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Window Maker(1)		    General Commands Manual	       Window Maker(1)

       wmaker -	X11 window manager with	a NEXTSTEP look

       wmaker [-options]

       Window  Maker is	a X11 window manager with a NEXTSTEP look. It tries to
       emulate NeXT's look as much as possible,	but it	deviates  from	it  as

       -display	host:display.screen
	      specify  display	to use.	 On multiheaded	machines, Window Maker
	      will automatically manage	all screens.  If you want Window Maker
	      to  manage  only	a  specific screen, you	must supply the	screen
	      number you want to have managed with the -display	 command  line
	      argument.	 For  example, if you want Window Maker	to manage only
	      screen 1,	start it as:
	      wmaker -display :0.1

	      do not restore saved session

	      print the	path where the files for the default configuration are
	      installed	and exit

       --help print  the list of command line options supported, one per line,
	      and exit

       --locale	locale
	      specify the locale (i18n language) to  use;  Window  Maker  will
	      also set the variable LANG which will be inherited by all	appli-
	      cations started from Window Maker

	      do not launch at start-up	the applications that were  marked  in
	      the configuration	as autolanched

	      do not show the workspace	Clip

	      do not show the application Dock

	      disable the Drawers in the Dock

	      disable  the  periodic check on the configuration	file to	reload
	      it automatically

	      ask the currently	running	window manager	to  let	 Window	 Maker
	      take his place

	      do not update or save automatically the configuration

	      display Window Maker's version number and	exit

	      specify  the ID of the visual to use; see	xdpyinfo(1) for	a list
	      of visuals available in your display

	      general Window Maker defaults.

	      information about	the Dock and Clip. DON'T edit this while  run-
	      ning Window Maker. It will be overwritten.

	      Contains	the name of the	file to	read the root menu from	or the
	      menu itself, in property list format.

	      Attributes for different application classes and instances.  Use
	      the  Attribute  Editor  (right drag the application's title bar,
	      select Attributes) instead  of  modifying	 this  file  directly.
	      There  are just a	few options not	available using	the Attributes

	      All the above-mentioned files are	READ from here	if  not	 found
	      except  for  WMState, which is COPIED from here. No matter where
	      they are read from, if it's  necessary  to  write	 configuration
	      changes back into	this files, user's files will be written to.

	      This  script  is	automatically  executed	 when  Window Maker is

	      This script is automatically executed immediately	before	Window
	      Maker  is	 exited.   Note: If you	need to	run something that re-
	      quires the X server to be	running	from this  script,  make  sure
	      you  do  not use the SHUTDOWN command from the root menu to exit
	      Window Maker. Otherwise, the X server might be shut down	before
	      the script is executed.

	      The menu file indicated in WMRootMenu is looked for here...

	      and  here, in that order.	Unless,	the indicated path is an abso-
	      lute path.

	      Window Maker looks for pixmaps here

	      Window Maker looks for icons here

	      Window Maker looks for backgrounds here

	      Window Maker looks for style files here (not  true...  it	 looks
	      like it does, but	you have to specify the	full path anyway, it's
	      just a place to keep things nicely ordered)

	      Window Maker looks for theme files here (ibid)

	      System-wide (Window Maker-specific) pixmaps are located here

	      System wide styles are here

	      Guess... ;-)

	      specifies	the initial path  for  the  Defaults  directory.  "De-
	      faults/"	is  appended  to this variable to determine the	actual
	      location of the databases. If the	variable is not	 set,  it  de-
	      faults to	"~/GNUstep"

	      specifies	 the  location of the system-wide local	GNUstep	direc-
	      tory (this is useful, for	example, in those cases	where the sys-
	      tem-wide	location  is  really a network wide location). If this
	      variable is empty, GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT is	looked for.

	      specifies	the location of	the system-wide	GNUstep	directory.  If
	      this variable is empty, it defaults to /etc/GNUstep

       The Window Maker	User Guide

       The Window Maker	FAQ

       WPrefs(1),  X(7),  wxcopy(1),  wxpaste(1),  geticonset(1), seticons(1),
       getstyle(1),  setstyle(1),  wmsetbg(1),	 wmgenmenu(1),	 wmmenugen(1),
       wdread(1), wdwrite(1)

       Window	Maker	was  written  by  Alfredo  K.  Kojima  <kojima@window->, Dan	Pascu <> with  contributions  from
       many people around the Internet.

       This  manual  page  was	created	 by Marcelo E. Magallon, <mmagallo@de-> and is	maintained by the Window Maker team.

				 February 2015		       Window Maker(1)


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