Conky

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Conky

- conky a system monitor for X


How Install ?

  • Install conky and conky-wizard in synaptic
  • Paste in terminal:
 conky -C > ~/.conkyrc
  • Put code from webside in ~/.conkyrc or edit according to your tastes and rules of lua

[INSTALL CONKY MANAGER AND DOWNLOAD CONKY THEMES FROM HERE- [1] ]


The theory that you should know

  • conky -C > ~/.conkyrc --> this set default configuration settings in ~/.conkyrc
  • conky --> launches
  • killall conky --> it kills conky
  • in ~/.conkyrc you can find word TEXT", after this word next command in this file, will create applicationon the desktop
  • " ~ " this mean home directory,
/home/name_of_user/ -->  ~/  --> $home
  • .name_file "." this mean file is hidden , example: ~/.conkyrc
  • # conky configuration --> " # " this mean this is only comment


Simply Example .conkyrc

  • Go to the link:

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=556%23p556

  • choose code
  • copy and replace with code in ~/.conkyrc file.
  • write in terminal conky and click "Enter" to run this program.
  • link: conky webpage
  • screenshots with conkyrc files: click here
  • practice

Example: http://conky.sourceforge.net/conkyrc-vert

Picture with conky on Desktop

.conkyrc file from website:

# conky configuration
# edited by darcon@gmail.com
#
# set to yes if you want Conky to be forked in the background
background no
#
# X font when Xft is disabled, you can pick one with program xfontsel
#font 5x7
#font 6x10
#font 7x13
#font 8x13
#font 9x15
#font *mintsmild.se*
#font -*-*-*-*-*-*-34-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
#
#
# Use Xft?
use_xft yes
#
# Xft font when Xft is enabled
#xftfont Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:size=8
xftfont Terminus:size=8
#
# Text alpha when using Xft
xftalpha 0.8
#
# Print everything to console?
# out_to_console no
#
# mail spool
#mail_spool $MAIL
#
# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 2.0
#
# This is the number of times Conky will update before quitting.
# Set to zero to run forever.
total_run_times 0
#
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window no
#
# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes
#
# Minimum size of text area
minimum_size 1000 5
# Draw shades?
draw_shades yes
# Draw outlines?
draw_outline no
# Draw borders around text
draw_borders no
# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 8
# border margins
border_margin 4
# border width
border_width 1
# Default colors and also border colors
default_color white
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color white
# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
alignment top_left
#alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right
# Gap between borders of screen and text
# same thing as passing -x at command line
gap_x 450
gap_y 1
# Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
no_buffers yes
# set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
uppercase no
# number of cpu samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
cpu_avg_samples 2
# number of net samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
net_avg_samples 2
# Force UTF8? note that UTF8 support required XFT
override_utf8_locale no
# Add spaces to keep things from moving about?  This only affects certain objects.
use_spacer yes
#Note: doesn't work in conky 1.2 =(
#   mldonkey_hostname     Hostname for mldonkey stuff, defaults to localhost
#   mldonkey_port         Mldonkey port, 4001 default
#   mldonkey_login        Mldonkey login, default none
#   mldonkey_password     Mldonkey password, default none
# Possible variables to be used:
#
#      Variable         Arguments                  Description                
# 	addr              (interface)   IP address for an interface
# 	acpiacadapter                   ACPI ac adapter state.                   
# 	acpifan                         ACPI fan state                           
# 	acpitemp                        ACPI temperature.                        
# 	adt746xcpu                      CPU temperature from therm_adt746x       
# 	adt746xfan                      Fan speed from therm_adt746x             
# 	alignr            (num)         Right-justify text, with space of N
# 	alignc                          Align text to centre
# 	battery           (num)         Remaining capasity in ACPI or APM        
# 					battery. ACPI battery number can be      
# 					given as argument (default is BAT0).     
# 	buffers                         Amount of memory buffered                
# 	cached                          Amount of memory cached                  
# 	color             (color)       Change drawing color to color            
# 	cpu                             CPU usage in percents                    
# 	cpubar            (height)      Bar that shows CPU usage, height is      
# 					bar's height in pixels                 
# 	cpugraph          (height),(width) (gradient colour 1) (gradient colour 2)
# 					CPU usage graph, with optional colours in hex,
# 					minus the #.
