Boolean value. A different background color is used for each major section of this document as a visual clue when you scroll or search. Run Conky in quiet mode with no output in the terminal used to start conky. After the TEXT begins the backslash (\) escapes newlines in the text section. It is also very configurable. Mainly used for debugging. Conky also allows you to visualize monitored data using graphs. The latest version is available at https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky, Note: This command may not work as documented in Conky versions after 1.0. Takes 4 optional arguments: a position (-p x,y), a size (-s width x height), a no-cache (-n) switch, and a cache flush (-f #) interval in seconds. To do this, you can use the bash ifconfig command, which returns a list of available network interfaces. These variables are used below the line with the TEXT command in the Conky configuration file. Bar that shows CPU usage. \S# = Show the numbers behind the point if seconds is a decimal number. Sample Screenshot #– Informant Conky #– Date : 26/10/2017 #– Editor : Erik Dubois #– Version : v3.0.4 #–… Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1. # Show available wireless interface(s) Number of audio channels of current tune. See also, The week number of the current year as a decimal number, range 00 to 53, starting with the first Sunday as the first day of week 01. ${membar} If running the IBM ACPI, displays the brightness of the laptops's LCD. The text must be in single quotes. The preferred date and time representation for the current locale. But this flexibility comes at a price: all Conky’s settings are stored in the .conkyrc file, which you have to create and tweak manually. maximum_width 270 The second example shows how you can expanded this to call any number of Conky configuration files you want. Unlike other desktop information display methods using independently running scripts or programs (i.e. Current state of MOC; playing, stopped etc. Download data from URI using Curl at the specified interval. These two must be written, separated by a space, into a file called .xoaprc which needs to be placed into your home directory. conky -c $HOME/.config/conky/conky2.conf. First, you have to find out the name of the network interface you want to monitor. Syntax: {top,bottom,middle}_{left,right,middle} or none. ${tztime Hongkong %T} Hong Kong, ${upspeedgraph eth0 20,120 888888 FFFFFF -l}, URI locID data_type [interval_in_minutes]. If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays the left fan status as listed in. If interval is not supplied, # Conky assumes 2x Conky's interval. Works well for USB connected wireless network interfaces that are not connected all the time. The full weekday name according to the current locale. In this system, weeks start on a Monday, and are numbered from 01, for the first week, up to 52 or 53, for the last week. Must be a value at or between 1 and 0. See, Load1 average graph, similar to xload, with optional colors in RGB hexadecimal. This helps eliminate. The interval may be a floating point value greater than 0, otherwise defaults to 15 minutes. The last step is to tell Conky to automatically start when you log in. Editing this file will change the settings for every user on your Ubuntu 20.04 system. Uses same rules as. Default is battery, Battery status and remaining percentage capacity of ACPI or APM battery. Uses a logarithmic scale (to see small numbers) when you use the, Executes a Lua function with given parameters, then prints the returned string. The file is checked every. To avoid a conky error, you need to hide their definition inside a comment (a line starting -- ). Huge thanks to the maintainer for responding to me quickly, but he was not able to change this default setting, because enabling this was a "security risk". X position from left edge of screen in pixels. The next step is to put a script in place to get Conky started when you log in. ${color grey}Disk usage: $color${fs_free /} of ${fs_size /} This function, if defined, is called by Conky each iteration before drawing to the window. ${color lightgrey}Uptime:$color $uptime $alignr${color lightgrey}Load:$color $loadavg Defaults to 7634. Print a summary of recent messages in an mbox format mailbox file. This works like. This uses two parts. Needs to be stopped with, If Conky variable VAR is empty, display everything between ${if_empty} and the matching ${, If the named file exists show everything between, If there is at least one default gateway, display everything between ${if_gw} and the matching ${, Evaluates the given boolean expression, printing everything between, If mixer exists, display everything between, If MOUNTPOINT is mounted, display everything between, If mpd is playing or paused, display everything between, If PROCESS is running, display everything between the, When using SMAPI, if the battery with index, If it's the UPDATENR-th time that Conky updates, display everything between, Renders an image from the path specified using Imlib2. This document is written to cover the configuration file syntax supported by the widest variety of Conky versions also known as legacy format. This does not affect ${, If set to true, CPU in top shows usage of one processor's power. Defaults to 127.0.0.1. Places the lines of var2 to the right of the lines of var1 separated by the chars that are put between var1 and var2. [YES or NO], Adds spaces around certain objects to stop them from moving other things around. Upload speed in suitable IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) units. # Ethernet interface info Specify a default width and height for graphs. Use this hook to initialize values, or for any run-once applications. set to yes if you want Conky to be forked in the background. 