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       wmclock - A dockable clock for the Window Maker window manager


       wmclock  [{-12|-24|-year}]  [-noblink]  [-version] [-exe program] [-led
              color] [-monthxpm filename] [-weekdayxpm filename]


       Wmclock is an applet which displays the date and  time  in  a  dockable
       tile  in  the  same  style as the clock from the NEXTSTEP(tm) operating
       system.  Wmclock is specially designed  for  the  Window  Maker  window
       manager,  by  Alfredo  Kojima,  and features multiple language support,
       twenty-four-hour and twelve-hour (am/pm) time display, and, optionally,
       can  run a user-specified program on a mouse click.  Wmclock is derived
       from asclock, a similar clock for the AfterStep window manager.


       -12 or -24
              Display the time in either twelve-hour format  (with  am/pm)  or
              twenty-four-hour format.  Defaults to twenty-four-hour display.

       -year  Display the current year in the LED display instead of the time.

              The  separator between the hours and minutes in the time display
              blinks by default.  This  option  turns  off  the  blinking  and
              displays a steadily lit separator instead.

       -interval n
              Set  the  blink  cycle to n seconds.  The default is 2 (1 second
              on, 1 second off).

              Displays the version of Wmclock.

       -exe command
              Run command in the background when a  mouse  button  is  pressed
              over wmclock.  See below for details.

       -led color
              Use color as the foreground color of the LED display.  Color may
              be either a named color from the rgb.txt database (for  example,
              `red'  or  `chartreuse') or a numeric color specification in any
              of  the  usual  X11   formats   (for   example,   `#ff0000'   or
              `rgb:7f/ff/00').  See the X(1) man page for more information.

       -monthxpm filename
              Get  month  abbreviations from filename, which is expected to be
              in the XPM format.  See below for details.

       -weekdayxpm filename
              Get weekday abbreviations from filename, which is expected to be
              in the XPM format.  See below for details.


       The simplest way to start wmclock is:


       Wmclock  displays  in  its  own  appicon, which you can place in Window
       Maker's dock by holding down the  [Alt]  or  [Meta]  key  and  dragging
       wmclock  to  the  dock  with the primary mouse button (usually the left

       For a more complicated example:

              wmclock -12 -led gold -exe /usr/GNUstep/Apps/

       This displays 12-hour time in an amber-colored LED display, and  starts
       Window Maker's preferences utility when you click on wmclock.


   Running Commands
       When you use wmclock with the -exe option, wmclock will run the command
       you specify whenever you press a mouse button while the mouse cursor is
       over  wmclock.   Wmclock uses the system(3) function from the C library
       (and ultimately /bin/sh) to run the command; hence, the command must be
       in Bourne-shell syntax.

   Using Alternate Month and Weekday Abbreviations
       You  can  use the -monthxpm and -weekdayxpm options to convince wmclock
       to display month and day-of-week abbreviations in  a  language  besides
       the  one  it  was  compiled with, or to display them in a language that
       wmclock does not yet support.  The files you specify must be in the XPM
       format,  and they must follow the same strict size and placement as the
       month and weekday XPMs that come in the wmclock source  package.   Each
       weekday  abbreviation  must  be  21 pixels wide and 6 pixels high; each
       month abbreviation must be 22 pixels wide and 6 pixels high.  The month
       abbreviations  must  be  arranged vertically, beginning with January at
       the top and continuing down to December at  the  bottom.   The  weekday
       abbreviations  must  also be arranged vertically, beginning with Monday
       at the top and continuing to Sunday at the bottom.

       On Debian systems you can find XPM files for a variety of languages in:


       For example, to have a French display,  you  could  use  the  following
       command line:

              wmclock    -monthxpm    /usr/share/wmclock/lang.french/month.xpm
              -weekdayxpm /usr/share/wmclock/lang.french/weekday.xpm

   Obsolete Options
       In order to maintain command-line compatibility (mostly) with  asclock,
       wmclock  accepts a few options on the command line without complaining,
       even though they don't have any  effect.   The  options  which  wmclock
       accepts  in this manner are -shape and -iconic.  Some dockable versions
       of asclock required one or both of these  options  to  become  properly
       dockable.   However, Since wmclock is designed for Window Maker's dock,
       it already displays in a shaped window in its own dockable appicon.


       Wmclock shouldn't run a command on a single click; should use a  double
       click instead.

       Wmclock  should  use  Alfredo  Kojima's  libdockapp  library instead of
       inventing its own wheel.


       X(1), asclock(1x), wmaker(1x), system(3)


       Copyright (C) 1999 by  Jim  Knoble  <>.   Significant
       portions of wmclock are directly derived from asclock by Beat Christen,
       who, along with asclock's other authors, owns the  copyright  to  those
       portions of wmclock.

       Wmclock is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2, or
       (at your option) any later version.  See <> for more


       Jim Knoble <>
       Beat Christen <>, author of asclock


       The  software  is  provided  ``as  is'',  without warranty of any kind,
       express or implied, including but not  limited  to  the  warranties  of
       merchantability,  fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement.
       In no event shall the author(s) be liable for  any  claim,  damages  or
       other  liability,  whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise,
       arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the  use  or
       other dealings in the software.

       Your mileage may vary.  Eat your vegetables.

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