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Waybar can be used as a status bar for SwayWM. You tell Sway to use it with the following snippet in your Sway configuration:

bar {
    swaybar_command waybar

Configure Waybar itself in ~/.config/waybar/config:

    "layer": "top",
    "modules-left": ["sway/workspaces", "sway/mode"],
    "modules-center": ["sway/window"],
    "modules-right": ["clock"],
    "sway/window": {
        "max-length": 50
    "clock": {
        "format-alt": "{:%a, %d. %b  %H:%M}"