herbstclient

HERBSTCLIENT(1)                                                HERBSTCLIENT(1)



NAME
       herbstclient - sends commands to a running herbstluftwm instance via X

SYNOPSIS
       herbstclient [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS ...]

       herbstclient [OPTIONS] [--wait|--idle] [FILTER ...]

DESCRIPTION
       Sends a COMMAND with its (optional) arguments ARGS to a running
       herbstluftwm(1) instance via Xlib. If COMMAND has an output, it is
       printed by herbstclient. If output does not end with a newline, then a
       newline is added to improve readability.

       See herbstluftwm(1) for a list of available COMMANDs and their ARGS.

       If --wait or --idle is passed, then it waits for hooks from
       herbstluftwm. The hook is printed, if it matches the optional FILTER.
       FILTERs are regular expressions. For a list of available hooks see
       herbstluftwm(1).

OPTIONS
       -n, --no-newline
           Do not print a newline if output does not end with a newline.

       -0, --print0
           Use the null character as delimiter between the output of hooks.

       -l, --last-arg
           When using -i or -w, only print the last argument of the hook.

       -i, --idle
           Wait for hooks instead of executing commands.

       -w, --wait
           Same as --idle but exit after first --count hooks.

       -c, --count COUNT
           Let --wait exit after COUNT hooks were received and printed. The
           default of COUNT is 1.

       -q, --quiet
           Do not print error messages if herbstclient cannot connect to the
           running herbstluftwm instance.

       -v, --version
           Print the herbstclient version. To get the herbstluftwm version,
           use herbstclient version.

       -h, --help
           Print the herbstclient usage with its command line options.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       DISPLAY
           Specifies the DISPLAY to use, i.e. where herbstluftwm(1) is
           running.

EXIT STATUS
       Returns the exit status of the COMMAND execution in herbstluftwm(1)
       server.

       0
           Success.

       other
           Failure. See herbstluftwm(1) for a list of error codes.

BUGS
       It waits endlessly for a response from herbstluftwm (there is no
       timeout yet).

       See the herbstluftwm distribution BUGS file.

COMMUNITY
       Feel free to join the IRC channel #herbstluftwm on irc.freenode.net.

AUTHOR
       herbstclient was written by Thorsten WiÃmann. All contributors are
       listed in the herbstluftwm distribution AUTHORS file.

RESOURCES
       Homepage: http://herbstluftwm.org

       Github page: http://github.com/herbstluftwm/herbstluftwm

       Patch submission and bug reporting:

           hlwm@lists.herbstluftwm.org

COPYING
       Copyright 2011-2014 Thorsten WiÃmann. All rights reserved.

       This software is licensed under the "Simplified BSD License". See
       LICENSE for details.



  herbstluftwm 0.7.2\             2019-05-28                   HERBSTCLIENT(1)