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Server status on status/worspace bar?

asked 2013-01-12 12:34:32 +0000

Zucca gravatar image

I've been using gkrellm to have status monitor on my laptop desk to show my server status (i3 also running there btw). Are there any simple solution(s) to archive server status on i3 bar?

Less simple (I guess) would be runing collectd on server, then pass data from it to i3bar (or similar) program.

Any ideas are welcome. Most simple ways are the best. Mostly I need trattic status on network interfaces and load status. Secondary are disk IO and disk usage.

(Please feel free to correct any grammatical errors I might have typed)

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answered 2013-01-13 09:49:03 +0000

Michael gravatar image

The way to display any information on i3bar is to wrap the i3status command, see

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Yeah I know that way, but it seems dirty to do something like that and ssh to my server every time to fetch the stats. But that gave me an idea. I could search if it was possible to fetch that information as text from the gkrellm daemon that is running on my server.

Zucca gravatar imageZucca ( 2013-01-13 12:37:25 +0000 )edit

Not exactly what you want, but this info might be handy while hacking your solution together:

joepd gravatar imagejoepd ( 2013-01-13 12:46:05 +0000 )edit

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