Skip to content

HTTPS clone URL

Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with HTTPS or Subversion.

Download ZIP
Fetching contributors…

Cannot retrieve contributors at this time

144 lines (81 sloc) 3.16 kb

NAME

dunst - dmenu-ish universal notification system

SYNOPSIS

dunst [-geometry geom] [-fn font] [-nf/nb/lf/lb/cf/cb color] [-to/nto/lto/cto secs] [-format fmt] [-key key] [-mod mod] [-mon n] [-v]

DESCRIPTION

dunst is a lightweight notification-daemon for the libnotify. dunst displays messages received via dbus or as commandline argument in a fashion similar to dmenu.

OPTIONS

-h/--help

display help message.

-fn font

defines the font or font set used.

-lb/nb/cb color

defines the background color of low/normal/critical messages.

-lf/nf/cf color

defines the foreground color of low/normal/critical messages.

-to secs

defines the default timeout. Can be (partially) overridden by the following options.

-lto/nto/cto secs

timeouts for low/normal/critical messages.

-key key

close window by pressing key. See also -mod.

-mod modifier

defines the modifier used in conjunction with -key. Available modifiers are: ctrl, shift, mod1-mod4. This option can be used multiple times to combine modifiers.

-format fmt

defines the format of the message. See FORMAT.

-mon n

show the notification on monitor n.

-s

sort messages by urgency.

-ns

don't sort messages by urgency.

-geometry [{width}]x{height}][+/-{x}+/-{y}]

The geometry of the message window. The height is measured in lines everything else in pixels. If the width is omitted but the height is given ("-geometry x2"), the message window expands over the whole screen (dmenu-like). If width is 0, the window expands to the longest message displayed. A positive x is measured from the left, a negative from the right side of the screen. Y is measured from the top and down respectevly. see also EXAMPLES show the notification on monitor n.

-v

Increase verbosity. Can be used multiple times.

FORMAT

fmt is a string containing placeholders. The placeholders will be replaced with the corresponding text, or if the text is not present, nothing. Possible placeholders are:

%a appname
%s summary
%b body
%i iconname (including its path)
%I iconname (without its path)

COLORS

Every option that needs a color as argument accepts #RGB, #RRGGBB and X color names.

NOTIFY-SEND

dunst is able to get different colors for a message via notify-send. In order to do that you have to add a hint via the -h option.

notify-send -h string:fgcolor:#ff4444
notify-send -h string:bgcolor:#4444ff -h string:fgcolor:#ff4444

AUTHOR

written by Sascha Kruse <knopwob@googlemail.com>

COPYRIGHT

Parts of the code are taken from dmenu. Especially draw.c and draw.h. See LICENSE.dmenu and http://tools.suckless.org/dmenu . Some snippets in dunst_dbus.c are taken from twm. See http://github.com/sboli/twmn.

Everything else can be considered beerware.

If you feel that copyrights are violated, please send me an email.

SEE ALSO

dwm(1), dmenu(1), twmn(1), notify-send(1)

Jump to Line
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.