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TELLWM(1X)							    TELLWM(1X)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     tellwm - shell front end to invoke	window manager functions

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     tellwm [-t	| -test] [-v | -verbose] command

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The tellwm	utility	invokes	window functions in a cooperating resident
     window manager program.

     Cooperating window	managers post the _SGI_TELL_WM property	on the root
     window, containing	a list of command strings they support externally.  If
     the command argument given	to tellwm matches this published protocol,
     tellwm forwards the command to the	window manager for execution.  tellwm
     exits with	a non-zero status if the current window	manager	does not
     provide the cooperating property, or if it	does not support the requested
     command.  The following options are provided:

     -t	     or

     -test   Test to determine whether the command can be sent,	but don't send
	     it.  The exit status of tellwm may	be checked to see if the
	     current window manager and	its protocol support the command
	     request given, but	the requested command is not actually sent.

     -v	     or

	     Report diagnostics	if tellwm fails	to successfully	communicate
	     with the current window manager.

     For more information about	the entire IRIX	Interactive
     Desktop environment, see the IID(1) man page.

PROTOCOL    [Toc]    [Back]

     The 4Dwm window manager is	currently the only window manager which
     supports the _SGI_TELL_WM protocol	property.  4Dwm	publishes the
     following protocol	of supported external commands:	 auto_place,
     auto_save,	beep, circle_down, circle_up, end_session, explicit_save,
     interactive_place,	minimize_all, opaque, outline, pack_icons, quit,
     refresh, restart, restore_all, and	save_configuration.

     For example, the shell command line

     tellwm restart

     causes 4Dwm to perform the	same action as when the	Restart	item
     (f.restart) is invoked from the 4Dwm menu.	 Refer to the 4Dwm
     documentation for definitions of these commands.

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TELLWM(1X)							    TELLWM(1X)

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     4Dwm(1), IID(1)

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