Adding timezones to your tmux status bar23 Apr 2019
I quite like having various times displayed in my tmux status bar. I’ve got family in a few different
countries, and my client is in San Fransico. It look a little fiddling, but, it works ;). The tricksy bit is that
these tmux scripts don’t run in the context of your full (bash/zsh) profile, but in a stripped down
.sh profile, so,
you’re a bit more limited in what you can easily run.
There are quite likely nicer ways to do this, but, firstly make a little file with the timezone you’re after, for example, here’s one for New Zealand
Contents of nz.sh
#!/bin/sh NZ=`TZ="Pacific/Auckland" date +"%H:%M"` echo "NZ: $NZ"
Then add a path to the script and appropriate colours to your bar…
status line in .tmux.conf
set -g status-right-length 80 set -g status-right '#[fg=colour233,bg=colour245,bold] #(~/pathto/nz.sh) #[fg=colour233,bg=colour241,bold] %d/%b #[fg=colour233,bg=colour245,bold] %H:%M'
End result looks like:
If you want more, have a look in my dotfiles repo