xclock show time in window title bar (using bash?)
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to explain, this is to make up for the lack of any type of clock applet (or applet of any other kind) on the wm I'm using, windowlab - although I like it a lot, I want the time to be displayed somewhere without having to bring up an xclock window or refresh anything
I havent' used windowlab, but why not bring up the xclock automatically when you start the wm? You mention not wanting to bring up the xclock, any reason why?
Something like the following could be added to your .xinitrc:
xclock -geometry 210x35-0+0 -d &
Start the clock automatically, puts it in the upper right corner (man xclock for details).
Hope this helps.
Thanks, that's almost exactly what I do have...trouble is, the window title is 'xclock' so in order to read the time I have to select the window, not just glance at the menu bar as in wms that have applets...I found a nice little python clock that I have hacked to show the time in title bar. For fun I am making it recognise xclock options too...http://www.pygtk.org/articles/cairo-...tk-widgets.htm