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FvwmConsole(1)			 FVWM Modules			FvwmConsole(1)

NAME
       FvwmConsole - an	FVWM command input interface

SYNOPSIS
       Module FvwmConsole [options]

       FvwmConsole  can	 only  be invoked by fvwm.  Command line invocation of
       the FvwmConsole module will not work.

DESCRIPTION
       FvwmConsole allows the user to type fvwm	configuration commands	inter-
       actively,  and  have  them executed immediately.	 This tool is particu-
       larly useful for	testing	new configuration ideas, or  for  implementing
       temporary changes to your environment.

INVOCATION
       FvwmConsole must	be spawned as a	module by fvwm.	 FvwmConsole takes all
       xterm(1)	options.

       FvwmConsole can be invoked by inserting the line	 'Module  FvwmConsole'
       in the .fvwm2rc file.  This can be placed on a line by itself, if Fvwm-
       Console is to be	spawned	during fvwm's initialization, or can be	 bound
       to a menu or mouse button or keystroke to invoke	it later.

CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
       FvwmConsole  uses  xterm(1).  All resources set for xterm are inherited
       unless overridden by command line options.

	      Module FvwmConsole -g 40x10 -fg black -bg	green3

       A different terminal emulator can be specified with the	-terminal  op-
       tion.   However,	 only  terminal	 programs  that	understand the options
       -name, -title and -e can	be used.

	      Module FvwmConsole -terminal rxvt

       Previous	versions of FvwmConsole	supported a -e option to choose	a dif-
       ferent front-end.  Although this	option is still	provided for backwards
       compatibility its use is	discouraged unless you know exactly  what  you
       are doing.

	      Module FvwmConsole -e FvwmConsoleC.pl

       (see FvwmConsoleC.pl(1)).

       Also X resources	can be set in your ~/.Xdefaults	file:

	      FvwmConsole*VT100*geometry: 40x4
	      FvwmConsole*font:	7x14

COMMAND	EDITING
       There  are a few	options.  If the GNU readline library is available, it
       can be used.

       If Perl5	is installed, FvwmConsoleC.pl can be used as a command editor.
       This  can  be accomplished by either copying FvwmConsoleC.pl to fvwmlib
       directory as FvwmConsoleC or invoking FvwmConsole with -e option.   For
       example:

	      Module FvwmConsole -e FvwmConsoleC.pl

       If  neither  one	 is  installed,	 a simple input	reading	function which
       doesn't have editing capabilities is used.

       GNU readline and	FvwmConsoleC.pl	have some frequent  used  commands  in
       common  as default.  These commands are similar to emacs.  For more de-
       tails, refer GNU	readline man and info pages, and  FvwmConsoleC.pl  man
       page.

	      Ctrl-A  -	beginning of line
	      Ctrl-B  -	previous char
	      Ctrl-D  -	delete char
	      Ctrl-E  -	end of line
	      Ctrl-F  -	next char
	      Ctrl-H  -	backspace
	      Ctrl-K  -	erase to the end of line
	      Ctrl-N  -	next line
	      Ctrl-P  -	previous line
	      Ctrl-R  -	search reverse
	      Ctrl-U  -	delete line
	      Meta-B  -	previous word
	      Meta-F  -	next word
	      Esc <   -	beginning of history
	      Esc >   -	end of history

EXITING
       FvwmConsole can be stopped by entering the EOF character	(usually CTRL-
       D).

       Note! Do	not use	the "quit" command, as this is an fvwm builtin:	typing
       "quit" at the FvwmConsole command line will cause fvwm to exit.

COPYRIGHTS
       Copyright 1996, Toshi Isogai. No	guarantees or warranties are provided.
       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.

SEE ALSO
       xterm(1), FvwmConsoleC.pl(1), GNU Readline library

AUTHOR
       Toshi Isogai

3rd Berkeley Distribution (not released	yet) (2.5.20)		FvwmConsole(1)

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