# 	downspeed         net           Download speed in kilobytes              
# 	downspeedf        net           Download speed in kilobytes with one
# 					decimal                                  
# 	downspeedgraph    net (height),(width) (gradient colour 1) (gradient colour 2)
# 					Download speed graph, colours defined in
# 					hex, minus the #.
# 	exec              shell 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   
# 					behaviour in C and posting a patch :-).  
# 	execbar           shell 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 the bar is currently fixed,
# 					but that may change in the future.
# 	execgraph         shell command Same as execbar, but graphs values
# 	execi             interval, shell command
#  					Same as exec but with specific interval. 
# 					Interval can't be less than              
# 					update_interval in configuration.        
#	font		  font		Specify a different font.  Only applies
#					to one line.
# 	fs_bar            (height), (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_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_used           (fs)          File system used space                   
# 	hr                (height)      Horizontal line, height is the height in 
# 					pixels                                   
# 	i2c               (dev), type, n  I2C sensor from sysfs (Linux 2.6). dev   
# 					may be omitted if you have only one I2C  
# 					device. type is either in (or vol)       
# 					meaning voltage, fan meaning fan or
# 					temp/tempf (first in C, second in F)
# 					meaning temperature. n is number of the  
# 					sensor. See /sys/bus/i2c/devices/ on     
# 					your local computer.                     
# 	if_running        (process)     if PROCESS is running, display
# 					everything if_running and the matching $endif
# 	if_existing       (file)        if FILE exists, display everything between
# 					if_existing and the matching $endif
# 	if_mounted        (mountpoint)  if MOUNTPOINT is mounted, display everything between
# 					if_mounted and the matching $endif
# 	else                            Text to show if any of the above are not true
# 	kernel                          Kernel version                          
# 	linkstatus        (interface)   Get the link status for wireless connections
# 	loadavg           (1), (2), (3) System load average, 1 is for past 1     
# 					minute, 2 for past 5 minutes and 3 for   
# 					past 15 minutes.                         
# 	machine                         Machine, i686 for example                
# 	mails                           Mail count in mail spool. You can use    
# 					program like fetchmail to get mails from 
# 					some server using your favourite         
# 					protocol. See also new_mails.            
# 	mem                             Amount of memory in use                  
# 	membar            (height)      Bar that shows amount of memory in use   
# 	memmax                          Total amount of memory                   
# 	memperc                         Percentage of memory in use
# 	
# 	metar_ob_time
# 	metar_temp
# 	metar_tempf                     Temp in F
# 	metar_windchill
# 	metar_dew_point                 There are a bunch of these
# 	metar_rh                        and they are self-explanatory
# 	metar_windspeed
# 	metar_winddir
# 	metar_swinddir
# 	metar_cloud
# 	metar_u2d_time
# 	
# 	ml_upload_counter               total session upload in mb
# 	ml_download_counter             total session download in mb
# 	ml_nshared_files                number of shared files
# 	ml_shared_counter               total session shared in mb, buggy
# 					in some mldonkey versions
# 	ml_tcp_upload_rate              tcp upload rate in kb/s
# 	ml_tcp_download_rate            tcp download rate in kb/s
# 	ml_udp_upload_rate              udp upload rate in kb/s
# 	ml_udp_download_rate            udp download rate in kb/s
# 	ml_ndownloaded_files            number of completed files
# 	ml_ndownloading_files           number of downloading files
# 	
# 	mpd_artist			Artist in current MPD song
# 					(must be enabled at compile)
# 	mpd_album			Album in current MPD song
# 	mpd_bar           (height)      Bar of mpd's progress
# 	mpd_bitrate                     Bitrate of current song
# 	mpd_status                      Playing, stopped, et cetera.
# 	mpd_title			Title of current MPD song
# 	mpd_vol				MPD's volume
# 	mpd_elapsed                     Song's elapsed time
# 	mpd_length                      Song's length
# 	mpd_percent                     Percent of song's progress
# 	new_mails                       Unread mail count in mail spool.         
# 	nodename                        Hostname                                 
# 	outlinecolor      (color)       Change outline color                     
# 	pre_exec          shell command Executes a shell command one time before 
# 					conky displays anything and puts output 
# 					as text.                                 
