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       wmaker - X11 window manager with a NEXTSTEP look


       wmaker [-options]


       Window Maker is a X11 window manager with a NEXTSTEP look. It tries to emulate NeXT's look
       as much as possible, but it deviates from it as necessary.


       -display host:display.screen
              specify display to use.  On multiheaded machines, Window Maker  will  automatically
              manage all screens.  If you want Window Maker to manage only a specific screen, you
              must supply the screen number you want to have managed with  the  -display  command
              line argument. For example, if you want Window Maker to manage only screen 1, start
              it as:
              wmaker -display :0.1

              do not restore saved session

              print the path where the files for the default configuration are installed and exit

       --help print the list of command line options supported, one per line, and exit

       --locale locale
              specify the locale (i18n language) to use; Window Maker will also set the  variable
              LANG which will be inherited by all applications started from Window Maker

              do not launch at start-up the applications that were marked in the configuration as

              do not show the workspace Clip

              do not show the application Dock

              disable the Drawers in the Dock

              do not update or save automatically the configuration

              display Window Maker's version number and exit

              specify the ID of the visual  to  use;  see  xdpyinfo(1)  for  a  list  of  visuals
              available in your display


              general Window Maker defaults.

              information about the Dock and Clip. DON'T edit this while running Window Maker. It
              will be overwritten.

              Contains the name of the file to read the root menu from or  the  menu  itself,  in
              property list format.

              Attributes  for  different  application  classes  and  instances. Use the Attribute
              Editor (right drag the application's  title  bar,  select  Attributes)  instead  of
              modifying  this file directly. There are just a few options not available using the
              Attributes Editor.

              All the above-mentioned files are READ from here if not found except  for  WMState,
              which is COPIED from here. No matter where they are read from, if it's necessary to
              write configuration changes back into this files, user's files will be written to.

              This script is automatically executed when Window Maker is started.

              This script is automatically executed immediately before Window  Maker  is  exited.
              Note:  If  you  need to run something that requires the X server to be running from
              this script, make sure you do not use the SHUTDOWN command from the  root  menu  to
              exit  Window Maker. Otherwise, the X server might be shut down before the script is

              The menu file indicated in WMRootMenu is looked for here...

              and here, in that order. Unless, the indicated path is an absolute path.

              Window Maker looks for pixmaps here

              Window Maker looks for icons here

              Window Maker looks for backgrounds here

              Window Maker looks for style files here (not true... it looks like it does, but you
              have  to  specify  the  full  path  anyway, it's just a place to keep things nicely

              Window Maker looks for theme files here (ibid)

              System-wide (Window Maker-specific) pixmaps are located here

              System wide styles are here

              Guess... ;-)


              specifies the initial path for the Defaults directory. "Defaults/" is  appended  to
              this variable to determine the actual location of the databases. If the variable is
              not set, it defaults to "~/GNUstep"

              specifies the location of the system-wide local GNUstep directory (this is  useful,
              for example, in those cases where the system-wide location is really a network wide
              location). If this variable is empty, GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT is looked for.

              specifies the location of the system-wide GNUstep directory. If  this  variable  is
              empty, it defaults to /etc/GNUstep


       The Window Maker User Guide

       The Window Maker FAQ

       WPrefs(1),   X(7),   wxcopy(1),   wxpaste(1),   geticonset(1),  seticons(1),  getstyle(1),
       setstyle(1), wmsetbg(1), wmgenmenu(1), wmmenugen(1), wdread(1), wdwrite(1)


       Window Maker was  written  by  Alfredo  K.  Kojima  <>,  Dan  Pascu
       <> with contributions from many people around the Internet.

       This  manual  page  was  created  by  Marcelo  E.  Magallon,  <> and is
       maintained by the Window Maker team.

                                          February 2015                           Window Maker(1)