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       asclock - the AfterStep clock


       asclock [ -help] [-12 | -24] [-shape]
               [-position [+|-]x[+|-]y]
               [-exe program]
               [-theme dir]
               [-led color]


       The  asclock  is  a clock written to emulate the date/time application on the NEXTSTEP(tm)
       operating system.  asclock supports multiple languages, military and AM/PM  time  formats,
       program execution, and the shape extension to X-Windows.


              prints the usage message:
                      usage:  asclock [-options ...]
                      where options include:
                          -12                     12 hour format
                          -24                     24 hour format
                          -exe <program>          program to start on click
                          -led <color>            color of the led
                          -position [+|-]x[+|-]y  position of asclock
                          -shape                  without groundplate
                          -theme <dir>            theme directory
                          -noblink                don't blink
                          -dock                   without window decorations
                          -version                show version information

       -12 or -24
              sets  the  desired time format to either twelve hour with AM/PM ( -12 ) or military
              time ( -24 ).  If no option is given military time is used.

              turn on shaped window support for asclock.  When this  is  turned  on  the  asclock
              windows will only appear to be the led and date pad.  By default shaped windows are
              turned off and the clock will appear on a 64 pixel by 64 pixel base.

       -led <color>
              specifies the color of the  led.  To  find  out  what  colors  are  available,  try
              showrgb(1) (part of X11).

       -position [+|-]x[+|-]y
              specifies  the  starting  position of asclock. The [+|-] works like the standard X-
              Windows x/y geometry option.

       -exe <program>
              specifies the application to start when the pointer is activated over  asclock.  To
              invoke applications with parameters, you have to set quotes around the command. See
              example below...

              specifies if asclock should blink.

       -theme <dir>
              specifies the theme to used. A theme consists of a directory containing 8 xpms  and
              a position file called 'config'.  Read the Themes section.

              tells  the  window manager not to put window decorations around asclock, useful for
              docking with Window Maker.  Note  that  in  several  window  managers  this  causes
              asclock to ignore the position specified with -position (if present).


       asclock  can  be  called from one of many ways.  The most common invocation is the command

            [user@host] ~% asclock -12 -exe 'xlock -mode hop' &

       Another way to call asclock is from the window manager:

            *Wharf - - MaxSwallow "asclock"    asclock -theme shape -12&

       This line, when placed in the .steprc file in the users home directory will cause  asclock
       to  use the shape extensions so that it will be a button on the Wharf (1) button bar under
       the afterstep (1) window manager.


       A theme consists of a directory containing 8 xpms and a  position  file  called  'config'.
       All  tiles  within the same xpm must have the same width or height, except the colon which
       has half the width of the other digits.  The  pixmaps  are  called:  clock.xpm,  date.xpm,
       led.xpm, month.xpm, weekday.xpm, hour.xpm, minute.xpm, second.xpm.  For a full description
       of the format, take a look at README.THEMES.


       we don't have bugs :)


       Copyright 1996, Beat Christen <>.  No  guarantees  or  warranties  or
       anything  are  provided  or  implied  in any way whatsoever.  Use this program at your own
       risk. Permission to use this program for any purpose is given, as long as the copyright is
       kept intact.


       Beat Christen <> -- application

       Dan Weeks <> -- man page