[Xmonad] [dzen] Color support for arbitrary parts of the input

Andrea Rossato mailing_list at istitutocolli.org
Tue Jul 17 01:11:59 EDT 2007

On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 12:00:19AM +0200, Robert Manea wrote:
> Hi,
> I just added support for coloring arbitrary parts of a line to dzen.
> Anyone who wants to give it a first try should grab the svn version:
>     svn checkout http://dzen.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ dzen
> HEADS UP, the syntax has changed:
> echo 'Default colors ^fg(blue)I'm blue ^bg(green)^fg(#ffffff)and I'm white on green' | dzen2 -p

Cool indeed!

> The code is not perfect and I'll be happy to see some testing and
> possible bug reports before release.

I gave it a few try but did not see any problem so far.

> P.S.: With this parsing method it is rather easily possible to support
>       icons in dzen. So this will be a priority TODO as soon as the
>       parser is stable and I found a suitable icon format.

keep on with the good work!


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