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       evilwm - Minimalist Window Manager for X


       evilwm  [ -display display ] [ -term termprog ] [ -fn fontname ] [ -fg foreground-colour ]
       [ -fc fixed-colour ] [ -bg background-colour ] [ -bw borderwidth ] [ -snap num ] [  -mask1
       modifiers  ]  [ -mask2 modifiers ] [ -altmask modifier ] [ [ -app name/class ] [ -geometry
       geometry ] [ -dock ] [ -vdesk vdesk ] [ -fixed ] ]...  [ -nosoliddrag ] [ -V ]


       evilwm is a minimalist window manager based on aewm, extended  to  feature  many  keyboard
       controls, and otherwise altered to be more friendly.

       In  evilwm,  the  focus follows the mouse pointer, and focus is not lost if you stray onto
       the root window.  The current window border is shaded gold, with other windows left  as  a
       dark grey.

       You  can  use the mouse to manipulate windows either by click/dragging the 1 pixel border,
       or by holding down Alt and doing so anywhere in the client window. The controls are:

       Button 1
              Move window.

       Button 2
              Resize window.

       Button 3
              Lower window.

       Most keyboard controls are used by holding down Control and  Alt,  then  pressing  a  key.
       Available functions are:

       Return Spawn new terminal.

       Escape Delete current window.  Hold Shift as well to force kill a client.

       Insert Lower current window.

       H, J, K, L
              Move  window left, down, up or right (16 pixels).  Holding Shift resizes the window

       Y, U, B, N
              Move window to top-left, top-right, bottom-left or bottom-right of screen.

       I      Show information about current window.

       Equals Maximise current window vertically (toggle).

       X      Maximise current window (toggle).

       D      Toggle visible state of docks (e.g., pagers and launch bars).

       If compiled with virtual desktop support, these functions are also available:

       F      Fix or unfix current window.

       1--8   Switch virtual desktop.

       Left   Previous virtual desktop.

       Right  Next virtual desktop.

       A      Switch to the most recently unmapped virtual desktop.

       In addition to the above, Alt+Tab can be used to cycle through windows on screen.

       To make evilwm exit, you have to kill the process.


       -display display
              specifies the X display to run on.

       -term termprog
              specifies an alternative program to run when spawning a new terminal  (defaults  to
              xterm,  or x-terminal-emulator in Debian).  Separate arguments with whitespace, and
              escape needed whitespace with a backslash.  Remember that special  characters  will
              also need to be protected from the shell.

       -fn fontname
              specify a font to use when resizing or displaying window titles.

       -fg foreground-colour
              frame colour of currently active window.

       -fc fixed-colour
              frame colour of active fixed windows.

       -bg background-colour
              frame colour of inactive windows.

       -bw borderwidth
              width of window borders in pixels.

       -snap num
              enable snap-to-border support.  num gives the proximity in pixels to snap to.

       -mask1 modifiers, -mask2 modifiers, -altmask modifier
              override  the  default  keyboard  modifiers  used  to  grab keys for window manager
              functionality.  mask1 is used for most keyboard  controls  (default:  control+alt),
              and  mask2  is  used  for mouse button controls and cycling windows (default: alt).
              altmask is used to modify the  behaviour  of  certain  controls  (default:  shift).
              Modifiers may be separated with + signs.  Valid modifiers are shift, lock, control,
              alt, mod1, mod2, mod3, mod4, mod5.

       -app name/class
              match an application by instance name and class (for help in finding these, use the
              xprop  tool to extract the WM_CLASS property).  Subsequent -geometry, -dock, -vdesk
              and -fixed options will apply to this match.

       -g, -geometry geometry
              apply a geometry (using a standard X geometry string) to applications matching  the
              last -app.

       -dock  specify  that  application  should be considered to be a dock, even if it lacks the
              appropriate property.

       -v, -vdesk vdesk
              specify a default virtual desktop for applications matching the  last  -app.   Note
              that desktops are numbered from 0.

       -f, -fixed
              specify  that  application  is  to  start  with  a  fixed client window (-s is also
              accepted to be compatible with previous versions).

              draw a window outline while moving or resizing.

       -V     print version number.

       evilwm will also read options, one per line, from a file called .evilwmrc  in  the  user's
       home  directory.   Options  listed  in  a configuration file should omit the leading dash.
       Options specified on the command line override those found in the configuration file.




       The author's idea of friendly may differ to that of many other people.


       Ciaran Anscomb <>.
       aewm was written by Decklin Foster <>.
       9wm was written by David Hogan <>.


       xterm(1), xprop(1)

                                         October 13, 2010                               evilwm(1)