_relative = 0.25
y_center_absolute = 0
height_absolute = 200
width_absolute = 30
padding = 2
border = 3
margin = 2
fill_direction = "up"

[colors.default]
foreground = "#eee8e5"
background = "#073642"
border = "#b58900"

Changelog

See CHANGELOG for more details.

License

robar is distributed under the terms of both the MIT License and the Apache License (Version 2.0).

See LICENSE-APACHE and LICENSE-MIT for more details.

Dependencies

~2.1–3MB
~62K SLoC