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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       xkill - kill a client by its X resource

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       This option specifies the name of the X server to contact.
       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 kill.  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.  This option indicates that all
       clients with top-level 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 discouraged.
  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.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The xkill command 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.

XDEFAULTS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       X(1X), xwininfo(1X), XKillClient and XGetPointerMapping in
       the Xlib Programmers Manual, KillClient in the X  Protocol

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Jim Fulton, MIT X Consortium
       Dana Chee, Bellcore

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