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conky 1.9.0-6
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conky(1)                                                                             conky(1)



NAME
       conky  - A system monitor for X originally based on the torsmo code, but more kickass.
       It just keeps on given'er. Yeah.

SYNOPSIS
       conky [ options ]

DESCRIPTION
       Conky is a system monitor for X originally based on torsmo. Since its inception, Conky
       has  changed significantly from its predecessor, while maintaining simplicity and con-
       figurability. Conky can display just about anything, either on your root desktop or in
       its  own  window.  Not only does Conky have many built-in objects, it can also display
       just about any piece of information by using scripts and other external programs.

       Conky has more than 250 built in objects, including support for a plethora of OS stats
       (uname,  uptime,  CPU usage, mem usage, disk usage, "top" like process stats, and net-
       work monitoring, just to name a few), built in IMAP and POP3 support, built in support
       for  many  popular  music  players  (MPD, XMMS2, BMPx, Audacious), and much much more.
       Conky can display this info either as text, or using simple progress  bars  and  graph
       widgets, with different fonts and colours.

       We  are always looking for help, whether its reporting bugs, writing patches, or writ-
       ing docs. Please use the facilities at SourceForge to make bug  reports,  feature  re-
       quests,  and  submit  patches, or stop by #conky on irc.freenode.net if you have ques-
       tions or want to contribute.

       Thanks for your interest in Conky.

COMPILING
       For users compiling from source on a binary distro, make sure you have the X  develop-
       ment  libraries  installed  (Unless  you provide configure with "--disable-x11"). This
       should be a package along the lines of "libx11-dev" or "xorg-x11-dev"  for  X11  libs,
       and similar "-dev" format for the other libs required (depending on your configure op-
       tions). You should be able to see which extra packages you need to install by  reading
       errors that you get from './configure'. You can enable/disable stuff by giving options
       to configure, but be careful with disabling.  For  example:  with  --disable-math  you
       won't  get  errors  but  logarithmic graphs will be normal graphs and gauges will miss
       their line.

       Conky has (for some time) been available in the repositories of most popular distribu-
       tions. Here are some installation instructions for a few:

       Gentoo  users  -- Conky is in Gentoo's Portage...  simply use "emerge app-admin/conky"
       for installation.

       Debian, etc. users -- Conky should be in your repositories, and can  be  installed  by
       doing "aptitude install conky".

       Example  to compile and run Conky with all optional components (note that some config-
       ure options may differ for your system):

       sh autogen.sh # Only required if building from the git repo

       ./configure    --prefix=/usr     --mandir=/usr/share/man     --infodir=/usr/share/info
       --datadir=/usr/share  --sysconfdir=/etc  --localstatedir=/var/lib --disable-own-window
       --enable-audacious[=yes|no|legacy] --enable-bmpx --disable-hddtemp --disable-mpd --en-
       able-xmms2  --disable-portmon  --disable-network  --enable-debug  --disable-x11 --dis-
       able-double-buffer --disable-xdamage --disable-xft

       make

       make install # Optional

       src/conky

       Conky has been tested to be compatible with C99 C, however it has not been tested with
       anything other than gcc, and is not guaranteed to work with other compilers.

YOU SHOULD KNOW
       Conky  is  generally very good on resources. That said, the more you try to make Conky
       do, the more resources it is going to consume.

       An easy way to force Conky to reload your ~/.conkyrc: "killall -SIGUSR1 conky".  Saves
       you  the trouble of having to kill and then restart. You can now also do the same with
       SIGHUP.

OPTIONS
       Command line options override configurations defined in configuration file.

       -v | -V | --version
              Prints version and exits


       -q | --quiet
              Run Conky in 'quiet mode' (ie. no output)


       -D | --debug
              Increase debugging output, ie. -DD for more debugging


       -a | --alignment= ALIGNMENT
              Text alignment on screen, {top,bottom,middle}_{left,right,middle} or none.  Can
              also be abbreviated with first chars of position, ie. tr for top_right.


       -b | --double-buffer
              Use double buffering (eliminates "flicker")


       -c | --config= FILE
              Config file to load instead of $HOME/.conkyrc


       -C | --print-config
              Print  builtin default config to stdout. See also the section EXAMPLES for more
              information.


       -d | --daemonize
              Daemonize Conky, aka fork to background


       -f | --font= FONT
              Font to use


       -h | --help
              Prints command line help and exits


       -o | --own-window
              Create own window to draw


       -t | --text= TEXT
              Text to render, remember single quotes, like -t ' $uptime '


       -p | --pause= SECONDS
              Time to pause before actually starting Conky


       -u | --interval= SECONDS
              Update interval


       -w | --window-id= WIN_ID
              Window id to draw


       -X | --display= DISPLAY
              X11 display to use


       -x X_COORDINATE
              X position


       -y Y_COORDINATE
              Y position


       -i COUNT
              Number of times to update Conky (and quit)


CONFIGURATION SETTINGS
       Default      configuration      file      location      is      $HOME/.conkyrc      or
       ${sysconfdir}/conky/conky.conf.  On most systems, sysconfdir is /etc, and you can find
       the sample config file there (/etc/conky/conky.conf).

       You might want to copy it to $HOME/.conkyrc and then start modifying it. Other configs
       can be found at http://conky.sf.net/

       TEXT   After  this  begins text to be formatted on screen.  Backslash (\) escapes new-
              lines in the text section. This can be useful  for  cleaning  up  config  files
              where conky is used to pipe input to dzen2.


       alignment
              Aligned  position  on  screen,  may  be  top_left,  top_right, top_middle, bot-
              tom_left,  bottom_right,  bottom_middle,   middle_left,   middle_middle,   mid-
              dle_right,  or  none (also can be abreviated as tl, tr, tm, bl, br, bm, ml, mm,
              mr). See also gap_x and gap_y.


       append_file
              Append the file given as argument.


       background
              Boolean value, if true, Conky will be forked to background when started.


       border_inner_margin
              Inner border margin in pixels (the margin between the border and text).


       border_outer_margin
              Outer border margin in pixels (the margin between the border and  the  edge  of
              the window).


       border_width
              Border width in pixels.


       colorN Predefine  a  color  for use inside TEXT segments.  Substitute N by a digit be-
              tween 0 and 9, inclusively. When specifying the color value in  hex,  omit  the
              leading hash (#).


       cpu_avg_samples
              The number of samples to average for CPU monitoring.


       default_bar_size
              Specify  a default width and height for bars.  Example: 'default_bar_size 0 6'.
              This is particularly useful for execbar and execibar as they do not  take  size
              arguments.


       default_color
              Default color and border color


       default_gauge_size
              Specify a default width and height for gauges.  Example: 'default_gauge_size 25
              25'. This is particularly useful for execgauge and execigauge as  they  do  not
              take size arguments


       default_graph_size
              Specify  a default width and height for graphs.  Example: 'default_graph_size 0
              25'. This is particularly useful for execgraph and execigraph as  they  do  not
              take size arguments


       default_outline_color
              Default outline color


       default_shade_color
              Default shading color and border's shading color


       disable_auto_reload
              Enable to disable the inotify-based auto config reload feature.


       diskio_avg_samples
              The number of samples to average for disk I/O monitoring.


       display
              Specify an X display to connect to.


       double_buffer
              Use  the  Xdbe  extension? (eliminates flicker) It is highly recommended to use
              own window with this one so double buffer won't be so big.


       draw_borders
              Draw borders around text?


       draw_graph_borders
              Draw borders around graphs?


       draw_outline
              Draw outlines?


       draw_shades
              Draw shades?


       extra_newline
              Put an extra newline at the end when writing to stdout, useful for  writing  to
              awesome's wiboxes.


       font   Font name in X, xfontsel can be used to get a nice font


       format_human_readable
              If  enabled, values which are in bytes will be printed in human readable format
              (i.e., KiB, MiB, etc). If disabled, the number of bytes is printed instead.


       gap_x  Gap, in pixels, between right or left border of screen, same as passing  -x  at
              command  line,  e.g.  gap_x  10.  For other position related stuff, see 'align-
              ment'.


       gap_y  Gap, in pixels, between top or bottom border of screen, same as passing  -y  at
              command  line,  e.g.  gap_y  10.  For other position related stuff, see 'align-
              ment'.


       hddtemp_host
              Hostname to connect to for hddtemp objects. Defaults to "127.0.0.1".


       hddtemp_port
              Port to use for hddtemp connections. Defaults to 7634.


       if_up_strictness
              How strict should if_up be when testing an interface for being up? The value is
              one  of  up, link or address, to check for the interface being solely up, being
              up and having link or being up, having link and an assigned IP address.


       imap   Default global IMAP server. Arguments are: "host user  pass  [-i  interval  (in
              seconds)] [-f 'folder'] [-p port] [-e 'command'] [-r retries]". Default port is
              143, default folder is 'INBOX', default interval is 5 minutes, and default num-
              ber  of  retries before giving up is 5. If the password is supplied as '*', you
              will be prompted to enter the password when Conky starts.


       imlib_cache_flush_interval
              Interval (in seconds) to flush Imlib2 cache.


       imlib_cache_size
              Imlib2 image cache size, in bytes. Defaults to 4MiB. Increase this value if you
              use $image lots. Set to 0 to disable the image cache.


