DESCRIPTIONbbdate displays the date in a decorated window, simulating the look of the Blackbox toolbar (Blackbox is a Window Manager for X11). To copy this look, a great deal of the code was taken from Blackbox.
USAGEBy default bbdate reads the Blackbox style-file as defined in ~/.blackboxrc and copies as much of the style as possible. The result is an application which looks a lot like the toolbar.
The position is given as +x+y or -x-y (or combination) where -x-y is the (x,y) distance of the right bottom of screen to the right bottom of bbdate.
So position -0-0 puts the application in the lower right conner of the screen.
OPTIONSA summary of the options supported by bbdate is included below.
- Use alternate Blackbox configuration file.
- -c[onfig] filename
- Use alternate configuration file.
- Fall back on default configuration.
- -display display name
- X server to connect to.
- Show summary of options and exit.
- -p[osition] position
- Set position of window.
- Don't display groundplate.
- Display version number and exit.
Places bbdate in the slit.
/etc/bbtools/bbdate.conf the global configuration file. ~/.bbtools/bbdate.conf a local configuration file. /etc/bbtools/bbdate.style the global style file. ~/.bbtools/bbdate.style a local style file.
Under other Window managers
~/.bbtoolsrc specify options for other window managers. If you want to define your personal configuration file edit ~/.bbtoolsrc:
bbdate.configFile: <your config file> /etc/bbtools/bbdate.nobb the global configuration file. ~/.bbtools/bbdate.nobb a local configuration file.
BUGSbbdate doesn't stay on top
AUTHORJohn Kennis <[email protected]> - bbdate
Jan Schaumann <[email protected]> - this man page
Chris Gibson <[email protected]> - minor man page revisions for Debian