Enables to set the status with dwm itself. No more xsetroot bloat! To change the status to foo bar execute:

dwm -s "foo bar"

You can set the status with this command even if dwm is already running as your wm. It will start a new process, set the status and exit. The parameter -s is not meant to be used at startup when you launch dwm as your wm.

Piping into dwm -s is currently not supported but you can set the status to the output of any command by doing something like:

dwm -s "$(run_command_which_outputs_the_status)"

For example to set the status to the current date run:

dwm -s "$(date)"