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Manual Reference Pages  -  WMBDAY (1)

NAME

wmbday - dockable birthday reminder

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Descriptioin
Options
Format Of The Data File
Signals
Colors
Files
Version
Bugs
Author

SYNOPSIS

wmbday [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTIOIN

wmbday displays the next 4 coming birthdays in a WindowMaker dock app.

While running left clicking on one of the names will give information about the certain name in an xmessage box. A left click somewhere in the window while wmbday notifies you about a birthday will stop the animation.

As of version 0.3 wmbday provides a modern look which is similar to various other dockapps. By pressing the right mouse button you can now switch the backlight on or off.

OPTIONS

-d name, --display=name
  Specifies the X server to contact. See X(7x) .
-t, --text
  Enables the classical look.
-f file, --file=file
  Use file as data file instead of ~/.wmbday/data
-B color, --bgcolor=color
  Specifies either the color string (see section "Colors") used for filling the background or the backlight color.
-F color, --fontcolor=color
  Specifies the color string (see section "Colors") used for painting normal text (also valid when using the new GUI).
-H color, --hicolor=color
  Specifies the color string (see section "Colors") used for painting blinking text (also valid when using the new GUI).
-h, --help
  Gives some help text.
-v, --version
  Outputs the program version.

FORMAT OF THE DATA FILE

Since version 0.2 wmbday supports two types of data files: vCard or simple.

The format of the usual data file is quite simple. The first column contains the date and the second one the name. They are separated by an arbitrary amount of whitespaces (" ", "\r", "\t", "\n").

dd.mm.yyyy[whitespace]name

Notice that the date format is German and not English here.

Names given in quotation can also be handled by wmbday.

Also note that a line must not exceed 100 characters. But this should not be a problem due to the limited space of the dockapp.

On the other hand you can use a vCard-address-book like it is used by KAddressbook for example. wmbday will only read the "FN" and "BDAY" lines. For more information on vCards see RFC 2426.

SIGNALS

wmbday responds to the SIGHUP signal which makes it reload the data file.

COLORS

Colors for wmbday can be specified in two ways. Either by the name ("red", "blue", "green") or by RGB values. For a complete list of color names supported by the Xlib please refer to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb.txt. It would go beyond the scope of this manpage. For exotic colors you would have to use the second method anyway. But you have to note that different monitors show those colors differently. Names by Colors are more portable.

If you want to specify the RGB value the format must be "#rrrrggggbbbb" where "r", "g" and "b" indicate the amount of the corresponding primary color in the target color in hexadecimal numbers. Numbers with less than 12 digits are filled with zeros so you can easily use "#rrggbb" instead. Note that you maybe have to escape the leading "#" in the shell.

FILES

~/.wmbday/data
  wmbday data file.

VERSION

This man page is conform to version 0.3 of wmbday.

BUGS

Please report any bugs you may find as well as feature requests to the author.

AUTHOR

wmbday was written by astratis <steffen@x-berg.de>

http://buzzinhornetz.ath.cx/wmbday/

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