usage: ztatus [‑d] [‑n text]

ztatus creates a status bar for dwm, and other window managers using the root WM_NAME as input for displaying a status bar. Except for creating a status bar, ztatus also acts as a simple notification daemon.


ztatus displays measurements from volume, battery, temperature, cpu usage, memory usage, mail, packages, and display date and time.


Edit config.mk to match your local setup (ztatus is installed into the /usr/local namespace by default), then simply enter the following command to install (if necessary as root):

make clean install 


ztatus can be customized by creating a custom config.h and (re)compiling the source code.

Example usage of ztatus

Start the daemon

ztatus -d & 

Send notification

ztatus -n "hello world!" 

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