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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