GWM Manual Contents


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The options follow the GETOPTS(3) conventions: they can be in any order, a space is optional between an option and its argument; they can be combined (as in -Dmt), but all options must appear before any argument, which is the managed display for gwm.

In fact, some do, but are flagged as ``for experts only'' in the documentation.

The standard profile is the default one, which you get if you do not have a .gwmrc.gwm file in your home directory. It is a real-estate overlapping environment. It is defined in the .gwmrc.gwm file in the GWM distribution directory.

rxterm, rxload and rx are Bourne shell scripts used to start remote xterms, xloads or any other X command. The rxterm script is included in the distribution, in the gwm subdirectory, install it and make rx and rxload as links to it.

for instance, the default order is set by (setq icon-order '(Xmh 10 XPostit 5 XRn 20 XClock 2 XBiff 1 XLoad 20))

the actual menu will be build by loading the package whose name is defined by the value of the variable menu.builder, thus alternative menu packages are thus free to redefine this value.

if the user defines any of this variables in his profile, it overrides the building of the corresponding menu from the lists.

for instance, pink is such a color, since the color table contains the entries pink1, pink2, pink3, and pink4 in clear-to-dark order. The full list of such colors is in the shaded-colors list.

Bars have their own width and a length which is adjusted to fit around the client window. For an horizontal bar, the width is their physical height and the length their physical width, and for a vertical one, it is the opposite

Red, Green, Blue.

A keysym is a number representing the symbolic meaning of a key. This can be a letter such as ``A'', or function keys, or ``Backspace'', ... The list of keysyms can be found in the keysymdef.h file in the /usr/include/X11 directory.

See the list of modifiers at the with-alt entry, page

Christophe Tronche,