Put Conky in the Ion3 Statusbar

Just in case anyone was wondering–you never know!–here’s how to get conky to run in an Ion3 statusbar.

Download statusd_exec.lua from the Ion3 scripts page, and pop it in ~/.ion3/.

Add the following to your cfg_statusbar.lua file, somewhere after the line that begins mod_statusbar.launch_statusd{:

-- Conky    

        program = 'conky',

Then put %exec_conky in your statusbar template, wherever you’d like to see conky’s output.

Finally, to stop conky trying to do its usual window-ish business, you’ll need to add a couple of lines to .conkyrc, anywhere above the TEXT line:

out_to_console yes
out_to_x no

That’s it.