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This is the man page of awesome-client version 2.3.4, compatible with all versions 2.3.x. It can also be used for a big part with previous versions 2.0.x and 2.1.x, but you may read their own man pages for some differences they have.
awesome-client - awesome window manager command line interface
awesome-client is the command line interface to awesome. It communicates with awesome via a socket located in the users's HOME directory.
To determine which socket is to be used, it reads the DISPLAY environment variable. awesome-client reads commands from standard input.
When you pipe multiple lines into awesome-client, an empty line will flush already collected lines into awesome with an according immediate execution.
The command format is: screen_number command argument
For example, to change a statusbar textbox text on screen 0, you can do the following:
echo 0 widget_tell <statusbar-name> <textbox-name> text Hello, world | awesome-client
To change an iconbox image on screen 1, you can do the following:
echo 0 widget_tell <statusbar-name> <iconbox-name> image /home/user/image.jpg | awesome-client
To view tag number 3 on screen 1:
echo 1 tag_view 3 | awesome-client
To zoom focused window on screen 0:
echo 0 client_zoom | awesome-client
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