SYNOPSIS[OPTIONS ... ]
DESCRIPTIONThe program starts either the window manager specified by the WM variable or the first window manager listed in ~/.wmanagerrc (or an X terminal emulator if none), and when it exits, runs wmanager(1) to prompt the user for the next window manager. It loops doing this until the user chooses ``Exit this session'' in wmanager(1). Any options given to will be passed on to wmanager(1).
If the WM environment variable is set, the program tries to interpret it as a window manager specification in the following ways in the specified order:
- a full path to an executable file to run as the window manager;
the name of a window manager listed in the
would match the following line:
- the program name of a window manager listed in the /.wmanagerrc file; e.g. ``startfluxbox'' would match the above example.
- the start of such a program name; e.g. ``start'' would match the above example.
- the end of such a program name; e.g. ``box'' would match the above example.
If the WM variable is set and there is more than one line in ~/.wmanagerrc that matches the specification, will exit with an error message.
As mentioned above, if no window manager is specified in the WM environment variable or found in the ~/.wmanagerrc file, the program attempts to start an X terminal emulator. If the WMTERM environment variable is set, the program uses it as the path to the emulator. Otherwise it searches the user's path for a program named ``x-terminal-emulator'' ``urxvt'' ``rxvt'' or ``xterm'' in this order, and starts the first one found using its full path. If none of the common terminal emulators on the above list is found, the program just runs ``xterm'' in the hope that something will come up on the user's display.
ENVIRONMENTThe program uses the following environment variables:
- The name, path, or partial path to the first window manager to execute.
- The name of the X terminal emulator to execute if no window manager could be found in the ~/.wmanagerrc file. If not specified, the program searches the user's path as described above.
EXAMPLETo start using , create a ~/.wmanagerrc file - generally with wmanagerrc-update1 - and add something like the following at the end of your ~/.xsession file:
exec wmanager-loop -geometry +570+585
HISTORYThe program was written by An Tommi Virtanen in 2000 and later modified by An Peter Pentchev . This manual page was originally written in perldoc format by An Tommi Virtanen in 2000, and converted to mdoc format and updated by An Peter Pentchev in 2008.
AUTHORSAn Tommi Virtanen Aq [email protected] An Peter Pentchev Aq [email protected]