dzen2 - general-purpose messaging and notification for X11
dzen2 [-v] [-p [seconds]] [-m [v|h]] [-ta <l|c|r>] [-sa <l|c|r>]
[-x <pixel>] [-y <pixel>] [-w <pixel>] [-tw <pixel>] [-u]
[-e <string>] [-l <lines>] [-fn <font>] [-bg <color>]
[-fg <color>] [-xs <screen>]
Dzen is a general-purpose messaging and notification program for X11,
desigend to be scriptable in any language and integrate well with
window managers like dwm, wmii and xmonad though it will work with any
Dzen expects the status message on its standard input, and uses a
custom formatting language for colors and several other features (like
bar meters and such). See README for detailed usage and scripting
Set foreground color. The <color> can be specified either as
symbolic name (e.g. red, darkgreen, etc.) or as #rrggbb
hex-value (e.g. #ffffaa).
Set background color (same format as -fg).
Set font (using the format of xlsfonts and xfontsel).
Set alignement of title window content: l(eft), c(center) or
Set title window width.
Set alignment of slave window (see -ta ).
Number of lines to display in slave window (see (1) in README).
Set up events and actions, eg. responses to mouse clicks (see
(2) in README).
-m Start up in menu mode (see (3) in README).
-u Update contents of title and slave window simultaneously, see
(see (4) in README).
Persist EOF (optional timeout in seconds).
Set x position on the screen.
Set y position on the screen.
Set line height (defaults to fontheight + 2 pixels).
Set the Xinerama screen number where dzen should appear.
-v Display version information.
More detailed documentation (especially on the formatting language of
dzen2) is available in /usr/share/doc/dzen2/README.gz.
Dzen2 has been written by Robert Manea. This manpage has been written,
based on dzen documentation, by Petr RoÄkai, for Debian GNU/Linux, but
may be used by others. This manpage falls under the same licence as
Dzen2 itself, see /usr/share/doc/dzen2/copyright.