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How can I reload ~/.i3/config after erasing that file and reloading it?

asked 2014-07-17 08:50:36 +0000

jameshfisher gravatar image

I have:

  • Removed keybindings from ~/.i3/config.
  • Reloaded (was $mod+Shift+c in my case).
  • Reverted changes to ~/.i3/config.

Now how can I reload my changes to the config file? Is there no other way to do a reload than the keybinding? I looked at the standard i3 shell commands but they didn't help.

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answered 2014-07-17 08:56:07 +0000

lasers gravatar image

See man i3-msg -- It sounds like you're looking for i3-msg reload or i3-msg restart

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The correct command would be "i3-msg -t command restart" as you have to specify the ipc message type with "-t type" before the command :)

gnollux gravatar imagegnollux ( 2014-07-20 23:28:55 +0000 )edit

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