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       9wm - rio-like Window Manager for X


       9wm  [  -border  ]  [  -cursor  cursor ] [ -version ] [ -font fname ] [ -term termprog ] [
       -active color ] [ -inactive color ] [ exit|restart ]


       9wm is a window manager for X which attempts to emulate the window management policies  of
       Plan 9's rio window manager.

       9wm  is click-to-type: it has a notion of the current window, which is usually on top, and
       always has its border darkened.  Characters typed  at  the  keyboard  go  to  the  current
       window,  and  mouse  clicks  outside  the current window are swallowed up by 9wm.  To make
       another window the current one, click  on  it  with  button  1.   Unlike  other  X  window
       managers, 9wm implements `mouse focus': mouse events are sent only to the current window.


              Shrinks the size of window borders to be more like Plan9.

       -cursor cursor
              Sets  the  cursor  to  one of two custom Plan9-style cursors: v1 or blit.  Use this
              option for maximum authenticity.

       -font fname
              Sets the font in 9wm's menu to fname, overriding the default.

       -term termprog
              Specifies an alternative program to run when the New menu item is selected.

       -active color
              Sets the color of the active window border, which defaults to black.

       -inactive color
              Sets the color of the inactive window border, which defaults to white.

              Prints the current version on standard error, then exits.


       A menu of window operations is available by pressing button 3 outside the current window.

       New    attempts to spawn a 9term process (or xterm if 9term is not available).

       All of the next operations change the cursor into a target, prompting the  user  to  click
       button  3  on  one of the windows to select it for the operation.  At this stage, clicking
       button 1 or 2 will abort the operation.

       Resize The user is prompted to sweep out the new outline with button 3.

       Move   The user should keep the button held down after the initial click that selected the
              window,  and  drag the window to the right place before releasing.  In either case,
              button 1 or 2 will abort the operation.

       Delete The window will be deleted when the button is released.  This typically  kills  the
              client that owns the window.

       Hide   Makes  the window invisible.  While hidden, the window's name appears on the bottom
              of the button 3 menu.  Selecting that item brings the  window  back  (unhides  it).
              This  operation  replaces  the  iconification  feature  provided  by  other  window

       To make 9wm exit, you have to run 9wm exit on the command line.  There is no ``exit'' menu


       Is not completely compatible with rio.

       There is a currently a compiled-in limit of 32 hidden windows.


       9term(1), xterm(1).