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xkbind - X Keyboard Extension Indicator for the X Window System
xkbind -help xkbind -version xkbind [-display displayname] [-force] [-nodetach] [-defgrp group] [-deflbl label] [-label0 label] [-label1 label] [-label2 label] [-label3 label] [-iname <name list>] [-iclass <class list>] [-ireverse] [-inowild]
The xkbind program (X Keyboard Extension Indicator) is a small and light indicator of keyboard layout (XKB group) for the X Window System; it shows current keyboard layout in titles of top-level windows. xkbind allows to simulate separate keyboard layout for each handled window and it works with most of window managers. xkbind exits 0 on success, and greater than 0 if an error occurs.
xkbind accepts a number options most of which can be specified either on the command line, in the user's $HOME/.xkbindrc, $HOME/.Xdefaults (or $HOME/.Xresources), or in the system- wide configuration file. Description of all the acceptable options is given below. The command line option is specified first with correspondent X resource name (if any) in parenthesis afteward. Options specified on the command line have the highest priority. The -version and -help options interpreted even if xkbind can not open the display. -help Print a short help message to stderr and exit. -version Print a version number of xkbind to stderr and exit. -force Do not allow xkbind automatically check existence of its own copy already running on the specified X server. -nodetach Do not detach as a background process. -display displayname (display) The X server to use. This option overrides the contents of DISPLAY environment variable. -defgrp group (defgroup) Group number that xkbind initially binds to each handled window. -deflbl label (label.default) The default value for options label.group[0-3]. -label[0-3] label (label.group[0-3]) A label string for the specified keyboard group. -iname <name list> (ignore.name) Space- or tab-separated list of window names (WM_CLASS(res_name) property) that should be ignored by xkbind. -iclass <class list> (ignore.class) Space- or tab-separated list of window classes (WM_CLASS(res_class) property) that should be ignored by xkbind. -reverse (ignore.reverse) Indicates that the "ignore list" in options ignore.name and ignore.class should be interpreted as "accept list" -nowild (ignore.usewild) Disable pattern matching while searching in window lists.
The format of the option in the X resources files is "Xkbind.option: value", where the option name is the one specified below. display The X server to use. The default is the contents of environment variable DISPLAY. defgroup Group number that xkbind initially binds to each handled window. The default is the current group when the program starts. label.default The default value for options label.group[0-3]. It defaults itself to the empty string. label.group[0-3] A label string for the specified keyboard group. The default is the value of label.default option. ignore.name Space- or tab-separated list of window names (WM_CLASS(res_name) property) that should be ignored by xkbind. ignore.class Space- or tab-separated list of window classes (WM_CLASS(res_class) property) that should be ignored by xkbind. ignore.reverse Specifies whether or not an "ignore list" in options ignore.name and ignore.class should be interpreted as an "accept list". The default is "False". ignore.usewild Specifies whether or not symbols '*', '?' and '\' in the name and class lists should be interpreted in the special way (like in the shell pattern matching). The default is "True".
SIGALRM SIGVTALRM SIGHUP SIGPROF xkbind ignores these signals. SIGINT SIGTERM SIGABRT xkbind performs cleanup and normal exit.
DISPLAY Default host and display number.
xkbind reads configuration options from the following files in the order of priority: $HOME/.xkbindrc User's private configuration file. $HOME/.Xresources or $HOME/.Xdefaults User's X defaults file. /etc/local/lib/xkbind/app-defaults/Xkbind System-wide X defaults file. The actual pathname may differ on your system.
Compount text encoding of international characters in label strings is not implemented.
Copyright (C) 2004 CHG This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA