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NAME

       tkconrc - TkCon resource file

DESCRIPTION

       TkCon  will  search  for  a resource file in "~/.tkconrc".  TkCon never
       sources the "~/.wishrc" file.  The resource file is sourced by each new
       instance of the console.  An example resource file is provided below.

       The  file  itself  is  a  Tcl  script,  so it is required that the file
       conforms to Tcl script conventions.

VARIABLES

       Certain variables in TkCon can be modified to suit  your  needs.   It's
       easiest  to  do  this in the resource file, but you can do it when time
       the program is running (and some can be changed via  the  Prefs  menu).
       All  these are part of the master interpreter's ::tkcon namespace.  The
       modifiable array variables are ::tkcon::COLOR  and  ::tkcon::OPT.   You
       can call

              tkcon set ::tkcon::COLOR

       when the program is running to check its state.  Here is an explanation
       of certain variables you might change or use:

       ::tkcon::COLOR(bg)
              The background color for tkcon text widgets.   Defaults  to  the
              operating system default (determined at startup).

       ::tkcon::COLOR(blink)
              The  background color of the electric brace highlighting, if on.
              Defaults to yellow.

       ::tkcon::COLOR(cursor)
              The  background  color  for  the  insertion  cursor  in   tkcon.
              Defaults to black.

       ::tkcon::COLOR(disabled)
              The  foreground color for disabled menu items.  Defaults to dark
              grey.

       ::tkcon::COLOR(proc)
              The  foreground  color  of  a  recognized   proc,   if   command
              highlighting is on.  Defaults to dark green.

       ::tkcon::COLOR(var)
              The   background   color   of   a  recognized  var,  if  command
              highlighting is on.  Defaults to pink.

       ::tkcon::COLOR(prompt)
              The foreground color of the prompt as  output  in  the  console.
              Defaults to brown.

       ::tkcon::COLOR(stdin)
              The  foreground color of the stdin for the console.  Defaults to
              black.

       ::tkcon::COLOR(stdout)
              The foreground color of the stdout as  output  in  the  console.
              Defaults to blue.

       ::tkcon::COLOR(stderr)
              The  foreground  color  of  stderr  as  output  in  the console.
              Defaults to red.

       ::tkcon::OPT(autoload)
              Packages to automatically load into the slave interpreter  (i.e.
              'Tk').  This is a list.  Defaults to {} (none).

       ::tkcon::OPT(blinktime)
              The  amount  of  time (in millisecs) that braced sections should
              blink for.  Defaults to 500 (0.5 secs), must be at least 100.

       ::tkcon::OPT(blinkrange)
              Whether to blink the entire range for electric brace matching or
              to  just  blink the actual matching braces (respectively 1 or 0,
              defaults to 1).

       ::tkcon::OPT(buffer)
              The size of the console scroll buffer (in lines).   Defaults  to
              512.

       ::tkcon::OPT(calcmode)
              Whether  to  allow  expr  commands to be run at the command line
              without prefixing them with expr (just a convenience).

       ::tkcon::OPT(cols)
              Number of columns for the console to start out  with.   Defaults
              to 80.

       ::tkcon::OPT(dead)
              What  to do with dead connected interpreters.  If dead is leave,
              TkCon automatically exits the  dead  interpreter.   If  dead  is
              ignore  then  it remains attached waiting for the interpreter to
              reappear.  Otherwise TkCon will prompt you.

       ::tkcon::OPT(exec)
              This corresponds to the -exec tkcon option (see tkcon(1)).

       ::tkcon::OPT(font)
              Font to use for tkcon text widgets (also  specified  with  -font
              option).   Defaults  to  the  system  default,  or a fixed width
              equivalent.

       ::tkcon::OPT(gets)
              Controls whether tkcon will overload the gets  command  to  work
              with  tkcon.  The valid values are: congets (the default), which
              will redirect stdin requests to the tkcon  window;  gets,  which
              will  pop  up a dialog to get input; and {} (empty string) which
              tells tkcon not to overload gets.  This value  must  be  set  at
              startup to alter tkcon's behavior.

