Rust-based themer for linux, specializing in i3. Rice at a moment's notice!
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A theme manager for linux, currently focusing on i3. Supports multiple different configuration files, and is fast and portable. Upstream now hosted at You can find ravenlib there as well, if you're looking to add to or build off of the core features.


A gif showing raven working


Raven supports installing themes from and publishing themes to ThemeHub, or your own instance of ravenserver. I encourage everyone to share their themes and rices there!


There's a wiki here, which provides more in-depth information on raven and the surrounding projects.

Getting Started

If you just want to get going, you can install raven from with

cargo install raventhemer

If you don't want to install cargo, you can download a binary built from the latest git commit here.


All you technically require is cargo to be installed. You can install from by running cargo install raventhemer, or by building manually:


git clone && cd raven

cargo install --path . --force

The following packages are required for their relevant options:

  • New option suggestions are very welcome!

You can also download a(possibly outdated prebuilt binary from here, or a binary built from the latest git commit at my website.


raven help for a list of available commands:

nicohman <>
A theme manager and switcher for desktop linux

    raven <SUBCOMMAND>

    -h, --help       Prints help information
    -V, --version    Prints version information

    add        Add option to current theme
    cycle      Control cycle daemon
    delete     Delete a theme
    edit       Edit theme
    help       Prints this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)
    info       Print info about the theme being currently edited
    install    Install a theme from ThemeHub repo
    load       Load a complete theme
    manage     Manage online themes
    menu       Show theme menu
    modify     Open the currently edited themes's option in $EDITOR
    new        Create a new theme
    refresh    Load last loaded theme
    rm         Remove an option from edited theme


The section on configuring raven has been moved to the wiki. Go check it to learn how to configure raven!