       lua_draw_hook_post function_name [function arguments]
              This function, if defined, will be called by Conky through each iteration after
              drawing to the window. Requires X support. Takes any number of  optional  argu-
              ments.  Use this hook for drawing things on top of what Conky draws. Conky puts
              'conky_' in front of function_name to prevent accidental  calls  to  the  wrong
              function unless you place 'conky_' in front of it yourself.


       lua_draw_hook_pre function_name [function arguments]
              This  function,  if defined, will be called by Conky through each iteration be-
              fore drawing to the window. Requires X support. Takes any  number  of  optional
              arguments.  Use  this hook for drawing things on top of what Conky draws. Conky
              puts 'conky_' in front of function_name to  prevent  accidental  calls  to  the
              wrong function unless you place 'conky_' in front of it yourself.


       lua_load
              Loads the Lua scripts separated by spaces.


       lua_shutdown_hook function_name [function arguments]
              This function, if defined, will be called by Conky at shutdown or when the con-
              figuration is reloaded. Use this hook to clean up after yourself, such as free-
              ing  memory  which has been allocated by external libraries via Lua. Conky puts
              'conky_' in front of function_name to prevent accidental  calls  to  the  wrong
              function unless you place 'conky_' in front of it yourself.


       lua_startup_hook function_name [function arguments]
              This  function, if defined, will be called by Conky at startup or when the con-
              figuration is reloaded.  Use this hook to initialize values, or  for  any  run-
              once applications. Conky puts 'conky_' in front of function_name to prevent ac-
              cidental calls to the wrong function unless you place 'conky_' in front  of  it
              yourself.


       mail_spool
              Mail spool for mail checking


       max_port_monitor_connections
              Allow  each  port  monitor  to track at most this many connections (if 0 or not
              set, default is 256)


       max_specials
              Maximum number of special things, e.g. fonts, offsets, aligns, etc. (default is
              512)


       max_text_width width
              When a line in the output contains 'width' chars and the end isn't reached, the
              next char will start on a new line. If you want to make sure that  lines  don't
              get broken, set 'width' to 0


       max_user_text bytes
              Maximum  size  of  user text buffer, i.e. layout below TEXT line in config file
              (default is 16384 bytes)


       maximum_width pixels
              Maximum width of window


       minimum_size width (height)
              Minimum size of window


       mpd_host
              Host of MPD server


       mpd_password
              MPD server password


       mpd_port
              Port of MPD server


       music_player_interval
              Music player thread update interval (defaults to Conky's update interval)


       net_avg_samples
              The number of samples to average for net data


       no_buffers
              Subtract (file system) buffers from used memory?


       nvidia_display
              The display that the nvidia variable will use (defaults to  the  value  of  the
              display variable)


       out_to_console
              Print text to stdout.


       out_to_ncurses
              Print  text in the console, but use ncurses so that conky can print the text of
              a new update over the old text. (In the future this will  provide  more  useful
              things)


       out_to_stderr
              Print text to stderr.


       out_to_x
              When  set  to no, there will be no output in X (useful when you also use things
              like out_to_console). If you set it to no, make sure that  it's  placed  before
              all  other  X-related  setting  (take  the  first line of your configfile to be
              sure). Default value is yes


       override_utf8_locale
              Force UTF8? requires XFT


       overwrite_file
              Overwrite the file given as argument.


       own_window
              Boolean, create own window to draw?


       own_window_class
              Manually set the WM_CLASS name. Defaults to "Conky".


       own_window_colour colour
              If own_window_transparent no, set a specified background  colour  (defaults  to
              black). Takes either a hex value (e.g. ffffff, note the lack of '#') or a valid
              RGB name (see /usr/lib/X11/rgb.txt)


       own_window_hints undecorated,below,above,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
              If own_window is yes, you may use these window manager hints to affect the  way
              Conky  displays. Notes: Use own_window_type desktop as another way to implement
              many of these hints implicitly. If you  use  own_window_type  override,  window
              manager hints have no meaning and are ignored.


       own_window_title
              Manually set the window name. Defaults to "<hostname> - conky".


       own_window_argb_visual
              Boolean,  use  ARGB visual? ARGB can be used for real transparency, note that a
              composite manager is required for real transparency. This option will not  work
              as desired (in most cases) in conjunction with 'own_window_type override'.


       own_window_argb_value
              When  ARGB  visuals  are enabled, this use this to modify the alpha value used.
              Valid range is 0-255, where 0 is 0% opacity, and 255 is 100% opacity.


       own_window_transparent
              Boolean, set transparency? If ARGB visual is enabled, sets  background  opacity
              to 0%.


       own_window_type
              if  own_window  is  yes,  you  may specify type normal, desktop, dock, panel or
              override (default: normal).  Desktop windows are special windows that  have  no
              window  decorations;  are always visible on your desktop; do not appear in your
              pager or taskbar; and are sticky across all workspaces. Panel  windows  reserve
              space along a desktop edge, just like panels and taskbars, preventing maximized
              windows from overlapping them. The edge is chosen based on  the  alignment  op-
              tion.  Override  windows are not under the control of the window manager. Hints
              are ignored. This type of window can be useful for certain situations.


       pad_percents
              Pad percentages to this many decimals (0 = no padding)


       pop3   Default global POP3 server. Arguments are: "host user  pass  [-i  interval  (in
              seconds)]  [-p port] [-e 'command'] [-r retries]". Default port is 110, default
              interval is 5 minutes, and default number of retries before giving up is 5.  If
              the  password  is  supplied  as '*', you will be prompted to enter the password
              when Conky starts.


       short_units
              Shortens units to a single character (kiB->k, GiB->G, etc.). Default is off.


       show_graph_range
              Shows the time range covered by a graph.


       show_graph_scale
              Shows the maximum value in scaled graphs.


       stippled_borders
              Border stippling (dashing) in pixels


       temperature_unit
              Desired output unit of all objects displaying a temperature. Parameters are ei-
              ther "fahrenheit" or "celsius". The default unit is degree Celsius.


       templateN
              Define  a  template for later use inside TEXT segments. Substitute N by a digit
              between 0 and 9, inclusively. The value of the variable is being inserted  into
              the  stuff  below TEXT at the corresponding position, but before some substitu-
              tions are applied:

              '\n' -> newline
              '\\' -> backslash
              '\ ' -> space
              '\N' -> template argument N


       text_buffer_size bytes
              Size of the standard text buffer (default is 256 bytes). This  buffer  is  used
              for  intermediary  text,  such as individual lines, output from $exec vars, and
              various other variables. Increasing the size of this buffer can drastically re-
              duce  Conky's  performance,  but will allow for more text display per variable.
              The size of this buffer cannot be smaller than the default value of 256 bytes.


       times_in_seconds
              If true, variables that output times output a number that  represents  seconds.
              This doesn't affect $time, $tztime and $utime


       top_cpu_separate
              If  true, cpu in top will show usage of one processor's power. If false, cpu in
              top will show the usage of all processors' power combined.


       top_name_width
              Width for $top name value (defaults to 15 characters).


       total_run_times
              Total number of times for Conky to update before quitting. Zero makes Conky run
              forever


       update_interval seconds
              Update interval


       update_interval_on_battery seconds
              Update interval when running on batterypower


       uppercase
              Boolean value, if true, text is rendered in upper case


       use_spacer
              Adds  spaces  around  certain  objects  to  stop  them from moving other things
              around. Arguments are left, right, and none (default). The old true/false  val-
              ues  are deprecated and default to right/none respectively. Note that this only
              helps if you are using a mono font, such as Bitstream Vera Sans Mono.


       use_xft
              Use Xft (anti-aliased font and stuff)


       xftalpha
              Alpha of Xft font. Must be a value at or between 1 and 0.


       xftfont
              Xft font to use.


OBJECTS/VARIABLES
       Colours  are  parsed  using  XParsecolor(),  there  might   be   a   list   of   them:
       /usr/share/X11/rgb.txt.  Colour can be also in #rrggbb format (hex).

