i3status is a small program for generating a status bar for i3bar, dzen2, xmobar or similar programs. It is designed to be very efficient by issuing a very small number of system calls, as one generally wants to update such a status line every second. This ensures that even under high load, your status bar is updated correctly. Also, it saves a bit of energy by not hogging your CPU as much as spawning the corresponding amount of shell commands would.



The documentation for i3status is its manpage. You can also view the manpage online.


i3status is currently developed at https://github.com/i3/i3status. Checkouts of the master branch are intended to be stable and working all the time.