FvwmConsole

FvwmConsole(1)                   Fvwm Modules                   FvwmConsole(1)



NAME
       FvwmConsole - an fvwm command input interface


SYNOPSIS
       Module FvwmConsole [options]

       FvwmConsole can only be invoked by fvwm.  Command line invocation of
       the FvwmConsole module will not work.


DESCRIPTION
       FvwmConsole allows the user to type fvwm configuration commands
       interactively, and have them executed immediately.  This tool is
       particularly useful for testing new configuration ideas, or for
       implementing temporary changes to your environment.


INVOCATION
       FvwmConsole must be spawned as a module by fvwm.  FvwmConsole takes all
       xterm(1) options.

       FvwmConsole can be invoked by inserting the line 'Module FvwmConsole'
       in the .fvwm2rc file.  This can be placed on a line by itself, if
       FvwmConsole is to be spawned during fvwm's initialization, or can be
       bound to a menu or mouse button or keystroke to invoke it later.


CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
       FvwmConsole uses xterm(1).  All resources set for xterm are inherited
       unless overridden by command line options.

              Module FvwmConsole -g 40x10 -fg black -bg green3

       A different terminal emulator can be specified with the -terminal
       option.  However, only terminal programs that understand the options
       -name, -title and -e can be used. Debian specific: hardcoded xterm is
       changed to x-terminal-emulator. To be policy compliant -name option is
       removed from default options and -title is changed to -T.

              Module FvwmConsole -terminal rxvt

       Previous versions of FvwmConsole supported a -e option to choose a
       different front-end.  Although this option is still provided for
       backwards compatibility its use is discouraged unless you know exactly
       what you are doing.

              Module FvwmConsole -e FvwmConsoleC.pl

       (see FvwmConsoleC.pl(1)).

       Also X resources can be set in your ~/.Xdefaults file:

              FvwmConsole*VT100*geometry: 40x4
              FvwmConsole*font: 7x14


       Debian specific: Since -name is not included by default, the default
       resource will be set by the x-terminal-emulator used and not be
       FvwmConsole. You can change the resource to match the terminal, or if
       supported by the terminal, run FvwmConsole with the -name option:

              Module FvwmConsole -name FvwmConsole


COMMAND EDITING
       There are a few options.  If the GNU readline library is available, it
       can be used.

       If Perl5 is installed, FvwmConsoleC.pl can be used as a command editor.
       This can be accomplished by either copying FvwmConsoleC.pl to fvwmlib
       directory as FvwmConsoleC or invoking FvwmConsole with -e option.  For
       example:

              Module FvwmConsole -e FvwmConsoleC.pl

       If neither one is installed, a simple input reading function which
       doesn't have editing capabilities is used.

       GNU readline and FvwmConsoleC.pl have some frequent used commands in
       common as default.  These commands are similar to emacs.  For more
       details, refer GNU readline man and info pages, and FvwmConsoleC.pl man
       page.

              Ctrl-A  - beginning of line
              Ctrl-B  - previous char
              Ctrl-D  - delete char
              Ctrl-E  - end of line
              Ctrl-F  - next char
              Ctrl-H  - backspace
              Ctrl-K  - erase to the end of line
              Ctrl-N  - next line
              Ctrl-P  - previous line
              Ctrl-R  - search reverse
              Ctrl-U  - delete line
              Meta-B  - previous word
              Meta-F  - next word
              Esc <   - beginning of history
              Esc >   - end of history


EXITING
       FvwmConsole can be stopped by entering the EOF character (usually CTRL-
       D).

       Note! Do not use the "quit" command, as this is an fvwm builtin: typing
       "quit" at the FvwmConsole command line will cause fvwm to exit.


SEE ALSO
       xterm(1), FvwmConsoleC.pl(1), GNU Readline library


AUTHOR
       FvwmConsole is the original work of Toshi Isogai.



3rd Berkeley Distribution  06 November 2016 (2.6.8)             FvwmConsole(1)