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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       tixwish -  Windowing shell for interpreting Tix commands.

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       tixwish ?fileName arg arg ...?

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       -display display    Display (and screen) on which to display window.

       -geometry geometry  Initial geometry to use for window.	If this option
			   is specified, its value is stored in  the  geometry
			   global  variable  of  the  application's Tcl interpreter.

       -name name	   Use name as the title to be displayed in  the  window,
  and  as  the name of the interpreter for send

       -sync		   Execute all X  server  commands  synchronously,  so
			   that  errors  are  reported	immediately. This will
			   result in much slower execution, but it  is	useful
			   for debugging.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       Tixwish is a simple program consisting of the Tcl command language, the
       Tk toolkit, and a main program that reads commands from standard  input
       or  from  a file.  It creates a main window and then processes Tcl commands.
  If tixwish is invoked with no arguments, or with a first  argument
  that  starts with ``-'', then it reads Tcl commands interactively
       from standard input.  It will continue processing  commands  until  all
       windows	have  been deleted or until end-of-file is reached on standard
       input.  If there exists a file .tixwishrc in the home directory of  the
       user,  tixwish  evaluates  the file as a Tcl script just before reading
       the first command from standard input.

       If tixwish is invoked with an initial fileName argument, then  fileName
       is  treated  as	the  name of a script file.  Tixwish will evaluate the
       script in fileName (which presumably creates a user interface), then it
       will  respond  to events until all windows have been deleted.  Commands
       will not be read from standard input.  There is no automatic evaluation
       of .tixwishrc in this case, but the script file can always source it if

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Tixwish	automatically  processes  all  of  the	command-line   options
       described  in  the OPTIONS summary above.  Any other command-line arguments
 besides these are passed through to  the  application  using  the
       argc and argv variables described later.


       The  name  of  the application, which is used for purposes such as send |
       commands, is taken from the -name option, if it is  specified;	other- |
       wise it is taken from fileName, if it is specified, or from the command |
       name by which tixwish was invoked.  In the last two cases, if the  name |
       contains  a  ``/''  character,  then only the characters after the last |
       slash are used as the application name.				       |

       The class of the application, which is used for purposes such as speci- |
       fying  options  with a RESOURCE_MANAGER property or .Xdefaults file, is |
       the same as its name except that the first letter is capitalized.

VARIABLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Tixwish sets the following Tcl variables:

       argc	      Contains a count of the number of arg  arguments	(0  if
		      none), not including the options described above.

       argv	      Contains a Tcl list whose elements are the arg arguments
		      (not including the options described above),  in	order,
		      or an empty string if there are no arg arguments.

       argv0	      Contains	fileName if it was specified.  Otherwise, contains
 the name by which tixwish was invoked.

       geometry       If the -geometry option is specified, tixwish copies its
		      value  into this variable.  If the variable still exists
		      after fileName has  been	evaluated,  tixwish  uses  the
		      value  of  the  variable in a wm geometry command to set
		      the main window's geometry.

		      Contains 1 if tixwish is reading commands  interactively
		      (fileName was not specified and standard input is a terminal-like
 device), 0 otherwise.

X RESOURCES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Tixwish makes use of several  X	Resources  to  determine  the  Toolkit
       Options	for  the  Tix  library.  These	X  resources must be set using
       RESOURCE_MANAGER properties or .Xdefaults files before  tixwish	starts
       running. These resources must be associated with the main window of the
       tixwish application.  These options include:

       Name:	      tixScheme
       Class:	      TixScheme

	      Specifies the color scheme to use for the Tix application.  Currently
  only  these  schemes are supported: Blue, Gray, SGIGray,
	      TixGray, and TK.

       Name:	      tixFontSet
       Class:	      TixFontSet

	      Specifies the FontSet to use for the Tix application. A  FontSet
	      designates the fonts to use for different types of widgets. Currently
 only these FontSets are supported: 12Point,  14Point  and

       For example, you may put these two lines in your .Xdefaults file
	   *tixwish.tixScheme: Gray
	   *tixwish.tixFontSet: 12Point

SCRIPT FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       If you create a Tcl script in a file whose first line is


       then  you  can  invoke  the script file directly from your shell if you
       mark it as executable.  This assumes that tixwish has been installed in
       the  default  location  in  /usr/local/bin; if it's installed somewhere
       else then you'll have to modify the above line  to  match.   Many  UNIX
       systems	do  not  allow	the  #!  line to exceed about 30 characters in
       length, so be sure that the tixwish executable can be accessed  with  a
       short file name.

PROMPTS    [Toc]    [Back]

       When tixwish is invoked interactively it normally prompts for each command
 with ``% ''.  You can change the prompt by setting	the  variables
       tcl_prompt1  and  tcl_prompt2.	If variable tcl_prompt1 exists then it
       must consist of a Tcl script to output a prompt; instead of  outputting
       a prompt tixwish will evaluate the script in tcl_prompt1.  The variable
       tcl_prompt2 is used in a similar way when a newline is  typed  but  the
       current	command  isn't	yet complete; if tcl_prompt2 isn't set then no
       prompt is output for incomplete commands.

KEYWORDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       shell, wish, Tk, toolkit

Tix				      4.0			       wish(1)
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