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XWININFO(1)							   XWININFO(1)

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.	 Vari-
       ous 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 tar-
	       get 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 win-
	       dow.  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 hexadeci-
	       mal 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	recur-
	       sively.

       -stats  This option causes the display of various attributes pertaining
	       to the location and appearance of the selected window.	Infor-
	       mation displayed	includes the location of the window, its width
	       and height, its depth, border width, 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, back-
	       ing-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 dis-
	       played.	 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  win-
	       dow  # 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	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)

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  man-
       ager.  As a result, the location	given is not always correct.

AUTHOR
       Mark Lillibridge, MIT Project Athena

XFree86				 Version 4.7.0			   XWININFO(1)

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