       ::tkcon::OPT(history)
              The size of the history list to keep.  Defaults to 48.

       ::tkcon::OPT(hoterrors)
              Whether  hot  errors  are  enabled or not.  When enabled, errors
              that are returned to the console are marked with a link  to  the
              error info that will pop up in an minimal editor.  This requires
              more  memory  because  each  error  that  occurs  will  maintain
              bindings  for  this feature, as long as the error is in the text
              widget.  Defaults to on.

       ::tkcon::OPT(library)
              The path to any tcl library directories (these are  appended  to
              the auto_path when the after the resource file is loaded in).

       ::tkcon::OPT(lightbrace)
              Whether   to   use   the   brace  highlighting  feature  or  not
              (respectively 1 or 0, defaults to 1).

       ::tkcon::OPT(lightcmd)
              Whether  to  use  the  command  highlighting  feature   or   not
              (respectively 1 or 0, defaults to 1).

       ::tkcon::OPT(maineval)
              A  tcl script to execute in the main interpreter after the slave
              interpreter is created and the user interface is initialized.

       ::tkcon::OPT(maxlinelen)
              A number that specifies the limit of long  result  lines.   True
              result  is still captured in $_ (and 'puts $_' works).  Defaults
              to 0 (unlimited).

       ::tkcon::OPT(maxmenu)
              A number that specifies the maximum number of packages  to  show
              vertically  in  the  Interp->Packages  menu before breaking into
              another column.  Defaults to 15.

       ::tkcon::OPT(nontcl)
              For those who might be using non-Tcl based Tk  attachments,  set
              this  to  1.   It prevents TkCon from trying to evaluate its own
              Tcl code in an attached interpreter.  Also see my notes for non-
              Tcl based Tk interpreters.

       ::tkcon::OPT(prompt1)
              Like  tcl_prompt1,  except  it doesn't require you use puts.  No
              equivalent for tcl_prompt2 is available (it's unnecessary IMHO).
              Defaults to {([file tail [pwd]]) [history nextid] % }.

       ::tkcon::OPT(rows)
              Number  of  rows for the console to start out with.  Defaults to
              20.

       ::tkcon::OPT(scollypos)
              Y scrollbar position.  Valid values are left or right.  Defaults
              to right.

       ::tkcon::OPT(showmenu)
              Show the menubar on startup (1 or 0, defaults to 1).

       ::tkcon::OPT(showmultiple)
              Show  multiple matches for path/proc/var name expansion (1 or 0,
              defaults to 1).

       ::tkcon::OPT(slaveeval)
              A tcl script to execute in each slave  interpreter  right  after
              it's  created.   This  allows the user to have user defined info
              always available in a slave.

              Example:

              set ::tkcon::OPT(slaveeval) {
                  proc foo args { puts $args }
                  lappend auto_path .
              }

       ::tkcon::OPT(slaveexit)
              Allows the prevention of exit in slaves from exitting the entire
              application.   If  it is equal to exit, exit will exit as usual,
              otherwise it will just close  down  that  interpreter  (and  any
              children).  Defaults to close.

       ::tkcon::OPT(subhistory)
              Allow  history  substitution  to  occur (0 or 1, defaults to 1).
              The history list is maintained in a single interpreter per TkCon
              console  instance.  Thus you have history which can range over a
              series of attached interpreters.

EXAMPLES

       An example TkCon resource file might look like:

              ######################################################
              ## My TkCon Resource File

              # Use a fixed default font
              #tkcon font fixed; # valid on unix
              #tkcon font systemfixed; # valid on win
              tkcon font Courier 12; # valid everywhere

              # Keep 50 commands in history
              set ::tkcon::OPT(history) 50

              # Use a pink prompt
              set ::tkcon::COLOR(prompt) pink
              ######################################################

SEE ALSO

       dump(3tk), idebug(3tk), observe(3tk), tkcon(1), tkcon(3tk)

KEYWORDS

       Tk, console

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) Jeffrey Hobbs <jeff at hobbs.org>