'delay_in_minutes' (optional, default 210) cannot be lower than 210 min. The cpugraph variable, for example, displays the CPU usage as a graph. Draw outlines around text and lines? Contents of an environment-var of the process. Update interval in seconds when running on battery power. See weather above for details of usage. Defaults to 4MiB. On the conky site it says you can use ${nvidia temp}°C to show it. Amount of free memory including the memory that is very easily freed like, Gauge that shows amount of memory in use. Comments starting with # can be inside conky.text = [[text section]]. Some Conky tutorials suggest to put the conky.conf in your home folder. The default is $HOME/.config/conky/conky.conf (in your home directory) or ${sysconfdir}/conky/conky.conf (on most systems sysconfdir is /etc). ${color lightgrey}Wireless signal: $color${wireless_link_qual ath0}% Music player thread update interval measured in Conky update intervals. To switch back to the default color (white), you can use the color variable without any parameter. This differs from ${. widgets), Conky is able to do most information gathering and display tasks on a single CPU thread which makes it amazingly light weight even when showing a lot of information. Most people want something more specific to their configuration and formatted to be more pleasing which is where customization comes into the picture. The Name and Description can be whatever you want but the Command needs something extra. Executes a shell command only one time before Conky displays anything and shows output as text. N must be a digit between 0 and 9, inclusive. If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays the left fan's rate of rotation, in revolutions per minute as listed in /proc/i8k. xftfont Bitstream Vera Sans:size=8 For hints, look in /usr/share/zoneinfo. # is a number of digits behind the point to show. Updated once every 5 seconds for lower CPU load. The curly brackets can be omitted when the variable is a single word with no parameters or options but that can make it harder for human reading and editing later. If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays the cpu temperature in Celsius, as reported by /proc/i8k. template0 ${\1\2} Last updated 20190822 by Casey Sprangel, IFX Group. Upload speed in KiB with one decimal place. Set the default font name to use in X. This is required for. This uses a template to both make the execpi call easier to understand and to make each device display more consistent with single point editing for changes as needed. Rules. Default global IMAP server. Port numbers must be in the range 1 to 65535. # sysname System name, Linux for example # offset pixels Move text over by N pixels # tail logfile, lines (interval) # Displays last N lines of supplied text # text file. Alpha of Xft font. The hour as a decimal number using a 24-hour clock. ${color lightgrey}Download speed: $color${downspeedf wifi0} Kb/sec Not only does Conky have many built-in objects it can also display just about any piece of information in a textual or graphical way. This is particularly useful for execgraph and execigraph as they do not take size arguments. Arguments are: If no arguments are given this shows the amount of space (in MiB, 2^20) used in your global POP3 inbox. Number of mails marked as trashed in the specified mailbox or mail spool if not. The full month name according to the current locale. Runs a command at an interval inside a thread and displays the output. You can define individual POP3 inboxes separately by providing the server and account information. See, Displays the left channel mixer value in a bar as reported by the OS. I will post the lua script for the clock in another post and customizing it for the conky display. Enjoy! background yes cpu_avg_samples 2 net_avg_samples 2 out_to_console no # X font when Xft is disabled, you can pick one with program xfontsel #font 7x12 #font 6x10 #font 7x13 #font 8x13 #font 7x12 #font *mintsmild.se* #font -*-*-*-*-*-*-34-*-*-*-*-*-*-* #font -artwiz-snap-normal-r-normal-*-*-100-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1 # Use Xft? The default host. URI locID day data_type [interval_in_minutes], For the URI, for the time being only http://xoap.weather.com/weather/local/ is supported. I use the following conky on a number of desktops. The optional number pads the right side with N spaces. For the URI. Convert text from one codeset to another using GNU iconv. ${tztime UTC %T} Universal Coordinate Time Maximum size of the user text buffer in memory. The sign of the output reflects charging (positive) or discharging (negative) state. You can use any protocol that Curl supports. Most Conky themes are designed for Linux desktop environments but some BSD themes are available that use slightly different commands and may not work the same on Linux desktops. Example: thickness = 5: conky value: Its value should be a string of a conky value to use, and when used for graphs, should be something that yields a number. See also. # this is a copy of the conky_start.sh file located in /bin With the basic display options in place, you can start working on what system parameters you want Conky to monitor by using so-called variables. CPUs are counted from 1. Obviously, the exact value depends on how up-to-date you need your data to be. If omitted, the parameter defaults to 1. Open a text editor, paste the following text, and save it with the name conky_start.sh. The current volume fetched from Audacious. If the alternative format or specification does not exist for the current locale, the behavior is as if the unmodified conversion specification were used. Conky puts, This function, if defined, is called by Conky at startup or when the configuration is reloaded. [height][,width] [gradient color 1] [gradient color 2] [scale] [-t] [-l], ${apcupsd_loadgraph 20,120 FFFF00 FFCC00 -l}, ${blink "Warning: ${battery_percent BAT1} depleted! ${template1 root /} Conky, or call it an "Active Wallpaper", is an application that can display dynamic information on what's going on with the computer on our desktop. ${pre_exec env | grep '^DESKTOP_SESSION' | cut -d'=' -f2-}, uri interval_in_minutes action [num_par [spaces_in_front]], ${rss http://user:pass@example.com/news.rss 60 feed_title}${rss http://user:pass@example.com/news.rss 60 item_title 1}${rss http://user:pass@example.com/news.rss 60 item_title 2}. See also, Executes a Lua function with given parameters and draws a bar. Number of mails not marked as forwarded in the specified mailbox or mail spool