evilwm 1.0.0

evilwm is a minimalist window manager for the X Window System.

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Ciaran Anscomb
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evilwm is a minimalist window manager for the X Window System.

'Minimalist' here doesn't mean it's too bare to be usable - it just means it omits a lot of the stuff that make other window managers unusable.

Here are some key features of "evilwm":

· No window decorations apart from a simple 1 pixel border.
· No icons.
· Good keyboard control, including repositioning and maximise toggles.
· Solid window drags (compile time option - may be slow on old machines).
· Snap-to-border support (command line option).
· Virtual desktops (compile time option).
· Small binary size (even with everything turned on).


-display display
specifies the X display to run on.
-term termprog
specifies an alternative program to run when spawning a new terminal (defaults to xterm, or x‐terminal‐emulator in Debian).
-fg foreground
frame colour of currently active window.
-bg background
frame colour of inactive windows.
-bw borderwidth
width of window borders in pixels.
-snap num
enable snap-to-border support. num gives the proximity in pixels to snap to.
-mask1 modifiers
-mask2 modifiers
override the default keyboard modifiers used to grab keys for window manager functionality. mask1 is used for most keyboard controls (default: control+alt), and mask2 is used for mousebutton controls and cycling windows (default: alt). Modifiers may be separated with + signs. Valid modifiers are shift, lock, control, alt, mod1, mod2, mod3, mod4, mod5.
-app name/class
match an application by instance name and class (for help in finding these, use the xlsclients tool with the -l option). Subsequent -g and -v options will apply to this match.
-g geometry
apply a geometry (using a standard X geometry string) to applications matching the last -app.
-v vdesk
specify a default virtual desktop for applications matching the last -app. Use 0 for vdesk to set window as sticky.
print version number.

What's New in This Release:

· Basic Xrandr support, snap-to-border behaviour fixes, and admission of stability.

Last updated on June 19th, 2007

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