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py3status 1.5

py3status is an extensible i3status wrapper written in python

Latest Version: 2.6

**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 !

See the wiki for up to date documentation:


Learn how to write your own modules:


Get help or share your ideas on IRC:

- channel **#py3status** on **FreeNode**

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

In your i3 config file, simply switch from `i3status` to `py3status` in your `status_command`:
status_command py3status

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

Using pip:
$ pip install py3status

Gentoo Linux
Using emerge:
$ sudo emerge -a py3status

Arch Linux
Thanks to @waaaaargh, py3status is present in the Arch User Repository using this URL:

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)
-s, --standalone standalone mode, do not use i3status
-t CACHE_TIMEOUT default injection cache timeout in seconds
(default 60 sec)
-v, --version show py3status version and exit

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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