Description

A collection of simple logger functions and formatting utilities which can be used in the ppExtras field of a pretty-printing status logger format. See XMonad.Hooks.StatusBar.PP for more information.

Synopsis

# Usage

Use this module by importing it into your ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs:

import XMonad.Util.Loggers

Then, add one or more loggers to the ppExtras field of your XMonad.Hooks.StatusBar.PP, possibly with extra formatting . For example:

myPP = def {
}
-- gives something like " 3.27 3.52 3.26 Drive defensively.  Buy a tank."

See the formatting section below for another example using a where block to define some formatted loggers for a top-level myPP.

Loggers are named either for their function, as in battery, aumixVolume, and maildirNew, or are prefixed with "log" when making use of other functions or by analogy with the pp* functions. For example, the logger version of ppTitle is logTitle, and logFileCount loggerizes the result of file counting code.

Formatting utility names are generally as short as possible and carry the suffix "L". For example, the logger version of shorten is shortenL.

Of course, there is nothing really special about these so-called "loggers": they are just X (Maybe String) actions. So you can use them anywhere you would use an X (Maybe String), not just with PP.

type Logger = X (Maybe String) Source #

Logger is just a convenient synonym for X (Maybe String).

# System Loggers

Get the current volume with aumix. http://jpj.net/~trevor/aumix.html

Get the battery status (percent charge and charging/discharging status). This is an ugly hack and may not work for some people. At some point it would be nice to make this more general/have fewer dependencies (assumes acpi and sed are installed.)

Get the current date and time, and format them via the given format string. The format used is the same as that used by the C library function strftime; for example, date "%a %b %d" might display something like Tue Feb 19. For more information see something like http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/clibrary/ctime/strftime.html.

Get the load average. This assumes that you have a utility called uptime and that you have sed installed; these are fairly common on GNU/Linux systems but it would be nice to make this more general.

Get a count of new mails in a maildir.

Get a count of unread mails in a maildir. For maildir format details, to write loggers for other classes of mail, see http://cr.yp.to/proto/maildir.html and logFileCount.

Create a Logger from an arbitrary shell command.

Arguments

 :: FilePath directory in which to count files -> (String -> Bool) predicate to match if file should be counted -> Logger

Get a count of filtered files in a directory. See maildirUnread and maildirNew source for usage examples.

A very small sample of what you can log since you have access to X. For example you can loggerize the number of windows on each workspace, or titles on other workspaces, or the id of the previously focused workspace....

Get the name of the current workspace.

Get the name of the current layout.

Get the title (name) of the focused window.

logTitles :: (String -> String) -> (String -> String) -> Logger Source #

Like logTitlesOnScreen, but directly use the "focused" screen (the one with the currently focused workspace).

Log the given string, as is.

If the first logger returns Nothing, the default logger is used. For example, to display a quote when no windows are on the screen, you can do:

logDefault logTitle (logConst "Hey, you, you're finally awake.")

An infix operator for logDefault, which can be more convenient to combine multiple loggers.

logTitle .| logWhenActive 0 (logConst "*") .| logConst "There's nothing here"

It is also possible to bind loggers like logTitle to a specific screen. For example, using logTitleOnScreen 1 will log the title of the focused window on screen 1, even if screen 1 is not currently active.

Get the name of the visible workspace on the given screen.

Get the name of the current layout on the given screen.

Get the title (name) of the focused window, on the given screen.

Only display the Logger if the screen with the given ScreenId is active. For example, this can be used to create a marker that is only displayed when the primary screen is active.

logWhenActive 0 (logConst "*")

Arguments

 :: ScreenId Screen to log the titles on -> (String -> String) Formatting for the focused window -> (String -> String) Formatting for the unfocused window -> Logger

Get the titles of all windows on the visible workspace of the given screen and format them according to the given functions.

#### Example

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myXmobarPP :: X PP
myXmobarPP = pure $def { ppOrder = [ws, l, _, wins] -> [ws, l, wins] , ppExtras = [logTitles formatFocused formatUnfocused] } where formatFocused = wrap "[" "]" . xmobarColor "#ff79c6" "" . shorten 50 . xmobarStrip formatUnfocused = wrap "(" ")" . xmobarColor "#bd93f9" "" . shorten 30 . xmobarStrip # Formatting Utilities Combine logger formatting functions to make your ppExtras more colorful and readable. (For convenience, you can use <$> instead of '.' or '$' in hard to read formatting lines. For example: myPP = def { -- skipped , ppExtras = [lLoad, lTitle, logSp 3, wrapL "[" "]"$ date "%a %d %b"]
, ppOrder = \(ws:l:_:xs) -> [l,ws] ++ xs
}
where
-- lTitle = fixedWidthL AlignCenter "." 99 . dzenColorL "cornsilk3" "" . padL . shortenL 80 $logTitle -- or something like: lTitle = fixedWidthL AlignCenter "." 99 <$> dzenColorL "cornsilk3" "" <$> padL . shortenL 80$ logTitle

lLoad = dzenColorL "#6A5ACD" "" . wrapL loadIcon "   " . padL $loadAvg loadIcon = " ^i(/home/me/.dzen/icons/load.xbm)" For more information on how to add the pretty-printer to your status bar, please check XMonad.Hooks.StatusBar. Note: When applying shortenL or fixedWidthL to logger strings containing colors or other formatting commands, apply the formatting after the length adjustment, or include "invisible" characters in the length specification, e.g. in the above '^fg(cornsilk3)' and '^fg()' yields 19 invisible and 80 visible characters. onLogger :: (String -> String) -> Logger -> Logger Source # Use a string formatting function to edit a Logger string. For example, to create a tag function to prefix or label loggers, as in 'tag: output', use: tagL l = onLogger$ wrap (l ++ ": ") ""

tagL "bat" battery
tagL "load" loadAvg

If you already have a (String -> String) function you want to apply to a logger:

revL = onLogger trim

See formatting utility source code for more onLogger usage examples.

Wrap a logger's output in delimiters, unless it is X (Nothing) or X (Just ""). Some examples:

   wrapL " | " " | " (date "%a %d %b") -- ' | Tue 19 Feb | '

wrapL "bat: " "" battery            -- ' bat: battery_logger_output'

Arguments

 :: Align AlignCenter, AlignRight, or AlignLeft -> String String to cycle to pad missing logger output -> Int Fixed length to output (including invisible formatting characters) -> Logger -> Logger

Make a logger's output constant width by padding with the given string, even if the logger is X (Nothing) or X (Just ""). Useful to reduce visual noise as a title logger shrinks and grows, to use a fixed width for a logger that sometimes becomes Nothing, or even to create fancy spacers or character based art effects.

It fills missing logger output with a repeated character like ".", ":" or pattern, like " -.-". The cycling padding string is reversed on the left of the logger output. This is mainly useful with AlignCenter.

Create a "spacer" logger, e.g. logSp 3 -- loggerizes ' '. For more complex "spacers", use fixedWidthL with return Nothing.

Pad a logger's output with a leading and trailing space, unless it is X (Nothing) or X (Just "").

Limit a logger's length, adding "..." if truncated.

Color a logger's output with dzen foreground and background colors.

 dzenColorL "green" "#2A4C3F" battery

Color a logger's output with xmobar foreground and background colors.

 xmobarColorL "#6A5ACD" "gray6" loadAverage