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NAME

       xwininfo - window information utility for X

SYNOPSIS

       xwininfo [-help] [-id id] [-root] [-name name] [-int] [-children] [-tree] [-stats] [-bits]
       [-events] [-size] [-wm] [-shape] [-frame] [-all] [-english] [-metric]  [-display  display]
       [-version]

DESCRIPTION

       Xwininfo  is  a  utility for displaying information about windows.  Various information is
       displayed depending on which options are selected.  If no options are  chosen,  -stats  is
       assumed.

       The  user  has  the  option of selecting the target window with the mouse (by clicking any
       mouse button in the desired window) or by specifying its window id  on  the  command  line
       with  the  -id  option.   Or  instead of specifying the window by its id number, the -name
       option may be used to specify which window is desired by name.  There is  also  a  special
       -root option to quickly obtain information on the screen's root window.

OPTIONS

       -help   Print out the `Usage:' command syntax summary.

       -id id  This  option  allows  the  user  to specify a target window id on the command line
               rather than using the mouse to select the target window.  This is very  useful  in
               debugging  X  applications  where the target window is not mapped to the screen or
               where the use of the mouse might be impossible or interfere with the application.

       -name name
               This option allows the user to specify that the window named name  is  the  target
               window  on  the  command  line  rather  than  using the mouse to select the target
               window.

       -root   This option specifies that X's root window is the target window.  This  is  useful
               in situations where the root window is completely obscured.

       -int    This option specifies that all X window ids should be displayed as integer values.
               The default is to display them as hexadecimal values.

       -children
               This option causes the root, parent, and children windows' ids and  names  of  the
               selected window to be displayed.

       -tree   This option is like -children but displays all children recursively.

       -stats  This  option  causes  the display of various attributes pertaining to the location
               and appearance  of  the  selected  window.   Information  displayed  includes  the
               location  of  the window, its width and height, its depth, border width, visual id
               and class, colormap id if any, map state, backing-store hint, and location of  the
               corners.

       -bits   This  option  causes  the display of various attributes pertaining to the selected
               window's raw bits and  how  the  selected  window  is  to  be  stored.   Displayed
               information  includes  the selected window's bit gravity, window gravity, backing-
               store hint, backing-planes value, backing pixel, and whether or not the window has
               save-under set.

       -events This  option  causes  the selected window's event masks to be displayed.  Both the
               event mask of events wanted by some client and the event mask  of  events  not  to
               propagate are displayed.

       -size   This  option causes the selected window's sizing hints to be displayed.  Displayed
               information includes: for both the normal size hints and the zoom size hints,  the
               user  supplied  location  if  any;  the program supplied location if any; the user
               supplied size if any; the program supplied size if any; the minimum size  if  any;
               the maximum size if any; the resize increments if any; and the minimum and maximum
               aspect ratios if any.

       -wm     This option causes the selected window's window manager  hints  to  be  displayed.
               Information  displayed  may  include whether or not the application accepts input,
               what the window's icon window # and name is, where the window's  icon  should  go,
               and what the window's initial state should be.

       -shape  This  option  causes  the  selected window's window and border shape extents to be
               displayed.

       -frame  This option causes window manager frames to be considered when manually  selecting
               windows.

       -metric This  option  causes  all  individual  height,  width, and x and y positions to be
               displayed in millimeters as well as number of pixels, based  on  what  the  server
               thinks  the  resolution  is. Geometry specifications that are in +x+y form are not
               changed.

       -english
               This option causes all individual height, width, and  x  and  y  positions  to  be
               displayed in inches (and feet, yards, and miles if necessary) as well as number of
               pixels. -metric and -english may both be enabled at the same time.

       -all    This option is a quick way to ask for all information possible.

       -display display
               This option allows you to specify the server to connect to; see X(7).  PP

       -version
               This option indicates that xwininfo should print its version information and exit.

EXAMPLE

       The following is a sample summary taken with no options specified:

       xwininfo: Window id: 0x60000f "xterm"

         Absolute upper-left X: 2
         Absolute upper-left Y: 85
         Relative upper-left X:  0
         Relative upper-left Y:  25
         Width: 579
         Height: 316
         Depth: 8
         Visual: 0x1e
         Visual Class: PseudoColor
         Border width: 0
         Class: InputOutput
         Colormap: 0x27 (installed)
         Bit Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
         Window Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
         Backing Store State: NotUseful
         Save Under State: no
         Map State: IsViewable
         Override Redirect State: no
         Corners:  +2+85  -699+85  -699-623  +2-623
         -geometry 80x24+0+58

ENVIRONMENT

       DISPLAY To get the default host and display number.

SEE ALSO

       X(7), xprop(1), xdpyinfo(1), xdriinfo(1), xvinfo(1), glxinfo(1)

BUGS

       Using -stats -bits shows some redundant information.

       The -geometry string displayed must make assumptions about the window's border  width  and
       the  behavior  of the application and the window manager.  As a result, the location given
       is not always correct.

AUTHOR

       Mark Lillibridge, MIT Project Athena