MirOS Manual: xwininfo(1)


XWININFO(1)         UNIX Programmer's Manual          XWININFO(1)

NAME

     xwininfo - window information utility for X

SYNOPSIS

     xwininfo [-help] [-id id] [-root] [-name name] [-int]
     [-children] [-tree] [-stats] [-bits] [-events] [-size] [-wm]
     [-shape] [-frame] [-all] [-english] [-metric] [-display
     display]

DESCRIPTION

     Xwininfo is a utility for displaying information about win-
     dows. Various information is displayed depending on which
     options are selected. If no options are chosen, -stats is
     assumed.

     The user has the option of selecting the target window with
     the mouse (by clicking any mouse button in the desired win-
     dow) or by specifying its window id on the command line with
     the -id option. Or instead of specifying the window by its
     id number, the -name option may be used to specify which
     window is desired by name. There is also a special -root
     option to quickly obtain information on the screen's root
     window.

OPTIONS

     -help   Print out the `Usage:' command syntax summary.

     -id id  This option allows the user to specify a target win-
             dow id on the command line rather than using the
             mouse to select the target window. This is very use-
             ful in debugging X applications where the target
             window is not mapped to the screen or where the use
             of the mouse might be impossible or interfere with
             the application.

     -name name
             This option allows the user to specify that the win-
             dow named name is the target window on the command
             line rather than using the mouse to select the tar-
             get window.

     -root   This option specifies that X's root window is the
             target window. This is useful in situations where
             the root window is completely obscured.

     -int    This option specifies that all X window ids should
             be displayed as integer values.  The default is to
             display them as hexadecimal values.

     -children
             This option causes the root, parent, and children
             windows' ids and names of the selected window to be

XFree86                   Version 4.5.0                         1

XWININFO(1)         UNIX Programmer's Manual          XWININFO(1)

             displayed.

     -tree   This option is like -children but displays all chil-
             dren recursively.

     -stats  This option causes the display of various attributes
             pertaining to the location and appearance of the
             selected window. Information displayed includes the
             location of the window, its width and height, its
             depth, border width, class, colormap id if any, map
             state, backing-store hint, and location of the
             corners.

     -bits   This option causes the display of various attributes
             pertaining to the selected window's raw bits and how
             the selected window is to be stored. Displayed
             information includes the selected window's bit grav-
             ity, window gravity, backing-store hint, backing-
             planes value, backing pixel, and whether or not the
             window has save-under set.

     -events This option causes the selected window's event masks
             to be displayed. Both the event mask of events
             wanted by some client and the event mask of events
             not to propagate are displayed.

     -size   This option causes the selected window's sizing
             hints to be displayed. Displayed information
             includes: for both the normal size hints and the
             zoom size hints, the user supplied location if any;
             the program supplied location if any; the user sup-
             plied size if any; the program supplied size if any;
             the minimum size if any; the maximum size if any;
             the resize increments if any; and the minimum and
             maximum aspect ratios if any.

     -wm     This option causes the selected window's window
             manager hints to be displayed.  Information
             displayed may include whether or not the application
             accepts input, what the window's icon window # and
             name is, where the window's icon should go, and what
             the window's initial state should be.

     -shape  This option causes the selected window's window and
             border shape extents to be displayed.

     -frame  This option causes window manager frames to be con-
             sidered when manually selecting windows.

     -metric This option causes all individual height, width, and
             x and y positions to be displayed in millimeters as
             well as number of pixels, based on what the server

XFree86                   Version 4.5.0                         2

XWININFO(1)         UNIX Programmer's Manual          XWININFO(1)

             thinks the resolution is. Geometry specifications
             that are in +x+y form are not changed.

     -english
             This option causes all individual height, width, and
             x and y positions to be displayed in inches (and
             feet, yards, and miles if necessary) as well as
             number of pixels. -metric and -english may both be
             enabled at the same time.

     -all    This option is a quick way to ask for all informa-
             tion possible.

     -display display
             This option allows you to specify the server to con-
             nect to; see X(7).

EXAMPLE

     The following is a sample summary taken with no options
     specified:

     xwininfo: Window id: 0x60000f "xterm"

       Absolute upper-left X: 2
       Absolute upper-left Y: 85
       Relative upper-left X:  0
       Relative upper-left Y:  25
       Width: 579
       Height: 316
       Depth: 8
       Visual Class: PseudoColor
       Border width: 0
       Class: InputOutput
       Colormap: 0x27 (installed)
       Bit Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
       Window Gravity State: NorthWestGravity
       Backing Store State: NotUseful
       Save Under State: no
       Map State: IsViewable
       Override Redirect State: no
       Corners:  +2+85  -699+85  -699-623  +2-623
       -geometry 80x24+0+58

ENVIRONMENT

     DISPLAY To get the default host and display number.

SEE ALSO

     X(7), xprop(1)

BUGS

     Using -stats -bits shows some redundant information.

XFree86                   Version 4.5.0                         3

XWININFO(1)         UNIX Programmer's Manual          XWININFO(1)

     The -geometry string displayed must make assumptions about
     the window's border width and the behavior of the applica-
     tion and the window manager.  As a result, the location
     given is not always correct.

AUTHOR

     Mark Lillibridge, MIT Project Athena

XFree86                   Version 4.5.0                         4

Generated on 2014-04-02 20:57:59 by $MirOS: src/scripts/roff2htm,v 1.79 2014/02/10 00:36:11 tg Exp $

These manual pages and other documentation are copyrighted by their respective writers; their source is available at our CVSweb, AnonCVS, and other mirrors. The rest is Copyright © 2002‒2014 The MirOS Project, Germany.
This product includes material provided by Thorsten Glaser.

This manual page’s HTML representation is supposed to be valid XHTML/1.1; if not, please send a bug report – diffs preferred.