# 	processes                       Total processes (sleeping and running)   
# 	running_processes               Running processes (not sleeping),        
# 					requires Linux 2.6                       
# 	shadecolor        (color)       Change shading color                     
# 	stippled_hr       (space),      Stippled (dashed) horizontal line        
# 			(height)        
# 	swapbar           (height)      Bar that shows amount of swap in use     
# 	swap                            Amount of swap in use                    
# 	swapmax                         Total amount of swap                     
# 	swapperc                        Percentage of swap in use                
# 	sysname                         System name, Linux for example           
# 	offset            pixels        Move text over by N pixels
# 	tail              logfile, lines (interval)
# 					Displays last N lines of supplied text
# 					text file.  If interval is not supplied,
# 					Conky assumes 2x Conky's interval.
# 					Max of 30 lines.
# 					Max of 30 lines can be displayed.
# 	time              (format)      Local time, see man strftime to get more 
# 					information about format                 
# 	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.                            
# 	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> represents.
# 					The types are: "name", "pid", "cpu", and
# 					"mem".
# 					There can be a max of 10 processes listed.
# 	top_mem           type, num     Same as top, except sorted by mem usage
# 					instead of cpu
# 	totalup           net           Total upload, this one too, may overflow 
# 	updates                         Number of updates (for debugging)        
# 	upspeed           net           Upload speed in kilobytes                
# 	upspeedf          net           Upload speed in kilobytes with one       
# 					decimal                                  
# 	upspeedgraph      net (height),(width)  (gradient colour 1) (gradient colour 2)
# 					Upload speed graph, colours defined in
# 					 hex, minus the #.
# 	uptime                          Uptime                                   
#  	uptime_short                    Uptime in a shorter format               
# 	
# 	seti_prog                       Seti@home current progress
# 	seti_progbar      (height)      Seti@home current progress bar
# 	seti_credit                     Seti@hoome total user credit
#
# variable is given either in format $variable or in ${variable}. Latter
# allows characters right after the variable and must be used in network
# stuff because of an argument
#
# stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen
#
TEXT
#
#
${offset 240}${color slate grey}${time %a, } ${color }${time %e %B %G}
${offset 240}${color slate grey}${time %Z,    }${color }${time %H:%M:%S}
${offset 240}${color slate grey}UpTime: ${color }$uptime
${offset 240}${color slate grey}Kern:${color }$kernel
${offset 240}${color slate grey}CPU:${color } $cpu% ${acpitemp}C
${offset 240}${cpugraph 20,130 000000 ffffff}
${offset 240}${color slate grey}Load: ${color }$loadavg
${offset 240}${color slate grey}Processes: ${color }$processes  
${offset 240}${color slate grey}Running:   ${color }$running_processes
#
${offset 240}${color slate grey}Highest CPU:
${offset 240}${color #ddaa00} ${top name 1}${top_mem cpu 1}
${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top name 2}${top cpu 2}
${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top name 3}${top cpu 3}
${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top name 4}${top cpu 4}
${offset 240}${color slate grey}Highest MEM:
#
${offset 240}${color #ddaa00} ${top_mem name 1}${top_mem mem 1}
${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 2}${top_mem mem 2}
${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 3}${top_mem mem 3}
${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 4}${top_mem mem 4}
#
${offset 240}${color slate grey}MEM:  ${color } $memperc% $mem/$memmax
${offset 240}${membar 3,100}
${offset 240}${color slate grey}SWAP: ${color }$swapperc% $swap/$swapmax
${offset 240}${swapbar 3,100}
#
${offset 240}${color slate grey}ROOT:    ${color }${fs_free /}/${fs_size /}
${offset 240}${fs_bar 3,100 /}
${offset 240}${color slate grey}HOME:  ${color }${fs_free /home}/${fs_size /home}
${offset 240}${fs_bar 3,100 /home}
${offset 240}${color slate grey}SLACK:  ${color }${fs_free /mnt/slack}/${fs_size /mnt/slack}
${offset 240}${fs_bar 3,100 /mnt/slack}
${offset 240}${color slate grey}NET: 
${offset 240}${color}Up: ${color }${upspeed eth0} k/s
${offset 240}${upspeedgraph eth0 20,130 000000 ffffff}
${offset 240}${color}Down: ${color }${downspeed eth0}k/s${color}
${offset 240}${downspeedgraph eth0 20,130 000000 ffffff}
#
#
${color slate grey}/var/log/messages:
${color}${exec tail -n20 /var/log/messages}
  • This is usefully script, you have ready command in script.

Example you can mark ( delete # ) or unmark (paste # at the beginning of the line) command

  • You can quickly edit conkyrc,

in editor, in menu click to find word, example "left" to move conky, search also "gap" word.

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