       Some objects may create threads, and sometimes these threads will not be destroyed un-
       til Conky terminates. There is no way to destroy or clean up threads  while  Conky  is
       running. For example, if you use an MPD variable, the MPD thread will keep running un-
       til Conky dies. Some threaded objects will use one of the parameters as  a  'key',  so
       that you only have 1 relevant thread running (for example, the $curl, $rss and $weath-
       er objects launch one thread per URI).

       acpiacadapter (adapter)
              ACPI ac adapter state. On linux, the adapter option specifies the subfolder  of
              /sys/class/power_supply containing the state information (tries "AC" and "ADP1"
              if there is no argument given). Non-linux systems ignore it.


       acpifan
              ACPI fan state


       acpitemp
              ACPI temperature in C.


       addr (interface)
              IP address for an interface, or "No Address" if no address is assigned.


       addrs (interface)
              IP addresses for an interface (if one - works like addr). Linux only.


       adt746xcpu
              CPU temperature from therm_adt746x


       adt746xfan
              Fan speed from therm_adt746x


       alignc (num)
              Align text to centre


       alignr (num)
              Right-justify text, with space of N


       apcupsd host port
              Sets up the connection to apcupsd daemon. Prints nothing,  defaults  to  local-
              host:3551


       apcupsd_cable
              Prints the UPS connection type.


       apcupsd_charge
              Current battery capacity in percent.


       apcupsd_lastxfer
              Reason for last transfer from line to battery.


       apcupsd_linev
              Nominal input voltage.


       apcupsd_load
              Current load in percent.


       apcupsd_loadbar
              Bar showing current load.


       apcupsd_loadgauge (height),(width)
              Gauge that shows current load.


       apcupsd_loadgraph  (height),(width)  (gradient  colour  1) (gradient colour 2) (scale)
       (-t) (-l)
              History graph of current load.


       apcupsd_model
              Prints the model of the UPS.


       apcupsd_name
              Prints the UPS user-defined name.


       apcupsd_status
              Prints current status (on-line, on-battery).


       apcupsd_temp
              Current internal temperature.


       apcupsd_timeleft
              Time left to run on battery.


       apcupsd_upsmode
              Prints the UPS mode (e.g. standalone).


       apm_adapter
              Display APM AC adapter status (FreeBSD only)


       apm_battery_life
              Display APM battery life in percent (FreeBSD only)


       apm_battery_time
              Display remaining APM battery life in hh:mm:ss or "unknown" if AC adapterstatus
              is on-line or charging (FreeBSD only)


       audacious_bar (height),(width)
              Progress bar


       audacious_bitrate
              Bitrate of current tune


       audacious_channels
              Number of audio channels of current tune


       audacious_filename
              Full path and filename of current tune


       audacious_frequency
              Sampling frequency of current tune


       audacious_length
              Total length of current tune as MM:SS


       audacious_length_seconds
              Total length of current tune in seconds


       audacious_main_volume
              The current volume fetched from Audacious


       audacious_playlist_length
              Number of tunes in playlist


       audacious_playlist_position
              Playlist position of current tune


       audacious_position
              Position of current tune (MM:SS)


       audacious_position_seconds
              Position of current tune in seconds


       audacious_status
              Player status (Playing/Paused/Stopped/Not running)


       audacious_title (max length)
              Title of current tune with optional maximum length specifier


       battery (num)
              Battery  status  and remaining percentage capacity of ACPI or APM battery. ACPI
              battery number can be given as argument (default is BAT0).


       battery_bar (height),(width) (num)
              Battery percentage remaining of ACPI battery in a bar. ACPI battery number  can
              be given as argument (default is BAT0).


       battery_percent (num)
              Battery percentage remaining for ACPI battery.  ACPI battery number can be giv-
              en as argument (default is BAT0).


       battery_short (num)
              Battery status and remaining percentage capacity of ACPI or APM  battery.  ACPI
              battery  number can be given as argument (default is BAT0). This mode display a
              short status, which means that C is displayed instead of charging, D  for  dis-
              charging, F for full, N for not present, E for empty and U for unknown.


       battery_time (num)
              Battery  charge/discharge  time  remaining of ACPI battery. ACPI battery number
              can be given as argument (default is BAT0).


       blink text_and_other_conky_vars
              Let 'text_and_other_conky_vars' blink on and off.


       bmpx_album
              Album in current BMPx track


       bmpx_artist
              Artist in current BMPx track


       bmpx_bitrate
              Bitrate of the current BMPx track


       bmpx_title
              Title of the current BMPx track


       bmpx_track
              Track number of the current BMPx track


       bmpx_uri
              URI of the current BMPx track


       buffers
              Amount of memory buffered


       cached Amount of memory cached


       cmdline_to_pid string
              PID of the first process that has string in it's commandline


       color (color)
              Change drawing color to 'color' which is a name of a color or a hexcode preced-
              ed with # (for example #0A1B2C ).  If you use ncurses only the following colors
              are supported: red,green,yellow,blue,magenta,cyan,black,white.


       colorN Change drawing color to colorN configuration option, where N is a digit between
              0 and 9, inclusively.


       combine var1 var2
              Places  the  lines  of  var2 to the right of the lines of var1 separated by the
              chars that are put  between  var1  and  var2.  For  example:  ${combine  ${head
              /proc/cpuinfo  2}  -  ${head /proc/meminfo 1}} gives as output "cpuinfo_line1 -
              meminfo_line1" on line 1 and "cpuinfo_line2 -" on line 2. $combine vars can al-
              so be nested to place more vars next to each other.


       conky_build_arch
              CPU architecture Conky was built for


       conky_build_date
              Date Conky was built


       conky_version
              Conky version


       cpu (cpuN)
              CPU  usage  in percents. For SMP machines, the CPU number can be provided as an
              argument. ${cpu cpu0} is the total usage, and ${cpu cpuX} (X >= 1) are individ-
              ual CPUs.


       cpubar (cpuN) (height),(width)
              Bar  that  shows CPU usage, height is bar's height in pixels. See $cpu for more
              info on SMP.


       cpugauge (cpuN) (height),(width)
              Elliptical gauge that shows CPU usage, height and width  are  gauge's  vertical
              and horizontal axis respectively. See $cpu for more info on SMP.


       cpugraph  (cpuN) (height),(width) (gradient colour 1) (gradient colour 2) (scale) (-t)
       (-l)
              CPU usage graph, with optional colours in hex, minus the #. See $cpu  for  more
              info  on  SMP. Uses a logarithmic scale (to see small numbers) when you use the
              -l switch. Takes the switch '-t' to use a temperature gradient, which makes the
              gradient  values  change depending on the amplitude of a particular graph value
              (try it and see).


       curl url (interval_in_minutes)
              Download data from URI using Curl at the specified interval. The  interval  may
              be  a  floating  point  value greater than 0, otherwise defaults to 15 minutes.
              Most useful when used in conjunction with Lua and the Lua API. This  object  is
              threaded,  and  once a thread is created it can't be explicitly destroyed.  One
              thread will run for each URI specified. You can use any protocol that Curl sup-
              ports.

       desktop
              Number  of the desktop on which conky is running or the message "Not running in
              X" if this is the case.


       desktop_name
              Name of the desktop on which conky is running or the message "Not running in X"
              if this is the case.


       desktop_number
              Number of desktops or the message "Not running in X" if this is the case.


       disk_protect device
              Disk  protection  status,  if  supported  (needs  kernel-patch).  Prints either
              "frozen" or "free " (note the padding).


       diskio (device)
              Displays current disk IO. Device is optional, and takes the  form  of  sda  for
              /dev/sda. Individual partitions are allowed.


       diskio_read (device)
              Displays current disk IO for reads. Device as in diskio.


       diskio_write (device)
              Displays current disk IO for writes. Device as in diskio.


       diskiograph  (device) (height),(width) (gradient colour 1) (gradient colour 2) (scale)
       (-t) (-l)
              Disk IO graph, colours defined in hex, minus the #. If scale  is  non-zero,  it
              becomes  the  scale  for the graph. Uses a logarithmic scale (to see small num-
              bers) when you use -l switch. Takes the switch '-t' to use a temperature gradi-
              ent,  which  makes  the  gradient values change depending on the amplitude of a
              particular graph value (try it and see).


       diskiograph_read (device) (height),(width) (gradient colour  1)  (gradient  colour  2)
       (scale) (-t) (-l)
              Disk  IO graph for reads, colours defined in hex, minus the #. If scale is non-
              zero, it becomes the scale for the graph. Device as in diskio. Uses a logarith-
              mic  scale (to see small numbers) when you use -l switch. Takes the switch '-t'
              to use a temperature gradient, which makes the gradient values change depending
              on the amplitude of a particular graph value (try it and see).


       diskiograph_write  (device)  (height),(width)  (gradient colour 1) (gradient colour 2)
       (scale) (-t) (-l)
              Disk IO graph for writes, colours defined in hex, minus the #. If scale is non-
              zero, it becomes the scale for the graph. Device as in diskio. Uses a logarith-
              mic scale (to see small numbers) when you use -l switch. Takes the switch  '-t'
              to use a temperature gradient, which makes the gradient values change depending
              on the amplitude of a particular graph value (try it and see).


       downspeed (net)
              Download speed in suitable IEC units


       downspeedf (net)
              Download speed in KiB with one decimal


       downspeedgraph (netdev) (height),(width)  (gradient  colour  1)  (gradient  colour  2)
       (scale) (-t) (-l)
              Download  speed graph, colours defined in hex, minus the #. If scale is non-ze-
              ro, it becomes the scale for the graph. Uses a logarithmic scale (to see  small
              numbers)  when  you  use  -l switch. Takes the switch '-t' to use a temperature
              gradient, which makes the gradient values change depending on the amplitude  of
              a particular graph value (try it and see).


       draft_mails (maildir) (interval)
              Number  of mails marked as draft in the specified mailbox or mail spool if not.
              Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1.


       else   Text to show if any of the above are not true


       endif  Ends an $if block.


       entropy_avail
              Current entropy available for crypto freaks


       entropy_bar (height),(width)
              Normalized bar of available entropy for crypto freaks


       entropy_perc
              Percentage of entropy available in comparison to the poolsize


       entropy_poolsize
              Total size of system entropy pool for crypto freaks


       eval string
              Evaluates given string according to the  rules  of  TEXT  interpretation,  i.e.
              parsing  any contained text object specifications into their output, any occur-
              ing '$$' into a single '$' and so on. The output is then being parsed again.


       eve api_userid api_key character_id
              Fetches  your  currently  training  skill  from  the  Eve  Online  API  servers
              (http://www.eve-online.com/)  and  displays  the skill along with the remaining
              training time.


