Bug 105313

Summary: xrandr --output LVDS --prefs should output preferences to only one monitor
Product: xorg Reporter: paulo <i30817>
Component: App/xrandrAssignee: Keith Packard <keithp>
Status: RESOLVED MOVED QA Contact: Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: Other   
OS: All   
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description paulo 2018-03-01 14:18:58 UTC
xrandr output is 'all or nothing' which makes it very hard to script with grep and awk. Finding connected monitors is 'easy' because the ' connected ' string is in the same line as the monitor name.

However, finding properties for a single monitor is actually very hard to do (to the point there are 'parsers' libraries only for xrandr output in the wild).

Obviously, the output is structured already but it's quite unfriendly to 'casual' script hacking usage.

My suggestion is to make some combinations that do nothing today, such as

xrandr --output MONITOR --prefs
xrandr --output MONITOR -q
xrandr --output MONITOR (maybe)

to output the section of the information from the correspondent command without '--output MONITOR' relating to the specified device.
Comment 1 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-10 20:34:57 UTC
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