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Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X that displays information on your desktop.

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How do I make this border round in conky Manjaro KDE? (Repost from “off topic” StackOverflow post)

Origanaly posted by RodrigoSQL on StackOverflow. I answered this question on StackOverflow but it was deleted How do I make this border round? Hello guys, I'm setting up Conky in the manjaro, but I ...
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Conky text padding with dzen2

I have the exact same issue as Creating Conky text variables with zero padding? for displaying network speed. Except that I'm piping conky to dzen2. It seems lua_parse is not working within that setup....
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Conky script not running after being converted

I am attempting to convert an older conky widget to the new syntax of 1.10+, but I can't for the life of me figure out why it won't run. I've ran through everything to make sure it was converted ...
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What's wrong with my conky.conf?

I have been using this configuration for conky for some time on debian but, for some reason, it does not work on Alpine Linux. When i launch conky from the terminal I get: alpine:~$ conky & ...
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How to remove i3wm info on Desktop

I was wondering how I could remove those information I am showing you in the following images: As I said, the window manager I am using is i3 and it has been installed through Manjaro Architect, so ...
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Desktop conky widgets fix

Am using Kali Linux and am not able to open terminal in desktop and non of conky widgets are visible...but folders are visible...how can I make widgets visible in desktop
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Fix Conky widgets, not loading

Recent system updates have broken Conky manager, well it hasn't been updated on Github 4-5 years, looks abandoned but still maybe anyone knows how to fix it. It happened with the latest updates on ...
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conky - how to set a hard width limit to

I am changing my vertical conky into a horizontal conky bar going across the top of my screen. For the Name and CPU %, how do I set a max width column? I need to set a fixed width on Name CPU% so I ...
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How do I parse information from netstat?

How do I extract the following from the output of netstat -anp? remove ip address remote port local application name local port PID I need this information to run in my conky. It shows everything, ...
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Conky background always stays black

I've installed conky on my Arch Linux system that has i3 as my window manager and I have been playing around with it for a bit, but something strange is happening. I tried out this code right here ...
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How to set Conky to auto hide like gnome toolbar

Is there a way to configure conky to pop out when I move my mouse to the right of the screen and hide when I move it away like the gnome toolbar? I'm on Ubuntu 20 Desktop.
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Why are `top` CPU numbers different from those of System Monitor and Conky Process Panel?

When my laptop gets slow for a moment during somewhat heavier processing I expect to see higher numbers (for CPU use) than what I in fact see in the conky Process Panel that I have on the desktop and ...
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how to properly display right to left language (arabic) in conky?

how to properly display right to left language (arabic) in conky ? here is the content of a file: and here is conky screenshot:
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Dynamically loading image based on function output

I'm trying to load a .png to display a battery icon in conky. So far I've tried nesting the function call, using eval but I can't seem to find a solution. Here is my non working conky.text: conky....
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Save iwconfig to a variable

I am trying to assign Link Quality (percentage) from iwconfig to a variable in a .sh file. This is for a conky theme I'm making. To do this I have the following: lnk=$(iwconfig mlan0 | awk '/Link ...
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Can't use Noto Color Emoji with Conky

I have a config file with this text ... # Weather ${color orange}Weather ${hr 2}$color ${execpi 3600 ~/.conky/Chau/weather.lua}]]; Here is the weather.lua The output contains an emoji and it is ...
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how to set the border color of graphs in conky

I'm trying to set the border color to grey in my conky cpu graph, but I can't figure out the way to do this & how the colors are specified, I'm not doing it right. Using the following (the color I ...
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cairo graphics inside my_conky.lua is eating memory when I use surface_create_from_png

I tried adding images to my conky.lua with the following function function drawimage(cr,img) image = cairo_image_surface_create_from_png (img) cairo_set_source_surface (cr, image, screen.x, ...
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Conky variable concatenation

My problems is to merge these two functions into one: ${fs_bar 6 dev/sr0} or ${fs_bar 6 /run/media/'home folder name'/'dvd label'} blkid -s LABEL -o value /dev/sr0 I want to obtain a sort of this: ...
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Display Chinese and English Characters Conky

So I'm trying to add kind of a word of the day thing to conky, but with Chinese words. There's a few ways I've tried this and with no success. I have my words saved in a csv file formatted like 电脑,...
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Conky auto startup in Fedora 28

This is recurring question yet I cannot make one program (conky) to automatically start when GNOME 3 starts. In ~/.config/autostart I have the following file: cat ~/.config/autostart/conky.desktop [...
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How to do math manipulation with variables in conky?

This is part of my conky code. conky.config = { alignment = 'top_right', background = true, color2 = '2ECC71', cpu_avg_samples = 2, default_color = 'FFFFFF', double_buffer = ...
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how to display lsb_release info in Conky?

i'd like to display the output of lsb_release -ds in my Conky display. ftr, in my current installation that would output Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia. i had thought of assigning the output of that command ...
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Conky widgets won't render some of their graphics

OS: Arch Desktop: gnome Conky version: 1.10.8-2 + conky-manager-2.4-2 Widgets used: conky seamod (conky_manager default), conky rings The problem: when using one of those widgets a very spesific ...
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Can I list logins on Conky?

