i3-input

I3-INPUT(1)                        i3 Manual                       I3-INPUT(1)



NAME
       i3-input - interactively take a command for i3 window manager

SYNOPSIS
       i3-input [-s <socket>] [-F <format>] [-l <limit>] [-P <prompt>] [-f
       <font>] [-v]

DESCRIPTION
       i3-input is a tool to take commands (or parts of a command) composed by
       the user, and send it/them to i3. This is useful, for example, for the
       mark/goto command.

       You can press Escape to close i3-input without sending any commands.

OPTIONS
       -s <socket>
           Specify the path to the i3 IPC socket (it should not be necessary
           to use this option, i3-input will figure out the path on its own).

       -F <format>
           Every occurrence of "%s" in the <format> string is replaced by the
           user input, and the result is sent to i3 as a command. Default
           value is "%s".

       -l <limit>
           Set the maximum allowed length of the user input to <limit>
           characters. i3-input will automatically issue the command when the
           user input reaches that length.

       -P <prompt>
           Display the <prompt> string in front of user input text field. The
           prompt string is not included in the user input/command.

       -f <font>
           Use the specified X11 core font (use xfontsel to chose a font).

       -v
           Show version and exit.

EXAMPLES
       Mark a container with a single character:

           i3-input -F 'mark %s' -l 1 -P 'Mark: '

       Go to the container marked with above example:

           i3-input -F '[con_mark="%s"] focus' -l 1 -P 'Go to: '

ENVIRONMENT
   I3SOCK
       i3-input handles the different sources of socket paths in the following
       order:

       ·   I3SOCK environment variable

       ·   I3SOCK gets overwritten by the -s parameter, if specified

       ·   if neither are available, i3-input reads the socket path from the
           X11 property, which is the recommended way

       ·   if everything fails, i3-input tries /tmp/i3-ipc.sock

       The socket path is necessary to connect to i3 and actually issue the
       command.

SEE ALSO
       i3(1)

AUTHOR
       Michael Stapelberg and contributors



i3 4.17.1                         09/01/2019                       I3-INPUT(1)