i3-nagbar man page

i3-nagbar — displays an error bar on top of your screen

Synopsis

i3-nagbar [-m <message>] [-b <button> <action>] [-t warning|error] [-f <font>] [-v]

Options

-v, --version
Display version number and exit.
-h, --help
Display a short help-message and exit.
-t, --type type
Display either a warning or error message. This only changes the color scheme for the i3-nagbar. Default: error.
-m, --message message
Display message as text on the left of the i3-nagbar.
-f, --font font
Select font that is being used.
-b, --button button action
Create a button with text button. The action are the shell commands that will be executed by this button. Multiple buttons can be defined.

Description

i3-nagbar is used by i3 to tell you about errors in your configuration file (for example). While these errors are logged to the logfile (if any), the past has proven that users are either not aware of their logfile or do not check it after modifying the configuration file.

Example

i3-nagbar -m 'You have an error in your i3 config file!' \
-b 'edit config' 'i3-sensible-editor ~/.config/i3/config'

See Also

i3(1)

Author

Michael Stapelberg and contributors

Referenced By

i3(1), i3-sensible-editor(1), i3-sensible-pager(1).

11/08/2016 i3 4.13 i3 Manual