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XWININFO(1)									      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 windows.	 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 window) 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 window  id  on  the  command  line
	       rather  than  using the mouse to select the target window.  This is very useful 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 window named name is the target
	       window on the command line rather than using the mouse to select the  target  win-
	       dow.

       -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 displayed.

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

       -stats  This option causes the display of various attributes pertaining	to  the  location
	       and  appearance	of the selected window.  Information displayed includes the loca-
	       tion 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 informa-
	       tion  includes  the  selected  window's bit gravity, 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 considered when manually	selecting
	       windows.

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

       -display display
	       This option allows you to specify the server to connect 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), xdpyinfo(1), xdriinfo(1), xvinfo(1), glxinfo(1)

BUGS
       Using -stats -bits shows some redundant information.

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

AUTHOR
       Mark Lillibridge, MIT Project Athena

X Version 11				  xwininfo 1.0.4			      XWININFO(1)
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