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Kinky

Simple toolkit for custom conky-cli-like statusbar scripts, written in Python 3.

Usage

Create a file called my_kinky.py:

import os
import datetime
import time
from kinky import Item, StatusBar

class Clock(Item):
    def run(self):
        while True:
            self.text = datetime.datetime.now().strftime('%H:%M')
            time.sleep(60)  # update interval: a minute

class Volume(Item):
    def run(self):
        while True:
            # somehow get system volume and save it as a string in self.text
            # self.text = "34%"
            time.sleep(.3)  # update interval: 0.3 seconds

statusbar = StatusBar()
statusbar.items = [Volume(),Clock()]
statusbar.between = '; '
statusbar.run()

Every time an item writes to its text attribute, the statusbar will write a new line. Running this from the command line gives us:

$ python3 my_kinky.py

34%; 20:15
34%; 20:16
34%; 20:17

... because the Volume doesn't change, but the Clock triggers an update every minute.

This is intended for usage with dzen2:

python -u mystatusbar.py | dzen2  # -u disables stdout buffering

License

Kinky is released under the public domain.

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