Provided by: herbstluftwm_0.7.0-2_amd64
herbstclient - sends commands to a running herbstluftwm instance via X
herbstclient [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS ...] herbstclient [OPTIONS] [--wait|--idle] [FILTER ...]
Sends a COMMAND with its (optional) arguments ARGS to a running herbstluftwm(1) instance via Xlib. If COMMAND has an output, it is printed by herbstclient. If output does not end with a newline, then a newline is added to improve readability. See herbstluftwm(1) for a list of available COMMANDs and their ARGS. If --wait or --idle is passed, then it waits for hooks from herbstluftwm. The hook is printed, if it matches the optional FILTER. FILTERs are regular expressions. For a list of available hooks see herbstluftwm(1).
-n, --no-newline Do not print a newline if output does not end with a newline. -0, --print0 Use the null character as delimiter between the output of hooks. -l, --last-arg When using -i or -w, only print the last argument of the hook. -i, --idle Wait for hooks instead of executing commands. -w, --wait Same as --idle but exit after first --count hooks. -c, --count COUNT Let --wait exit after COUNT hooks were received and printed. The default of COUNT is 1. -q, --quiet Do not print error messages if herbstclient cannot connect to the running herbstluftwm instance. -v, --version Print the herbstclient version. To get the herbstluftwm version, use herbstclient version. -h, --help Print the herbstclient usage with its command line options.
DISPLAY Specifies the DISPLAY to use, i.e. where herbstluftwm(1) is running.
Returns the exit status of the COMMAND execution in herbstluftwm(1) server. 0 Success. other Failure. See herbstluftwm(1) for a list of error codes.
It waits endlessly for a response from herbstluftwm (there is no timeout yet). See the herbstluftwm distribution BUGS file.
Feel free to join the IRC channel #herbstluftwm on irc.freenode.net.
herbstclient was written by Thorsten Wißmann. All contributors are listed in the herbstluftwm distribution AUTHORS file.
Homepage: http://herbstluftwm.org Github page: http://github.com/herbstluftwm/herbstluftwm Patch submission and bug reporting: email@example.com
Copyright 2011-2014 Thorsten Wißmann. All rights reserved. This software is licensed under the "Simplified BSD License". See LICENSE for details. herbstluftwm 0.7.0 2017-10-01 HERBSTCLIENT(1)