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AnyBar: OS X menubar status indicator

README.md

AnyBar is a small indicator for your menubar that does one simple thing: it displays a colored dot. What the dot means and when to change it is up to you.

Download

Version 0.1.4:

Or using Homebrew-cask:

brew cask install anybar

Usage

AnyBar is controlled via a UDP port (1738 by default). Before any commands can be sent, AnyBar.app must be launched:

Once launched, you may send it a message to change the style of the dot:

echo -n “black” | nc -4u -w0 localhost 1738

The following default commands change the style of the dot:

white red orange yellow green cyan blue purple black question exclamation

And one special command forces AnyBar to quit: quit

Alternative clients

Bash alias:

$ function anybar { echo -n $1 | nc -4u -w0 localhost ${2:-1738}; }

$ anybar red
$ anybar green 1739

Go:

Node:

PHP:

Java:

Python:

Ruby:

Rust:

Nim:

Erlang:

C:

Crystal:

Emacs:

AppleScript:

tell application “AnyBar” to set image name to “blue”

tell application “AnyBar” to set current to get image name as


 

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