Fibonacci layouts (spiral and dwindle) config.def.h for dwm 6.2

I installed dwm 6.2 from source and tried to patch the fibonacci layouts patch, but it did not work right away (ie, git apply gave errors). So I have fixed the config.def.h and posting here in case it saves someone else some time (or more importantly, someone else who might give up on the functionality rather then spend that time). You need to

  1. Download file fibonacci.c from the patch URL https://dwm.suckless.org/patches/fibonacci/ and place it in your dwm folder
  2. sudo make install clean with this config.def.h
  3. keybinding for the 2 spiral layouts are Alt-r and Alt-shift-r
    Note: I have terminator as my terminal. You can replace w/ whatever you like. The default is st terminal. I also have firefox opening on tag 3 automatically, you can change that.
/* See LICENSE file for copyright and license details. */

/* appearance */
static const unsigned int borderpx  = 1;        /* border pixel of windows */
static const unsigned int snap      = 32;       /* snap pixel */
static const int showbar            = 1;        /* 0 means no bar */
static const int topbar             = 1;        /* 0 means bottom bar */
static const char *fonts[]          = { "monospace:size=10" };
static const char dmenufont[]       = "monospace:size=10";
static const char col_gray1[]       = "#222222";
static const char col_gray2[]       = "#444444";
static const char col_gray3[]       = "#bbbbbb";
static const char col_gray4[]       = "#eeeeee";
static const char col_cyan[]        = "#005577";
static const char *colors[][3]      = {
	/*               fg         bg         border   */
	[SchemeNorm] = { col_gray3, col_gray1, col_gray2 },
	[SchemeSel]  = { col_gray4, col_cyan,  col_cyan  },
};

/* tagging */
static const char *tags[] = { "1", "2", "3", "4", "5", "6", "7", "8", "9" };

static const Rule rules[] = {
	/* xprop(1):
	 *	WM_CLASS(STRING) = instance, class
	 *	WM_NAME(STRING) = title
	 */
	/* class      instance    title       tags mask     isfloating   monitor */
	{ "Gimp",     NULL,       NULL,       0,            1,           -1 },
	{ "Firefox",  NULL,       NULL,       1 << 2,       0,           -1 },
};

/* layout(s) */
static const float mfact     = 0.55; /* factor of master area size [0.05..0.95] */
static const int nmaster     = 1;    /* number of clients in master area */
static const int resizehints = 1;    /* 1 means respect size hints in tiled resizals */

#include "fibonacci.c"
static const Layout layouts[] = {
	/* symbol     arrange function */
	{ "[]=",      tile },    /* first entry is default */
	{ "><>",      NULL },    /* no layout function means floating behavior */
	{ "[M]",      monocle },
 	{ "[@]",      spiral },
 	{ "[\\]",      dwindle },
};

/* key definitions */
#define MODKEY Mod1Mask
#define TAGKEYS(KEY,TAG) \
	{ MODKEY,                       KEY,      view,           {.ui = 1 << TAG} }, \
	{ MODKEY|ControlMask,           KEY,      toggleview,     {.ui = 1 << TAG} }, \
	{ MODKEY|ShiftMask,             KEY,      tag,            {.ui = 1 << TAG} }, \
	{ MODKEY|ControlMask|ShiftMask, KEY,      toggletag,      {.ui = 1 << TAG} },

/* helper for spawning shell commands in the pre dwm-5.0 fashion */
#define SHCMD(cmd) { .v = (const char*[]){ "/bin/sh", "-c", cmd, NULL } }