if not. fonts, offsets, aligns, etc. And if you want to monitor the total amount of downloaded and uploaded data (handy if you are using a connection where you pay for transfered data), then you can use the totaldown and totalup variables: To summarize all the above, here is a sample .conkyrc configuration file you can use or tweak to fit your needs: For more Conky goodness, visit the Conky thread in the Ubuntu forums. The disk name looks like, Displays the number of lines in the given file. When it comes to monitoring disk usage, you have a few variables to choose from, including fs_free (free space), fs_size (total size), and fs_bar (spaced used bar): Finally, let's take a look at the variables that allow you to monitor wireless network connections. Subtract file system buffers from used memory numbers. A good way around this is to delay calling Conky for a short while to give everything else a chance to run first. TEXT Expects result value to be an integer between 0 and 100. Free percentage of space on a file system available for users. For example, by inverting the widget colors for a negative effect or by tweaking their alignment to your liking. See also, The number of seconds since the Epoch, 1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000 (UTC). Lists how long the user for the given console has been logged in for. uppercase no [YES or NO]. Current entropy available for crypto freaks. In our case We will use ${HOME}/.conkyrc as our configurtion file for conky.config and conky.text. Note these variables are still EXPERIMENTAL and can be subject to many future changes. If omitted, the parameter defaults to 1. Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1. See also, Executes a Lua function with and draws a graph. See also, Executes a Lua function with given parameters and draws a gauge. # Conky settings # background no update_interval 1 cpu_avg_samples 2 net_avg_samples 2 override_utf8_locale yes double_buffer yes no_buffers yes text_buffer_size 2048 #imlib_cache_size 0 temperature_unit fahrenheit # Window specifications # own_window yes own_window_type override own_window_transparent yes own_window_hints undecorate,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below … TEXT Here are some examples showing how this works. Height and width are in pixels. I've read a bit, and it looks like I'm missing a plugin or something. Colors are defined in RGB hexadecimal. See, Number of times to update Conky before exit. Takes the switch '-t' to use a temperature gradient, which makes the gradient values change depending on the amplitude of a particular graph value. Evaluate the content of the templateN configuration variable where N is a value between 0 and 9 inclusive, applying substitutions as described in the documentation of the corresponding configuration variable. Sets up the connection to APC UPS Daemon (apcupsd). See also. If running the IBM ACPI, displays the temperatures from the IBM temperature sensors. ACPI battery number can be given as argument. If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays the right fan status as listed in. Total number of bytes read by the process. The first one is free to use but the second requires you to register and obtain your partner ID and license key. conky -c $HOME/.config/conky/conky.conf & Puts a tab of the specified width, optionally starting from column. $color${cpugraph} Allow each port monitor to track at most this many connections. CPU usage in percents. If you just want to install a simple Conky config file without special graphics or anything then you can just copy the default file to ~/.config/conky/conky.conf. Total upload volume after Conky started. If instead, you are looking for a nice Linux desktop, here are some customized Linux desktops to inspire you. For example, Mail count in the specified mailbox or your mail spool if not. The good news is that once you understand the inner workings of the .conkyrc file, you can easily create powerful Conky configuration profiles. Default is 256 bytes. All the possible conky values are listed here. ${color #ffcb48}Wi-Fi ${hr 1} The monitor returns information for index values from 0 to n-1 connections. If scale is non-zero, it becomes the scale for the graph. Number of mails marked as forwarded in the specified mailbox or mail spool if not. [YES or NO], Force UTF8 character parsing even when the local settings do not use UTF8? Boolean, set transparency? Time to pause before actually starting Conky. Align text to centre. This is required for, Port to use for hddtemp connections. Uptime in a shorter format without seconds. Bar that shows how much space is free on a file system. The first is a Conky configuration file telling Conky what to show. conky - Man Page. In the example below, Conky renders a transparent 300-pixel-wide window superim-posed on the desktop in the top right corner of the screen: ... cpugraph variable, for example, displays CPU usage as a graph. Loads the specified config file, internally applies the config settings as if they appeared above the TEXT line in the original file and places the vars where the include variable appeared. Height and Width are the height and width in pixels. 'locID' must be a valid location identifier for the required uri. The following list of variables can be used in the TEXT block. Thus, the ISO 8601 week-based system considers these days to be part of week 53 (%V) of the year 2009 (%G) ; week 01 of ISO 8601 year 2010 started on Monday, 4 January 2010. Uses a logarithmic scale (to see small numbers) when you use -l switch. Some themes may use Lua scripts and other external support programs. Total number of times for Conky to update before quitting. The connection index provides you with access to each connection in the port monitor. Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to … [YES or NO]. No support requests - This is not a support forum! The time format string may contain special character sequences called conversion specifications, each of which is introduced by a percent % character and terminated by some other character known as a conversion specifier character. 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