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       xcolmix - an RGB colour mixer


       xcolmix  [-display  host:dpy]  [-name  appname]  [-visual  class]  [-depth  d]  [-private]
       [-shared] [-stdcmap] [-debug d] [-sync] rgb-database-file

       The rgb-database-file is the file which  holds  the  X-windows  colour  definitions,  when
       absent: /etc/X11/rgb.txt is used.


       This manual page documents briefly the xcolmix, command.  This manual page was written for
       the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program  does  not  have  a  manual

       xcolmix  is  a colour mixer that enables you to mix your own colours in order to determine
       three values (the R/G/B code, or red-green-blue mix)  of  a  colour.  You  can  use  those
       colours  to, e.g., define the foreground or background of X applications which support it.
       Furthermore, xcolmix lets you  retrieve  RGB  values  from  the  X  system's  database  of
       `predefined' colours.

       xcolmix  is  non  longer  actively maintained upstream. If you would like to take it over,
       talk to the author: Karel Kubat <>.


       xcolmix is built with the XForms  Graphical  User  Interface  Toolkit  for  X,  and  hence
       supports  a  number  of  flags  which are interpreted by XForms.  The flags must be stated
       before any file arguments, and are:

       -display host:dpy
              defines the X display.

       -name appname
              defines the application name (default is xcolmix).

       -visual class
              TrueColor, PseudoColor etc...

       -depth d
              visual depth in bits

              forces a private colourmap.

              forces a shared colourmap.

              forces a standard colourmap.

       -debug l
              prints debugging information, l is the level.

       -sync  forces synchronous mode.


       Xcolmix lets you define a separate background and a foreground colour for a  part  of  the
       mixer  window (the logo). Use this logo to, e.g., compare whether a particular text colour
       looks good on a particular background.

       Use the `foreground /  background'  buttons  to  select  between  the  foreground  or  the
       background.  Then,  use the three silders labelled `red', `green' and `blue' to change the

       The button `lookup' starts a second window, with  a  browser  showing  the  system  colour
       database.  The  default  database  name  is /etc/X11/rgb.txt, though you can overrule this
       filename with a file argument in the command that starts up xcolmix.


       Karel Kubat <>

       This manual page was written  by  Peter  S  Galbraith  <>,  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).