I use the
gammastep utility for enabling a redshifty nightlight on my desktop. Since
gammastep supports wayland and
sway supports the wayland protocols in play it is works for me. Now to the annoying part of it: Geolocation. Geolocation is needed that
gammastep knows on which time it needs to enable the nightlight.
I am a lazy person and I want that my ducktaped computer works without my intervention most of the time. There is
geoclue for this; which is a nightmare to set up on non-gnome. Best part, it doesn't work reliably. Annoying.
Eventually, I wrote my own simple wrapper for
gammastep using a web service I found while I was procastinating. Here is the shell two-liner (six-liner including shebang, blank lines, and bash settings); paste this into
#!/usr/bin/env bash set -eu resp="$(curl -Ls https://ipapi.co/json)" gammastep -l "$(jq ".latitude" <<< "$resp")":"$(jq ".longitude" <<< "$resp")" -m wayland
Paste this into
[Unit] Description=Display colour temperature adjustment PartOf=graphical-session.target After=graphical-session.target NetworkManager-wait-online.service [Service] ExecStart=%h/.local/bin/gammastep-wrapper.sh [Install] WantedBy=graphical-session.target
Now you have fancy
gammastep with geolocation capabilites which can be started via:
$ systemctl --user start gammastep
A restart of the service triggers a location update. :)