xmonad-contrib-0.16.999: Third party extensions for xmonad
Copyright(c) Peter Olson 2013 and Andrea Rossato and David Roundy 2007
LicenseBSD-style (see xmonad/LICENSE)
Maintainerpolson2@hawk.iit.edu
Stabilityunstable
Portabilityunportable
Safe HaskellNone
LanguageHaskell98

XMonad.Hooks.ServerMode

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Description

This is an EventHook that will receive commands from an external client. Also consider XMonad.Hooks.EwmhDesktops together with wmctrl.

See scripts/xmonadctl.hs for the client.

Synopsis

Usage

You can use this module with the following in your ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs:

import XMonad.Hooks.ServerMode

Then edit your handleEventHook by adding the appropriate event hook from below

serverModeEventHook :: Event -> X All Source #

Executes a command of the list when receiving its index via a special ClientMessageEvent (indexing starts at 1). Sending index 0 will ask xmonad to print the list of command numbers in stderr (so that you can read it in ~/.xsession-errors). Uses XMonad.Actions.Commands as the default.

main = xmonad def { handleEventHook = serverModeEventHook }
xmonadctl 0 # tells xmonad to output command list
xmonadctl 1 # tells xmonad to switch to workspace 1

serverModeEventHook' :: X [(String, X ())] -> Event -> X All Source #

serverModeEventHook' additionally takes an action to generate the list of commands.

serverModeEventHookCmd :: Event -> X All Source #

Executes a command of the list when receiving its name via a special ClientMessageEvent. Uses XMonad.Actions.Commands as the default.

main = xmonad def { handleEventHook = serverModeEventHookCmd }
xmonadctl run # Tells xmonad to generate a run prompt

serverModeEventHookCmd' :: X [(String, X ())] -> Event -> X All Source #

Additionally takes an action to generate the list of commands

serverModeEventHookF :: String -> (String -> X ()) -> Event -> X All Source #

Listens for an atom, then executes a callback function whenever it hears it. A trivial example that prints everything supplied to it on xmonad's standard out:

main = xmonad def { handleEventHook = serverModeEventHookF "XMONAD_PRINT" (io . putStrLn) }
xmonadctl -a XMONAD_PRINT "hello world"