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External scripts/programs in i3status without loosing colors

asked 2012-09-10 09:00:43 +0000

Richard gravatar image

updated 2012-09-10 20:27:14 +0000

I would like to extend the status information displayed by i3status like described in the i3status man pages. This is working fine for me except doing so removes all colored output of i3status. Is there a way to extend the output of i3status while keeping all colors?

Thank you very much!

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answered 2012-09-10 09:05:15 +0000

Michael gravatar image

Yes, there are two examples (one in Perl, one in Python) on how to do this at ( and

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Great, thank you! :-)

Richard gravatar imageRichard ( 2012-09-10 09:43:37 +0000 )edit

This worked great, thanks!

Wesley gravatar imageWesley ( 2013-04-13 20:25:23 +0000 )edit

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