/* commands */
static char dmenumon[2] = "0"; /* component of dmenucmd, manipulated in spawn() */
static const char *dmenucmd[] = { "dmenu_run", "-m", dmenumon, "-fn", dmenufont, "-nb", col_gray1, "-nf", col_gray3, "-sb", col_cyan, "-sf", col_gray4, NULL };
static const char *termcmd[]  = { "terminator", NULL };
static const char *browsercmd[]  = { "firefox", NULL };


static Key keys[] = {
	/* modifier                     key        function        argument */
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_p,      spawn,          {.v = dmenucmd } },
	{ MODKEY|ShiftMask,             XK_Return, spawn,          {.v = termcmd } },
	{ MODKEY|ShiftMask,             XK_b,  	spawn,          {.v = browsercmd } },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_b,      togglebar,      {0} },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_j,      focusstack,     {.i = +1 } },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_k,      focusstack,     {.i = -1 } },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_i,      incnmaster,     {.i = +1 } },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_d,      incnmaster,     {.i = -1 } },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_h,      setmfact,       {.f = -0.05} },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_l,      setmfact,       {.f = +0.05} },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_Return, zoom,           {0} },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_Tab,    view,           {0} },
	{ MODKEY|ShiftMask,             XK_c,      killclient,     {0} },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_t,      setlayout,      {.v = &layouts[0]} },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_f,      setlayout,      {.v = &layouts[1]} },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_m,      setlayout,      {.v = &layouts[2]} },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_r,      setlayout,      {.v = &layouts[3]} },
	{ MODKEY|ShiftMask,             XK_r,      setlayout,      {.v = &layouts[4]} },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_space,  setlayout,      {0} },
	{ MODKEY|ShiftMask,             XK_space,  togglefloating, {0} },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_0,      view,           {.ui = ~0 } },
	{ MODKEY|ShiftMask,             XK_0,      tag,            {.ui = ~0 } },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_comma,  focusmon,       {.i = -1 } },
	{ MODKEY,                       XK_period, focusmon,       {.i = +1 } },
	{ MODKEY|ShiftMask,             XK_comma,  tagmon,         {.i = -1 } },
	{ MODKEY|ShiftMask,             XK_period, tagmon,         {.i = +1 } },
	TAGKEYS(                        XK_1,                      0)
	TAGKEYS(                        XK_2,                      1)
	TAGKEYS(                        XK_3,                      2)
	TAGKEYS(                        XK_4,                      3)
	TAGKEYS(                        XK_5,                      4)
	TAGKEYS(                        XK_6,                      5)
	TAGKEYS(                        XK_7,                      6)
	TAGKEYS(                        XK_8,                      7)
	TAGKEYS(                        XK_9,                      8)
	{ MODKEY|ShiftMask,             XK_q,      quit,           {0} },
};

/* button definitions */
/* click can be ClkTagBar, ClkLtSymbol, ClkStatusText, ClkWinTitle, ClkClientWin, or ClkRootWin */
static Button buttons[] = {
	/* click                event mask      button          function        argument */
	{ ClkLtSymbol,          0,              Button1,        setlayout,      {0} },
	{ ClkLtSymbol,          0,              Button3,        setlayout,      {.v = &layouts[2]} },
	{ ClkWinTitle,          0,              Button2,        zoom,           {0} },
	{ ClkStatusText,        0,              Button2,        spawn,          {.v = termcmd } },
	{ ClkClientWin,         MODKEY,         Button1,        movemouse,      {0} },
	{ ClkClientWin,         MODKEY,         Button2,        togglefloating, {0} },
	{ ClkClientWin,         MODKEY,         Button3,        resizemouse,    {0} },
	{ ClkTagBar,            0,              Button1,        view,           {0} },
	{ ClkTagBar,            0,              Button3,        toggleview,     {0} },
	{ ClkTagBar,            MODKEY,         Button1,        tag,            {0} },
	{ ClkTagBar,            MODKEY,         Button3,        toggletag,      {0} },
};
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I also want to add that the reason I am trying this layout is as a sort of visual TO-DO list. So my work often involves filling in details in about 7-9 files. Like everyone else, I struggle w/ motivation sometimes. I thought would it help me to have them all pulled up in a spiral form. Then when first one is done, I exit that file, and the spiral “unwinds” a little. Each time I finish one task, the spiral unwinds by one. Finally I have just one file left to do.
With the spiral, I see all the stuff that remains to be done, but it takes less and less space on the screen.

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Thanks for the share.

Please use code tags when you are posting long snippets of code.

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Thank you Sirs and will do the code tags (I’m not sure how to do that, but will figure it out next time).

The forum uses Markdown, here is a nice cheatsheet.

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