sapphire(1) minimal but configurable window manager


sapphire [-display displayname | -version ]


This manual page documents briefly the sapphire command.

This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

sapphire is a minimal but configurable window manager for X11R6. It supports themes in the form of X resource files, and has a customisable menu.

The Debian version receives Debian menu entries automatically in a "Debian" submenu by default, you can add entries specifically to sapphire (in the rest of the menu) in the default-menu file. For more information, see update-menus (1) and the FILES section below.

Users can also set their own options in $HOME/.sapphire/wmconf (an X resource file).


-display displayname
Use the X-server display 'displayname'.
Show version of program.


menu entries specific to sapphire (you can edit this one, it's a conffile)
Debian menu entries in sapphire's format, not read directly, do not edit (edit default-menu instead)
this menu file is the one sapphire actually reads, it is automatically generated from the other two by update-menus, do not edit (edit default-menu instead)
user-specific options
themes directory, all of the above may refer to themes from here (the files themselves are X resource files)


Sapphire was originally developed from Decklin Foster's aewm, and also uses some code from Blackbox (for gradients).


This manual page was written by Chris Boyle <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.