#linux #dwm #statusbar

app rsblocks

a multi threaded status bar for dwm window manager for linux

12 releases

0.1.13 Feb 15, 2021
0.1.12 Feb 1, 2021
0.1.11 Jan 22, 2021
0.1.0 Dec 30, 2020

#53 in GUI

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MIT license

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github crates

A multi threaded fast status bar for dwm window manager written in Rust 🦀


  • Multi Threads
  • Time/Date
  • Net Usage
  • Memory Usage
  • Disk Usage
  • Weather Temperature
  • Sound Volume
  • Battery Percentage
  • Cpu Temperature
  • Load Average
  • Public Ip Address
  • Bitcoin Price
  • Uptime
  • Mpd Current Song
  • Spotify Current Song
  • Easy to configure with rsblocks.yml file


  • This tool is still in development stage.
  • currently supports only linux.

Build Requirements

  • Libdbus 1.6 or higher as a requirement to spotify.

On ubuntu you can do:

sudo apt install libdbus-1-dev pkg-config

Cargo Installation

You can install the binary crate directly

cargo install rsblocks

Manual Installation

You can clone the repo and build from the source code

git clone https://github.com/mustafasalih1993/rsblocks

build with cargo

cargo build --release

move the executable somewhere in your PATH (assuming you are in the root dir of the project)

mv ./target/release/rsblocks /usr/local/bin

you good to go now and can run rsblocks from your terminal or put that in your .xinitrc



  • rsblocks will try to read the file $HOME/.config/rsblocks/rsblocks.yml, if it does not exist, it will load the defaults.
  • rsblocks will read the configuration file only on startup, which means you have to kill it and start it again if you updated your rsblocks.yml file.

create the directory

mkdir ~/.config/rsblocks

copy the template to the new config directory (assuming you are in the root dir of the repo)

cp ./rsblocks.yml ~/.config/rsblocks/rsblocks.yml


All Contributions are welcome.


  • wttr.in for using their weather API




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