winterm - provides a uniform interface for launching applications which
need a window shell (terminal emulator)
winterm [ [-name|-n] name-string ]
[ [-title|-t|-T] title-string ] [ -p xposition,yposition ]
[ -s columns,lines ] [ [-font|-f|-fn] fontname ]
[ -fg color ] [ -bg color ]
[ -iconic ] [ -hold|-H ] [ -console|-C ] [ -display displaystring
[ -geometry geometry-string ]
[ -xrm resource-string ]
[ [-c|-e] cmd [ args ] ]
winterm is a shell script that runs an application in a shell window. It
uses the environment variable $WINTERM to determine which kind of shell
window to use. Terminal emulators supported are xwsh, wsh and xterm. If
WINTERM is unset, winterm provides xwsh as a default. This script is
used by fm(1) and toolchest(1X) when launching applications with
teletype-style user interfaces.
-name or -n name-string
sets the winterm's application name, under which resources
are to be obtained. The name string should not contain ``.''
or ``*'' characters.
-title or -t or -T title-string
sets the title of the winterm window to the provided title
positions the corner of the winterm window to
xposition,yposition, measured from the inside of any window
borders which may be provided by the window manager.
sets the size of the winterm so the contained terminal
emulator supports the requested number of text columns cols
and the number of text lines lines.
-font or -f or -fn fontname
sets the font used within the winterm to fontname.
-fg color sets the foreground (text) color used by the winterm to
-bg color sets the background (page) color used by the winterm to
-iconic starts the winterm up in its iconic (minimized) form.
-hold or -H holds the winterm open after application exits, allowing the
user to read the output and close the winterm at their own
pace. Note: xterm does not currently support this
-console or -C
starts the winterm up as a system console and sets the
environment variable CONSOLE. This steals the role of the
system console from any predecessor, and assigns it to the
new winterm. The only difference between the system console
and any other terminal emulator is that messages from the
kernel and from the logging of certain system activity
(controlled by the file /etc/syslog.conf) are printed on the
console. The variable CONSOLE is set in the environment to
allow .profile and .login files to provide different handling
for this terminal emulator such as special handling of the
applies an X compatible display specification, setting the X
server to be contacted; see X(1).
applies an X compatible geometry specification, setting the
position and/or size of the winterm window. See X(1).
applies an X compatible resource specification, to set
resources value understood by the termulator invoked within
the winterm window. See X(1).
-c cmd [args]
feeds the rest of the line as the command to be executed in
the winterm. This option must be the last flag set from the
winterm command line.
The default WINTERM is: WINTERM='xwsh -name winterm'.
The -hold (-H) option is not supported by xterm.
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