[xmonad] xmobar

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 19:25:43 CET 2011

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:49, Norbert Zeh <nzeh at cs.dal.ca> wrote:

> I suppose the output to the pipe is so the StdinReader does not display
> "Updating...", right?  Would it actually be possible to tell xmobar to run
> the
> StdinReader but exclude it from its top-level output template?  In that
> case, it
> doesn't matter what is sent to the StdinReader - it would never be
> displayed.
> What I'm not sure about is whether xmobar would actually run the
> StdinReader and
> see the EOF.  (I don't think xmobar checks whether a monitor is in the
> output
> template before starting the monitor.)

The template drives xmobar's behavior; if you don't list the StdinReader
there, it won't be run even with a Run instance defined.  (I just verified

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
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