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NAME

       gprocmeter3,  procmeter3-gtk1  or  procmeter3-gtk2  -  A  user friendly
       system monitoring program.

SYNOPSIS

       gprocmeter3|procmeter3-gtk1|procmeter3-gtk2       [-h|--help]       [-w
       <hint1>[,<hint2>]]  [--rc=<filename>]  [--...]   [...]   [GTK   program
        options]

DESCRIPTION

       ProcMeter  Displays  one  or  more  pieces  of  information  about  the
       operating  system and other resources.  Most of the information that is
       displayed comes from the /proc filesystem.  The program is modular  and
       very configurable.

OPTIONS

       The command line options are described below.

       -h     Provides  a  help  message  listing the available outputs.  This
              will be different for different computers depending on the Linux
              kernel version that is being used and the hardware/software that
              is configured.

       -w     Gives Extended Window Manager hints (EWMH)  to  change  the  way
              that   the   Window   Manager   treats  the  ProcMeter3  window.
              Implemented hints are: above, below,  skip_pager,  skip_taskbar,
              sticky.

              You  can  give  more than one hint separated by commas (e. g. -w
              above,skip_taskbar,sticky), or use -w multiple times (e.  g.  -w
              above -w sticky).

       --rc=<filename>
              Load  the  specified .procmeterrc file in stead of the searching
              in the usual places.

       --...  A list of configuration file  options  that  will  override  the
              values in the .procmeterrc file.  The format of these options is
              (for example) --resources.background=grey50 which is  equivalent
              to the entry in the .procmeterrc file of

               [resources]
               background = grey50

              All  spaces  around the equal sign must be removed and if spaces
              are required in the value on the right  hand  side  then  quotes
              must be used around the entire command line option.

       ...    A  list  of names of outputs that are to be displayed.  This can
              include any of the  outputs  that  are  available  (see  the  -h
              option).  For the CPU usage is in a module named Statistics with
              an output named CPU and there are graph (-g), text (-t) and  bar
              (-b)  options.  To display the CPU usage graph you would use the
              command line option Statistics.CPU-g

       GTK program options
              The  standard  set  of  GTK  program  options.   These   include
              --display to set the display to use.

       X window options
              The  only  standard X Windows program option that is accepted is
              -geometry to set the size of the window.

USAGE

       When started the program will display all of the requested  information
       in a set of output panels (vertically aligned by default).  Each output
       can be either a graph, text or bar, and can  have  a  label  indicating
       what  it represents.  The outputs that are displayed are those from the
       command line and those from the .procmeterrc configuration file.

       The left mouse button will produce a menu of options that are  specific
       to  the  output  that  is selected.  The Properties option on this menu
       will give more detailed information about the origin and meaning of the
       information  that is displayed.  When the properties information window
       is displayed, clicking on another  output  will  change  the  displayed
       information.   The  Move  to  Above and Move to Below options allow the
       output to be moved around  in  the  window.   Selecting  one  of  these
       options  will  change  the  mouse  cursor to a hand, use this to select
       another output.  The output that was selected first will  be  moved  to
       above  or below the output that was selected second.  The Run option on
       the menu (which may not be available  on  all  outputs)  will  run  the
       specified command.  This may be to display a list of running processes,
       show the amount of free memory or disk space for  example.   This  menu
       option is configurable in the .procmeterrc file.

       The  right  mouse  button  will  produce  a  set of menus that list the
       modules that are available and for each of them the  available  set  of
       outputs.   There  are  three  types  of  output, text and two graphical
       outputs, these are indicated in the sub-menus by icons.  Selecting  one
       of  the  outputs from a sub-menu will cause that output to be displayed
       if it is not already visible.  If it is  currently  displayed  then  it
       will  be disabled.  Those that are currently displayed are indicated by
       a marker to the left in the sub-menu.  When the output is added to  the
       window  it  will  be placed at the bottom, use the left mouse button to
       move it if required.

       The middle mouse button will display the sub-menu  that  is  associated
       with  the  module for the output that is selected.  This is one of sub-
       menus that are found with the right mouse button.

MODULES

       The modules that are available  for  gprocmeter3,  procmeter3-gtk1  and
       procmeter3-gtk2 are described in the procmeter3_modules(1) manual page.

SEE ALSO

       procmeterrc(5) procmeter3_modules(1)

AUTHOR

       Andrew M. Bishop 1998-2008

                                  May 5, 2008                   GPROCMETER3(1)