       exec command
              Executes a shell command and displays the output in conky. warning: this  takes
              a  lot  more resources than other variables. I'd recommend coding wanted behav-
              iour in C and posting a patch.


       execbar command
              Same as exec, except if the first value return is a  value  between  0-100,  it
              will  use  that  number for a bar.  The size for bars can be controlled via the
              default_bar_size config setting.


       execgauge command
              Same as exec, except if the first value returned is a value between  0-100,  it
              will use that number for a gauge. The size for gauges can be controlled via the
              default_gauge_size config setting.


       execgraph (-t) (-l) command
              Same as execbar, but graphs values. Uses a logaritmic scale when the log option
              (-l  switch) is given (to see small numbers). Values still have to be between 0
              and 100. The size for graphs can be controlled via the default_graph_size  con-
              fig  setting.  Takes the switch '-t' to use a temperature gradient, which makes
              the gradient values change depending on the amplitude  of  a  particular  graph
              value  (try  it  and  see). If -t or -l is your first argument, you may need to
              preceed it by a space (' ').


       execi interval command
              Same as exec but with specific interval. Interval can't be less than update_in-
              terval in configuration. See also $texeci


       execibar interval command
              Same as execbar, except with an interval


       execigauge interval command
              Same as execgauge, but takes an interval arg and gauges values.


       execigraph interval (-t) (-l) command
              Same  as execgraph, but takes an interval arg and graphs values. If -t or -l is
              your first argument, you may need to preceed it by a space (' ').


       execp command
              Executes a shell command and displays the output in conky. warning: this  takes
              a  lot  more resources than other variables. I'd recommend coding wanted behav-
              iour in C and posting a patch. This differs from $exec in that  it  parses  the
              output of the command, so you can insert things like ${color red}hi!${color} in
              your script and have it correctly parsed by Conky. Caveats:  Conky  parses  and
              evaluates  the  output  of $execp every time Conky loops, and then destroys all
              the objects. If you try to use anything like $execi within an $execp statement,
              it  will  functionally run at the same interval that the $execp statement runs,
              as it is created and destroyed at every interval.


       execpi interval command
              Same as execp but with specific interval.  Interval  can't  be  less  than  up-
              date_interval  in  configuration. Note that the output from the $execpi command
              is still parsed and evaluated at every interval.


       flagged_mails (maildir) (interval)
              Number of mails marked as flagged in the specified mailbox  or  mail  spool  if
              not. Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1.


       font (font)
              Specify  a different font. This new font will apply to the current line and ev-
              erything following. You can use a $font with no arguments to change back to the
              default font (much like with $color)


       format_time seconds format
              Format  time  given  in  seconds. This var only works when the times_in_seconds
              configuration setting is on. Format is a string that should start and end  with
              a  "-char.  The "-chars are not part of the output, \w,\d,\h,\m,\s,\(,\) and \\
              are replaced by weeks,days,hours,minutes,seconds,(,) and \. If you leave out  a
              unit, it's value will be expressed in the highest unite lower then the one left
              out. Text between ()-chars will not be visible if a replaced unit in this  text
              is  0.  If  seconds is a decimal number then you can see the numbers behind the
              point by using \S followed by a number that specifies the amount of digits  be-
              hind  the point that you want to see (maximum 9).  You can also place a 'x' be-
              hind \S so you have all digits behind the point and no trailing  zero's.  (also
              maximum 9)


       forwarded_mails (maildir) (interval)
              Number  of  mails marked as forwarded in the specified mailbox or mail spool if
              not. Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1.


       freq (n)
              Returns CPU #n's frequency in MHz. CPUs are counted from 1. If omitted, the pa-
              rameter defaults to 1.


       freq_g (n)
              Returns CPU #n's frequency in GHz. CPUs are counted from 1. If omitted, the pa-
              rameter defaults to 1.


       fs_bar (height),(width) fs
              Bar that shows how much space is used on a file system. height is the height in
              pixels. fs is any file on that file system.


       fs_bar_free (height),(width) fs
              Bar that shows how much space is free on a file system. height is the height in
              pixels. fs is any file on that file system.


       fs_free (fs)
              Free space on a file system available for users.


       fs_free_perc (fs)
              Free percentage of space on a file system available for users.


       fs_size (fs)
              File system size.


       fs_type (fs)
              File system type.


       fs_used (fs)
              File system used space.


       fs_used_perc (fs)
              Percent of file system used space.


       goto x The next element will be printed at position 'x'.


       gw_iface
              Displays the default route's interface or "multiple"/"none" accordingly.


       gw_ip  Displays the default gateway's IP or "multiple"/"none" accordingly.


       hddtemp (dev)
              Displays temperature of a selected hard disk drive as reported by  the  hddtemp
              daemon.  Use  hddtemp_host  and hddtemp_port to specify a host and port for all
              hddtemp objects. If no dev parameter is given, the first disk returned  by  the
              hddtemp daemon is used.


       head logfile lines (next_check)
              Displays  first  N  lines  of  supplied  text  file.  The file is checked every
              'next_check' update. If next_check is not supplied, Conky defaults to 2. Max of
              30 lines can be displayed, or until the text buffer is filled.


       hr (height)
              Horizontal line, height is the height in pixels


       hwmon (dev) type n (factor offset)
              Hwmon  sensor  from sysfs (Linux 2.6). Parameter dev may be omitted if you have
              only one hwmon device.  Parameter type is either 'in' or 'vol' meaning voltage;
              'fan'  meaning  fan;  'temp'  meaning temperature. Parameter n is number of the
              sensor. See /sys/class/hwmon/ on your local computer.  The  optional  arguments
              'factor'  and  'offset'  allow  precalculation of the raw input, which is being
              modified as follows: 'input = input * factor + offset'. Note that they have  to
              be given as decimal values (i.e. contain at least one decimal place).


       i2c (dev) type n (factor offset)
              I2C sensor from sysfs (Linux 2.6). Parameter dev may be omitted if you have on-
              ly one I2C device. Parameter type is either  'in'  or  'vol'  meaning  voltage;
              'fan'  meaning  fan;  'temp'  meaning temperature. Parameter n is number of the
              sensor. See /sys/bus/i2c/devices/ on your local computer.  The  optional  argu-
              ments 'factor' and 'offset' allow precalculation of the raw input, which is be-
              ing modified as follows: 'input = input * factor +  offset'.   Note  that  they
              have to be given as decimal values (i.e.  contain at least one decimal place).


       i8k_ac_status
              If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays whether ac pow-
              er is on, as listed in /proc/i8k (translated to  human-readable).  Beware  that
              this is by default not enabled by i8k itself.


       i8k_bios
              If  running  the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays the bios ver-
              sion as listed in /proc/i8k.


       i8k_buttons_status
              If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays the volume but-
              tons status as listed in /proc/i8k.


       i8k_cpu_temp
              If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays the cpu temper-
              ature in Celsius, as reported by /proc/i8k.


       i8k_left_fan_rpm
              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. Beware,
              some laptops i8k reports these fans in reverse order.


       i8k_left_fan_status
              If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays  the  left  fan
              status as listed in /proc/i8k (translated to human-readable). Beware, some lap-
              tops i8k reports these fans in reverse order.


       i8k_right_fan_rpm
              If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays the right fan's
              rate  of  rotation,  in  revolutions per minute as listed in /proc/i8k. Beware,
              some laptops i8k reports these fans in reverse order.


       i8k_right_fan_status
              If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays the  right  fan
              status as listed in /proc/i8k (translated to human-readable). Beware, some lap-
              tops i8k reports these fans in reverse order.


       i8k_serial
              If running the i8k kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays your laptop se-
              rial number as listed in /proc/i8k.


       i8k_version
              If  running  the  i8k  kernel driver for Inspiron laptops, displays the version
              formatting of /proc/i8k.


       ibm_brightness
              If running the IBM ACPI, displays the brigtness of the laptops's LCD (0-7).


       ibm_fan
              If running the IBM ACPI, displays the fan speed.


       ibm_temps N
              If running the IBM ACPI, displays the temperatures  from  the  IBM  temperature
              sensors (N=0..7) Sensor 0 is on the CPU, 3 is on the GPU.


       ibm_volume
              If running the IBM ACPI, displays the "master" volume, controlled by the volume
              keys (0-14).


       iconv_start codeset_from codeset_to
              Convert text from one codeset to another using GNU iconv. Needs to  be  stopped
              with iconv_stop.


       iconv_stop
              Stop iconv codeset conversion.


       if_empty (var)
              if  conky  variable  VAR is empty, display everything between $if_empty and the
              matching $endif


       if_existing file (string)
              if FILE exists, display everything between if_existing and the matching $endif.
              The  optional  second parameter checks for FILE containing the specified string
              and prints everything between $if_existing and the matching $endif.


       if_gw  if there is at least one default gateway, display everything between $if_gw and
              the matching $endif


       if_match expression
              Evaluates  the  given boolean expression, printing everything between $if_match
              and the matching $endif depending on whether the  evaluation  returns  true  or
              not.   Valid  expressions consist of a left side, an operator and a right side.
              Left and right sides are being parsed for contained text objects before evalua-
              tion. Recognised left and right side types are:

              doubleArgument consists of only digits and a single dot.
              longArgument consists of only digits.
              stringArgument is enclosed in quotation marks (")

