swaymsg man page

swaymsg — Send messages to a running instance of sway over the IPC socket.

Synopsis

swaymsg [options] [message]

Options

-h, --help
Show help message and quit.
-q, --quiet
Sends the IPC message but does not print the response from sway.
-v, --version
Print the version (of swaymsg) and quit.
-s, --socket <path>
Use the specified socket path. Otherwise, swaymsg will ask sway where the socket is (which is the value of $SWAYSOCK, then of $I3SOCK).
-t, --type <type>
Specify the type of IPC message. See below.

Ipc Message Types

command

The message is a sway command (the same commands you can bind to keybindings in your sway config file). It will be executed immediately.

get_workspaces

Gets a JSON-encoded list of workspaces and their status.

get_inputs

Gets a JSON-encoded list of current inputs.

get_outputs

Gets a JSON-encoded list of current outputs.

get_tree

Gets a JSON-encoded layout tree of all open windows, containers, outputs, workspaces, and so on.

get_marks

Get a JSON-encoded list of marks.

get_bar_config

Get a JSON-encoded configuration for swaybar.

get_version

Get JSON-encoded version information for the running instance of sway.

Authors

Maintained by Drew DeVault <sir@cmpwn.com>, who is assisted by other open source contributors. For more information about sway development, see https://github.com/SirCmpwn/sway.

See Also

sway(5)

Referenced By

sway(1), sway(5).

11/26/2016