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NAME

       xwininfo - window information utility for X

SYNOPSIS

       xwininfo  [-help]  [-id  id]  [-root]  [-name  name] [-int] [-children]
       [-tree] [-stats] [-bits]  [-events]  [-size]  [-wm]  [-shape]  [-frame]
       [-all] [-english] [-metric] [-display display]

DESCRIPTION

       Xwininfo  is  a  utility  for  displaying  information  about  windows.
       Various  information  is  displayed  depending  on  which  options  are
       selected.  If no options are chosen, -stats is assumed.

       The  user  has the option of selecting the target window with the mouse
       (by clicking any mouse button in the desired window) or  by  specifying
       its  window  id on the command line with the -id option.  Or instead of
       specifying the window by its id number, the -name option may be used to
       specify which window is desired by name.  There is also a special -root
       option to quickly obtain information on the screen's root window.

OPTIONS

       -help   Print out the `Usage:' command syntax summary.

       -id id  This option allows the user to specify a target  window  id  on
               the  command  line  rather  than  using the mouse to select the
               target window.  This is very useful in debugging X applications
               where  the  target  window is not mapped to the screen or where
               the use of the mouse might be impossible or interfere with  the
               application.

       -name name
               This  option  allows  the user to specify that the window named
               name is the target window on the command line rather than using
               the mouse to select the target window.

       -root   This  option  specifies  that  X's  root  window  is the target
               window.  This is useful in situations where the root window  is
               completely obscured.

       -int    This option specifies that all X window ids should be displayed
               as  integer  values.   The  default  is  to  display  them   as
               hexadecimal values.

       -children
               This  option causes the root, parent, and children windows' ids
               and names of the selected window to be displayed.

       -tree   This  option  is  like  -children  but  displays  all  children
               recursively.

       -stats  This option causes the display of various attributes pertaining
               to  the  location  and  appearance  of  the  selected   window.
               Information  displayed includes the location of the window, its
               width and height, its depth, border width, visual id and class,
               colormap id if any, map state, backing-store hint, and location
               of the corners.

       -bits   This option causes the display of various attributes pertaining
               to  the  selected window's raw bits and how the selected window
               is to be stored.  Displayed information includes  the  selected
               window's  bit  gravity,  window  gravity,  backing-store  hint,
               backing-planes value, backing pixel, and  whether  or  not  the
               window has save-under set.

       -events This  option  causes  the  selected  window's event masks to be
               displayed.  Both the event mask of events wanted by some client
               and the event mask of events not to propagate are displayed.

       -size   This  option  causes  the  selected window's sizing hints to be
               displayed.  Displayed information includes: for both the normal
               size  hints and the zoom size hints, the user supplied location
               if any; the program supplied location if any; the user supplied
               size if any; the program supplied size if any; the minimum size
               if any; the maximum size if any; the resize increments if  any;
               and the minimum and maximum aspect ratios if any.

       -wm     This  option  causes the selected window's window manager hints
               to be displayed.  Information displayed may include whether  or
               not  the  application  accepts  input,  what  the window's icon
               window # and name is, where the window's icon  should  go,  and
               what the window's initial state should be.

       -shape  This  option  causes  the  selected  window's window and border
               shape extents to be displayed.

       -frame  This option causes window manager frames to be considered  when
               manually selecting windows.

       -metric This  option  causes  all individual height, width, and x and y
               positions to be displayed in millimeters as well as  number  of
               pixels,  based  on  what  the  server thinks the resolution is.
               Geometry specifications that are in +x+y form are not changed.

       -english
               This option causes all individual height, width, and  x  and  y
               positions to be displayed in inches (and feet, yards, and miles
               if necessary) as well as number of pixels. -metric and -english
               may both be enabled at the same time.

       -all    This option is a quick way to ask for all information possible.

       -display display
               This option allows you to specify the server to connect to; see
               X(7).

EXAMPLE

       The following is a sample summary taken with no options specified:

       xwininfo: Window id: 0x60000f "xterm"

         Absolute upper-left X: 2
         Absolute upper-left Y: 85
         Relative upper-left X:  0
         Relative upper-left Y:  25
         Width: 579
         Height: 316
         Depth: 8
         Visual: 0x1e
         Visual Class: PseudoColor
         Border width: 0
         Class: InputOutput
         Colormap: 0x27 (installed)
         Bit Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
         Window Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
         Backing Store State: NotUseful
         Save Under State: no
         Map State: IsViewable
         Override Redirect State: no
         Corners:  +2+85  -699+85  -699-623  +2-623
         -geometry 80x24+0+58

ENVIRONMENT

       DISPLAY To get the default host and display number.

SEE ALSO

       X(7), xprop(1), xdpyinfo(1), xdriinfo(1), xvinfo(1), glxinfo(1)

BUGS

       Using -stats -bits shows some redundant information.

       The -geometry string displayed must make assumptions about the window's
       border  width  and  the  behavior  of  the  application  and the window
       manager.  As a result, the location given is not always correct.

AUTHOR

       Mark Lillibridge, MIT Project Athena