tixwish - Windowing shell for interpreting Tix commands.
tixwish ?fileName arg arg ...?
-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
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
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.
APPLICATION NAME AND CLASS [Toc] [Back]
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.
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.
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:
Specifies the color scheme to use for the Tix application. Currently
only these schemes are supported: Blue, Gray, SGIGray,
TixGray, and TK.
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
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.
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.
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Tix 4.0 wish(1)
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