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Reload config from bash

asked 2015-08-25 14:38:17 +0000

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Is there some way to reload the i3 config from bash/bash scripts? The config reload which is manually done by hitting $mod+Shift+c or r..

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answered 2015-08-25 15:15:12 +0000

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updated 2015-08-25 15:17:00 +0000

Two commands that correspond to those actions are reload and reset. You can run them from the command line using i3-msg. Just run one of the lines below:

i3-msg reload
i3-msg restart

You can always look up what command is executed for a given key (or key combo) in your i3 config. I also recommend the excellent i3 user guide.

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