Clawsker(1) A Claws Mail Tweaker


clawsker [options]


Clawsker is an applet to edit the so called Claws Mail hidden preferences.

Claws Mail is a fast, lightweight and feature-rich MUA with a high number of configurable options. To keep the binary small and fast some of these preferences which are not widely used are not provided with a graphical interface for inspection and/or modification.

Users wanting to edit such preferences had to face raw editing of their configuration files, now you can do it with a convenient GTK2 interface using Clawsker.

In adition to hidden features Clawsker can edit also some other settings which usually can only be set indirectly. These include currently the saved positions (and sizes when available) of Claws Mail windows.


-h | --help
Shows a brief help screen.
-v | --version
Show information about program, Claws Mail and Perl-GTK versions.
-b | --verbose
Tells more on the standard output.
-a | --alternate-config-dir dirname
Uses dirname as Claws Mail configuration directory.
-c | --clawsrc filename
Uses filename as Claws Mail resource configuration file. This sets the full file name overriding any previous setting.

Repeated options are allowed, although only the last one has effect. Weird option specifications may produce weird results (but otherwise correct).


A running Claws Mail cannot be detected if using the --clawsrc option because the directory is not assumed to be a Claws Mail configuration dir. If that is the case use the --alternate-config-dir option instead.


Main author is Ricardo Mones <[email protected]> with the help of others. See the AUTHORS file on source tarball for a detailed list of contributors.


2007-2015 by Ricardo Mones Lastra


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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