Installing the Lua extension

First you'll need Lua 5.3. You can install this from your package manager.

$ brew install lua

Next you'll need to build the extension and install it. The extension is built using the Meson Build System and Ninja build tool.

$ brew install meson ninja # install build system
$ cd lua-extension         # change to glirc subdirectory
$ meson builddir           # generate build directory
$ cp builddir              # switch to build directory
$ ninja                    # build the module
$ cp glirc-lua.bundle ~/.config/glirc/ # install the module

Then you can configure your client to use the extension. The Lua extension uses the first argument as the path to the Lua script and the remaining arguments are available in the arg table. If no arguments are provided, the extension defaults to a script named glirc.lua in the same directory as the extension. The script path uses the same resolution as other files in the client: paths are relative to the configuration file and ~ is expanded to the home directory.

   * path: "glirc-lua.dylib"
     args: [ "my_script.lua" ]

You can build the documentation locally with or see the online version at

 $ luarocks install ldoc
 $ cd lua-extension/doc
 $ ldoc -a glirc-lua.c

Your script is expected to return a table of callbacks as described in extension. Client interaction is available through the glirc library. This library is provided when your script is loaded.

Example minimal script

local M = {}
function M:process_message(msg)
    glirc.print('Message received: ' .. msg.command .. ' ' .. table.concat(msg.params, ' '))
return M
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