wmutils' core is a set of tools for X windows manipulation. Each tool only has one purpose, to make it as flexible and reliable as possible.
Here's a quick example. This snippet will put the currently focused window in the middle of the screen:
#!/bin/sh # get current window id, width and height WID=$(pfw) WW=$(wattr w $WID) WH=$(wattr h $WID) # get screen width and height ROOT=$(lsw -r) SW=$(wattr w $ROOT) SH=$(wattr h $ROOT) # move the current window to the center of the screen wtp $(((SW - WW)/2)) $(((SH - WH)/2)) $WW $WH $WID
You also might want to check sxhkd, a daemon which allow binding applications to hot keys.
Here are the tools. This project is quite young, new tools can arrive without being added to this list, so take it with a grain of salt.
- chwb - change window's border
- chwso - change window's stacking order
- ignw - ignore/unignore window
- killw - kill windows
- lsw - list windows
- mapw - map/unmap windows
- pfw - print focused window
- slw - select window interactively
- wattr - show window's attributes
- wmp - move the mouse pointer
- wmv - move a window
- wrs - resize a window
- wtf - focus a window
- wtp - teleport a window
- atomx - modify atoms on a window
All these tools come with a manpage ! read them for further informations.
wmutils only relies on the XCB library.
All the code of this project is released under the ISC license. See LICENSE file.
build & install
System-wide installation (default PREFIX is
$ make # make install
Here are the varialbes you can override, along with their default values:
CC = cc LD = $(CC) CFLAGS = -std=c99 -pedantic -Wall -Os LDFLAGS = -lxcb PREFIX = /usr MANPREFIX = $(PREFIX)/man DESTDIR =
You can override them by passing them on the command line:
make DESTDIR=/newroot install
Or by setting them via the environment:
CC=c99; export CC make -e
You can contribute to the project in many ways; be it by testing the software, reporting bugs, submitting patches, or simply talking about it to other people! The official IRC channel for wmutils' talks is #wmutils @irc.freenode.net.
If you find a bug in the software, please report an issue. Same goes for feature requests, if they match the project's philosophy.
When submitting pull requests, please reference the issue number. If there is no issue to reference, then create one and wait for a validation of the bug before submitting the pull request.
IF YOUR PULL REQUEST DOESN'T REFER TO A VALID ISSUE, IT WILL BE DISCARDED.