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Manual Reference Pages  -  XDTM (1)

NAME

xdtm - graphical shell for X

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Diagnostics
Files
Authors

SYNOPSIS

xdtm [ -cf configuration_file ] [ -delay time ] [ -dmfont font_name ] [ standard X options ]

DESCRIPTION

The X Desktop Manager is a graphical shell for the X Window System. It provides facilities to list directories graphically, view, edit, copy, move, delete, and modify permissions on files, and to launch programs.

It comes with comprehensive help available from within the program, this should be consulted for instructions on how to use the program.

The -cf option tells xdtm to use the following file as the configuration file. If this file is not found xdtm will try the users home directory for the file .xdtmrc, if that fails the system xdtmrc will be used.

The -delay option is used on systems with NFS mounted directories. It specifies the time in seconds to delay between updating a directories contents and updating the directory listing within xdtm. A value of 1 second is usually enough unless the network is very heavily loaded. The valid range is between 1 and 5 seconds.

The -dmfont option is used to specify the font to be used to list the filenames in the directory list. Because this font is used in the long listing mode within which spaces are used to align the columns of data a fixed width font should be specified.

Any standard X Toolkit command line options may be used in addition to the ones already listed above.

DIAGNOSTICS

Xdtm will display any standard error output from the commands it executes. It will also complain about any errors in accessing files.

FILES

~/.xdtmrc - User’s configuration file
/usr/lib/X11/xdtm/icons - Directory containing xdtm icon bitmaps
/usr/lib/X11/xdtm/help - Help file
/usr/lib/X11/xdtm/xdtmrc - System configuration file

Note: The files in /usr/lib/X11/xdtm may be in another directory, see your system administrator or Xdtm.systemLibDir resource value to find out which.

AUTHORS

Edward Groenendaal (no longer involved in Xdtm), Ramon J. Santiago and
Lionel Mallet
Email: rjs@pencom.com
or   : Lionel.Mallet@sophia.inria.fr

See the on-line help file for a list contributers.

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