I want to toggle
rofi an application launcher with one keybinding. I made a shell script,
#!/bin/bash rofi -dpi 1 -modi drun -show drun -show-icons
And bound it to some key. This works but to toggle toggle it back to not running, I tried:
pkill -0 rofi || rofi -dpi 1 -modi drun -show drun -show-icons
That won't let rofi start to begin with. I tested
pkill emacs || emacs and that does toggle emacs. Could someone tell me how can I fix it for rofi? And, what does the argument "-0" do? I could not find it in the manual.
I did find this,
I spent a decent chunk of time beating my head against this, and then I realized that rofi stores its pid. We can access the pid file via the config, which in turn gives us access to all the information we need. Before I get to the exciting stuff, though, it's important to mention safety. It's a really good idea to limit your process count (somehow) in case you create a runaway script. Speaking from experience, it could be half an hour before you can free up enough memory to switch to another tty and kill everything.
if [[ 10 -lt $(pgrep -c -f "$0") ]]; then pkill -f rofi pkill -f "$0" exit 1 fi
I am not sure if this is exactly what I want or what does that code even do.