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       wmclock - A dockable clock for the Window Maker window manager


       wmclock  [{-12|-24|-year}]  [-noblink]  [-version]  [-exe program] [-led color] [-monthxpm
              filename] [-weekdayxpm filename]


       Wmclock is an applet which displays the date and time in a dockable tile in the same style
       as  the  clock  from the NEXTSTEP(tm) operating system.  Wmclock is specially designed for
       the Window Maker window  manager,  by  Alfredo  Kojima,  and  features  multiple  language
       support, twenty-four-hour and twelve-hour (am/pm) time display, and, optionally, can run a
       user-specified program on a mouse click.  Wmclock is derived from asclock, a similar clock
       for the AfterStep window manager.


       -12 or -24
              Display  the  time  in  either  twelve-hour format (with am/pm) or twenty-four-hour
              format.  Defaults to twenty-four-hour display.

       -year  Display the current year in the LED display instead of the time.

              The separator between the hours and minutes in the time display blinks by  default.
              This option turns off the blinking and displays a steadily lit separator instead.

              Displays the version of Wmclock.

       -exe command
              Run  command  in  the  background when a mouse button is pressed over wmclock.  See
              below for details.

       -led color
              Use color as the foreground color of the LED display.  Color may be either a  named
              color  from  the rgb.txt database (for example, `red' or `chartreuse') or a numeric
              color specification in any of the usual X11  formats  (for  example,  `#ff0000'  or
              `rgb:7f/ff/00').  See the X(1) man page for more information.

       -monthxpm filename
              Get  month  abbreviations from filename, which is expected to be in the XPM format.
              See below for details.

       -weekdayxpm filename
              Get weekday abbreviations from filename, which is expected to be in the XPM format.
              See below for details.


       The simplest way to start wmclock is:


       Wmclock displays in its own appicon, which you can place in Window Maker's dock by holding
       down the [Alt] or [Meta] key and dragging wmclock to  the  dock  with  the  primary  mouse
       button (usually the left one).

       For a more complicated example:

              wmclock -12 -led gold -exe /usr/GNUstep/Apps/

       This  displays  12-hour  time  in  an amber-colored LED display, and starts Window Maker's
       preferences utility when you click on wmclock.


   Running Commands
       When you use wmclock with the -exe option,  wmclock  will  run  the  command  you  specify
       whenever  you  press  a mouse button while the mouse cursor is over wmclock.  Wmclock uses
       the system(3) function from the C library (and ultimately /bin/sh)  to  run  the  command;
       hence, the command must be in Bourne-shell syntax.

   Using Alternate Month and Weekday Abbreviations
       You can use the -monthxpm and -weekdayxpm options to convince wmclock to display month and
       day-of-week abbreviations in a language besides the  one  it  was  compiled  with,  or  to
       display  them in a language that wmclock does not yet support.  The files you specify must
       be in the XPM format, and they must follow the same strict size and placement as the month
       and  weekday XPMs that come in the wmclock source package.  Each weekday abbreviation must
       be 21 pixels wide and 6 pixels high; each month abbreviation must be 22 pixels wide and  6
       pixels  high.  The month abbreviations must be arranged vertically, beginning with January
       at the top and continuing down to December at the bottom.  The weekday abbreviations  must
       also  be arranged vertically, beginning with Monday at the top and continuing to Sunday at
       the bottom.

       On Debian systems you can find XPM files for a variety of languages in:


       For example, to have a French display, you could use the following command line:

              wmclock     -monthxpm     /usr/share/wmclock/lang.french/month.xpm      -weekdayxpm

   Obsolete Options
       In  order  to maintain command-line compatibility (mostly) with asclock, wmclock accepts a
       few options on the command line without complaining,  even  though  they  don't  have  any
       effect.   The  options  which wmclock accepts in this manner are -shape and -iconic.  Some
       dockable versions of asclock required one or both of  these  options  to  become  properly
       dockable.  However, Since wmclock is designed for Window Maker's dock, it already displays
       in a shaped window in its own dockable appicon.


       Wmclock shouldn't run a command on a single click; should use a double click instead.

       Wmclock should use Alfredo Kojima's libdockapp library instead of inventing its own wheel.


       X(1), asclock(1x), wmaker(1x), system(3)


       Copyright (C) 1999 by Jim Knoble <>.  Significant  portions  of  wmclock
       are  directly  derived  from  asclock  by  Beat  Christen, who, along with asclock's other
       authors, owns the copyright to those portions of wmclock.

       Wmclock is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2, or (at  your  option)
       any later version.  See <> for more information.


       Jim Knoble <>
       Beat Christen <>, author of asclock


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