xmobar VS pfetch

Compare xmobar vs pfetch and see what are their differences.

xmobar

A minimalistic status bar (by jaor)

pfetch

🐧 A pretty system information tool written in POSIX sh. (by dylanaraps)
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xmobar

Posts with mentions or reviews of xmobar. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-02-03.
  • Xmobar update on keypress and hiding windows
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 10 Jul 2022
    Updating statusbar modules(like brightness or volume) only on keypress instead of timeout. Didn't find much about this for xmobar. Looked into Github issue but didn't understand exactly how to implement it
  • AUR VCS package has changed version overnight (xmobar-git)
    1 project | /r/archlinux | 17 May 2022
    Recently I have installed the xmobar-git AUR package, you can find it here: It correctly installed the latest version, last git commit (xmobar-git 0.43.r5.g289271f-1) from the git repo here.
  • Strange colons in XMobar
    2 projects | /r/xmonad | 3 Feb 2022
    Strange. I probably won't have time to look into this today, but I will look into it this weekend if it's still happening. The lead maintainer is nice and responsive. Feel free to make an issue at https://github.com/jaor/xmobar.
  • Recommend packages for a WM Setup
    5 projects | /r/xmonad | 8 Dec 2021
    I use Sakura for terminals, xmobar for info, nemo) as the file manager, flameshot to grab screenshots, picom for transparency, notify-osd for showing notifications, xscreensaver to blank/lock the screen, redshift to set brightness/adjust color, x-on-resize to handle connecting screens, and parcellite for clipboards.
  • Issue with writeShellScriptBin and writeScriptBin
    1 project | /r/NixOS | 20 Nov 2021
    Code: `` trayer-padding-icon = pkgs.writeScriptBin "trayer-padding-icon.sh" '' #!/bin/sh # Copied from https://github.com/jaor/xmobar/issues/239#issuecomment-233206552 # Detects the width of running trayer-srg window (xprop name 'panel') # and creates an XPM icon of that width, 1px height, and transparent. # Outputs an -tag for use in xmobar to display the generated # XPM icon. # # Run script from xmobar: #Run Com "/where/ever/trayer-padding-icon.sh" [] "trayerpad" 10 # and use%trayerpad%` in your template.
  • ?trayer padding in haskell
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 25 Oct 2021
    That's a bit unfortunate, but I think adding something like to xmobar's format would be a good idea. You might want to mention that as an alternative in https://github.com/jaor/xmobar/issues/583 so jaor has the full picture and can let us know what he thinks about it all. Perhaps just link to this discussion.
  • Stalonetray dynamically sizing xmobar
    1 project | /r/xmonad | 14 Oct 2021
    I followed 4.1.2 Dynamically sizing xmobar in xmobar.org and it works with 1 monitor, but with 2 monitors the tray is in the wrong place
  • How to build an xmobar config from from a haskell source file?
    5 projects | /r/NixOS | 31 Aug 2021
    The ah-xmobar built by NixOS doesn't display. I'm now reasonably convinced that the xmobar library provided by nixpkgs was not compiled with the necessary flags to support my config. Reason being that: - Compiled ah-xmobar using NixOS pre-compiled xmobar library doesn't work with xmobar's example hs config. - Compiled ah-xmobar using NixOS pre-compiled xmobar library works with a config that uses commands = [] and template = "%uname%". - Compiled ah-xmobar using custom compiled xmobar library with the +all_extensions flag works for any configuration.
  • Using trayer with xmobar?
    3 projects | /r/xmonad | 31 Aug 2021
    https://github.com/jaor/xmobar/blob/master/examples/padding-icon.sh this script generates a transparent xpm icon same width as your tray size. run this as a module in xmobar wherever you want trayer to be and launch trayer to that position. take a look at this https://github.com/Sloopy3333/dotfiles/tree/master/.config/xmonad
  • Problems with xmobar
    4 projects | /r/xmonad | 9 Aug 2021
    I tried this example config from xmobar.org. And it works. Config { font = "-misc-fixed-*-*-*-*-10-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" , additionalFonts = [] , borderColor = "black" , border = TopB , bgColor = "black" , fgColor = "grey" , alpha = 255 , position = Top , textOffset = -1 , iconOffset = -1 , lowerOnStart = True , pickBroadest = False , persistent = False , hideOnStart = False , iconRoot = "." , allDesktops = True , overrideRedirect = True , commands = [ Run Weather "EGPF" ["-t",": C", "-L","18","-H","25", "--normal","green", "--high","red", "--low","lightblue"] 36000 , Run Network "eth0" ["-L","0","-H","32", "--normal","green","--high","red"] 10 , Run Network "eth1" ["-L","0","-H","32", "--normal","green","--high","red"] 10 , Run Cpu ["-L","3","-H","50", "--normal","green","--high","red"] 10 , Run Memory ["-t","Mem: %"] 10 , Run Swap [] 10 , Run Com "uname" ["-s","-r"] "" 36000 , Run Date "%a %b %_d %Y %H:%M:%S" "date" 10 ] , sepChar = "%" , alignSep = "}{" , template = "%cpu% | %memory% * %swap% | %eth0% - %eth1% }\ \{ %date%| %EGPF% | %uname%" }

pfetch

Posts with mentions or reviews of pfetch. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-08.
  • Pure Bash Bible
    13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Aug 2023
    > does NetBSD sh or FreeBSD sh have them.

    Yes and yes. My FreeBSD machine has not even been updated in 5 years, if that helps.

    > What's the point of "pure sh" if it's restricted to specific versions of shells.

    The aforementioned features have been implemented for a very long time. The issues with old versions of dash I mentioned were crashes for very simple things, which is simply a bug rather than some fancy new-fangled feature that was yet to be implemented. Plus, the bible specifically listed workarounds for them.

    dylanaraps has quite a prolific collection of shell programs, and they run on a variety of operating systems. Most notably, pfetch[1] runs on Linux, Android, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Minix, Haiku, macOS, Solaris and IRIX. I assure you that he is fully aware of the importance of compatibility.

    His pure Bash bible even has very thorough warnings for Bash versions required, since macOS uses Bash 3.2 (released in 2006) due to licensing reasons.

    [1] https://github.com/dylanaraps/pfetch

  • I have finally installed Linux From Scratch! (Yes neofetch was necessary)
    2 projects | /r/linuxmasterrace | 11 Jul 2023
    If it has a tarball it can be installed and pfetch does have one.
  • Fresh gnome 44 setup
    6 projects | /r/gnome | 5 May 2023
    The terminal in use is console, with pfetch and zsh-powerlevel10k
  • VanillaOS logo for pfetch
    2 projects | /r/vanillaos | 25 Mar 2023
    If you know pfetch, I recently rewrote it in Rust and also added a bunch of logos, including one for Vanilla OS.
  • SteamOS logo for pfetch
    3 projects | /r/SteamDeck | 25 Mar 2023
    The logo is also backwards compatible with the original pfetch by dylanaraps written in POSIX sh, if you prefer that.
  • Updated Pop! OS logo in pfetch-rs
    2 projects | /r/pop_os | 18 Mar 2023
    If you have used pfetch before, I rewrote it in Rust, resulting in an about 10x faster execution time. It also includes a new ascii logo for Pop! OS that was made by Github user ThomasM92 for the original pfetch, but was sadly never merged.
  • pfetch-rs - A rewrite of pfetch in Rust
    3 projects | /r/rust | 18 Feb 2023
    pfetch is a popular system utility written in POSIX sh that displays system information. I rewrote the tool in Rust, making it run 10x faster. Repo: https://github.com/Gobidev/pfetch-rs
  • I rewrote pfetch in Rust
    2 projects | /r/linuxmasterrace | 16 Feb 2023
    Most of you are probably familiar with pfetch by dylanaraps.
  • Since Neofetch is no longer maintained, what are some good alternatives?
    10 projects | /r/linuxmasterrace | 6 Jan 2023
    https://github.com/dylanaraps/pfetch is not maintained. No commits since 2021.
  • Lightly Riced, Very Usable Pop! Install
    7 projects | /r/pop_os | 4 Jan 2023
    pfetch

What are some alternatives?

When comparing xmobar and pfetch you can also consider the following projects:

taffybar - A gtk based status bar for tiling window managers such as XMonad

neofetch - 🖼️ A command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+

xmonad-dbus - XMonad DBus monitor application and library to easily connect XMonad with Polybar

cfetch - A simple system information tool for Linux. [Moved to: https://github.com/kluntze/cfetch]

ranger - A VIM-inspired filemanager for the console

rxfetch - A custom system info fetching tool

xmonad - The core of xmonad, a small but functional ICCCM-compliant tiling window manager

polybar-themes - A huge collection of polybar themes with different styles, colors and variants.

xmonad-contrib - Contributed modules for xmonad

onedark.vim - A dark Vim/Neovim color scheme inspired by Atom's One Dark syntax theme.

daydream-arch-rice

afetch - Simple system info written in C

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