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       wmaker - X11 window manager with a NEXTSTEP look


       wmaker [-options]


       Window Maker is a X11 window manager with a NEXTSTEP look. It tries to emulate NeXT's look
       as much as possible, but it deviates from it as necessary.

       Please note this manpage has been modified to reflect changes in the  Debian  installation
       of Window Maker.


       -display host:display.screen
              specify  display  to use.  On multiheaded machines, Window Maker will automatically
              manage all screens.  If you want Window Maker to manage only a specific screen, you
              must  supply  the  screen number you want to have managed with the -display command
              line argument. For example, if you want Window Maker to manage only screen 1, start
              it as: wmaker -display :0.1

              disable preprocessing of configuration files

              do not show the application Dock

              do not show the workspace Clip

              do not autolaunch applications

              do not restore saved session

       --locale locale
              specify the locale to use

              create the standard colormap hint in PseudoColor visuals

              visual id of visual to use

              do not update or save configurations

              display version number and exit

              specify  the  ID  of  the  visual  to  use.  See xdpyinfo(1x) for a list of visuals
              available in your display.

       --help print a brief help message


              general Window Maker defaults.

              information about the Dock and Clip. DON'T edit this while running Window Maker. It
              will be overwritten.

              Contains  the  name  of  the file to read the root menu from or the menu itself, in
              property list format.

              Attributes for different application  classes  and  instances.  Use  the  Attribute
              Editor  (right  drag  the  application's  title  bar, select Attributes) instead of
              modifying this file directly. There are just a few options not available using  the
              Attributes Editor.

              All  the  above-mentioned files are READ from here if not found except for WMState,
              which is COPIED from here. No matter where they are read from, if it's necessary to
              write configuration changes back into this files, user's files will be written to.

              This script is automatically executed when Window Maker is started.

              This  script  is  automatically executed immediately before Window Maker is exited.
              Note: If you need to run something that requires the X server to  be  running  from
              this  script,  make  sure you do not use the SHUTDOWN command from the root menu to
              exit Window Maker. Otherwise, the X server might be shut down before the script  is

              The menu file indicated in WMRootMenu is looked for here...

              and here, in that order. Unless, the indicated path is an absolute path.

              Window Maker looks for pixmaps here

              Window Maker looks for icons here

              Window Maker looks for backgrounds here

              Window Maker looks for style files here (not true... it looks like it does, but you
              have to specify the full path anyway, it's just  a  place  to  keep  things  nicely

              Window Maker looks for theme files here (ibid)

              System-wide (Window Maker-specific) pixmaps are located here

              System wide styles are here

              Guess... ;-)


              specifies  the  initial path for the Defaults directory. "Defaults/" is appended to
              this variable to determine the actual location of the databases. If the varialbe is
              not set, it defaults to "~/GNUstep"

              specifies  the location of the system-wide local GNUstep directory (this is useful,
              for example, in those cases where the system-wide location is really a network wide
              location). If this variable is empty, GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT is looked for.

              specifies  the  location  of the system-wide GNUstep directory. If this variable is
              empty, it defaults to /etc/GNUstep


       The Window Maker User Guide

       The Window Maker FAQ

       X(1x), wdwrite(1x), wxcopy(1x),  geticonset(1x),  seticons(1x),  wmaker(1x),  wxpaste(1x),
       getstyle(1x), setstyle(1x), wmsetbg(1x)


       Window  Maker  was  written  by  Alfredo  K.  Kojima  <>, Dan Pascu
       <> with contributions from many people around the Internet.

       This manual page was written by Marcelo E. Magallon, <>.

                                           January 1999                          Window Maker(1x)