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py3status 1.3

py3status is an extensible i3status wrapper written in python

Latest Version: 1.4

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py3status
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**py3status** is an extensible i3status wrapper written in python.

Using py3status, you can take control of your i3bar easily by:
    - writing your own modules and have their output displayed on your bar
    - handling click events on your i3bar and play with them in no time
    - seeing your clock tick every second whatever your i3status interval

No extra configuration file needed, just install & enjoy !

Documentation
=============
See the wiki for up to date documentation:
    https://github.com/ultrabug/py3status/wiki

Learn how to write your own modules:
    https://github.com/ultrabug/py3status/wiki/Write-your-own-modules

Get help or share your ideas on IRC:
    channel **#py3status** on **FreeNode**

Requirements
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You **must** set the `output_format` to `i3bar` in the general section of your i3status.conf:
::
    general {
        colors = true
        interval = 5
        output_format = "i3bar"
    }

Installation (all users)
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py3status is available on pypi:
::
    $ pip install py3status

Installation (Gentoo users)
===========================
py3status is available on portage:
::
    $ sudo emerge -a py3status

Installation (Arch users)
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Thanks to @waaaaargh, py3status is present in the Arch User Repository using this URL:
::
    https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/py3status-git/

Usage
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In your i3 config file, simply change the `status_command` with:
::
    status_command py3status

Usually you have your own i3status configuration, just point to it:
::
    status_command py3status -c ~/.i3/i3status.conf

Options
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You can see the help of py3status by issuing `py3status -h`:
::
    -c I3STATUS_CONF  path to i3status config file
    --debug           be verbose in syslog
    -i INCLUDE_PATHS  include user-written modules from those directories
                      (default .i3/py3status)
    -n INTERVAL       update interval in seconds (default 1 sec)
    -t CACHE_TIMEOUT  default injection cache timeout in seconds
                      (default 60 sec)

Control
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Just like i3status, you can force an update by sending a SIGUSR1 signal to py3status.
Note that this will also send a SIGUSR1 signal to i3status.
::
    killall -USR1 py3status
 
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