#status-bar #window-manager #dwm #linux #ip-address

app rsblocks

a multi threaded status bar for dwm window manager for linux

18 releases

0.1.20 Oct 15, 2021
0.1.19 Sep 5, 2021
0.1.18 Jun 4, 2021
0.1.17 May 12, 2021
0.1.0 Dec 30, 2020

#847 in GUI

44 downloads per month

MIT license



github crates

A status bar for dwm window manager written in Rust 🦀


  • Async
  • Battery Percentage
  • Bitcoin Price
  • Brightness
  • Cpu Temperature
  • Disk Usage
  • Load Average
  • Local Ip Address
  • Memory Usage
  • Mpd Current Song
  • Net Usage
  • Public Ip Address
  • Sound Volume
  • Spotify Current Song
  • Time/Date
  • Uptime
  • Weather Temperature
  • 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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