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     XKILL(1)		X Version 11 (Release 6.4)	      XKILL(1)

     NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
	  xkill	- kill a client	by its X resource

     SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  xkill	[-display displayname] [-id resource] [-button number]
	  [-frame] [-all]

     DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Xkill	is a utility for forcing the X server to close
	  connections to clients.  This	program	is very	dangerous, but
	  is useful for	aborting programs that have displayed
	  undesired windows on a user's	screen.	 If no resource
	  identifier is	given with -id,	xkill will display a special
	  cursor as a prompt for the user to select a window to	be
	  killed.  If a	pointer	button is pressed over a non-root
	  window, the server will close	its connection to the client
	  that created the window.

     OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  -display displayname
		  This option specifies	the name of the	X server to

	  -id resource
		  This option specifies	the X identifier for the
		  resource whose creator is to be aborted.  If no
		  resource is specified, xkill will display a special
		  cursor with which you	should select a	window to be

	  -button number
		  This option specifies	the number of pointer button
		  that should be used in selecting a window to kill.
		  If the word "any" is specified, any button on	the
		  pointer may be used.	By default, the	first button
		  in the pointer map (which is usually the leftmost
		  button) is used.

	  -all	  This option indicates	that all clients with toplevel
	windows	on the screen should be	killed.	 Xkill
		  will ask you to select the root window with each of
		  the currently	defined	buttons	to give	you several
		  chances to abort.  Use of this option	is highly

	  -frame  This option indicates	that xkill should ignore the
		  standard conventions for finding top-level client
		  windows (which are typically nested inside a window
		  manager window), and simply believe that you want to
		  kill direct children of the root.

     XDEFAULTS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Page 1					     (printed 10/9/01)

     XKILL(1)		X Version 11 (Release 6.4)	      XKILL(1)

	  Button  Specifies a specific pointer button number or	the
		  word "any" to	use when selecting windows.

     SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
	  X(1),	xwininfo(1), XKillClient and XGetPointerMapping	in the
	  Xlib Programmers Manual, KillClient in the X Protocol

     AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Jim Fulton, MIT X Consortium
	  Dana Chee, Bellcore

     Page 2					     (printed 10/9/01)

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