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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, visual id and class,  col-
	       ormap 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: 0x1e
	 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), xdpyinfo(1), xdriinfo(1), xvinfo(1), glxinfo(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

X Version 11			xwininfo 1.1.3			   XWININFO(1)

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