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propwatch: a tool to monitor X11 properties

NAME

propwatch - a tool to monitor X11 properties

SYNOPSIS

propwatch [ options ] property-name ...

DESCRIPTION

propwatch is a tool to monitor window properties of root and application windows. Nice for debugging property-based IPC of X11 programs.

OPTIONS

propwatch uses the Athena Widgets and accepts the usual toolkit options like -display and -geometry.

Additional options are:

-watch display
Display to monitor the windows on. By default the display specified in the DISPLAY environment variable or via -display is used, but it is possible to watch another display instead.
-verbose
be verbose.
-proplog
Log property changes to stdout.
-kbdlog
Log keystrokes to stdout.

All remaining command line arguments are assumed to be property names which should be monitored. If no property names are specified, a build in default (WM_COMMAND) will be used.

ENVIRONMENT

DISPLAY
specifies the display to use for the propwatch window.

AUTHOR

Gerd Knorr <kraxel [at] bytesex.org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 1997-2003 Gerd Knorr
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

xprop(1), xhost(1), xauth(1), xwd(1)