Source code for libqtile.widget.pacman

# -*- coding:utf-8 -*-
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from . import base

import subprocess

[docs]class Pacman(base.ThreadedPollText): """Shows number of available updates Needs the pacman package manager installed. So will only work in Arch Linux installation. """ orientations = base.ORIENTATION_HORIZONTAL defaults = [ ('unavailable', 'ffffff', 'Unavailable Color - no updates.'), ('execute', None, 'Command to execute on click'), ('update_interval', 60, "The update interval."), ] def __init__(self, **config): base.deprecated("Pacman is deprecated, please use CheckUpdates") base.ThreadedPollText.__init__(self, **config) self.add_defaults(Pacman.defaults) def draw(self): if self.text == '0': self.layout.colour = self.unavailable else: self.layout.colour = self.foreground base.ThreadedPollText.draw(self) def poll(self): pacman = self.call_process(['checkupdates']) return str(len(pacman.splitlines())) def button_press(self, x, y, button): base.ThreadedPollText.button_press(self, x, y, button) if button == 1 and self.execute is not None: subprocess.Popen([self.execute], shell=True)