suckless status bar
74a76339 — Frank Homburg 4 months ago
cosmetical updates
447d1417 — Frank Homburg 4 months ago
updated README image URL, new slstatus logo
a6be0413 — Frank Homburg 4 months ago
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   Script name:  -
   Description:  [suckless.org's slstatus](https://tools.suckless.org/slstatus/)
   Dependencies: DWM
   SourceHut:    slstatus repo
   License:      LICENSE
   Comments:     slstatus incl. personal config

Suckless slstatus

This repo includes slstatus with my custom status entries.

#slstatus - suckless status

slstatus is a suckless status monitor for window managers that use WM_NAME (e.g. dwm) or stdin to fill the status bar.


  • Battery percentage/state/time left
  • CPU usage
  • CPU frequency
  • Custom shell commands
  • Date and time
  • Disk status (free storage, percentage, total storage and used storage)
  • Available entropy
  • Username/GID/UID
  • Hostname
  • IP address (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Kernel version
  • Keyboard indicators
  • Keymap
  • Load average
  • Network speeds (RX and TX)
  • Number of files in a directory (hint: Maildir)
  • Memory status (free memory, percentage, total memory and used memory)
  • Swap status (free swap, percentage, total swap and used swap)
  • Temperature
  • Uptime
  • Volume percentage
  • WiFi signal percentage and ESSID


Currently slstatus works on FreeBSD, Linux and OpenBSD. In order to build slstatus you need the Xlib header files.


Edit config.mk to match your local setup (slstatus is installed into the /usr/local namespace by default).

Afterwards enter the following command to build and install slstatus (if necessary as root):

make clean install

#Running slstatus

See the man page for details.


slstatus can be customized by creating a custom config.h and (re)compiling the source code. This keeps it fast, secure and simple.


A release (v1.0) will come soon... ;) After a long phase of inactivity, development has been continued!