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       xlax - X window system program to send keyboard input to multiple windows


       xlax [-find] [-prefix string] [-toolkit options]


       Xlax  is  an X Window System program that will send keyboard input it receives to multiple
       selected windows.  When run, Xlax will bring up  its  main  window.   There  will  be  six
       buttons  on  it,  "Quit",  "Add  Windows", "Find xlax:", "Send String", "Paste", and "Kill

       "Quit" will terminate xlax and "Add windows" will change the cursor to  a  cross-hair  and
       allow  the  user  to select any window on the screen by pressing a mouse button.  The user
       will be able to continue selecting windows until either the xlax window or a  window  that
       has already been selected, is selected.

       When a window is selected, its name will appear in the xlax window.  Clicking the mouse on
       the window name will toggle whether that window should receive input.  When the user types
       anywhere in the xlax window, those keystrokes will be sent to all selected windows.

       "Kill Window" will allow the user to select a window and remove it from xlax's list (note:
       the user must click on the actual window, not the name that appears in xlax).

       There is a window to the right of each name, which  may  display  text  assigned  to  this
       window  name.   When  "Send  String" is selected, the specific string associated with each
       window will be sent to those windows.  Clicking the first mouse button in this  area  will
       bring up a popup window that allows you to change the assigned text.  Up to 150 characters
       are allowed.  The software records all characters including backspace and carriage return,
       so  there  is  no  editing  this field -- if you make a mistake, click on "Clear" to start

       The "Paste" button sends the currently (or most recently)  selected  text  to  all  active

       The  "Find  xlax:" button searches all X11 windows for those with a class hint that begins
       with "xlax:" (or alternately, a string specified by the user  with  the  -prefix  option).
       These  windows  are  added  automatically,  and  their  sendstring is automatically set to
       whatever follows "xlax:" (or the alternate prefix value).

       This tool tends to be useful for system administration tasks that require almost the  same
       thing  to  be done in several different windows, but require some human intervention (e.g.
       some tape backups or building multiple servers).  The string area is useful for machine or
       platform specific strings (such as machine names or machine type).


       This starts up three xterms, and then xlax automatically finds them.
              example% xterm -xrm 'XTerm*allowSendEvents: true' -name xlax:string1 &
              [1] 555
              example% xterm -xrm 'XTerm*allowSendEvents: true' -name xlax:string2 &
              [2] 556
              example% xterm -xrm 'XTerm*allowSendEvents: true' -name xlax:string3 &
              [3] 557
              example% xlax -find

       If  you  want  more  than  one  xlax,  to  automatically find different windows, specify a
       different prefix:
              example% xterm -xrm 'XTerm*allowSendEvents: true' -name foo:string1 &
              [1] 555
              example% xterm -xrm 'XTerm*allowSendEvents: true' -name foo:string2 &
              [2] 556
              example% xterm -xrm 'XTerm*allowSendEvents: true' -name bar:string3 &
              [3] 557
              example% xterm -xrm 'XTerm*allowSendEvents: true' -name bar:string3 &
              [4] 558
              example% xlax -prefix foo: -find &
              [5] 559
              example% xlax -prefix bar: -find &
              [6] 560


       DISPLAY To get default host and display number.


       For xlax to work on an xterm, "allowSendEvents" must be enabled on the xterm.   Note  that
       this  means that anyone can send keystrokes to that xterm, so this should not be run in an
       insecure or unmonitored environment.


       Probably something, but nothing that comes to mind.




       Copyright 1992, Frank Adelstein.