              Valid operands are: '>', '<', '>=', '<=', '==', '!='.


       if_mixer_mute (mixer)
              If  mixer  exists,  display  everything between $if_mixer_mute and the matching
              $endif. If no mixer is specified, "Vol" is used.


       if_mounted (mountpoint)
              if MOUNTPOINT is mounted, display everything between $if_mounted and the match-
              ing $endif


       if_mpd_playing
              if mpd is playing or paused, display everything between $if_mpd_playing and the
              matching $endif


       if_running (process)
              if PROCESS is running, display everything $if_running and the matching  $endif.
              This uses the ``pidof'' command, so the -x switch is also supported.


       if_smapi_bat_installed (INDEX)
              when  using smapi, if the battery with index INDEX is installed, display every-
              thing between $if_smapi_bat_installed and the matching $endif


       if_up (interface)
              if INTERFACE exists and is up, display everything between $if_up and the match-
              ing $endif


       if_updatenr (updatenr)
              If  it's  the  UPDATENR-th  time that conky updates, display everything between
              $if_updatenr and the matching $endif. The counter resets when the  highest  UP-
              DATENR  is reached. Example : "{$if_updatenr 1}foo$endif{$if_updatenr 2}bar$en-
              dif{$if_updatenr 4}$endif" shows foo 25% of the time followed by bar 25% of the
              time followed by nothing the other half of the time.


       if_xmms2_connected
              Display everything between $if_xmms2_connected and the matching $endif if xmms2
              is running.


       image <path to image> (-p x,y) (-s WxH) (-n) (-f interval)
              Renders an image from the path specified using Imlib2. Takes 4  optional  argu-
              ments:  a  position,  a  size,  a  no-cache switch, and a cache flush interval.
              Changing the x,y position will move the position of the image, and changing the
              WxH will scale the image. If you specify the no-cache flag (-n), the image will
              not be cached.  Alternately, you can specify the -f int  switch  to  specify  a
              cache  flust  interval  for  a  particular  image. Example: ${image /home/bren-
              den/cheeseburger.jpg -p 20,20 -s 200x200}  will  render  'cheeseburger.jpg'  at
              (20,20) scaled to 200x200 pixels. Conky does not make any attempt to adjust the
              position (or any other formatting) of images, they are just rendered as per the
              arguments passed. The only reason $image is part of the TEXT section, is to al-
              low for runtime modifications, through $execp $lua_parse, or some other method.


       imap_messages (args)
              Displays the number of messages in your global IMAP inbox by default.  You  can
              define  individual IMAP inboxes separately by passing arguments to this object.
              Arguments are: "host user pass [-i interval (in  seconds)]  [-f  'folder']  [-p
              port] [-e 'command'] [-r retries]". Default port is 143, default folder is 'IN-
              BOX', default interval is 5 minutes, and default number of retries before  giv-
              ing  up is 5. If the password is supplied as '*', you will be prompted to enter
              the password when Conky starts.


       imap_unseen (args)
              Displays the number of unseen messages in your global IMAP  inbox  by  default.
              You  can define individual IMAP inboxes separately by passing arguments to this
              object. Arguments are: "host user pass [-i interval (in seconds)] [-f 'folder']
              [-p port] [-e 'command'] [-r retries]".  Default port is 143, default folder is
              'INBOX', default interval is 5 minutes, and default number  of  retries  before
              giving up is 5. If the password is supplied as '*', you will be prompted to en-
              ter the password when Conky starts.


       include path
              Loads the configfile at path, places the configsettings behind  the  configset-
              tings in the orginal config and places the vars where the includevar stood.

       ioscheduler disk
              Prints the current ioscheduler used for the given disk name (i.e. e.g. "hda" or
              "sdb")


       kernel Kernel version


       laptop_mode
              The value of /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode


       lines textfile
              Displays the number of lines in the given file


       loadavg (1|2|3)
              System load average, 1 is for past 1 minute, 2 for past 5  minutes  and  3  for
              past  15 minutes. Without argument, prints all three values separated by white-
              space.


       loadgraph (height),(width) (gradient colour 1) (gradient colour 2) (scale) (-t) (-l)
              Load1 average graph, similar to xload, with optional colours in hex, minus  the
              #.  Uses a logarithmic scale (to see small numbers) when you use the -l switch.
              Takes the switch '-t' to use a temperature gradient, which makes  the  gradient
              values  change  depending  on the amplitude of a particular graph value (try it
              and see).


       lua function_name (function parameters)
              Executes a Lua function with given parameters, then prints the returned string.
              See  also  'lua_load'  on  how to load scripts. Conky puts 'conky_' in front of
              function_name to prevent accidental calls to the wrong function unless you  put
              you place 'conky_' in front of it yourself.


       lua_bar (height, width) function_name (function parameters)
              Executes  a  Lua function with given parameters and draws a bar. Expects result
              value to be an integer between 0 and 100. See also 'lua_load' on  how  to  load
              scripts.   Conky  puts 'conky_' in front of function_name to prevent accidental
              calls to the wrong function unless you put you place 'conky_' in  front  of  it
              yourself.


       lua_gauge (height, width) function_name (function parameters)
              Executes a Lua function with given parameters and draws a gauge. Expects result
              value to be an integer between 0 and 100. See also 'lua_load' on  how  to  load
              scripts.  Conky  puts  'conky_' in front of function_name to prevent accidental
              calls to the wrong function unless you put you place 'conky_' in  front  of  it
              yourself.


       lua_graph  function_name  (height),(width)  (gradient  colour  1)  (gradient colour 2)
       (scale) (-t) (-l)
              Executes a Lua function with and draws a graph.  Expects result value to be any
              number,  and  by default will scale to show the full range. See also 'lua_load'
              on how to load scripts. Takes the switch '-t' to use  a  temperature  gradient,
              which makes the gradient values change depending on the amplitude of a particu-
              lar graph value (try it and see). Conky puts 'conky_' in front of function_name
              to  prevent  accidental  calls  to  the wrong function unless you put you place
              'conky_' in front of it yourself.


       lua_parse function_name (function parameters)
              Executes a Lua function with given parameters as  per  $lua,  then  parses  and
              prints  the  result  value as per the syntax for Conky's TEXT section. See also
              'lua_load' on how to load scripts.  Conky  puts  'conky_'  in  front  of  func-
              tion_name  to prevent accidental calls to the wrong function unless you put you
              place 'conky_' in front of it yourself.


       machine
              Machine, i686 for example


       mails (mailbox) (interval)
              Mail count in the specified mailbox or your mail spool if not.  Both  mbox  and
              maildir  type  mailboxes are supported. You can use a program like fetchmail to
              get mails from some server using your favourite protocol. See also new_mails.


       mboxscan (-n number of messages to print) (-fw from width) (-sw subject width) mbox
              Print a summary of recent messages in an mbox format mailbox. mbox parameter is
              the  filename  of the mailbox (can be encapsulated using '"', ie. ${mboxscan -n
              10 "/home/brenden/some box"}


       mem    Amount of memory in use


       membar (height),(width)
              Bar that shows amount of memory in use


       memeasyfree
              Amount of free memory including the memory that  is  very  easily  freed  (buf-
              fers/cache)


       memfree
              Amount of free memory


       memgauge (height),(width)
              Gauge that shows amount of memory in use (see cpugauge)


       memgraph (height),(width) (gradient colour 1) (gradient colour 2) (scale) (-t) (-l)
              Memory  usage  graph.  Uses a logarithmic scale (to see small numbers) when you
              use the -l switch. Takes the switch '-t' to use a temperature  gradient,  which
              makes  the  gradient  values  change depending on the amplitude of a particular
              graph value (try it and see).


       memmax Total amount of memory


       memperc
              Percentage of memory in use


       mixer (device)
              Prints the mixer value as reported by the OS.  On Linux, this variable uses the
              OSS  emulation,  so you need the proper kernel module loaded.  Default mixer is
              "Vol", but you can specify one of the available OSS  controls:  "Vol",  "Bass",
              "Trebl",  "Synth",  "Pcm",  "Spkr", "Line", "Mic", "CD", "Mix", "Pcm2 ", "Rec",
              "IGain", "OGain", "Line1", "Line2",  "Line3",  "Digital1",  "Digital2",  "Digi-
              tal3", "PhoneIn", "PhoneOut", "Video", "Radio" and "Monitor".


       mixerbar (device)
              Displays  mixer  value  in a bar as reported by the OS. See docs for $mixer for
              details on arguments.


       mixerl (device)
              Prints the left channel mixer value as reported by the OS. See docs for  $mixer
              for details on arguments.


       mixerlbar (device)
              Displays  the left channel mixer value in a bar as reported by the OS. See docs
              for $mixer for details on arguments.


       mixerr (device)
              Prints the right channel mixer value as reported by the OS. See docs for $mixer
              for details on arguments.


       mixerrbar (device)
              Displays the right channel mixer value in a bar as reported by the OS. See docs
              for $mixer for details on arguments.


       moc_album
              Album of the current MOC song


       moc_artist
              Artist of the current MOC song


       moc_bitrate
              Bitrate in the current MOC song


       moc_curtime
              Current time of the current MOC song


       moc_file
              File name of the current MOC song


       moc_rate
              Rate of the current MOC song


       moc_song
              The current song name being played in MOC.


       moc_state
              Current state of MOC; playing, stopped etc.


       moc_timeleft
              Time left in the current MOC song


       moc_title
              Title of the current MOC song


       moc_totaltime
              Total length of the current MOC song


       monitor
              Number of the monitor on which conky is running or the message "Not running  in
              X" if this is the case.


       monitor_number
              Number of monitors or the message "Not running in X" if this is the case.


       mpd_album
              Album in current MPD song


       mpd_artist
              Artist in current MPD song must be enabled at compile


       mpd_bar (height),(width)
              Bar of mpd's progress


       mpd_bitrate
              Bitrate of current song


       mpd_date
              Date of current song


       mpd_elapsed
              Song's elapsed time


       mpd_file
              Prints the file name of the current MPD song


       mpd_length
              Song's length


       mpd_name
              Prints the MPD name field


       mpd_percent
              Percent of song's progress


       mpd_random
              Random status (On/Off)


       mpd_repeat
              Repeat status (On/Off)


       mpd_smart (max length)
              Prints  the song name in either the form "artist - title" or file name, depend-
              ing on whats available


       mpd_status
              Playing, stopped, et cetera.


       mpd_title (max length)
              Title of current MPD song


       mpd_track
              Prints the MPD track field


       mpd_vol
              MPD's volume


       nameserver (index)
              Print a nameserver from /etc/resolv.conf. Index starts at and defaults to 0.


       new_mails (mailbox) (interval)
              Unread mail count in the specified mailbox or mail spool if not. Both mbox  and
              maildir type mailboxes are supported.


       nodename
              Hostname


       nodename_short
              Short hostname (same as 'hostname -s' shell command).


       nvidia threshold temp ambient gpufreq memfreq imagequality
              Nvidia graficcard support for the XNVCtrl library. Each option can be shortened
              to the least significant part. Temperatures are printed  as  float,  all  other
              values as integer.

              threshold The thresholdtemperature at which the gpu slows down
              temp Gives the gpu current temperature
              ambient Gives current air temperature near GPU case
              gpufreq Gives the current gpu frequency
              memfreq Gives the current mem frequency
              imagequality Which imagequality should be chosen by OpenGL applications


       offset (pixels)
              Move text over by N pixels. See also $voffset.


       outlinecolor (color)
              Change outline color


       pb_battery item
              If running on Apple powerbook/ibook, display information on battery status. The
              item parameter specifies, what information to display. Exactly one item must be
              specified. Valid items are:

              status  Display  if  battery  is fully charged, charging, discharging or absent
              (running on AC)
              percent Display charge of battery in percent, if charging or discharging. Noth-
              ing will be displayed, if battery is fully charged or absent.
              time Display the time remaining until the battery will be fully charged or dis-
              charged at current rate. Nothing is displayed, if battery is absent or if  it's
              present but fully charged and not discharging.


       pid_chroot pid
              Directory  used  as  rootdirectory  by the process (this will be "/" unless the
              process did a chroot syscall)


       pid_cmdline pid
              Command line this process was invoked with


       pid_cwd pid
              Current working directory of the process


       pid_environ pid varname
              Contents of a environment-var of the process


       pid_environ_list pid
              List of environment-vars that the process can see


       pid_exe pid
              Path to executed command that started the process


       pid_nice pid
              The nice value of the process


       pid_openfiles pid
              List of files that the process has open


       pid_parent pid
              The pid of the parent of the process


       pid_priority pid
              The priority of the process (see 'priority' in "man 5 proc")


       pid_read pid
              Total number of bytes read by the process


       pid_state pid
              State of the process


       pid_state_short pid
              One of the chars in "RSDZTW" representing the state of the process where  R  is
              running,  S  is sleeping in an interruptible wait, D is waiting in uninterrupt-
              ible disk sleep, Z is zombie, T is traced or stopped (on a signal),  and  W  is
              paging


       pid_stderr pid
              Filedescriptor binded to the STDERR of the process


       pid_stdin pid
              Filedescriptor binded to the STDIN of the process


       pid_stdout pid
              Filedescriptor binded to the STDOUT of the process


       pid_threads pid
              Number of threads in process containing this thread


       pid_thread_list pid
              List with pid's from threads from this process


       pid_time_kernelmode pid
              Amount of time that the process has been scheduled in kernel mode in seconds


       pid_time_usermode pid
              Amount of time that the process has been scheduled in user mode in seconds


       pid_time pid
              Sum of $pid_time_kernelmode and $pid_time_usermode


       pid_uid pid
              The real uid of the process


       pid_euid pid
              The effective uid of the process


       pid_suid pid
              The saved set uid of the process


       pid_fsuid pid
              The file system uid of the process


       pid_gid pid
              The real gid of the process


       pid_egid pid
              The effective gid of the process


       pid_sgid pid
              The saved set gid of the process


       pid_fsgid pid
              The file system gid of the process


       pid_vmpeak pid
              Peak virtual memory size of the process


       pid_vmsize pid
              Virtual memory size of the process


       pid_vmlck pid
              Locked memory size of the process


       pid_vmhwm pid
              Peak resident set size ("high water mark") of the process


       pid_vmrss pid
              Resident set size of the process


       pid_vmdata pid
              Data segment size of the process


       pid_vmstk pid
              Stack segment size of the process


       pid_vmexe pid
              Text segment size of the process


       pid_vmlib pid
              Shared library code size of the process


       pid_vmpte pid
              Page table entries size of the process


       pid_write pid
              Total number of bytes written by the process


       platform (dev) type n (factor offset)
              Platform  sensor  from  sysfs  (Linux 2.6). Parameter dev may be omitted if you
              have only one platform device.  Platform type is either 'in' or  'vol'  meaning
              voltage;  'fan'  meaning fan; 'temp' meaning temperature. Parameter n is number
              of the sensor. See /sys/bus/platform/devices/ on your local computer.  The  op-
              tional  arguments  'factor' and 'offset' allow precalculation of the raw input,
              which is being modified as follows: 'input = input *  factor  +  offset'.  Note
              that they have to be given as decimal values (i.e. contain at least one decimal
              place).


       pop3_unseen (args)
              Displays the number of unseen messages in your global POP3  inbox  by  default.
              You  can define individual POP3 inboxes separately by passing arguments to this
              object. Arguments are: "host user pass [-i interval (in seconds)] [-p port] [-e
              'command']  [-r  retries]". Default port is 110, default interval is 5 minutes,
              and default number of retries before giving up is 5. If the  password  is  sup-
              plied as '*', you will be prompted to enter the password when Conky starts.


       pop3_used (args)
              Displays  the  amount of space (in MiB, 2^20) used in your global POP3 inbox by
              default. You can define individual POP3 inboxes separately by passing arguments
              to  this  object. Arguments are: "host user pass [-i interval (in seconds)] [-p
              port] [-e 'command'] [-r retries]". Default port is 110, default interval is  5
              minutes,  and  default number of retries before giving up is 5. If the password
              is supplied as '*', you will be prompted  to  enter  the  password  when  Conky
              starts.


       pre_exec shell command
              Executes  a shell command one time before conky displays anything and puts out-
              put as text.


       processes
              Total processes (sleeping and running)


       read_tcp (host) port
              Connects to a tcp port on a host  (default  is  localhost),  reads  every  char
              available at the moment and shows them.


       replied_mails (maildir) (interval)
              Number  of  mails  marked  as replied in the specified mailbox or mail spool if
              not. Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1.


       rss uri interval_in_minutes action (num_par (spaces_in_front))
              Download and parse RSS feeds. The  interval  may  be  a  floating  point  value
              greater than 0, otherwise defaults to 15 minutes. Action may be one of the fol-
              lowing: feed_title, item_title (with num par), item_desc  (with  num  par)  and
              item_titles  (when  using this action and spaces_in_front is given conky places
              that many spaces in front of each item). This object is threaded,  and  once  a
              thread  is  created  it  can't be explicitly destroyed. One thread will run for
              each URI specified. You can use any protocol that Curl supports.

       running_processes
              Running processes (not sleeping), requires Linux 2.6


       running_threads
              Number of running (runnable) threads. Linux only.


       scroll length (step) text
              Scroll 'text' by 'step' characters showing 'length' number of characters at the
              same time. The text may also contain variables. 'step' is optional and defaults
              to 1 if not set. If a var creates output on multiple lines then the  lines  are
              placed behind each other separated with a '|'-sign. If you change the textcolor
              inside $scroll it will automatically have it's old value back  at  the  end  of
              $scroll.  The end and the start of text will be separated by 'length' number of
              spaces.


       seen_mails (maildir) (interval)
              Number of mails marked as seen in the specified mailbox or mail spool  if  not.
              Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1.


       shadecolor (color)
              Change shading color


       smapi (ARGS)
              when  using smapi, display contents of the /sys/devices/platform/smapi directo-
              ry. ARGS are either '(FILENAME)' or 'bat (INDEX)  (FILENAME)'  to  display  the
              corresponding  files' content. This is a very raw method of accessing the smapi
              values. When available, better use one of the smapi_* variables instead.


       smapi_bat_bar (INDEX),(height),(width)
              when using smapi, display the remaining capacity of the battery with index  IN-
              DEX as a bar.


       smapi_bat_perc (INDEX)
              when using smapi, display the remaining capacity in percent of the battery with
              index INDEX. This is a separate variable because it supports  the  'use_spacer'
              configuration option.


       smapi_bat_power INDEX
              when  using smapi, display the current power of the battery with index INDEX in
              watt. This is a separate variable because the original read out value is  being
              converted  from mW. The sign of the output reflects charging (positive) or dis-
              charging (negative) state.


       smapi_bat_temp INDEX
              when using smapi, display the current temperature of the battery with index IN-
              DEX  in  degree  Celsius. This is a separate variable because the original read
              out value is being converted from milli degree Celsius.


       sony_fanspeed
              Displays the Sony VAIO fanspeed information if sony-laptop  kernel  support  is
              enabled. Linux only.


       stippled_hr (space)
              Stippled (dashed) horizontal line


       swap   Amount of swap in use


       swapbar (height),(width)
              Bar that shows amount of swap in use


       swapfree
              Amount of free swap


       swapmax
              Total amount of swap


       swapperc
              Percentage of swap in use


       sysname
              System name, Linux for example


       tab (width, (start))
              Puts  a  tab  of the specified width, starting from column 'start'. The unit is
              pixels for both arguments.


       tail logfile lines (next_check)
              Displays last N lines  of  supplied  text  file.  The  file  is  checked  every
              'next_check' update. If next_check is not supplied, Conky defaults to 2. Max of
              30 lines can be displayed, or until the text buffer is filled.


       tcp_portmon port_begin port_end item (index)
              TCP port (both IPv6 and IPv4) monitor for specified local ports.  Port  numbers
              must be in the range 1 to 65535. Valid items are:

              count Total number of connections in the range
              rip Remote ip address
              rhost Remote host name
              rport Remote port number
              rservice Remote service name from /etc/services
              lip Local ip address
              lhost Local host name
              lport Local port number
              lservice Local service name from /etc/services

              The  connection  index  provides you with access to each connection in the port
              monitor. The monitor will return information for index values  from  0  to  n-1
              connections.  Values higher than n-1 are simply ignored.  For the "count" item,
              the connection index must be omitted. It is required for all other items.

              Examples:

              ${tcp_portmon 6881 6999 count} Displays the number of connections in  the  bit-
              torrent port range
              ${tcp_portmon  22  22 rip 0} Displays the remote host ip of the first sshd con-
              nection
              ${tcp_portmon 22 22 rip 9} Displays the remote host ip of the tenth  sshd  con-
              nection
              ${tcp_portmon  1  1024 rhost 0} Displays the remote host name of the first con-
              nection on a privileged port
              ${tcp_portmon 1 1024 rport 4} Displays the remote host port of the  fifth  con-
              nection on a privileged port
              ${tcp_portmon  1 65535 lservice 14} Displays the local service name of the fif-
              teenth connection in the range of all ports

              Note that port monitor variables which share the same port range actually refer
              to  the  same  monitor, so many references to a single port range for different
              items and different indexes all use  the  same  monitor  internally.  In  other
              words, the program avoids creating redundant monitors.

       templateN (arg1) (arg2) (arg3 ...)
              Evaluate the content of the templateN configuration variable (where N is a val-
              ue between 0 and 9, inclusively), applying substitutions as  described  in  the
              documentation  of the corresponding configuration variable. The number of argu-
              ments is optional, but must match the highest referred index in  the  template.
              You can use the same special sequences in each argument as the ones valid for a
              template definition, e.g. to allow an argument to contain  a  whitespace.  Also
              simple nesting of templates is possible this way.

              Here are some examples of template definitions:

              template0 $\1\2
              template1 \1: ${fs_used \2} / ${fs_size \2}
              template2 \1 \2

              The  following list shows sample usage of the templates defined above, with the
              equivalent syntax when not using any template at all:

              using template                    same without template
              ------------------------------------------------------------------
              ${template0 node name}            $nodename
              ${template1 root /}               root: ${fs_free /} /  ${fs_size
                                                /}
              ${template1  ${template2\ disk\   disk  root:  ${fs_free   /}   /
              root} /}                          ${fs_size /}

       texeci interval command
              Runs  a command at an interval inside a thread and displays the output. Same as
              $execi, except the command is run inside a thread. Use this if you have a  slow
              script  to  keep  Conky  updating. You should make the interval slightly longer
              then the time it takes your script to execute.  For  example,  if  you  have  a
              script  that take 5 seconds to execute, you should make the interval at least 6
              seconds.  See also $execi. This object will clean up the thread when it is  de-
              stroyed,  so  it can safely be used in a nested fashion, though it may not pro-
              duce the desired behaviour if used this way.


       threads
              Total threads


       time (format)
              Local time, see man strftime to get more information about format


       to_bytes size
              If 'size' is a number followed by a  size-unit  (kilobyte,mb,GiB,...)  then  it
              converts  the  size to bytes and shows it without unit, otherwise it just shows
              'size'.


       top type num
              This takes arguments in the form:top (name) (number) Basically,  processes  are
              ranked from highest to lowest in terms of cpu usage, which is what (num) repre-
              sents. The types are: "name",  "pid",  "cpu",  "mem",  "mem_res",  "mem_vsize",
              "time",  "uid", "user", "io_perc", "io_read" and "io_write". There can be a max
              of 10 processes listed.


       top_io type num
              Same as top, except sorted by the amount of I/O the process has done during the
              update interval


       top_mem type num
              Same as top, except sorted by mem usage instead of cpu


       top_time type num
              Same as top, except sorted by total CPU time instead of current CPU usage


       totaldown (net)
              Total  download,  overflows at 4 GB on Linux with 32-bit arch and there doesn't
              seem to be a way to know how many times it has already done that  before  conky
              has started.


       totalup (net)
              Total upload, this one too, may overflow


       trashed_mails (maildir) (interval)
              Number  of  mails  marked  as trashed in the specified mailbox or mail spool if
              not. Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1.


       tztime (timezone (format))
              Local time for specified timezone, see man strftime  to  get  more  information
              about format. The timezone argument is specified in similar fashion as TZ envi-
              ronment variable. For hints, look in /usr/share/zoneinfo. e.g.  US/Pacific, Eu-
              rope/Zurich, etc.


       gid_name gid
              Name of group with this gid


       uid_name uid
              Username of user with this uid


       unflagged_mails (maildir) (interval)
              Number of mails not marked as flagged in the specified mailbox or mail spool if
              not. Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1.


       unforwarded_mails (maildir) (interval)
              Number of mails not marked as forwarded in the specified mailbox or mail  spool
              if not. Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1.


       unreplied_mails (maildir) (interval)
              Number of mails not marked as replied in the specified mailbox or mail spool if
              not. Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1.


       unseen_mails (maildir) (interval)
              Number of new or unseen mails in the specified mailbox or mail  spool  if  not.
              Only maildir type mailboxes are supported, mbox type will return -1.


       updates Number of updates
              for debugging


       upspeed (net)
              Upload speed in suitable IEC units


       upspeedf (net)
              Upload speed in KiB with one decimal


       upspeedgraph (netdev) (height),(width) (gradient colour 1) (gradient colour 2) (scale)
       (-t) (-l)
              Upload speed graph, colours defined in hex, minus the #. If scale is  non-zero,
              it becomes the scale for the graph. Uses a logarithmic scale (to see small num-
              bers) when you use the -l switch. Takes the switch '-t' to  use  a  temperature
              gradient,  which makes the gradient values change depending on the amplitude of
              a particular graph value (try it and see).


       uptime Uptime


       uptime_short
              Uptime in a shorter format


       user_names
              Lists the names of the users logged in


       user_number
              Number of users logged in


       user_terms
              Lists the consoles in use


       user_times
              Lists how long users have been logged in for


       user_time console
              Lists how long the user for the given console has been logged in for


       utime (format)
              Display time in UTC (universal coordinate time).


       voffset (pixels)
              Change vertical offset by N pixels. Negative values will cause text to overlap.
              See also $offset.


       voltage_mv (n)
              Returns CPU #n's voltage in mV. CPUs are counted from 1. If omitted, the param-
              eter defaults to 1.


       voltage_v (n)
              Returns CPU #n's voltage in V. CPUs are counted from 1. If omitted, the parame-
              ter defaults to 1.


       weather URI locID data_type (interval_in_minutes)
              Download, parse and display METAR data.

              For the 'URI', there are two possibilities:

              http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/
              http://xoap.weather.com/weather/local/

              The first one is free to use but the second requires you to register and obtain
              your partner ID and license key. These two must  be  written,  separated  by  a
              space,  into  a file called .xoaprc which needs to be placed into your home di-
              rectory.

              'locID' must be a valid location identifier for the required uri. For the  NOAA
              site   this   must   be   a   valid   ICAO   (see   for   instance  https://pi-
              lotweb.nas.faa.gov/qryhtml/icao/). For the weather.com  site  this  must  be  a
              valid  location ID (see for instance http://aspnetresources.com/tools/locid.as-
              px).

