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       gprocmeter3,  procmeter3-gtk1, procmeter3-gtk2 or procmeter3-gtk3 - A user friendly system
       monitoring program.


       gprocmeter3|procmeter3-gtk1|procmeter3-gtk2|procmeter3-gtk3        [-h|--help]         [-w
       <hint1>[,<hint2>]] [--rc=<filename>] [--...]  [...]  [GTK  program  options]


       ProcMeter  Displays one or more pieces of information about the operating system and other
       resources.  Most of the information that is displayed comes  from  the  /proc  filesystem.
       The program is modular and very configurable.


       The command line options are described below.

       -h     Provides  a help message listing the available outputs.  This will be different for
              different computers depending on the Linux kernel version that is  being  used  and
              the hardware/software that is configured.

       -w     Gives  Extended  Window  Manager  hints  (EWMH)  to  change the way that the Window
              Manager treats  the  ProcMeter3  window.   Implemented  hints  are:  above,  below,
              skip_pager, skip_taskbar, sticky.

              You   can   give   more   than   one   hint   separated   by   commas   (e.  g.  -w
              above,skip_taskbar,sticky), or use -w multiple times (e. g. -w above -w sticky).

              Load the specified .procmeterrc file in stead of the searching in the usual places.

       --...  A list of  configuration  file  options  that  will  override  the  values  in  the
              .procmeterrc    file.    The   format   of   these   options   is   (for   example)
              --resources.background=grey50 which is equivalent to the entry in the  .procmeterrc
              file of

               background = grey50

              All  spaces around the equal sign must be removed and if spaces are required in the
              value on the right hand side then quotes must be used  around  the  entire  command
              line option.

       ...    A  list  of names of outputs that are to be displayed.  This can include any of the
              outputs that are available (see the -h option).  For the CPU usage is in  a  module
              named  Statistics  with an output named CPU and there are graph (-g), text (-t) and
              bar (-b) options.  To display the CPU usage graph you would use  the  command  line
              option Statistics.CPU-g

       GTK program options
              The  standard  set  of  GTK  program  options.   These include --display to set the
              display to use.

       X window options
              The only standard X Windows program option that is accepted is -geometry to set the
              size of the window.


       When  started the program will display all of the requested information in a set of output
       panels (vertically aligned by default).  Each output can be either a graph, text  or  bar,
       and  can  have  a label indicating what it represents.  The outputs that are displayed are
       those from the command line and those from the .procmeterrc configuration file.

       The left mouse button will produce a menu of options that are specific to the output  that
       is selected.  The Properties option on this menu will give more detailed information about
       the origin and meaning  of  the  information  that  is  displayed.   When  the  properties
       information  window  is  displayed,  clicking  on another output will change the displayed
       information.  The Move to Above and Move to Below options allow the  output  to  be  moved
       around  in  the  window.  Selecting one of these options will change the mouse cursor to a
       hand, use this to select another output.  The output that was selected first will be moved
       to  above or below the output that was selected second.  The Run option on the menu (which
       may not be available on all outputs) will run the  specified  command.   This  may  be  to
       display  a  list  of  running  processes, show the amount of free memory or disk space for
       example.  This menu option is configurable in the .procmeterrc file.

       The right mouse button will produce a  set  of  menus  that  list  the  modules  that  are
       available  and  for  each  of them the available set of outputs.  There are three types of
       output, text and two graphical outputs, these are indicated in  the  sub-menus  by  icons.
       Selecting  one of the outputs from a sub-menu will cause that output to be displayed if it
       is not already visible.  If it is currently displayed then it  will  be  disabled.   Those
       that  are currently displayed are indicated by a marker to the left in the sub-menu.  When
       the output is added to the window it will be placed at the  bottom,  use  the  left  mouse
       button to move it if required.

       The  middle  mouse button will display the sub-menu that is associated with the module for
       the output that is selected.  This is one of sub-menus that are found with the right mouse


       The  modules  that  are  available  for  gprocmeter3, procmeter3-gtk1, procmeter3-gtk2 and
       gprocmeter3-gtk3 are described in the procmeter3_modules(1) manual page.


       procmeterrc(5) procmeter3_modules(1)


       Andrew M. Bishop (c) 1998-2011

                                        December 30, 2011                          GPROCMETER3(1)