I would like to list the last 3 logins on conky so it would look something like this username 1/1/2018 12:15 - 12:21 (00:06) The format can very.
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Conky i3bar not recognizing spaces

I redid my i3bar recently with conky. This morning when I woke up the there were un-recognized characters symbols in my bar (where there are spaces in my conkyrc file). Nothing has really changed to ...
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bash command to get distribution and version only

I am trying to get the distribution name and version number to enter into conky.  I am currently using the following rpm --query centos-release resulting in centos-release 7-4.1708.e17.centos....
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How can I create a custom conky bar for diskio in Linux?

I am using conky 1.10.3 (conky-all) in Ubuntu 16.10 (x86-64), kernel 4.8.0-59-generic, Cinnamon 3.0.7. How can I create a bar for diskio (actually, one for diskio_read and another for diskio_write)? ...
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How can I use output of a execi in a conky in a subsequent line

I'm not a coder, just someone who is trying to work with conky for default distribution with a Linux distro. Here I am trying to get automatic net setup. Following posts here and elsewhere, I am able ...
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Append new lines to stream, until certain number is reached

I'm using this command, which searches pacman.log for packages updated today and converts them into a conky string: tail -500 /var/log/pacman.log | grep -e "\[$(date +"%Y-%m-%d") [0-5][0-9]:[0-9][0-...
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DeaDBeeF progressbar for conky (cipricus code)

Hello cipricus or someone that can help. I'm just started using deadbeef conky progressbar by cipricus Very nice script i must say, but... I got an issue, if deadbeef is stoped, the progressbar ...
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How to uninstall conky

I downloaded conky from github: https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky then I installed it using this method: $ mkdir build $ cd build $ ccmake /home/user/conky # this will launch a curses-based UI ...
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How to output a date/time as “20 minutes ago” or “9 days ago”, etc

I run rsync as a cron job and display the last backup via conky (i.e. "Last backup 2017 05 12 14:22:20"). I would like to display my last backup as "2 days ago" or "4 hours ago", rather than just ...
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Create a very thin conky window?

I am currently attempting to configure my Conky layout. I would like a very thin panel behind the text to go across a portion of my screen (something like 20 pixels high by 400 pixels wide). Having ...
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In conky, how can I show a progress-bar for the track playing in Deadbeef?

I had a simple conky script for the Deadbeef audio player: The part that is concerned with the lines above is this: TEXT ${color 3399FF}${alignr}db audio is playing: #${alignr} ${color FFFFFF}${...
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Name/Edit/Remove Manjaro i3 Desktop Elements

I have been trying to find the names of these two elements so I can edit/remove them. However, I have failed. What widgets(?) are these and where are their config files? And what placed them on the ...
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Configuring Conky to report disk quota usage

Recently I learned how to set up per-user quotas on Debian, and now I'd like to add some quota information to Conky. I've read up a bit on the .conkyrc config, but I'm really struggling with the ...
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Troubleshooting: which file contains the error?

I currently try to get gcalcli working with conky. Everything looking good so far, I am just stuck on 1 error: error: argument command: invalid choice: 'calw2' Which makes sense. It should be calw 2 ...
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Why won't this conky config stick to background in i3wm?

Having issues with my i3wm conky config. When "own_window = yes" the clock displayed in this file always stays on top of all my windows. And it won't display if I set the value to no. my conky file: (...
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Name the process using the most CPU without leading or trailing spaces

I use the variable ${top name 1} in Conky to display the name of the process utilizing the most CPU. The default size of top_name_width=15. I've tried the following Conky settings with no success ...
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Conky appears above other windows when started with xinit

I have two conky windows that start with xinit. One uses the old syntax and works perfectly. The other uses the new syntax and works perfectly when started from the terminal. However, when started ...
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How can I create my own custom progress bar in Conky?

I have started using Conky some days ago, and I'm willing to create my own configuration. I have added some colors, cool ASCII art and learned the basics. However, I don't like the default progress ...
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Can Conky perform basic maths nativly?

I would like to perform basic, arbitrary maths without writing a lua function for it. One (non-working) example might be: ${${loadavg 1}*100)}% If this were possible then many other uses might be ...
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conky attempt to call nil value

I've been tweaking my conky config and getting the error conky: llua_do_call: function conky_cpu execution failed: attempt to call a nil value The function conky_cpu resides in ~/.conky_cpu.lua. ...
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Is it possible to loop in conky

Is there a way to loop in conky? For example, I have my .conky script that displays cpu load, however, it has to be reconfigured when I move to another machine. A trivial script like sudo grep "...
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CPU graph not functioning properly

My conky's cpu graph appears to not be functioning properly. It is just a block as per the screenshot that does not respond to actual cpu usage. Kind of annoying. I have also attached my conkyrc. I ...
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set color of conky

I want to set the color of a line to a specific shade of yellow (but not just yellow). I set it like this: ${font LCDMono:bold:size=20}${color yellow}Uptime:$color $uptime Where all the line has ...
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What is the Lua language used in Conky script? [closed]

I've been experimenting with Linux on a spare PC using Crunchbang so that I can try changing things and tinker. The Conky system monitor is fun to work with and changes are immediately seen, so it's a ...
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Conky wrong alignment at startup in Debian under VMware

When I start my Debian running inside a VMWare, the screen resolution for the login is a small square, like 800x600. After the login, the screen goes full 1680x1050. The result: Conky is ALWAYS ...
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How to align text in the middle of two ${hr}s?

I wanted to have two horizontal green lines on either side of the label for the sections of my conky, but when I try and do that, I get the green line taking up the entire horizontal space and no ...