              'data_type' must be one of the following:

              last_update The date and time stamp of the data.  The result depends on the URI
              used.  For  the NOAA site it is date (yyyy/mm/dd) and UTC time.  For the weath-
              er.com one it is date ([m]m/[d]d/yy) and Local Time of the station.
              temperature

              Air temperature (you can use the 'temperature_unit' config  setting  to  change
              units)
              cloud_cover

              The highest cloud cover status
              pressure

              Air pressure in millibar
              wind_speed

              Wind speed in km/h
              wind_dir

              Wind direction
              wind_dir_DEG

              Compass wind direction
              humidity

              Relative humidity in %
              weather

              Any  relevant  weather  event  (rain,  snow, etc.). This is not used if you are
              querying the weather.com site since this data is aggregated into the cloud_cov-
              er one
              icon

              Weather icon (only for www.weather.com). Can be used together with the icon kit
              provided upon registering to their service.

              'delay_in_minutes' (optional, default 30) cannot be less than 30 minutes.

              This object is threaded, and once a thread is created it  can't  be  explicitly
              destroyed. One thread will run for each URI specified.

              Note that these variables are still EXPERIMENTAL and can be subject to many fu-
              ture changes.

       weather_forecast URI locID day data_type (interval_in_minutes)
              Download, parse and display weather forecast data for a given day (daytime  on-
              ly).

              For  the  'URI', for the time being only http://xoap.weather.com/weather/local/
              is supported. See 'weather' above for details of usage

              'locID', see 'weather' above.

              'day' is a number from 0 (today) to 4 (3 days after tomorrow).

              'data_type' must be one of the following:

              day Day of the week
              date Date, in the form MMM DD (ie. Jul 14)
              low Minimun temperature (you can use the 'temperature_unit' config  setting  to
              change units)
              hi  Maximum  temperature  (you can use the 'temperature_unit' config setting to
              change units)
              icon Weather icon. Can be used together with the icon kit provided upon  regis-
              tering to the weather.com service
              forecast Weather forecast (sunny, rainy, etc.)
              wind_speed Wind speed in km/h
              wind_dir Wind direction
              wind_dir_DEG Compass wind direction
              humidity Relative humidity in %
              precipitation Probability of having a precipitation (in %)

              'delay_in_minutes' (optional, default 210) cannot be lower than 210 min.

              This  object  is  threaded, and once a thread is created it can't be explicitly
              destroyed. One thread will run for each URI specified. You can use any protocol
              that Curl supports.

              Note that these variables are still EXPERIMENTAL and can be subject to many fu-
              ture changes.

       wireless_ap (net)
              Wireless access point MAC address (Linux only)


       wireless_bitrate (net)
              Wireless bitrate (ie 11 Mb/s) (Linux only)


       wireless_essid (net)
              Wireless access point ESSID (Linux only)


       wireless_link_bar (height),(width) (net)
              Wireless link quality bar (Linux only)


       wireless_link_qual (net)
              Wireless link quality (Linux only)


       wireless_link_qual_max (net)
              Wireless link quality maximum value (Linux only)


       wireless_link_qual_perc (net)
              Wireless link quality in percents (Linux only)


       wireless_mode (net)
              Wireless mode (Managed/Ad-Hoc/Master) (Linux only)


       words textfile
              Displays the number of words in the given file


       xmms2_album
              Album in current XMMS2 song


       xmms2_artist
              Artist in current XMMS2 song


       xmms2_bar (height),(width)
              Bar of XMMS2's progress


       xmms2_bitrate
              Bitrate of current song


       xmms2_comment
              Comment in current XMMS2 song


       xmms2_date
              Returns song's date.


       xmms2_duration
              Duration of current song


       xmms2_elapsed
              Song's elapsed time


       xmms2_genre
              Genre in current XMMS2 song


       xmms2_id
              XMMS2 id of current song


       xmms2_percent
              Percent of song's progress


       xmms2_playlist
              Returns the XMMS2 playlist.


       xmms2_size
              Size of current song


       xmms2_smart
              Prints the song name in either the form "artist - title" or file name,  depend-
              ing on whats available


       xmms2_status
              XMMS2 status (Playing, Paused, Stopped, or Disconnected)


       xmms2_timesplayed
              Number of times a song was played (presumably).


       xmms2_title
              Title in current XMMS2 song


       xmms2_tracknr
              Track number in current XMMS2 song


       xmms2_url
              Full path to current song


LUA API
       Conky features a Lua Programming API, and also ships with Lua bindings for some useful
       libraries. Conky defines certain global functions and variables which can be  accessed
       from Lua code running in Conky.

       To  use  Lua  Conky,  you first need to make sure you have a version of Conky with Lua
       support enabled (``conky -v'' will report this). Scripts must first  be  loaded  using
       the  lua_load  configuration  option. You then call functions in Lua via Conky's $lua,
       $lua_read, and Lua hooks.

       Be careful when creating threaded objects through the Lua API. You could wind up  with
       a whole bunch of threads running if a thread is created with each iteration.

       At  this  time, the Lua API should not be considered stable and may change drastically
       from one release to another as it matures.

       NOTE: In order to accommodate certain features in the cairo library's API, Conky  will
       export  a  few  additional functions for the creation of certain structures. These are
       documented below.

       conky_parse(string) function
              This function takes a string that is evaluated as per Conky's TEXT section, and
              then returns a string with the result.

       conky_set_update_interval(number) function
              Sets Conky's update interval (in seconds) to 'number'.

       conky_window table
              This  table contains some information about Conky's window. The following table
              describes the values contained:

              drawable Window's drawable (Xlib Drawable), requires Lua extras enabled at com-
              pile time.
              visual  Window's  visual  (Xlib Visual), requires Lua extras enabled at compile
              time.
              display Window's display (Xlib Display), requires Lua extras enabled at compile
              time.
              width Window width (in pixels).
              height Window height (in pixels).
              border_inner_margin Window's inner border margin (in pixels).
              border_outer_margin Window's outer border margin (in pixels).
              border_width Window's border width (in pixels).
              text_start_x The x component of the starting coordinate of text drawing.
              text_start_y The y component of the starting coordinate of text drawing.
              text_width The width of the text drawing region.
              text_height The height of the text drawing region.

              NOTE: This table is only defined when X support is enabled.

       conky_info table
              This table contains some information about Conky's internal data. The following
              table describes the values contained:

              update_interval Conky's update interval (in seconds).
              uptime System uptime, in seconds.

       conky_build_info string
              A string containing the build info for this particular instance of  Conky,  in-
              cluding the version, build date, and architecture.

       conky_build_date string
              A string containing the build date for this particular instance of Conky.

       conky_build_arch string
              A  string  containing  the  build  architecture for this particular instance of
              Conky.

       conky_version string
              A string containing the version of the current instance of Conky.

       conky_config string
              A string containing the path of the current Conky configuration file.

       cairo_text_extents_t:create() function
              Call this function to return a new cairo_text_extents_t structure.  A  creation
              function  for  this  structure  is not provided by the cairo API. After calling
              this, you should use tolua.takeownership() on the return value to ensure owner-
              ship is passed properly.

       cairo_font_extents_t:create() function
              Call  this  function to return a new cairo_font_extents_t structure. A creation
              function for this structure is not provided by the  cairo  API.  After  calling
              this, you should use tolua.takeownership() on the return value to ensure owner-
              ship is passed properly.

       cairo_matrix_t:create() function
              Call this function to return a new cairo_matrix_t structure. A  creation  func-
              tion  for  this structure is not provided by the cairo API. After calling this,
              you should use tolua.takeownership() on the return value to ensure ownership is
              passed properly.

EXAMPLES
       conky -t '${time %D %H:%M}' -o -u 30
              Start Conky in its own window with date and clock as text and 30 sec update in-
              terval.

       conky -a top_left -x 5 -y 500 -d
              Start Conky to background at coordinates (5, 500).

       conky -C > ~/.conkyrc
              Do not start Conky, but have it output  the  builtin  default  config  file  to
              ~/.conkyrc for later customising.

FILES
       ${sysconfdir}/conky/conky.conf
              Default  system-wide configuration file.  The value of ${sysconfdir} depends on
              the compile-time options (most likely /etc).

       ~/.conkyrc
              Default personal configuration file.

BUGS
       Drawing to root or some other desktop window directly doesn't  work  with  all  window
       managers.  Especially  doesn't  work  well with Gnome and it has been reported that it
       doesn't work with KDE either. Nautilus can be disabled from drawing  to  desktop  with
       program gconf-editor. Uncheck show_desktop in /apps/nautilus/preferences/. There is -w
       switch in Conky to set some specific window id. You might find xwininfo  -tree  useful
       to find the window to draw to.  You can also use -o argument which makes Conky to cre-
       ate its own window. If you do try running Conky in its own window, be sure to read  up
       on the own_window_type settings and experiment.

SEE ALSO
       -�http://conky.sourceforge.net/-�

       -�http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/conky-�

       -�http://wiki.conky.be-�

       #conky on irc.freenode.net

COPYING
       Copyright  (c)  2005-2010 Brenden Matthews, Philip Kovacs, et. al. Any original torsmo
       code is licensed under the BSD license (see LICENSE.BSD for a copy). All code  written
       since  the  fork of torsmo is licensed under the GPL (see LICENSE.GPL for a copy), ex-
       cept where noted differently (such as in portmon code, timed thread  code,  and  auda-
       cious code which are LGPL, and prss which is an MIT-style license).

AUTHORS
       The Conky dev team (see AUTHORS for a full list of contributors).



                                          2012-05-03                                 conky(1)