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NAME

     dvtm — dynamic virtual terminal manager

SYNOPSIS

     dvtm [-v] [-M] [-m modifier] [-d delay] [-h lines] [-t title] [-s status-fifo] [-c cmd-fifo]
          [command ...]

DESCRIPTION

     dvtm is a dynamic tiling window manager for the console.

     As a console window manager it tries to make it easy to work with multiple console based
     applications.

     -v
       Print version information to standard output and exit.

     -M
       Toggle default mouse grabbing upon startup. Use this to allow normal mouse operation under
       X.

     -m modifier
       Set command modifier at runtime.

     -d delay
       Set the delay ncurses waits before deciding if a character that might be part of an escape
       sequence is actually part of an escape sequence.

     -h lines
       Set the scrollback history buffer size at runtime.

     -t title
       Set a static terminal title and don't change it to the one of the currently focused
       window.

     -s status-fifo
       Open or create the named pipe status-fifo read its content and display it in the
       statusbar. See the dvtm-status(1) script for an usage example.

     -c cmd-fifo
       Open or create the named pipe cmd-fifo and look for commands to execute which were defined
       in config.h.

     command ...
       Execute command (s), each in a separate window.

USAGE

   Keyboard commands
     Each keybinding begins with Mod which defaults to ^g but can be changed in config.h or with
     the -m command line option.

     Mod-c
       Create a new shell window.

     Mod-C
       Create a new shell window using the current working directory of the focused window.

     Mod-x-x
       Close focused window.

     Mod-l
       Increases the master area width about 5% (all except grid and fullscreen layout).

     Mod-h
       Decreases the master area width about 5% (all except grid and fullscreen layout).

     Mod-i
       Increase number of windows displayed in the master area.

     Mod-d
       Decrease number of windows displayed in the master area.

     Mod-j
       Focus next window.

     Mod-k
       Focus previous window.

     Mod-J
       Focus window below.

     Mod-K
       Focus window above.

     Mod-H
       Focus window to the left.

     Mod-L
       Focus window to the right.

     Mod-[0..9]
       Focus the [0..9]-th window.

     Mod-Tab
       Focus previously selected window.

     Mod-.
       Toggle minimization of current window.

     Mod-m
       Maximize current window (change to fullscreen layout).

     Shift-PageUp

     Mod-PageUp
       Scroll up.

     Shift-PageDown

     Mod-PageDown
       Scroll down.

     Mod-Space
       Toggle between defined layouts (affects all windows).

     Mod-Enter
       Zooms/cycles current window to/from master area.

     Mod-f
       Change to vertical stack tiling layout.

     Mod-b
       Change to bottom stack tiling layout.

     Mod-g
       Change to grid layout.

     Mod-s
       Show/hide the status bar.

     Mod-S
       Toggle position of the status bar between top and bottom.

     Mod-r

     Mod-^L
       Redraw whole screen.

     Mod-a
       Toggle keyboard multiplexing mode, if activated keypresses are sent to all visible
       windows.

     Mod-M
       Toggle dvtm mouse grabbing.

     Mod-e
       Enter copy mode (see section below for further information).

     Mod-/
       Enter copy mode and start searching forward (assumes a vi-like editor).

     Mod-p
       Paste last copied text from copy mode at current cursor position.

     Mod-?
       Show this manual page.

     Mod-Mod
       Send the Mod key.

     Mod-F[1..n]

     Mod-v-[1..n]
       View all windows with n-th tag.

     Mod-0
       View all windows with any tag.

     Mod-v-Tab
       Toggles to the previously selected tags.

     Mod-V-[1..n]
       Add/remove all windows with nth tag to/from the view.

     Mod-t-[1..n]
       Apply nth tag to focused window.

     Mod-T-[1..n]
       Add/remove nth tag to/from focused window.

     Mod-q-q
       Quit dvtm.

   Mouse commands
     By default dvtm captures mouse events to provide the actions listed below.  Unfortunately
     this interferes with the standard X copy and paste mechanism.  To work around this you need
     to hold down Shift while selecting or pasting text.  Alternatively you can disable mouse
     support at compile time, start dvtm with the -M flag or toggle mouse support during runtime
     with Mod-M.

     Button1 click
       Focus window.

     Button1 double click
       Focus window and toggle maximization.

     Button2 click
       Zoom/cycle current window to/from master area.

     Button3 click
       Toggle minimization of current window.

   Copy mode
     Copy mode gives easy access to past output by piping it to dvtm-editor(1), opening an
     editor.  What the editor writes will be stored in an internal register and can be pasted
     into other clients (via Mod-p ).

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

     DVTM
       Each process spawned by dvtm will have this variable set to the dvtm version it is running
       under.

     DVTM_WINDOW_ID
       Each process also has access to its constant and unique window id.

     DVTM_CMD_FIFO
       If the -c command line argument was specified upon dvtm startup, this variable will be set
       to the file name of the named pipe. Thus allowing the process to send commands back to
       dvtm.

     DVTM_TERM
       By default dvtm uses its own terminfo file and therefore sets TERM=dvtm within the client
       windows. This can be overridden by setting the DVTM_TERM environment variable to a valid
       terminal name before launching dvtm.

     DVTM_EDITOR
       When entering the copymode dvtm pipes the whole scroll back buffer to dvtm-editor(1) which
       opens the content in DVTM_EDITOR, with fallbacks to VISUAL, EDITOR and vi(1) config.h is
       used instead.

EXAMPLE

     See the dvtm-status(1) script as an example of how to display text in the status bar.

FILES

     dvtm is customized by creating a custom config.h and (re)compiling the source code.  This
     keeps it fast, secure and simple.

SEE ALSO

     abduco(1), dvtm-status(1)

AUTHOR

     dvtm is written Marc André Tanner <mat at brain-dump.org>