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dctrl - graphical diald control utility
/usr/bin/dctrl [-title <title>] [-fifo <fifo-path>] [-host <host> -port
<port>] [-i] [-animated-icon] [-cw] [-control-window] [-iconic]
[standard X options]
Dctrl is used to issue control commands to a running diald process, and
to monitor the current status of the link. The diald process must have
been configured with the "fifo" option in order for dctrl to work. See
the "diald" and "diald-control" manual pages for further information on
the "fifo" option of diald. The interface presented by dctrl is very
simple, and should be easy to understand.
Sets the title used for the dctrl window.
Tell dctrl where to find the control fifo for the diald process
that you wish to control. By default dctrl will use whatever you
have configured in /etc/diald/diald.options.
-host <host> -port <port>
Tell dctrl to connect to the given port on the given host using
TCP rather than using a fifo. It is expected that a diald is
listening for connections on the port.
These options both tell dctrl to make the icon an animated
picture displaying a short synopsis of the current state of
These options both tell dctrl to construct a window named
"dctrlIcon" that appears similar to an icon. This window can be
swallowed by an AfterStep, Bowman or FVWM module. For example,
an AfterStep configuration line to have Wharf swallow dctrl
might look like:
*Wharf dctrl nil Swallow "dctrlIcon" dctrl -iconic -geometry
+520+23 -cw &
Note that when this option is selected, iconifying the main dctrl
window simply unmaps that window, leaving the miniature control icon
present. Pressing button <1> over the control icon will deiconify the
main dctrl window.
Tell dctrl to start up in the iconified state.
The detailed status window is posted at startup.
-tload The numeric load monitor window is posted at startup.
-gload The graphical load monitor window is posted at startup.
The paquet queue window is posted at startup.
-dlog The dialing log window is posted at startup.
fvwm(1), afterstep(1), bowman(1), diald(1), diald-examples(5), diald-
Eric Schenk (Eric.Schenk@dna.lth.se)
This manual page is really much too abreviated. There should be more
discussion about what dctrl will do and how to use it.
DIALD 0.99 - 1999.04.06 DCTRL(1)