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swaymsg(1)
# NAME
swaymsg - Send messages to a running instance of sway over the IPC socket.
# SYNOPSIS
_swaymsg_ [options...] [message]
# OPTIONS
*-h, --help*
Show help message and quit.
*-m, --monitor*
Monitor for responses until killed instead of exiting after the first
response. This can only be used with the IPC message type _subscribe_. If
there is a malformed response or an invalid event type was requested,
swaymsg will stop monitoring and exit.
*-p, --pretty*
Use pretty output even when not using a tty.
*-q, --quiet*
Sends the IPC message but does not print the response from sway.
*-r, --raw*
Use raw output even if using a tty.
*-s, --socket* <path>
Use the specified socket path. Otherwise, swaymsg will ask sway where the
socket is (which is the value of $SWAYSOCK, then of $I3SOCK).
*-t, --type* <type>
Specify the type of IPC message. See below.
*-v, --version*
Print the version (of swaymsg) and quit.
# IPC MESSAGE TYPES
*<command>*
The message is a sway command (the same commands you can bind to keybindings
in your sway config file). It will be executed immediately.
See *sway*(5) for a list of commands.
Tips:
- Command expansion is performed twice: once by swaymsg, and again by sway.
If you have quoted multi-word strings in your command, enclose the entire
command in single-quotes. For example, use
_swaymsg 'output "Foobar Display" enable'_ instead of
_swaymsg output "Foobar Display" enable_. Furthermore, note that comma
separated options also count as multi-word strings, because commas can be
used to execute commands on the same line.
- If you are providing a command that contains a leading hyphen (_-_), insert
two hyphens (_--_) before the command to signal to swaymsg not to parse
anything beyond that point as an option. For example, use
_swaymsg -- mark --add test_ instead of _swaymsg mark --add test_.
*get\_workspaces*
Gets a JSON-encoded list of workspaces and their status.
*get\_inputs*
Gets a JSON-encoded list of current inputs.
*get\_outputs*
Gets a JSON-encoded list of current outputs.
*get\_tree*
Gets a JSON-encoded layout tree of all open windows, containers, outputs,
workspaces, and so on.
*get\_seats*
Gets a JSON-encoded list of all seats,
its properties and all assigned devices.
*get\_marks*
Get a JSON-encoded list of marks.
*get\_bar\_config*
Get a JSON-encoded configuration for swaybar.
*get\_version*
Get JSON-encoded version information for the running instance of sway.
*get\_binding\_modes*
Gets a JSON-encoded list of currently configured binding modes.
*get\_binding\_state*
Gets JSON-encoded info about the current binding state.
*get\_config*
Gets a JSON-encoded copy of the current configuration.
*send\_tick*
Sends a tick event to all subscribed clients.
*subscribe*
Subscribe to a list of event types. The argument for this type should be
provided in the form of a valid JSON array. If any of the types are invalid
or if a valid JSON array is not provided, this will result in a failure.
# RETURN CODES
*0*
Success
*1*
swaymsg errors such as invalid syntax, unable to connect to the ipc socket
or unable to parse sway's reply
*2*
Sway returned an error when processing the command (ex. invalid command,
command failed, and invalid subscription request)
# SEE ALSO
*sway*(5) *sway-bar*(5) *sway-input*(5) *sway-output*(5) *sway-ipc*(7)