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NAME

       procmeter3, procmeter3-xaw - A user friendly system monitoring program.

SYNOPSIS

       procmeter3|procmeter3-xaw     [-w     <hint1>[,<hint2>]]    [-h|--help]
       [--rc=<filename>] [--...]  [...]  [X  windows  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

       X windows options
              The standard set of X Windows  program  options,  see  X(1)  for
              information.   These  include  -geometry  to set the size of the
              window, -display to set the display and other general  X  window
              options.

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 procmeter3 and procmeter3-xaw are
       described in the procmeter3_modules(1) manual page.

X RESOURCES

       As with all X Window programs  X  resources  can  be  used.   For  this
       version  of  ProcMeter  (compared to previous versions) this is not the
       default method of configuring the program.  The file $HOME/.procmeterrc
       contains the configuration information.

SEE ALSO

       X(1) procmeterrc(5) procmeter3_modules(1)

AUTHOR

       Andrew M. Bishop 1998-2008

                                  May 5, 2008                    PROCMETER3(1)