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).
specifies the X display to run on.
specifies an alternative program to run when spawning a new terminal (defaults to xterm, or x‐terminal‐emulator in Debian).
frame colour of currently active window.
frame colour of inactive windows.
width of window borders in pixels.
enable snap-to-border support. num gives the proximity in pixels to snap to.
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.
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.
apply a geometry (using a standard X geometry string) to applications matching the last -app.
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.