dzen2-dbar man page

dzen2-dbar — simple gadget that you can use in combination with dzen to display a progressbar.


dzen2-dbar [-w characters] [-s symbol] [-min minvalue] [-max maxvalue] [-l string] [-nonl]


dbar is an application that generates semi graphical progress meters, from some values you supply to it.

See the usage examples for a description of the expected input format.


A summary of options is included below.


Value to be considered 100% (default: 100)


Value to be considered 0% (default: 0)


Number of charcaters to be considered 100% in the bar  (default: 25 )


Symbol represeting the percentage value in the bar (default: =  )


label to be prepended to the bar (default: '' )


no new line, don't put '0 at the end of the bar    (default: do print '0)

Usage Examples

Static 0% and 100% mark or single value input:

Command: echo 25 | dbar -m 100 -l Sometext
Output: Sometext  25% [======                   ]

If your 100% mark changes dynamically or 2-values input:

Command: echo "50 150" | dbar
Output: 33% [========                 ]

If your value range is not between [0, maxval] or 3-values input:

Command: echo "50 -25 150" | dbar
Output: 43% [===========              ]

Dbar was written by Robert Manea.

This manual page was written by bertagaz <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


Jan 01 2008